Kirsten Parker appeared on Coronation Street between October and December 1998 as Ruth Morgan, who along with partner Ben Andrews, were leaders of religious cult the Etheric Foundation and inducted Zoe Tattersall into their sect.

She trained at the Welsh College of Music and Drama, and has a history of both television and stage work. Her other credits include roles in In Suspicious Circumstances, Love in the House of the Lord and Doctors, as well as featuring in the 2000 film Small Time Obsession.

On stage she has appeared in productions, mainly for the RSC, of Twelfth Night, Loves Labours Lost, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet.

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