Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthNovember 21, 1963
SpouseAaron Phypers, Harry Hamlin
MarkBlonde hair
FactContrary to several sources, she is not the granddaughter of British actress Dinah Sheridan. Both were born in Great Britain, but they are not related.
PaymentsEarned $25,000 (season 1 / per episode) from Desperate Housewives (2004)

Nicollette Sheridan (born November 21, 1963) is an English actress, writer and producer. She began her career as a fashion model, before landing the role of Edie Britt on the ABC television series Desperate Housewives (2004–2009). Sheridan has also appeared in films such as The Sure Thing (1985), Noises Off (1992), Spy Game (2001), and Code Name: The Cleaner (2007).

Early Life

Nicollette Sheridan was born in Worthing, West Sussex, England, the daughter of actress Sally Savalas and British businessman Colin Sheridan. She has two older sisters, Sacha and Tara. Sheridan was educated at Montessori schools, and began her career as a fashion model at the age of 14.


Sheridan made her film debut in The Sure Thing (1985) and later appeared in such films as Noises Off (1992), Spy Game (2001), and Code Name: The Cleaner (2007). She also had a recurring role on the television series Knots Landing (1986–1993) and played Paige Matheson on the short-lived primetime soap opera Dallas (1978–1991). In 2004, she began starring as Edie Britt on the ABC series Desperate Housewives, a role she played until 2009.

In 2010, she starred in the short-lived CBS television series Love Bites. From 2013 to 2014, she starred as Deanna Munoz on the TNT drama series Dallas. In 2015, she starred as Olivia Hartley on the short-lived NBC comedy-drama series Crowded.

Personal Life

Sheridan has been married three times: first to actor Leif Garrett from 1985 to 1992, then to actor Harry Hamlin from 1991 to 1995, and finally to actor Aaron Phypers in 2018. She has two sons: Dylan Thomas Garrett (born 1991) with Garrett, and Declan Patrick Hamlin (born 1997) with Hamlin.

General Info

Full NameNicollette Sheridan
Date Of BirthNovember 21, 1963
Height1.71 m


SpouseAaron Phypers, Harry Hamlin
ParentsSally Sheridan, Arthur Sheridan
SiblingsNick Savalas


AwardsScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, Glamour Award for US TV Actress
MoviesThe Sure Thing, Code Name: The Cleaner, Spy Hard, Beverly Hills Ninja, Noises Off, Honeymoon for One, Deceptions, Raw Nerve, Deadly Betrayal, The Christmas Spirit, Tarzan & Jane, The People Next Door, Fly Me to the Moon, Jewtopia, Deadly Visions, Dead Husbands, A Time to Heal, I Woke Up Early The Da...
TV ShowsDesperate Housewives, The Legend of Tarzan, Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac, Knots Landing, Paper Dolls, Paradise, Seitenblicke, Retrosexual: The '80s

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#Marks / Signs
1Blonde hair


Desperate Housewives (2004)$175,000 (season 5 / per episode)
Desperate Housewives (2004)$150,000 (season 4 / per episode)
Desperate Housewives (2004)$125,000 (season 3 / per episode)
Desperate Housewives (2004)$50,000 (season 2 / per episode)
Desperate Housewives (2004)$25,000 (season 1 / per episode)
Desperate Housewives (2004)$6,000 (pilot episode)


