Cherie was born and brought up in London and is half-Italian, half-English. She went to Homerton College, Cambridge, intending to become a teacher, then decided to train as an actress at Arts Educational London Schools.
Apart from her many television and movie roles, she has acted on stage, including productions of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre.
Cherie is divorced from the director Roland Joffé
. They have one daughter, the actress Nathalie Lunghi
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