Petronella Barker was born in Colchester, England, in 1965. She was educated at the National Theatre Academy 1985-1988. She is one of the most distinguished female actors in Norway, and also seen as one of the most beautiful. He track record includes 18 TV series and feature films, including the recent success Hawaii, Oslo. She has been employed at Det Norske Teatret, Göteborg Stadsteater and is now with Nationaltheatret.