Northern Ireland-born Katrina Devine moved down under at the age of six. She joined Shortland Street in 1994; over eight years her character of Minnie Crozier transformed from gawky teen to clinic receptionist, sometime singer and longtime survivor. Since then Devine has played both villain and school reporter on Power Rangers, co-edited teen magazine Creme, and acted in Canadian horror movie Left for Dead.
The two leads, Katrina Devine as mousy Mary and Jodie Rimmer, brilliant as her cousin and alter-ego Natalie, play beautifully off one another, Rimmer to perfected type and Devine almost impossibly against. Francis Till, reviewing play Flush in the NZ Herald, 25 February 2002