Stirling won the Best On-Screen Partnership award along with Doctors co-star Sean Gleeson at the 2007 British Soap Awards.
Stirling says she partly based her Doctors character on her sister.
Stirling lived in London for 15 years but she moved to Birmingham, full time, in 2006.
Stirling owns a bull mastiff dog named Zeus, she got him from a rescue centre.
Stirling enjoys knitting and horse riding. She also used to do sculpture and nearly chose to do that instead of acting.
He has a son Ulysses. He was born in December 2003.