Cheryl trained at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
Her theatre credits include: Noises Off (Ambassador Theatre Group), Life After George (Duchess Theatre), SO LONG LIFE (Tour), Passion Play (Donmar Warehouse Theatre), What The Butler Saw (Sheffield Crucible Theatre), The Seagull (ETT/Donmar), Volpone (Royal National Theatre), Steel Magnolias (No. 1 Tour), Some Sunny Day (Hampstead Theatre), The Strip (Royal Court Theatre), The Three Sisters (Glasgow), Total Eclipse (Glasgow), The White Devil Saved (Glasgow), The Country Wife (Royal Exchange Theatre), Mother Courage (Birmingham), You Never Can Tell (Birmingham), The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Birmingham), Schippel (Birmingham), Engaged (Royal National Theatre), A Doll's House (Won the 1985 SWET Actress of the year award), Little Eyolf (Lyric Theatre), The Daughter-In-Law (Hampstead Theatre), Betrayal (Almeida Theatre), A Street Card Named Desire (Leicester Haymarket Theatre), The Changeling (Royal Shakespeare Company), Misha's Party (Royal Shakespeare Company), Macbeth (Royal Shakespeare Company).
Her television credits include: Poirot: Appointment With Death (Carnival Films), Lewis (Bill Anderson), Peep Show (Objective), Spooks (Kudos), Dalziel And Pascoe (BBC Television), Fantabulosa! (BBC Television), Funland (BBC Television), Waking The Dead (BBC Television), William And Mary (Granada Television), To The Ends Of The Earth (BBC/Tightrope Pictures), Foyle's War (Greenlit Productions), The Way We Live Now (Deep Indigo Productions), Monsignor Renard (Carlton Television), The Midsomer Murders (Bentley Productions), Testament Of Youth (BBC Television), Pennies From Heaven (BBC Television), Call The Midwife (BBC Television), Casualty (BBC Television), A Touch Of Frost (Yorkshire Television), etc.