Gabriel studied English Literature & Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow. She previously worked with the National Theatre of Scotland in Rupture. Other theatre credits include Get Santa (Royal Court), Macbeth, The Demon Barber (Theatre Babel), Strawberries in January (Paines Plough/ Traverse), 15 Secs, Chic Nerds (Traverse), The City, Bliss/ Mud, San Diego, Love Freaks (Tron), White Tea (Fire Exit), Six Black Candles (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh), Top Girls (New Vic), Burning Bright (V.amp), Mainstream (Suspect Culture), Dissent (7:84), Trainspotting (G & J), The Gun (Wildcat), Grimm Tales (Leicester Haymarket) and numerous productions for A Play, A Pie & A Pint at Òran Mór.
TV work includes New Town, Rab C Nesbitt, Gary Tank Commander, Welcome to Strathmuir, Chewin’ the Fat, The Karen Dunbar Show, Glasgow Kiss, Haywire, Only an Excuse, Millport, Life Support, Bumping the Odds, Taggart and Instant Credit. Film work includes Festival, Psykotika, The Three Musketeers and Man Dancin’.
Gabriel has worked extensively for BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio Scotland and Radio 5 Live.
In 2006, Gabriel received a Herald Angel award for her performance in Strawberries in January.