Dianne is a Scorpio and very energetic and, like the character she plays, is London born and bred. She lives in East London and her mother still lives there but her father is in Jamaica.
She said in 1998 when playing her previous role on Eastenders, Lola Christie - "To sit on the Tube and know that people were whispering about you was strange."
She won the Royal Television Society's Best Actress award for her role in Babyfather.
She lives with partner Sebastian and daughter Kenya.
She is a graduate of London's Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art (RADA)