Lisa was born in London in 1973, she was brought up by her mother who died when she was 16. She also has a younger sister called Victoria. Lisa started off as a model but was soon intrigued by film and found her first role in 1992 when she starred in The Lover. She continued to move onto TV with her first role in the BBC drama Dangerfield. Lisa has been surrounded by controversy on many occasions after two dramatic deaths in both Holby City and Spooks. She recently starred in New Street Law and is married to fellow actor Chris Coghill.