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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 25 June 1981Epworth, North Lincolnshire, England, UK
Nickname Shez
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sheridan Smith was born on 25 June 1981 and grew up in Epworth. While Sheridan was growing up, her parents, Colin and Marilyn, performed as a Country and Western duo called The Daltons and it wasn't long before Sheridan got into it. She was dancing from the age of 4 and singing with her parents when she was about 7. At 14 she made her professional debut in the production of Annie, playing the lead role. She then went on to star in many big stage roles such as: The Go-Between, Little Red Riding Hood in the 1998 Donmar Warehouse production of Into The Woods, Talullah in National Youth Theatre's production of Bugsy Malone, Doll the Moll in Tin Pan Ali, Mrs Hardcastle in The Kissing Dance or She Stoops To Conquer, Pendragon and Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz.

Sheridan appeared on Blue Peter, Newsround, Children in Need, Olivier Awards and Theatreland with the NYMT (National Youth Music Theatre) of which she was a member.

Sheridan's first TV appearance came in 1999 when she played Matilda in ITV's Dark Ages. Since then Sheridan has made many guest appearances, including roles in Wives and Daughters, Anchor Me, Peaches, Hawk, Heartbeat, Doctors, Where The Heart Is, Holby City, Blood Strangers, Fat Friends, The Royal, Mile High and The Bill.

She is perhaps best known for her roles in The Royle Family from 1999-2000 were she played Emma, Anthony Royle's (Ralf Little) girlfriend, Two Pints of Lager, again playing Ralf's girlfriend, and Rudi in three series of Gavin & Stacey.

Sheridan lives in London with flatmate Jason. Her brother Damien is a member of the band Indie Manned.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Tommi86

Trivia (6)

Has an older brother called Damien.
Was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre between 1994 and 2000.
Was offered a part in Where the Heart Is (1997) but she turned it down to do Love Soup (2005). The role was played by Denise Van Outen.
Stated that her personal favourite role of hers is as Charmian Biggs in Mrs Biggs (2012).
Playing the lead role of Elle Woods in the musical Legally Blonde, the London musical: at The Savoy Theatre, The Strand, London, England. [December 2009]
She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen's New Year Honours List for her services to drama.

Personal Quotes (4)

I get really nervous before recording and I start biting my nails. But once I'm out there, I love it. Seeing the enjoyment on people's faces is brilliant.
Kathy Burke has been a real inspiration. I think she's brilliant. I like the fact she doesn't care what she looks like on TV and just gets really into character. Obviously, she can do drama as well, but it's her comedy I love. Like when she plays Perry.
Nobody would want to see me with no clothes on. I don't think I would be brave enough. Only yesterday I had to do a scene in a TV show with not much on and I was so terrified so to have nothing on, on stage, well I don't think I could do it. You'd need a lot of balls - pardon the pun!
[on the death of Peter O'Toole] So sad about the death of the incredible Peter O'Toole. He saw a play I did last year & sent me & all the cast presents after. A true gent!

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