Has a first in English Literature from Balliol College, Oxford University and a diploma in acting from the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
Gave up acting because of the emphasis on physical appearance.
Her first play "Airswimming" was produced in 1997, and was later broadcast on BBC radio. She has gone on to write a number of plays which have been performed in the UK and abroad, and seen her collect numerous awards.
Mother, with actor Paul Bazely, of son Daniel, born in September 2002.