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Name: Nicollette Sheridan  
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Date of Birth: 21st November 1963
Place of Birth: Worthing, Sussex, England, UK
Profession: Actress
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Nicolette Sheridan

Nicolette Sheridan (born November 21, 1963, in Worthing, Sussex, England) is a British actress who is probably best known for her role as "Edie Britt" on the primetime dramedy Desperate Housewives. Sheridan's greatest fame has come from primetime drama: she debuted in 1984's Paper Dolls and was very popular as "Paige Matheson" on the CBS night-time soap Knots Landing. In 1990 she won the Soap Opera Digest Award for "Outstanding Lead Actress: Prime Time" for that role; the following year she won in the "Outstanding Heroine: Prime Time" category. At the time she was credited as Nicollette Sheridan.

She is the daughter of British actress Sally Adams (a.k.a. Sally Sheridan), but she is not the grand-daughter of British actress Dinah Sheridan as has been wrongly asserted in the past. She was also the step-daughter of the late actor Telly Savalas during the length of her mother's marriage to Savalas, by whom she has a half-brother, troubled actor Nick Savalas.

Sheridan was recognized by a "worst dressed" accolade from Mr. Blackwell in 2004.

On November 15, 2004, Sheridan was cited by the FCC for the introductory skit which opened that evening's Monday Night Football telecast, in which Terrell Owens and the Eagles played the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium. The citation was later dropped on March 14, 2005. The skit -- which showed Sheridan in just a towel, which she dropped to attract Owens' attention -- was widely condemned as being sexually suggestive (see video) and ABC was forced to apologize for airing it. One week later, WWE RAW opened the show with a parody of this in a skit featuring Trish Stratus, Shelton Benjamin, and Vince McMahon.

Sheridan was married to actor Harry Hamlin from 1991 through 1993 and dated singer Michael Bolton for a time. Her longest relationship was a six-year involvement (1979-1985) with teen idol Leif Garrett; she met him when she was fifteen years old and for a time lived with him in his mother's home. Many years later, Sheridan was involved in an unsuccessful attempt to get Garrett off of drugs. In January 2005, Sheridan announced her engagement to Swedish actor Nicklas Soderblom.

Between the time of Knots Landing and Desperate Housewives, Sheridan's appearance underwent a noticeable change. As a result, Sheridan battled speculation that she had undergone extensive plastic surgery.


  • The Sure Thing (1985)
  • Noises Off (1992)
  • Spy Hard (1996)
  • Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)
  • I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998)
  • Raw Nerve (1999)
  • .com for Murder (2002)
  • Lost Treasure (2003)
  • The Cleaner (2006) (currently filming)

TV Work

  • Paper Dolls (1984) (canceled after 13 episodes)
  • Dead Man's Folly (1986)
  • Dark Mansions (1986)
  • Knots Landing (cast member from 1986-1993)
  • Deceptions (1990)
  • Lucky/Chances (1990) (miniseries)
  • Somebody's Daughter (1992)
  • A Time to Heal (1994)
  • Shadows of Desire (1994)
  • Silver Strand (1995)
  • Virus (1995)
  • Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995)
  • The People Next Door (1996)
  • Murder in My Mind (1997)
  • Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac (1997) (miniseries)
  • Dead Husbands (1998)
  • The Spiral Staircase (2000)
  • Haven't We Met Before? (2002)
  • Deadly Betrayal (2003)
  • Deadly Visions (2004)
  • Desperate Housewives (2004-present)

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