Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith is an English actress and singer.

Date of birth

Sheridan Smith was born on 25 June 1981 in Epworth, Lincolnshire.


She was born the only daughter of Marylin Smith. Her grandad was a banjo player in Yorkshire and later played as a trio with his daughters.


Smith studied dance at the Joyce Mason School of Dancing from an early age. She later attended South Axholme Comprehensive School, she never trained at a drama school, she was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre from 1995 to 2001, performing a number of understudy roles in productions such as Bugsy Malone, Pendragon, and Into the Woods. She completed further education at John Leggott College in Scunthorpe.

Love life

She has been engaged to Jamie Horn, an insurance broker, since 2018. Together they have a son, born in May 2020.

Net worth

Not yet established.


Smith came to prominence after playing a variety of characters on sitcoms such as The Royle Family (1999–2000), Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps (2001–2009), Gavin & Stacey (2008–2010), and Benidorm (2009).

She played the role of Joey Ross on the drama series Jonathan Creek (2009–2013) and went on to receive acclaim for starring in a succession of television dramas, such as Mrs Biggs (2012), Cilla (2014), The C Word (2015), Black Work (2015), and The Moorside (2017).

Her feature film credits include Tower Block (2012), Quartet (2012), and The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016).

Smith has performed in the West End musicals Little Shop of Horrors (2007), Legally Blonde (2010), Funny Girl (2016), and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (2019).

She released her debut album, Sheridan, in 2017. Her second album, A Northern Soul, was released in 2018.

In late 2006, Smith started voicing Lucie Miller for Doctor Who, as part of the BBC7 Big Finish audio range, alongside Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor, in the story Blood of the Daleks. Sheridan's last audio adventure for Big Finish was To The Death, in 2011, in which Lucie left the Doctor for good.

Smith is the recipient of two Olivier Awards, a BAFTA, a National Television Award and a BPG Award, as well as two International Emmy Award nominations.

She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to drama.

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Sheridan Smith
First Name Sheridan
Surname Smith
Born 25th June, 1981
Home City Epworth, England
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