46 Facts About Sheridan Smith


Sheridan Caroline Sian Smith OBE was born on 25 June 1981 and is an English actress, singer and television personality.


Sheridan Smith played the role of Joey Ross on the drama series Jonathan Creek and went on to receive acclaim for starring in a succession of television dramas, such as Mrs Biggs, Cilla, The C Word, Black Work, and The Moorside.


Sheridan Smith has performed in the West End musicals Little Shop of Horrors, Legally Blonde, Funny Girl, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.


In late 2006, Sheridan 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 Smith performed at D-Day 75: A Tribute to Heroes commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings during World War II.


Sheridan Smith sang "When the Lights Go On Again" twice, the second time as the closing song.


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


Sheridan Smith was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to drama.


Sheridan Caroline Sian Smith was born on 25 June 1981 in Epworth, Lincolnshire, the only daughter of Marylin Smith and the late Colin Smith.


Sheridan Smith's grandfather was a banjo player in Yorkshire and later played as a trio with his daughters.


Sheridan Smith studied dance at the Joyce Mason School of Dancing from an early age.


Sheridan Smith later attended South Axholme Comprehensive 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.


Sheridan Smith completed her further education at John Leggott College in Scunthorpe.


From 1999 to 2000, Sheridan Smith played Emma in The Royle Family.


Sheridan Smith played Janet Keogh in the long-running series Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps from 2001 until 2009.


Sheridan Smith featured in The Comic Strips 2005 episode "Sex Actually" as Angie.


Sheridan Smith played Cleo Martin in Love Soup and starred as Michelle, a hypocritical nutritionist, in three series of the sitcom Grownups.


Sheridan Smith has appeared in a number of other shows including the BBC's Eyes Down, in which she played Sandy, and smaller parts in shows such as The Bill and Fat Friends.


Sheridan Smith guest starred in the Christmas 2008 episode of Lark Rise to Candleford.


Sheridan Smith played Brandy in the third series of Benidorm.


Sheridan Smith appeared in the 2011 film Hysteria, about the invention of the vibrator.


Sheridan Smith appeared in the 2012 ITV film adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's novel The Scapegoat.


In September 2012 Sheridan Smith played the title role in Mrs Biggs, a five-part series on ITV.


Sheridan Smith narrated the reality series Bear Grylls: Mission Survive from 2015.


Sheridan Smith appeared in her own ITV music special in November 2017.


In December 2017, Sheridan Smith starred as evil step-mum Sheila in the television adaptation of David Walliams' children's book, Ratburger.


In January 2021, Sheridan Smith appeared as a guest judge in the second series of the BBC drag competition series, RuPaul's Drag Race UK.


In January 2022, Sheridan Smith starred as Jenna in The Teacher, a drama series about a drinking, smoking, hard-living teacher who is accused of sleeping with one of her students.


In June 2022, Sheridan Smith narrated all episodes of Channel 5 docusoap The Cruise.


Sheridan Smith played Audrey in the stage production of Little Shop of Horrors at the Menier Chocolate Factory, London, from November 2006, with the production then transferring to the Duke of York's Theatre in March 2007.


Sheridan Smith was nominated for the 2008 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her performance in the show.


Sheridan Smith appeared as Vanessa in Tinderbox: a Revenge Comedy by Lucy Kirkwood at the Bush Theatre, Shepherd's Bush, in April 2008.


Sheridan Smith originated the role of Elle Woods in the musical version of Legally Blonde in its transfer from Broadway to London's West End in December 2009.


Sheridan Smith is infinitely more likeable than Reese Witherspoon in the film.


Sheridan Smith was originally supposed to leave Legally Blonde on 23 October 2010, but she extended her run to 8 January 2011, when Susan McFadden took over the role.


Sheridan Smith was nominated for the Evening Standard Natasha Richardson Award for Best Actress and was the winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical.


On 5 April 2012, it was announced that Sheridan Smith had decided to pull out of the musical, delaying the production of the show.


From September to November 2012, Sheridan Smith played the title role in Hedda Gabler at the Old Vic, winning the 2013 Theatregoers' Choice Award for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" in a Play.


Shortly before collecting her award at the ceremony on 17 February 2013, Sheridan Smith performed the original song "Stagey and Proud", which was written by Chris Passey and Amy Carroll.


Sheridan Smith starred in a new London production of the musical Funny Girl.


Sheridan Smith played the Narrator in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at the London Palladium over the 2019 summer season with Jason Donovan as The Pharaoh and Jac Yarrow as Joseph.


Sheridan Smith played companion Lucie Miller alongside Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor in a radio series of Doctor Who, produced by Big Finish and transmitted on BBC 7 from New Year's Eve 2006; the plays returned in a second series released on CD and scheduled for BBC 7 broadcast.


Sheridan Smith appeared as Ruby Ruggles in the 2008 radio serial The Way We Live Right Now, and took over the role of Tamsin Trelawny in series 2 of Elephants to Catch Eels on BBC Radio 4.


Sheridan Smith has spoken about her anxiety, panic attacks, and difficulties with alcohol.


Sheridan Smith was in a relationship with James Corden from 2007 until they split in 2009.


Sheridan Smith was in a relationship with Jamie Horn, an insurance broker, between 2018 and 2021.