Barbara Durkin was born 4 March, 1965 in Manchester. She is an English actress and trained at the Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre. She is best known to this wiki for portraying Sophie Johnson during series one and two of My Parents Are Aliens.

She's also appeared in Knowing Me, Knowing You... with Alan Partridge, The Bill, Boon, Doctors, Brass Eye, I'm Alan Partridge, Emmerdale, Heartbeat, Vincent, Taking the Floor, Murder in Suburbia, Midsomer Murders, First of the Summer Wine, Band of Gold, Grange Hill, Roger Roger, A Dance to the Music of Time and Scoop. She has played a part in 911 as well.