Rina Mahoney appeared on Coronation Street as paramedic Carla Holmes, who in October 2002 treated Sarah Platt at the scene of the accident that ensued after Aidan Critchley crashed Ken Barlow's car after stealing it and taking the vehicle for a spin.

Her acting credits date back to the early 1990s and include roles in Kinsey, Dangerfield, Heartburn Hotel, Casualty, Emmerdale, Blue Murder, Doctors and the 2012 film The Casebook of Eddie Brewer. On stage she has appeared in productions of Les Liason Dangereuses, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Around the World in 80 Days, Peter Pan, Inglorious Technicolour, She Stoops to Conquer, Flint Street Nativity and Fades, Braids and Keeping it Real. She also had a regular role in The Archers on BBC Radio 4.