Amy-Leigh Hickman is an English actress whose career began in 2010. She debuted with the starring role of Carmen Howle on Tracy Beaker Returns. She reprised her role on Tracy Beaker Survival Files. She next played Ester Kamali in six episodes of Strike Back. She played Carmen Howle again on The Dumping Ground and its subsequent sequels. She later gained wider recognition for her role as Linzi Bragg on the soap opera EastEnders. As of 2017, she stars as Nasreen Paracha on the TV drama Ackley Bridge. She also starred as Sia Marshall on the Netflix series Safe. Other TV credits were guest roles on Doctors and Casualty.