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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 November 1963Worthing, Sussex, England, UK
Birth NameColette Sheridan
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Nicollette Sheridan has won a worldwide audience with her past television and film roles. She recently wrapped production of her latest project, the independent comedy Jewtopia (2009) based on the famous play.

She exploded on the small screen with her Golden Globe-nominated role of "Edie Britt", the blonde bombshell of Wisteria Lane, on ABC's hit show Desperate Housewives (2004). Sheridan was honored in her native England, receiving the 2006 Glamour Women of the Year Award for Best U.S. TV Actress, adding to her back-to-back 2005-2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Born and raised in England, she discovered a passion for ballet as a small child and studied intensely, broadening her love of the arts as a student at the Arts Educational School in London. In addition to the theatre, she nurtured her talents as an avid equestrienne along with a rigorous thirst for reading and a love of the works of William Shakespeare. Moving to Los Angeles and being courted to explore her talents was a natural progression.

Sheridan became a household name portraying the beautiful, powerful and manipulative Paige Matheson on Knots Landing (1979). This led to a variety of roles in other projects, including The People Next Door (1996) with Faye Dunaway, A Time to Heal (1994) opposite Gary Cole, Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995) with James Woods and Dead Husbands (1998) with John Ritter, along with a special guest appearance on the season finale of Will & Grace (1998).

Sheridan was first introduced to film audiences in Rob Reiner's The Sure Thing (1985) opposite John Cusack, going on to appear in other film comedies such as Noises Off... (1992) opposite Michael Caine, Spy Hard (1996) opposite Leslie Nielsen, Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) with Chris Farley, I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998) with Billy Zane and Code Name: The Cleaner (2007) opposite Cedric the Entertainer and Lucy Liu.

With an affinity for the animated world, she has brought her English accent to the Disney animated series The Legend of Tarzan (2001) and was also heard as a Russian fly in the animated feature Fly Me to the Moon 3D (2008) with Tim Curry, Kelly Ripa, Christopher Lloyd and Buzz Aldrin. Additionally, Sheridan completed voicing the role of "Zenna" in Promenade Pictures' animated film Noah (2012), in which she stars opposite Michael Keaton, Rob Schneider, Marcia Gay Harden and Sir Ben Kingsley.

Generous with her time, Sheridan has lent her devotion and star presence to philanthropic causes including those focused on cancer, women and children at risk, and natural disaster relief (e.g., Hurricane Katrina), as well as such entities as the Red Cross, Humane Society, Last Chance for Animals, Best Friends Animal Society and The Amanda Foundation. In September of 2010 she teamed up with Natural Balance Pet Foods to raise money for National Guide Dog Awareness Month.

She resides in Los Angeles, California.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Dennis (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Spouse (1)

Harry Hamlin (7 September 1991 - 1993) (divorced)

Trade Mark (1)

Blonde hair

Trivia (27)

Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world
Half-sister of Nick Savalas (his father was Telly Savalas).
Was in a long-term relationship with singer Michael Bolton.
Mother is English actress Sally Sheridan
Met Leif Garrett at age 15. Lived with him under his mother's roof as a minor. The relationship lasted 6 years.
Contrary to several sources, she is not the granddaughter of British actress Dinah Sheridan. Both were born in Great Britain, but they are not related.
In November 2004 she spent a week in the center of the sports world as a key figure in a controversial skit preceding ABC's NFL Monday Night Football (1970), in which she ran supposedly nude into the arms of Philadelphia WR Terrell Owens. The skit was designed to bring viewers to ABC's Desperate Housewives (2004), whose next episode posted the show's highest ratings to date.
Chosen the worst-dressed celebrity in 2004 by fashion critic Mr. Blackwell (Richard Selzer).
Lost the part of Grace Adler, in Will & Grace (1998), to Debra Messing at the final auditions.
Has a golden retriever named Oliver.
She only has 1 ear pierced, so she often wears clip on earrings.
Speaks Greek fluently.
Was encouraged to be proud of her Greek descent by her stepfather and godfather, Telly Savalas.
Has been riding horses since she was 3 years old.
Originally auditioned for the role of "Bree Van de Kamp" (now played by Marcia Cross) on Desperate Housewives (2004), before auditioning for and getting the role of Edie Britt.
Engaged to Michael Bolton [March 14, 2006].
Was engaged to Swede Nick Soderblom but the couple split in November 2005.
Is a vegetarian and believes that any life, big or small, deserves the right to live.
Is of Punjabi descent through her great-grandmother.
Nicollette and Michael Bolton have called off their engagement [August 26, 2008].
Was considered for the role of Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic (1997).
Was the spoke-woman for National Guide Dog Month on September 2010.
She spent three of her high school years at The Buckley School, a private college preparatory day school in Sherman Oaks near Los Angeles. Was almost kicked out when she was caught forging her mother's signature on a note. Her mother shipped her off to Millfield, a no-nonsense girl's school outside London, which she graduated from in 1981.
Met her future Desperate Housewives (2004) co-star Marcia Cross on the set of Knots Landing (1979) in 1991. They played rivals.
Best known by the public for her roles as Paige Matheson on Knots Landing (1979) and as Edie Britt on Desperate Housewives (2004).
Acting mentor was Michele Lee.
Filming her new movie in Ireland [September 2010]