1When people meet me for the first time they usually think I am a real snoot.
2Some people find safety in the institution of marriage or some sort of a further commitment. Others think that if you're in a very happy relationship, why mess with it? Marriage has never been something I've needed to have in my life. I've always been extremely independent.
3It's quite a feat to pull off a bad girl and have people relate to her. The key is to somehow find a way to make her likable. I thoroughly enjoyed creating and playing Edie. I do miss her. She was a big part of my life for five years.
4When I was young, I was a control freak. I was a great organizer. That was my sense of control. I liked having an orderly house, having everything clean and aesthetically pleasing. I found some sort of comfort in that. I've definitely worked on letting that go. I try to leave myself open to see what life offers up.
5I have actually played some nice characters.
6I really try to take one day at a time and enjoy the moments.
7It really is sort of my peace and my serenity when I'm out with the horses and my dog. You know, you have a responsibility when you have animals. They need to be exercised, just like we do, so I get out there as often as I can. I think it's very important to be able to take in your surroundings and breathe the fresh air and appreciate the beauty of nature.
8I praise the Lord above because God only knows what they would have Edie doing on cable--probably some of the things Kim Cattrall had to do on Sex and the City (1998).
9I did Knots Landing (1979) and many TV movies and features back-to-back, I got so caught up in work driving my life, that I decided I needed a break, to enjoy the simple things in life, and be with my horse and dogs, and travel. When I wanted to re-emerge, I found that I didn't have the bevy of things that I'd previously had at my fingertips. That said, I had to address my career differently. I explored other avenues, from writing to producing and then, four years ago, Desperate Housewives (2004) fell into my hands and that was that. When I read the script, I knew it was special because of the line it walked between comedy and drama, and the twisted nature of its story lines. But you can't help but be surprised when something takes off like that.
10I have been accused of doing things to my face, but I haven't had anything done. I'm not saying that there won't be a time when I say. "Okay, maybe", but I'm very blessed to come from generations of very good skin. My mother looks a lot younger than she is, and so did her mother. I have a bit of sun damage but, otherwise, I come from a pool of good genes.
11I just liked having intelligent conversations and hearing both sides of an argument. I've always been quite opinionated and I thought the field of law was for me. It's funny how life can change when you least expect it.
12I think there are a lot of factors that the universe can conspire and make happen if it's meant to be. Also with perseverance, if you really follow your passion and your bliss you can make anything happen ... in any field. I think fear stops us. It's always been a motto of mine to embrace my fears and walk through them because it's always amazing what you come out to on the other side.
13I think I've always been a fighter in a healthy way.
14I'm actually more comfortable playing the stroke victim or the girl with no makeup on, looking scruffy and it's all about what's going on inside rather than on the outside. But I'm making friends with it. At times, it's embarrassing being in some outfits that I might personally never be caught dead in, but they serve "Edie" on [Desperate Housewives (2004)]. It was nice actually wearing pants and a proper shirt as "Diane" in [Code Name: The Cleaner (2007)].
15I could say doing what I've wanted to do with my life could be looked at as being selfish. But I think it's a healthy selfish, because if you're really not ready to (have children), it's not the right thing to do.
16I think I've been very lucky. A lot of this business is being in the right place at the right time with the right thing.
17[on Telly Savalas] He was officially my stepfather, but I always thought of him as my daddy.
18I grew up feeling like the ugly duckling, and things have not changed that much. For some reason, Hollywood seems to have painted me as a gorgeous vixen at times or the sweet girl. I don't get it.


1Her mother was 16 when she had her.
2Credits Michele Lee as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.
3Was in a relationship with Aussie drug trafficker Simon Main (stepson of Barry Crocker) from 1997 until 2000. Then back again in 2005 following his release from prison.
4Filming her new movie in Ireland. [September 2010]
5Acting protégée of Michele Lee.
6Best known by the public for her roles as Paige Matheson on Knots Landing (1979) and as Edie Britt on Desperate Housewives (2004).
7Met her future Desperate Housewives (2004) co-star Marcia Cross on the set of Knots Landing (1979) in 1991. They played rivals.
8She spent three of her high school years at The Buckley School, a private college preparatory day school in Sherman Oaks near Los Angeles. Was almost kicked out when she was caught forging her mother's signature on a note. Her mother shipped her off to Millfield, a no-nonsense girl's school outside London, which she graduated from in 1981.
9Was the spoke-woman for National Guide Dog Month on September 2010.
10Was considered for the role of Rose DeWitt Bukater in Titanic (1997).
11Nicollette and Michael Bolton have called off their engagement [August 26, 2008].
12Is of Punjabi descent through her great-grandmother.
13Is a vegetarian and believes that any life, big or small, deserves the right to live.
14Was engaged to Swede Nick Soderblom but the couple split in November 2005.
15Engaged to Michael Bolton [March 14, 2006].
16Originally auditioned for the role of "Bree Van de Kamp" (now played by Marcia Cross) on Desperate Housewives (2004), before auditioning for and getting the role of Edie Britt.
17Has been riding horses since she was 3 years old.
18Learned about Greek culture from her stepfather and godfather, Telly Savalas.
19Speaks Greek fluently.
20She only has 1 ear pierced, so she often wears clip on earrings.
21Has a golden retriever named Oliver.
22Lost the part of Grace Adler, in Will & Grace (1998), to Debra Messing at the final auditions.
23Chosen the worst-dressed celebrity in 2004 by fashion critic Mr. Blackwell (Richard Selzer).
24In November 2004 she spent a week in the center of the sports world as a key figure in a controversial skit preceding ABC's NFL Monday Night Football (1970), in which she ran supposedly nude into the arms of Philadelphia WR Terrell Owens. The skit was designed to bring viewers to ABC's Desperate Housewives (2004), whose next episode posted the show's highest ratings to date.
25Contrary to several sources, she is not the granddaughter of British actress Dinah Sheridan. Both were born in Great Britain, but they are not related.
26Met Leif Garrett at age 15. Lived with him under his mother's roof as a minor. The relationship lasted 6 years.
27Mother is English actress Sally Sheridan. Father is Arthur Sheridan, a former British Air Force pilot whom Nicollette has not seen since she was an infant.
28Was in a long-term relationship with singer Michael Bolton (1992-1995; 2006-2008).
29Half-sister of Nick Savalas (his father was Telly Savalas).
30Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world [1990]




