Sally is an English actress and television presenter, best known for her role as Shelley Unwin in the beloved ITV soap opera Coronation Street.
Sally went to Hull University intent to become a radio journalist. Whilst there she became involved in the university's drama group and decided at that point to become an actress. Her first break came with a three year tour of Girls' Night Out - a hit tour across the country. In 2000, she was spotted by the Casting Director of the BBC's comedy show The Royle Family and became Michelle in one of the final episodes of that highly successful series. Later, in 2000, she worked with Peter Kay in Phoenix Nights, and in 2001 she joined the cast of Coronation Street, playing the part of Shelley until her departure in June 2006.
After leaving Coronation Street, Sally returned to theatre and has played Marilyn Monroe in Ella, Meet Marilyn at the Edinburgh Festival, Linda in The Ho-Ho Club at the Kings Head, London, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing at the Stafford Shakespeare Festival and a National tour in Eurobeat. In 2008, she played the coveted lead role of Helen in the 50th Anniversary production of Sheelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, which broke box office records.
Other work includes the voice of Piella Bakewell in the Wallace and Gromit television movie A Matter of Loaf and Death and an appearance in the second series of Scallywagga - a comedy sketch show for BBC.
Sally is also an Ambassador for her designated charity 'Alzheimers', in memory of her beloved grandmother.
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