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Overview (3)

Born in Pontefract, Yorkshire, England, UK
Birth NameHelen Victoria Baxendale
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Helen Baxendale was born on June 7, 1970 in Pontefract, Yorkshire, England as Helen Victoria Baxendale. She is an actress and producer, known for Anonymous (2011), Cold Feet (1997) and Cardiac Arrest (1994). She has been married to David L. Williams since 1993. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

David L. Williams (1993 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (7)

She doesn't drive.
Helen Baxendale became pregnant between seasons 4 and 5 of TV-show Friends (1994). As a result, she was unable to travel to the US to do any filming for season 5 so her only appearances were heavily swaddled in bed clothes, and she had to be written out of the series a lot earlier than was intended.
Has a fear of flying. Although she has flown for professional purposes, she prefers to keep air travel limited. Her family only holiday in places that can be reached by car or train.
Starring in "Swimming With Sharks" alongside Christian Slater at the Vaudeville Theatre, London. [October 2007]
Although her Cold Feet (1997) character Rachel was the last of the three female leads to become a mother, Baxendale was actually the first to become a mother in real life. She had her first child in 1998, whilst Fay Ripley had her first in 2002 and Hermione Norris had her first in 2004.
She and her husband, David L. Williams, have three children: a daughter Nell Marmalade Williams (born on 13 September 1998 when Helen was 28), and two sons Eric Mustard Williams (born in October 2001 when Helen was 31) and Vincent Elliot Mash Williams (born on 20 June 2006 when Helen was 36).
The name Rachel follows Baxendale in her 3 major TV roles. Rachel Bradley, her character in Cold Feet (1997). In Friends (1994) her character is involved in a love triangle with Ross and Rachel. In Cuckoo (2012) her character has a daughter called Rachel.

Personal Quotes (1)

People are really stupid. They think you're serious and intelligent if you're a brunette with a pale complexion and a bit of hooked nose. If you're blonde and pretty, they don't give you that sort of part. It's short-sighted and stupid, but that's how it goes.

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