Born in 1988 in Bury, Manchester, England. Charlotte known as Charley appeared on stage in Manchester in a production of Bugsy Malone. Later getting the part of Debbie Jones in Emmedale in October 2002. She has a brother and two sisters also in the business. She gets on well with co-stars Emma Atkins (Charity Tate) and Jeff Hordley (Cain Dingle) who play her parents Charity and Cain.
Charley took 10 GCSEs in which she passed.
Her dad died just days before she auditioned for the part in October 2002.