I am British! I was born in Southend on Sea, Essex which is East of London. I went to the same school as Dame Helen Mirren and when I was a teenager I acted in front of her and she told me she enjoyed my performance and now she has an academy award!

I grew up in the ‘grunge’ era of music in the 90s and I went to nightclubs almost every night of the week all over my town with my friends to dance to rock music, in my DM Boots, grungy clothes, and many piercings! I am very passionate about music and film and I’ve always loved London, I started working in Leicester Square when I was 19 so I could see the film stars!

I studied acting at Rose Bruford College (Gary Oldman went there), then I got my degree in English and American Literature at Goldsmiths College, University of London. After I graduated in 2004 I started working for the British Government in Whitehall, Westminster and all over central London.

I started teaching English in England in my free time years ago. Then I got my TEFL at Via Lingua in Florence in 2012 and moved to Italy to teach full-time in 2013. I am a qualified Cambridge Examiner. I love Tuscany, I love the sea and, of course, I love the food!