Sacha Louise Parkinson is an English actress, known for her role as Sian Powers on the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.
Sacha Louise Parkinson was born on 11 March 1992 in Salford, Greater Manchester, the only child of English social worker Leigh and Scottish housing officer Cliff Parkinson. She was educated at Walkden High School.
On 15 December 2008, it was announced Parkinson was to join British soap opera Coronation Street, where she would play Sian Powers. Parkinson first appeared on screen as Sian on 26 January 2009, as a friend of established character Sophie Webster, played by actress Brooke Vincent. Sian and Sophie later became the soap’s first lesbian couple in the spring of 2010. Due to the popularity of the storyline, Coronation Street extended Parkinson’s contract until 2011. Parkinson made the decision to leave the soap, filming her last scenes on 18 November 2011. These scenes were shown in an episode on 30 December 2011. She cited a wish to work on other projects and not wanting to outstay her welcome on the show as her reasons for leaving.