Anna Friel (born 12th July 1976) is an English actress whose acting career began when she was just thirteen-years-old. She has appeared in many great television shows including the American comedy series Pushing Daisies, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
1992 saw her gain the role she would become best known for as Beth Jordache in Brookside. She would play this role for three years and during that time, she would become involved in two of the most memorable storylines in soap history. The first on-screen lesbian kiss in a British soap and of course the legendary "Body under the patio" plot. A National Television Award would follow in 1995.