Vera moved to the UK at the age of 13, living for the first four years in Brighton and then moving up to London to do a degree in Philosophy & Economics at the London School of Economics. Following her passion for film and theatre, she trained as an actress at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) and upon graduation was signed up by Curtis Brown, where she is now represented by Sarah Spear and Grace Clissold.
Vera's first job out of LAMDA was with one of her favourite directors - Alfonso Cuaron. At the same time she was appearing as Pope Joan/Jeannine in Top Girls at the Royal Court Theatre. Immediately after she went to Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2006 to perform in a one-woman's show based on Dostoesvky's first novel Nameless Nobody, which she also produced. Directed by multi-award-winning St.Petersburg partnership Alexander Markov and Valentina Beletskaya, the play got five-star rave reviews, was a sell-out success in the New End Theatre in London and won St.Petersburg Independent Theatre Festival.
Since 2007 Vera went through a standard route of doing guest roles in established British TV series like Spooks, The Bill, The Last Detective, Blue Murder, Poirot, etc., working alongside top British actors including David Suchet, Deborah Findlay, Rupert Penry Jones and Hermione Norris until she got a female lead part in a spoof comedy horror Lesbian Vampire Killers, where she acted alongside Bafta-award-winning Gavin and Stacey stars James Corden and Matthew Horne. She took some time off work after filming as she found out that she was pregnant. At the premiere of the movie, Vera was a week away from giving birth.
When Vera's son was three-month old she went back to work alongside another acclaimed comedy duo David Mitchell and Robert Webb in a cult TV comedy Peep Show, written by prolific Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong (Peep Show, Fresh Meat, The Thick of It, Four Lions) In it she plays a bisexual dope-dealing musician girlfriend of the main character Jeremy potrayed by Robert Webb. The following year Vera starred in a five-part BBC drama The Deep, where she played a computational physicist going on an underwater mission with other scientists played by Minnie Driver, James Nesbitt, and ER star Goran Visnjic. After the series was completed, Vera took time off work again to spend time with her husband and son and to have her second baby, a little girl born in November 2011.
In 2012 Vera acted in a lead regular role alongside Robert Sheehan, Sarah Alexander and Neil Morrissey in BBC1 comedy Me and Mrs Jones and in 2013, continuing on her comedy path, Vera has worked with Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan on their latest feature The Look of Love.
Soon she will be appearing on BBC3 in Crackanory, an updated version of the classic BBC storytelling series Jackanory that will feature Harry Enfield, Jack Dee, etc. reading dark, twisted tales for an audience of grown-up children.