The star was nominated for the National Television Award in 2002 as the most popular newcomer to soap for her role as Katie.
In January 2006, Winward appeared and participated on the ITV show Soapstar Superstar.
Winward was engaged to footballer David Dunn.
In November 2014, Winward announced that she would leave Emmerdale in February 2015 after 13 years to pursue other interests, projects and acting roles.
Winward and Dunn split in September of that year.
She wrote: "Finally gave in to getting her second earrings done and her first set of highlights!!! To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map.