She gained a BA (Hons) Theatre Arts (Acting) degree in 1997 from Manchester Metropolitan University School of Television & Theatre. She met her husband Jeff Hordley, who plays Cain Dingle, at drama school in 1994.
She scooped the Manchester Evening News 'Best Actress in a leading role' title in the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Theatre's production of Pygmalion for Eliza Doolittle, a hit in February 2002.
Henry's early career began with a small role in the first episode of Cold Feet, as well as playing the character Emma in Grafters. She also starred in Dalziel and Pascoe, before securing a role as the new vet, Rhona Goskirk in ITV soap Emmerdale. Henry played the character for a month in 2001, before returning for 5 months in 2002. After her departure from Emmerdale, Henry went on to feature in minor roles in dramas, including The Bill, A Touch of Frost, Casualty and Doctors. She landed a leading role, of Beth Caffrey, in the BBC drama Conviction. After this, Henry appeared between March and September 2007 in another ITV soap, Coronation Street. In this she played Casey Carswell, the unhinged and child-kidnapping friend of Claire Peacock, her second role in the show.
She later went on to appear in EastEnders in 2009 as police offer Detective Constable Deanne Cunningham investigating the discovery of already established character Trina Johnson's decomposed body.
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