The Chameleon2016TV Movie pre-productionGentry
All Yours2016TV MovieCass
Let's Kill Ward's Wife2014Robin Peters
The Christmas Spirit2013TV MovieCharlotte Hart
Jewtopia2012Betsy O'Connell
Noah2012/IIIZenna (voice)
Canon C300 Demo: XXIT2011ShortNikki Williams
Honeymoon for One2011TV MovieEve Parker
Lee Mathers2010TV MovieLori Mays
Desperate Housewives2004-2009TV SeriesEdie Britt
Fly Me to the Moon 3D2008Nadia (voice)
Code Name: The Cleaner2007Diane
The Karate Dog2005TV MovieWhite Cat (voice, as Nicolette Sheridan)
Desperate Housewives: Oprah Winfrey Is the New Neighbor2005TV ShortEdie Britt
Deadly Visions2004TV MovieAnn Culver
Becker2003TV SeriesAnna
Lost Treasure2003Carrie
Will & Grace2003TV SeriesDr. Danielle Morty
Static Shock2003TV SeriesMiss Moore / Darcy
Deadly Betrayal2003TV MovieDonna Randal
.com for Murder2002Misty
Tarzan & Jane2002Eleanor (voice)
Haven't We Met Before?2002TV MovieEliza / Kate / Emily Winton
The Legend of Tarzan2001TV SeriesEleanor
The Spiral Staircase2000TV MovieHelen Capel
Raw Nerve1999Izabel Sauvestre
Dead Husbands1998TV MovieAlexandra Elston
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died1998Ballroom Woman
Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac1997TV Mini-SeriesPaige Matheson
Murder in My Mind1997TV MovieCallain Pearson
Beverly Hills Ninja1997Allison Page / Sally Jones
The Larry Sanders Show1997TV SeriesNicollette Sheridan
The People Next Door1996TV MovieAnna Morse
Spy Hard1996Veronique Ukrinsky, Agent 3.14
Silver Strand1995TV MovieMichelle Hughes
Indictment: The McMartin Trial1995TV MovieGrace (uncredited)
Virus1995TV MovieMarissa Blumenthal
Shadows of Desire1994TV MovieRowena Ecklund
A Time to Heal1994TV MovieJenny Barton
Knots Landing1986-1993TV SeriesPaige Matheson
Incredi-Girl1993TV MovieTaylor
Somebody's Daughter1992TV MovieSara
Noises Off...1992Brooke Ashton / Vicki
Guns of Paradise1991TV SeriesLily
Deceptions1990TV MovieAdrienne Erickson
Lucky Chances1990TV Mini-SeriesLucky Santangelo
Dark Mansions1986TV MovieBanda Drake
Dead Man's Folly1986TV MovieHattie Stubbs (as Nicolette Sheridan)
Scene of the Crime1985TV SeriesLiza
The Sure Thing1985The Sure Thing
Paper Dolls1984TV SeriesTaryn Blake


All Yours2016TV Movie executive producer
The Christmas Spirit2013TV Movie executive producer


The Christmas Spirit2013TV Movie story


Searching2013TV Movie very special thanks
Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets2006TV Movie special thanks
Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details2006TV Movie special thanks
Desperate Housewives Special: Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry2005TV Movie special thanks


