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Nicollette Sheridan
Born November 21, 1963 (1963-11-21) (age 46)
Worthing, Sussex, England, UK
Occupation Actress
Years active 1984–present
Spouse(s) Harry Hamlin (1991–1993) divorced
Domestic partner(s) Leif Garrett (1979–1985)
Michael Bolton (1994-2008)

Nicollette Sheridan (born November 21, 1963) is a British born American actress. She has appeared in movies and television, and is perhaps best known for her roles as Edie Britt on Desperate Housewives and as Paige Matheson on Knots Landing.



Early life

Sheridan was born in Worthing, West Sussex, England, the daughter of British actress Sally Sheridan (née Adams).[1] Sheridan attended school at Millfield in Somerset and emigrated to the United States in 1973.[1]


Sheridan made her debut in the US primetime soap opera Paper Dolls in 1984, but her breakthrough came in 1986, when she joined the cast of the CBS primetime soap Knots Landing as "Paige Matheson". She started out in a recurring role, but was a series regular by the 1988-89 season. For her performance in the role, she won the 1990 Soap Opera Digest Award for "Outstanding Lead Actress: Prime Time" and the 1991 Soap Opera Digest Award for "Outstanding Heroine: Prime Time". The same year, she was named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People". After the series ended in 1993, she appeared in several made-for-TV movies and the films Spy Hard and Beverly Hills Ninja and auditioned for the role of Grace Adler on Will & Grace (on which she would later guest-star).

In 2004, Sheridan's role as sexy model divorcee Edie Britt in ABC's Desperate Housewives brought her renewed media attention. She was nominated for a 2005 Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress and was named #48 on Maxim's 2006 List.[2] Less positively, she was named 2004's "worst dressed" by Mr. Blackwell. She commented that: "I'd rather be number one on the worst-dressed list than number two on the best." Blackwell had earlier (TV Guide, July 22, 1989) praised her fashion sense: "daring ... with her panache, she brings it off without a hitch. For the adventurer in all of us, she's the one to watch".

Toward the close of the fourth season of Desperate Housewives, conflicting reports circulated regarding Sheridan's future in her role. While reported in April that series creator Marc Cherry had said Sheridan would depart at the end of the season,[3] another source stated that Sheridan was confident she would return for the series' fifth season.[4] By May 4, Entertainment Weekly reported that Sheridan would likely make several appearances in the upcoming season, but not necessarily as a regular cast member.[5]

Actress Dana Delany, who plays Katherine Mayfair, confirmed that Nicollette Sheridan would be back to reprise her role for Season 5 of Desperate Housewives,[6][7] and the Hollywood Reporter reported Nicollette's character might be seducing another boyfriend, played by actor Neal McDonough.[8]

When season five aired, Sheridan did indeed reprise her regular role as Edie, now married to McDonough's character.

In February 2009 Sheridan announced her departure from Desperate Housewives. Her exit episode aired in April 2009 when Edie Britt was killed off in the series.[9][10]

Nicollette Sheridan is set to star in an upcoming CBS comedy series as a mother who does battle with her British ex-husband in order to get her teenage daughter to stardom.[11][12][13]

Personal life

From 1979 Sheridan dated singer and actor Leif Garrett; the two split six years later.[14] Two decades later Garrett credited Sheridan for helping him at the start of his career, and said of her "She's a special person in my life."[15]

Sheridan was married to actor Harry Hamlin from 1991 to 1993.[16]

She began seeing Swedish personal trainer Nicklas Söderblom in 2004 and became engaged to him on New Year's Eve 2004; the pair called off the engagement in October 2005.[17] [18]

After their break-up, Sheridan returned to ex-boyfriend Michael Bolton, whom Sheridan had originally met in 1991. Bolton proposed on holiday in the Bahamas in March 2006. Sheridan was quoted as saying: "It's much sweeter the second time around." In 2006, Sheridan and Bolton sang a duet, "The Second Time Around", for the album Bolton Swings Sinatra. In March 2008, Sheridan posed naked for a London Fog charity ad which also featured Bolton.[19] Sheridan and Bolton broke off the engagement, however, later that year.[20]


