Vincent decided she wanted to be an actress at the age of seven and made her television debut in 2002 in The League of Gentlemen. She attended Fairfield High School for Girls and studied Drama at college.
Vincent has also been in dramas aired on BBC Radio 4. She is the real-life cousin of Ellie Leach, who plays her on-screen stepsister Faye Windass. She took a break for three months from Coronation Street to appear in the stage play Be My Baby.
As well as acting, Vincent has worked several part-time jobs including: working at a florist's, as well as a Saturday job at a hair salon in Manchester.
From 2011-15, she was in a relationship with Brentford F.C footballer Josh McEachran. Since 2016, she has been dating Sheffield United footballer Kean Bryan.