Raised in Newcastle upon Tyne in the 70s and 80s, Woof went on to study at Oxford University. Her first stage work was a trilogy of one-man plays: Sex, Sex 2, and Sex 3. Sections of these plays were written to be performed on a trapeze, which Woof had trained to use in Bristol after completing her degree.
For theatre she has written the Sex, Sex II, Sex III, and Revolver. For radio, Pianoman, Baby Love, and Home to The Black Sea. She has written and directed two short films, Between The Wars, and Meeting Helen.
Her first novel, The Whole Wide Beauty (ISBN 9780571253999), was published in May 2010 by Faber & Faber.
She has two children and lives in North London.