Jane Annabelle Apsion was born on September 17, 1960, in Hammersmith, London. She is an actress known for playing Monica Gallagher in the UK version of Shameless, which she played intermittently between 2004 and 2006, before becoming a reular cast member for the show's fourth season in 2007. She left the show in 2008, with her final scene airing in March 2009. She briefly returned to the role in 2011 and for the final season in 2013.
Apart from Shameless, Annabelle is also well known for her portrayals of Joy Wilton in Soldier Soldier, Betty in My Good Friend, Beverly in The Lakes, Patricia Hillman in Coronation Street, and Mrs. Beech in Michelle Magorian's Goodnight Mister Tom. She has appeared in two separate episodes of Midsomer Murders, Death in Chorus, and Dead Man's 11, as two different characters. She also played a part in the docu-drama about the Hilsborough Disaster, which aired in 1996 and told the story of the 1989 football tragedy. She has since featured in an episode of Lewis and played a small role in the first episode of the sitcom In with the Flynns. Most recently, she appeared in the BBC series The Village alongside her Shameless co-star Maxine Peake.
In 2001, she co-starred alongside Johnny Depp, Heather Graham and Robbie Coltrane in From Hell as Polly Nichols, the third known victim of Jack the Ripper. Other film she has appeared in include About a Boy, The War Zone, Lolita, This Year's Love and Ironclad.
Outside of acting, she has appeared as a guest panellist on Five's The Wright Stuff during 2008 and 2009.
Most recently in 2014, Annabelle played Annete Walker in an episode of the detective drama Suspects.
Annabelle is a former student of Godalming College and the University of Wales. She is also co-founder and practitioner of the Rosen Method Bodywork in the UK, an alternative health practice which integrates mind and body. Annabelle lives alone in Hampstead.