Andrea Young appeared in Coronation Street intermittently between May and October 1995 as Nick Tilsley's girlfriend Melanie Hesketh. Aged 14, this was her first professional part. She also appeared in Children's Ward.
Born in Bury, she started dancing at three years old, and became involved in amateur dramatics around Bury. She went on to train at the Carol Godby Theatre Workshop. Specialising in musical theatre, she has appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Hello, Dolly! Ol' Blue Eye's, West Side Story, The Wizard Of Oz and many pantomime productions.
For most of her career she has been credited as "Andrea Lynette Young".