Year Film/Television Role Notes
1984 Paper Dolls Taryn Blake 13 episodes
1985 The Sure Thing The Sure Thing
1986 Dead Man's Folly Hattie Stubbs Credited as Nicolette Sheridan
Dark Mansions Banda Drake
Knots Landing Paige Matheson 179 episodes (1986-1993)
1990 Deceptions Adrienne Erickson
Lucky/Chances Lucky Santangelo
1991 Paradise Lily 1 episode
1992 Noises Off Brooke Ashton / Vicki
Somebody's Daughter Sara
1994 A Time to Heal Jenny Barton
Shadows of Desire Rowena Ecklund
1995 Virus Marissa Blumenthal
Indictment: The McMartin Trial Grace Uncredited
Silver Strand Michelle Hughes
1996 Spy Hard Veronique Ukrinsky, Agent 3.14
The People Next Door Anna Morse
1997 Beverly Hills Ninja Allison Page/Sally Jones
Murder in My Mind Callain Pearson
Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac Paige Matheson Uncredited
1998 I Woke Up Early the Day I Died Ballroom Woman
Dead Husbands Alexandra Elston
2000 Raw Nerve Izabel Sauvestre
The Spiral Staircase Helen Capel
2001 The Legend of Tarzan Eleanor 26 episodes (voice)
2002 Deadly Betrayal Donna Randal
.com for Murder Misty Brummel
Haven't We Met Before? Eliza/Kate/Emily Winton
Tarzan & Jane Eleanor (voice)
2003 Static Shock Darcy/Miss Moore 1 episode (voice)
Lost Treasure Carrie
Will & Grace Dr. Danielle Morty 1 episode
Becker Anna 1 episode
2004 Deadly Visions Ann Culver
The Karate Dog White Cat (voice)
Desperate Housewives Edie Britt 5 seasons, 111 episodes (2004-2009)
2007 Code Name: The Cleaner Diane
2008 Fly Me to the Moon Nadia (voice)
2010 Noah's Ark: The New Beginning Zenna (post-production) (voice)
2010 Untitled Anthony Hines Comedy Unknown Unknown


  1. ^ a b Nicollette Sheridan Biography (1963-)
  2. ^ Hot 100
  3. ^ Nicollette Sheridan to Depart "Desperate Housewives",, April 9, 2008
  4. ^ Sheridan Not "Desperate" Regarding Role,, April 27, 2008
  5. ^ Nicollette Sheridan to Return for More "Desperate Housewives",, May 4, 2008
  6. ^ Desperate Housewives: What's Next for Katherine Mayfair?,, June 15, 2008
  7. ^ Sheridan Set for "Housewives" Comeback,, June 30, 2008
  8. ^ Neal McDonough Moving to "Housewives", Hollywood Reporter, June 27, 2008
  9. ^ "Housewife" to Make "Desperate" Exit,, February 11, 2009
  10. ^ Hindsight: "Desperate Housewives" Edie Britt, One of a Kind, Brandon Sun Online, April 20, 2009
  11. ^ "Desperate Housewives" Alums Get TV Roles, Hollywood Reporter, February 21, 2010
  12. ^ Nicollette Sheridan Returning to TV, Inside TV, February 22, 2010
  13. ^ "Housewives" Sheridan for CBS Comedy, Digital Spy, February 22, 2010
  14. ^ Stephen M. Silverman (May 12, 2006). "Leif Garrett Gets 3 Months Behind Bars". People Magazine.,,1193664,00.html. 
  15. ^ "Behind the Music". VH1 "Behind the music" (transcript on USA Today website). 28 August 2002. 
  16. ^ "Desperately single: Nicollette Sheridan and Michael Bolton call off their engagement". Daily Mail. 27th August 2008. 
  17. ^ USA Today, October 26, 2005
  18. ^ "How Nicollette Bagged Niklas". "Showbiz" column, Sky Television website. June 30 2005. 
  19. ^ "Nicollette Sheridan Strips Naked for Charity" Showbiz Spy, March 5, 2008
  20. ^ "Nicollette Sheridan, Michael Bolton End Engagement", August 26, 2008

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Nicollette Sheridan (born Colette Sheridan on November 21, 1963) is a Golden Globe nominated British actress, primarily on soap operas, movies and television. She is best known for her roles as Paige Matheson on Knots Landing and as the promiscuous Edie Britt on Desperate Housewives.

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