DI Alison 'Tosh' McIntosh has been a main character in the BBC's Shetland since it first began and has built up a reputation on the Isles for her determination to get justice.
For the eighth series, Tosh has stepped into the role of DI at the Lerwick police station. It's only on a temporary basis however, as for practical reasons she isn't able, or perhaps doesn't want, to make it official.
She has an easy rapport with Sandy (Steven Robertson) and Billy (Lewis Howden) and the team seems to be functioning well and not dealing with anything too grizzly. She also has a great connection with Harry (Tibu Fortes), the new procurator fiscal, who really champions her.
As Tosh teams up with DI Ruth Calder, OK! takes a look at actress Alison O'Donnell's life off-screen.
Who is Alison O'Donnell married to?
The actress is married to the Scottish playwright and screen writer DC Jackson.
The pair have kept their marriage out of the spotlight so not too much is known about their relationship.
However, it is believed the pair met while Alison starred in DC's play My Romantic History.
Her husband has also worked on on shows including Fresh Meat, Lucky Man and Dead Pixels.
Does Alison O'Donnell have children?
Alison has two children with DC. She gave birth to their daughter in 2017 and welcomed their son in 2020.
The couple have kept their children's names private and the actress said it was tough falling pregnant during the pandemic.
She told the Sunday Mail: "I hadn't planned a pandemic into it when I got pregnant the second time. It wasn't part of the mood board.
"It was the darkest of times. Our son was born in October when things were starting to close down again and winter was coming in. Then it hit Christmas and the nurseries shut.
"We were stuck indoors with a newborn and a toddler. I never imagined how incredible returning to filming would be."
What else has Alison O'Donnell starred in?
Most viewers will recognise from Alison from Shetland which she has starred in from 2013.
Before she shot to fame in the BBC drama, Alison appeared in Feel the Force in 2006.
She went on to star in Holby City for one episode in 2012 and had cameo roles in Moomins on the Riviera and Pet Sematary.
What are Alison O'Donnell's most memorable moments on Shetland?
Speaking ahead of the new series, Alison shared: "The crew were all wild swimming after work and I went along to Meal Beach one night and had a dip with them.
"I was an absolute wimp about it and took about 20 minutes to get in beyond waist height but it was so lovely.
"Some young people had a fire going on the beach and the water was so clear. That was really special."
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