Personal Quotes (18)

I grew up feeling like the ugly duckling, and things have not changed that much. For some reason, Hollywood seems to have painted me as a gorgeous vixen at times or the sweet girl. I don't get it.
[on Telly Savalas] He was officially my stepfather, but I always thought of him as my daddy.
I think I've been very lucky. A lot of this business is being in the right place at the right time with the right thing.
I could say doing what I've wanted to do with my life could be looked at as being selfish. But I think it's a healthy selfish, because if you're really not ready to (have children), it's not the right thing to do.
I'm actually more comfortable playing the stroke victim or the girl with no makeup on, looking scruffy and it's all about what's going on inside rather than on the outside. But I'm making friends with it. At times, it's embarrassing being in some outfits that I might personally never be caught dead in, but they serve "Edie" on [Desperate Housewives (2004)]. It was nice actually wearing pants and a proper shirt as "Diane" in [Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)].
I think I've always been a fighter in a healthy way.
I think there are a lot of factors that the universe can conspire and make happen if it's meant to be. Also with perseverance, if you really follow your passion and your bliss you can make anything happen ... in any field. I think fear stops us. It's always been a motto of mine to embrace my fears and walk through them because it's always amazing what you come out to on the other side.
I just liked having intelligent conversations and hearing both sides of an argument. I've always been quite opinionated and I thought the field of law was for me. It's funny how life can change when you least expect it.
I have been accused of doing things to my face, but I haven't had anything done. I'm not saying that there won't be a time when I say. "Okay, maybe", but I'm very blessed to come from generations of very good skin. My mother looks a lot younger than she is, and so did her mother. I have a bit of sun damage but, otherwise, I come from a pool of good genes.
I did Knots Landing (1979) and many TV movies and features back-to-back, I got so caught up in work driving my life, that I decided I needed a break, to enjoy the simple things in life, and be with my horse and dogs, and travel. When I wanted to re-emerge, I found that I didn't have the bevy of things that I'd previously had at my fingertips. That said, I had to address my career differently. I explored other avenues, from writing to producing and then, four years ago, Desperate Housewives (2004) fell into my hands and that was that. When I read the script, I knew it was special because of the line it walked between comedy and drama, and the twisted nature of its story lines. But you can't help but be surprised when something takes off like that.
I praise the Lord above because God only knows what they would have Edie doing on cable--probably some of the things Kim Cattrall had to do on Sex and the City (1998).
It really is sort of my peace and my serenity when I'm out with the horses and my dog. You know, you have a responsibility when you have animals. They need to be exercised, just like we do, so I get out there as often as I can. I think it's very important to be able to take in your surroundings and breathe the fresh air and appreciate the beauty of nature.
I really try to take one day at a time and enjoy the moments.
I have actually played some nice characters.
When I was young, I was a control freak. I was a great organizer. That was my sense of control. I liked having an orderly house, having everything clean and aesthetically pleasing. I found some sort of comfort in that. I've definitely worked on letting that go. I try to leave myself open to see what life offers up.
It's quite a feat to pull off a bad girl and have people relate to her. The key is to somehow find a way to make her likable. I thoroughly enjoyed creating and playing Edie. I do miss her. She was a big part of my life for five years.
Some people find safety in the institution of marriage or some sort of a further commitment. Others think that if you're in a very happy relationship, why mess with it? Marriage has never been something I've needed to have in my life. I've always been extremely independent.
When people meet me for the first time they usually think I am a real snoot.

Salary (6)

Desperate Housewives (2004) $6,000(pilot episode)
Desperate Housewives (2004) $25,000(season 1 / per episode)
Desperate Housewives (2004) $50,000(season 2 / per episode)
Desperate Housewives (2004) $125,000(season 3 / per episode)
Desperate Housewives (2004) $150,000(season 4 / per episode)
Desperate Housewives (2004) $175,000(season 5 / per episode)

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