She was perhaps best known for her performances as Liberty Baker in ITV's Footballers' Wives, for which she won a Screen Nations Award for Favorite TV Star. She also appeared in The Bill, Nip/Tuck, Charmed, Diagnosis Murder, NYPD Blue, and The Unit.
She appeared in the 6th series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, reputedly receiving 100,000 (Pound Sterling) for her time there.
Phina ran the 2006 and 2005 London Marathons raising £35,000 for the Anthony Nolan Trust.
She represented GAP for five years in the USA, and was featured on the front cover of Mode Magazine on Ugly Betty. She also made a cameo appearance in the new series of Little Miss Jocelyn which airs in Britain on BBC2 in January 2008.
A published writer, Oruche contributes to the Liverpool Echo amongst many others she is also in the process of penning her first book . Phina also has a film company called IBO Girl Films, for which she directs, edits and produces digital shorts and videos between TV and Film projects. Her feature Selah and Brown will be shot in Liverpool early 2008.
Presently, Oruche is splitting her time between London and Dublin, in Dublin she presents a show three days a week on Ireland Am for TV3 and in London is a current panel member on the morning discussion program, The Wright Stuff.