Grew up in Cork, Ireland. She studied Drama in University College Cork. During this period she appeared in many college productions such as Women of Troy, 9.6% love and also self devised pieces. For many years she worked with the Graffiti Theatre Company as an actress on productions such as Lady Chill, The Crucible playing the role of Abigail Williams, The Cobh project and Theatre against racism. Cheryl also worked with Playgroup Theatre Company during their productions for the Cork Midsummer Theatre Festival playing the role of Willamina for their production of Dark Week. In 2012 Cheryl joined SEST as assistant director for Tales from Ovid and went on to perform several roles such as Kate, Hermia, Maria, Alice, Viola and Rosalind in SEST’s Shakespeare in the Park – As We Like It in the summer of 2012. In 2014 Cheryl played Emma in Contractions by Mark Bartlett which was part of The Brit Season and in the summer she appeared as Hero and Dogberry in SEST’s Much Ado About Nothing.