Nicollette Sheridan life and biography

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Nicollette Sheridan biography

Date of birth : 1963-11-21
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Worthing, Sussex, England
Nationality : English
Category : Arts and Entertainment
Last modified : 2011-10-14
Credited as : Actress, Desperate Housewives, Michael Bolton

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Granddaughter of famed English actress Dinah Sheridan, Nicollette was born in Sussex, England, on November 21, 1963. She was raised in London before moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting, like much of the rest of her family.

1984 marked the debut of her television career, as she landed a small role on the series Paper Dolls. Following a couple of other small gigs and a spot in the film The Sure Thing (1985) with John Cusack, Sheridan hit the jackpot.

In 1986, she got the part of Paige Matheson on Knots Landing, which was already a well-established primetime soap opera.

For seven years, Sheridan spiced up Knots with her saucy portrayal of the beautiful and conniving Matheson. She made headlines outside of the show as well, as her name was often romantically linked with the stars of the day, including Michael Bolton and Scott Baio.

In 1990, People magazine voted her one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. The next year, she married Harry Hamlin of L.A. Law fame. They divorced in 1993 without having had any children.

Following her run on Knots Landing, Sheridan showed up in made-for-TV-movies like A Time to Heal (1994), Virus (1995) and The People Next Door (1996). Don't remember those appearances? Neither do we

Nicollette had higher profile roles over the course of the next two years, showing up with Leslie Nielsen in Spy Hard (1996) and with Chris Farley and Chris Rock in Beverly Hills Ninja (1997).

There was a subsequent rut in Sheridan's career, with low-rated TV performances coming one after the other. Those curious enough to check out the B movies she made may have seen Raw Nerve (1999) with Mario Van Peebles or Lost Treasure (2003) with Stephen Baldwin.
Fortunately for Nicollette, the magic of Knots Landing was revived in 2004, when ABC's Desperate Housewives hit the air. Nicollette Sheridan landed the part of Edie Britt, a saucy divorcee bent on teasing all the neighborhood's men. She worked with the likes of Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Eva Longoria, Marcia Cross, Brenda Strong, James Denton, Andrea Bowen, Joy Lauren, Shawn Pyfrom, Kathryn Joosten, and Dana Delany.

As Housewives' ratings climbed, ABC took more and more risks with the characters of the show. As a promo for an upcoming episode, they sent Sheridan to do an intro for a Monday Night Football Dallas versus Philadelphia game in 2004. In the skit, Nicollette appeared in the players' locker room wearing only a towel, flirted with star Philadelphia receiver Terrell Owens, then dropped her towel and jumped into his arms.

This display, nicknamed "Towelgate," was TV's biggest scandal since Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 Super Bowl. It boosted Desperate Housewives' ratings, created a lot of controversy, and increased attention for Sheridan.

In September 2010, Sheridan filmed a Hallmark Channel movie, Honeymoon for One, in Ireland, playing Eve Parker. The movie premiered on August 13, 2011 on the Hallmark Channel.In 2010, Sheridan was set to star in an upcoming CBS comedy series as a mother who battles with her British ex-husband to get her teenaged daughter to stardom,but the series was not picked up for the fall season by CBS.
Sheridan will not return to the set of Desperate Housewives to reprise the role of Edie Britt for the series finale.

Sheridan returned to ex-boyfriend Michael Bolton, whom she had originally met in 1991. Bolton proposed on holiday in the Bahamas in March 2006. 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.
Sheridan and Bolton broke off the engagement later that year.
She later dated professional skater Dorien Walker.

In april 2010, Sheridan filed a $20 million lawsuit against Desperate Housewives creator and producer Marc Cherry and ABC, alleging that she was assaulted by Cherry on the set of the show and was wrongfully fired when she reported the alleged abuse to the network. In her lawsuit, Sheridan claimed wrongful termination, assault and battery, gender violence, discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and age, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The trial will take place on October 17, 2011.

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