Caroline Sarah Woolley (C.S. Woolley) was born in Macclesfield, Cheshire and raised in the nearby town of Wilmslow by Richard and Helen Woolley. She started acting at an early age in school productions throughout primary school and graduated to musicals when in high school including Joseph, Bugsy Malone and Grease. On graduating from high school she went on to attend Fallibroome Sixth Form, a performing arts school, to study Theatre Studies. On leaving sixth form she joined MADS (Macclesfield Amateur Dramatic Society) and went on to act in three plays over three seasons before going to University to study a degree in English.