Sally was interested in taking over Jenni Murray's job on Radio 4's Woman's Hour, before she got sidetracked after being cast in a play.
Sally was a barmaid before her role as barmaid Shelly Unwin on Coronation Street.
She is drinking buddies with fellow Coronation Street stars Suranne Jones and Anthony Cotton.
Sally is useless at pub quizzes, she usually cheats by texting a friend or ringing somebody in the loos.
Sally's favourite drink is white wine and her favourite song is Fools Gold by Stone Roses.
In 2005, Sally was nominated for 'Most Popular Actress' at the National Television Awards for her role of Shelley Unwin in Coronation Street.
Sally once broke a Formula One car by sitting in it - the second her bum sat on the seat the carbon-fibre shell cracked open.
Her father is called Tony and her mother's name is Barbara, they run a nightclub together.
Her favourite comedy shows are The Office and The League of Gentlemen.
Her favorite holiday destination is Moscow.
Her favorite actress is Julie Walters.
She supports English Premiership side Manchester City.
She appeared on Stars In Your Eyes where she impersonated Dolly Parton.
She appeared in the video for the 2005 Comic Relief single Is This the Way to Amarillo, which spent seven weeks at #1 in the UK charts.
In 2006 she acted as Marilyn Monroe in a theatre production.
Her favourite TV show is Murphy's Law, which she described as 'excellent'.
She describes Big Brother as 'rubbish'.
Her boyfriend is Steve White, Paul Weller's drummer.
She bought the cottage she had dreamed of living in when she was a child in 2003.
She won in the best actress category in the Inside Soaps 2005 awards.
She used to be a stand up comic.
Sally and her good friend Peter Kay have appeared in Phoenix Nights and Coronation Street.
Sally studied at the North Cheshire Theatre School.
Before becoming an actress she had aspirations of becoming a journalist.
Before she was an actress she studied English at Hull University.
At the age of 7 years old, Sally had a Christmas number 1 with St Winifred's School Choir.
Sally: (on cheating in pub quizzes) I always text a mate or go to the loo and ring people. I used to go to a quiz in The Ox with Suranne and Antony and I'd always call Steve. He's like an encyclopaedia.
Sally: (on her dancing abilities) I have moves I learned in the Hacienda and I still think 15 years later that I can do them. I dance like an arse, thinking I'm brilliant.
Sally: (on her most embarrassing drunken moment) When I was in Corrie, Suranne Jones and I couldn't be bothered to wait for a taxi. So we jumped on the back of a milk float.
Sally: (on drinking) I know it sounds really grumpy but I don't see the point of getting really drunk in about one second. Drinking to me is about conversation and relaxing, not just getting leathered.
Sally: (on wanting children) I'm really broody. I love kids. A palm reader predicted I'll marry and have a baby soon. But the trouble is I haven't found Mr Right.
Sally: If you want to look thin and it's important to you, then that's great – it's not important to me.
Sally: (on reality TV) I don't like Big Brother, and I hate the jungle, I think it's pointless. Eating kangaroo's bollocks? What for?
Sally: (on Coronation Street) When you're in Coronation Street, there's never an end to the 12-hour days. I don't miss the grueling schedule – it becomes your life, a year's gone by and you don't even know.
Sally: (on life after Coronation Street) I don't miss being that famous. It's strange being in Corrie – you're as famous as someone from Hollywood, but you're as approachable as somebody's mum. Literally, I'll be on the loo, and people will put toilet paper under the door and say, 'Can you sign this?'