Cole in September 2010
|Born||8 May 1982|
|Alma mater||Oxford School of Drama|
Born in London, Cole is the eldest of three siblings. She has a younger sister, Cassandra, and a brother, Dominic. Her mother is a telecentre manager and her father is a driving instructor. Cole trained at the Oxford School of Drama, graduating in 2002.
Cole won the role of Clarissa Payne in What a Girl Wants (2003), while still at drama school. She graduated early to begin filming. She was then cast as Juliet in a production of Romeo and Juliet at Clwyd Theatr Cymru.
Cole's first lead role was that of Cassie Hughes in Hex. She portrayed Cassie for the whole of the first season and the first three episodes of the second. Upon her departure, the character was killed off. Co-star Jemima Rooper has stated that the reason for Cole's exit from the series was that she wanted to move on.
After leaving Hex, Cole went on to appear as Blanche Ingram in the critically acclaimed BBC television serial Jane Eyre and guest starred as Lilith in the Doctor Who episode "The Shakespeare Code". She provided an audio commentary for the episode on the DVD release of the series' third series alongside David Tennant.
Other roles include a small part in the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006), as the receptionist at the Ocean Club Hotel in Nassau, Bahamas, and Diana Mann in the pilot episode of Cane, Cole's first appearance on American television. She has also appeared as Mel on the ITV sitcom Sold, as Jenny Walker in The Deaths of Ian Stone (2007), and as Charlotte Warren in Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008).
In 2009, Cole played Dr. Sarah King in Poirot: Appointment with Death. In 2009, Cole was cast in the lead role for a failed pilot prepared for Fox about a brilliant surgeon who endures adult-onset schizophrenia. That same year she also appeared in the films Surviving Evil and Doghouse.
In 2012, Cole appeared in a music video for Cheyenne Jackson's "Before You".
Since 2015, Cole has portrayed Dr. Paula Agard on a recurring basis in the USA Network series Suits, and appeared in an episode of the NBC series The Blacklist. The same year she also portrayed Mrs Sprot in the BBC's Partners in Crime series, in two episodes adapting Agatha Christie's N or M?.
|2003||What a Girl Wants||Clarissa Payne|
|2006||Casino Royale||Ocean Club Receptionist|
|2007||The Deaths of Ian Stone||Jenny Walker|
|2008||Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day||Charlotte Warren|
|Surviving Evil||Phoebe Drake|
|2015||Jupiter Ascending||Gemma Chatterjee|
|2002||The Project||Lizzie||Television film|
|2003||Foyle's War||Violet Davies||Episode: "Among the Few"|
|All About Me||Sarah||2 episodes|
|2004||He Knew He Was Right||Nora Rowley||Miniseries, 4 episodes|
|Agatha Christie's Marple||Lettice Protheroe||Episode: "The Murder at the Vicarage"|
|2004-05||Hex||Cassandra 'Cassie' Hughes||Lead role, 9 episodes|
|2005||Julian Fellowes Investigates: A Most Mysterious Murder||Rose Harsent||Episode: "The Case of Rose Harsent"|
|2006||Jane Eyre||Blanche Ingram||Miniseries, 4 episodes|
|2007||Doctor Who||Lilith||Episode: "The Shakespeare Code"|
|Sea of Souls||Rebecca Muir||2 episodes: "The Prayer Tree: Parts 1 & 2"|
|Cane||Diana Mann||Episode: "Pilot"|
|Comedy Showcase: Ladies and Gentlemen||Elizabeth||Television film|
|2008||Lost in Austen||Caroline Bingley||Miniseries, 4 episodes|
|Agatha Christie's Poirot||Sarah King||Episode: "Appointment with Death"|
|2009||Maggie Hill||Maggie Hill||Television film|
|Emma||Mrs. Augusta Elton||Miniseries, 2 episodes|
|2010||Human Target||Princess Victoria of Wales||Episode: "Victoria"|
|Midsomer Murders||Sarah Sharp||Episode: "The Silent Land"|
|2011||CHAOS||Adele Ferrer||Main role, 13 episodes|
|Breakout Kings||Lilah Tompkins||Episode: "Queen of Hearts"|
|Lewis||Claire Gansa||Episode: "The Mind Has Mountains"|
|Time Machine: Rise of the Morlocks||Angela||Television film|
|2013||Silent Witness||Janice Masters||Episode: "True Love Waits" (2 parts)|
|Second Sight||Gemma||Television film|
|2014||The Assets||Louisa Tilton||Miniseries, 8 episodes|
|Rosemary's Baby||Julie||Miniseries, 2 episodes: "Night One" & "Night Two"|
|2015||Partners in Crime||Mrs. Sprot||3 episodes: "N or M?: Parts 1, 2 & 3"|
|New Tricks||Carmen Creswell||Episode: "The Russian Cousin"|
|The Blacklist||Alice||Episode: "The Djinn" (No. 43)|
|Lumen||Jaime Hartman||Television film|
|2015-18||Suits||Dr. Paula Agard||Recurring role, 17 episodes|
|2017||SS-GB||Mrs. Sheenan||Miniseries, 4 episodes|
|The Indian Detective||Robyn "Bob" Gerner||Miniseries, 4 episodes|
|2018||Innocent||Louise Wilson||Miniseries, 4 episodes|
|2020||Van der Valk||Heidi Berlin||Episode: "Death in Amsterdam"|
|Strike||Izzy Chiswell||Series 4: Lethal White, 4 episodes|
|2017||Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III||Eldar (voice)|
|2018||Vampyr||Carol / Loretta / Sabrina & others (voices)|
|Call of Cthulhu||Sarah Hawkins & others (voices)|