Former Coronation Street actress Faye, who joined the Emmerdale cast last year, plays Declan's half-sister Megan Macey.
The star, who has two children, revealed that working in her home county of Yorkshire has improved her family life, and said that she hopes for a long stay in the ITV soap.
She told Reveal magazine: "My job has taken me all over the world, so the fact I can see my children every day is fantastic.
"I wake up in my own bed and go back to my own house in the evening. It's lovely. Actually, it's more than that. It's a real luxury!"
Meanwhile, the 40-year-old insisted that she would never use plastic surgery, adding: "I'm an actress. I need to use my face and expressions so I'd never freeze them."
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