The Knots Landing Block Party1993TV Special documentaryHerself / Paige Matheson
The 43rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Outstanding Drama Series
Voices that Care1991TV Movie documentaryHerself - Choir Member
The 48th Annual Golden Globe Awards1991TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actor / Actress in a TV-Series - Comedy / Musical
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1990TV SeriesHerself
The 42nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1990TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Dirty Tennis1989Video shortHerself
Battle of the Network Stars XIX1988TV SpecialHerself - CBS Team
All-Star Party for Joan Collins1987TV SpecialHerself
CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade1987TV SpecialHerself
The Annual Entertainment Industry Honors Presentes a Salute to Bud Grant1987TV MovieHerself
Today2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Home & Family2013-2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Access Hollywood Live2016TV SeriesHerself
Extra2007-2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
15th Annual Prism Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Access Hollywood2008-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
I Know Things Now: Desperate Housewives Celebrates 1002009Video shortHerself
Entertainment Tonight2000-2009TV SeriesHerself
Seitenblicke2009TV Series documentaryHerself / Guest of Richard Lugner
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2005-2009TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2008TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Backstage Exclusive at the National Television Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
The National Television Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Infanity2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Speechless2008TV Movie documentaryHerself
Corazón de...2006-2007TV SeriesHerself
Rachael Ray2007TV SeriesHerself
Late Show with David Letterman2005-2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Live with Kelly and Michael2004-2007TV SeriesHerself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2007TV SpecialHerself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The View2005-2007TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Co-Host
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself
75th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade2006TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005-2006TV SeriesHerself
Keith Barry: Extraordinary2006TV MovieHerself
Punk'd2006TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-2006TV SeriesHerself
12th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHerself - Presenter: Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama
The 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards2006TV Special documentaryHerself
Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again2005TV Movie documentaryHerself / Paige Matheson
Rove Live2005TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2005TV Series documentaryHerself
The 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHerself
ESPY Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
Richard & Judy2005TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Beat2005TV SeriesHerself, guest
77th Annual Academy Awards - UK2005TV SpecialHerself
11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2005TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004-2005TV SeriesHerself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHerself - Co-Presenter: Best Actor in a TV Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie / Nominee: Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series, Mini-Series or Made for TV Movie
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope2005TV SpecialHerself
NFL Monday Night Football2004TV SeriesEdie Britt
Life & Style2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2004TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHerself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
The 17th Annual CableACE Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The 22nd Annual American Music Awards1995TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Fashion Police2012TV SeriesHerself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2012TV SeriesBrooke Ashton
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt2012TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2010TV SeriesHerself
Live from Studio Five2010TV SeriesHerself
50 años de2009TV SeriesHerself
Los mejores años2009TV SeriesChica Martini
E! True Hollywood Story2009TV Series documentaryHerself
How TV Changed Britain2008TV Series documentaryEdie Britt
Reinventando Hollywood2008TV Movie documentaryEdie Britt
La rentadora2006-2007TV Series
Desperate Housewives Special: Secrets and Lies2007TV MovieEdie Britt
Desperate Housewives Special: The Juiciest Bites2007TV MovieEdie Britt
Corazón de...2005-2006TV SeriesHerself
Las cinco caras de David LaChapelle2006TV MovieEdie Britt
Celebrity Debut2006TV MovieHerself
Desperate Housewives Special: The More You Know, the Juicier It Gets2006TV MovieEdie Britt (uncredited)
Desperate Housewives Special: All the Juicy Details2006TV MovieEdie Britt (uncredited)
80s2005TV Series documentaryHerself
Desperate Housewives Special: Sorting Out the Dirty Laundry2005TV MovieEdie Britt (uncredited)
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
50 Most Wicked Women of Primetime2004TV Movie documentaryEdie Britt - Desperate Housewives


Won Awards

2006ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2005ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
1991Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Heroine: Prime TimeKnots Landing (1979)
1990Soap Opera Digest AwardSoap Opera Digest AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress: Prime TimeKnots Landing (1979)

Nominated Awards

2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2008Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressCode Name: The Cleaner (2007)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2007Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Supporting ActressDesperate Housewives (2004)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy SeriesDesperate Housewives (2004)
2006Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble of the YearDesperate Housewives (2004)
2005Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionDesperate Housewives (2004)
2005Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Supporting ActressDesperate Housewives (2004)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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