Hellen Kirby appeared in two roles in Coronation Street: single mother claimant Lauren Green in July 2000 and a Nurse who treated Les Battersby and Dennis Stringer in January 2002.

After working in the Oldham Theatre Workshop, she trained at the Arden School of Theatre and has worked extensively in theatre in productions such as Double 6, Positive Steps, The Boy Collects, Venus, The Root of It, What Time is It Mr Wu?, Four for the Port and The Front Room.