British actress best known for her roles in Born Equal, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Goldplated and Donkey Punch. Burley's acting career began in 2005 when she appeared as Michelle in the Dominic Savage film Love + Hate. She's had guest roles in The Ghost Squad, in November 2005, and Shameless in February 2006. In September 2006 Channel 4 show Goldplated debuted with Burley playing a main role in the ensemble cast. Although a second series was never commissioned due to low ratings.
In November 2006 she received much praise for her role as Zoe, in Savage's improvised, one-off BBC drama Born Equal. The BBC described the show as one which "addresses social inequality in Britain today." Directed and written by Savage again, the film also starred Robert Carlyle, Anne-Marie Duff and Colin Firth. As part of her research for the show she traveled to meet young runaways in London.
She has also starred as Cathy McAleer in BBC Three show Drop Dead Gorgeous throughout its first series in 2006 and its second in 2007. Her stage credits include the title role in Bollywood Jane at the West Yorkshire Playhouse throughout June 2007 and Constanza in a Sheffield revival of Peter Schaffer's Amadeus.