Youngest of four daughters of an Irish primary school Headmaster.
Moved to England at 18 where she spent three years studying drama at the Manchester Polytechnic School of Film, TV and Theatre.
She's taken part in charity runs such as the Great North Run.
Children, Phoebe (b. 1989) and Brid (b. 1990).
Grew up in Derry, Northern Ireland but now lives in London.