Lisa Kay was born on February 11, 1971 in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire. Lisa originally trained as a ballet dancer from the age of 4 and had a scholarship with the Royal ballet School for 3 years. After a debilitating knee injury she changed careers and took a 3 year acting course at The Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and has been acting ever since. Lisa is best known for her role as Carol Cassidy in ITV's Heartbeat as well as roles in Channel 4 / PBS Period drama Indian Summers and BBC1 dramas Hidden and Silent Witness. Lisa is also known for her voice work on animation films Chicken Run and Corpse Bride.