Emma Hartley-Miller appeared in Coronation Street in two roles: firstly in September 2007 as a Female Record Shop Assistant who worked at the Sound Garden alongside Christian Gatley; and she returned to the programme intermittently between May and August 2010 as adoption social worker Dawn Coghill.

After graduating from the University of Salford with a First Class BA (Hons) in Performing Arts, she trained at the Telford Dance College and the Edinburgh Acting School. Her best known role remains semi-regular Charlotte Beecham in Emmerdale but she had also appeared in Doctors, Waterloo Road and The Royal Today. On stage she has played several roles for the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester and the lead role in the 2008 film Wasted.