Nicollette Sheridan Biography
Nicollette Sheridan made her debut in Paper Dolls, but her breakthrough came in 1986, when she joined the cast of the CBS night-time soap Knots Landing as Paige Matheson. She started out in a recurring role, but proved to be so popular that she was a regular during 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). Despite her carefully cultivated sex symbol image, Sheridan has only done one nude scene during her career, in the low budget 1999 film Raw Nerve, opposite Mario Van Peebles.
In 2004, Nicollette Sheridan's role as sexy 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. Less positively, she was named 2004's worst dressed by Mr. Blackwell. Blackwell's citation probably resulted from the colourful and boldly-cut gown Sheridan wore as a presenter at the American Music Awards on November 14, 2004 but he 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.
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Chosen by People magazine as one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world 
Has a half brother named Nick Savalas. (his father was Telly Savalas).
At one time, was dating singer Michael Bolton.
Mother is English actress Sally Sheridan
Met Leif Garrett at age 15. Lived with him under his mother's roof as a minor. The relationship lasted 6 years.
Measurements: 34B-24-35 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
Despite the fact that she was born in England and contrary to several sources, she is not the granddaughter of the British actress Dinah Sheridan. They are not related.
In November 2004, spent 1 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 numbers to date.
Chosen the worst-dressed celebrity in 2004 by fashion critic Mr. Blackwell (Richard Selzer).
Lost the part of Grace Adler, in Will Grace (1998), to Debra Messing at the final auditions.
Has a golden retriever named Oliver.
She only has 1 ear pierced, so she often wears clip on earrings.
Former stepdaughter of Telly Savalas
Speaks Greek fluently.
Was encouraged to be proud of her Greek descent by her stepfather and godfather, Telly Savalas.
Has been riding horses since she was 3 years old.
Shares a birthday with Jena Malone, Björk, Goldie Hawn, Rachel Rogers, Juliet Mills
Originally auditioned for the role of Bree Van de Kamp (now played by Marcia Cross) on Desperate Housewives (2004), before auditioning and receiving the role of Edie Britt.
Engaged to Michael Bolton [March 14, 2006].
Was engaged to Swedish Niklas Söderblom but the couple split in November 2005.
Is a vegetarian and believes that any life, big or small, deserves the right to live.
Is of Punjabi descent through her great-grandmother.
Nicollette and Michael Bolton have called off their engagement [August 26, 2008].
Spouse - Harry Hamlin (7 September 1991 - 1993) (divorced)
Personal quotes from Nicollette Sheridan
I 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.
On Telly Savalas: He was officially my stepfather, but I always thought of him as my daddy.
I 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.
Nicollette Sheridan Filmography
Noah's Ark: The New Beginning (2008) (voice) .... Zenna
Desperate Housewives .... Edie Britt (110 episodes, 2004-2008)
- The Road You Didn't Take (2008) TV episode .... Edie Britt
- City on Fire (2008) TV episode .... Edie Britt
- What More Do I Need? (2008) TV episode .... Edie Britt
- There's Always a Woman (2008) TV episode .... Edie Britt
- Mirror, Mirror (2008) TV episode .... Edie Britt
Fly Me to the Moon (2008) (voice) .... Nadia
... aka Fly Me to the Moon 3D (USA: new title)
Code Name: The Cleaner (2007) .... Diane
... aka The Cleaner (USA: informal short title)
The Karate Dog (2004) (voice) .... White Cat
Deadly Visions (2004) (TV) .... Ann Culver
... aka Deadly Visions (USA)
... aka Possessed (USA: DVD title)
Becker .... Anna (1 episode, 2003)
- A First Class Flight (2003) TV episode .... Anna
Will Grace .... Dr. Danielle Morty (1 episode, 2003)
- 24 (2003) TV episode .... Dr. Danielle Morty
Lost Treasure (2003) .... Carrie
Static Shock .... Darcy / ... (1 episode, 2003)
- Toys in the Hood (2003) TV episode (voice) .... Darcy/Miss Moore
Tarzan Jane (2002) (V) (voice) .... Eleanor
Haven't We Met Before? (2002) (TV) .... Eliza/Kate/Emily Winton
... aka Mary Higgins Clark's 'Haven't We Met Before?' (Canada: English title)
... aka Mary Higgins Clark's Haven't We Met Before? (Australia: DVD title)
... aka Mary Higgins Clark: Vous souvenez-vous? (Canada: French title)
.com for Murder (2002) .... Misty Brummel
Deadly Betrayal (2002) (TV) .... Donna Randal
... aka Trahison mortelle (Canada: French title)
The Legend of Tarzan .... Eleanor (28 episodes, 2001)
... aka Disney's the Legend of Tarzan (USA: complete title)
- Tarzan and Tublat's Revenge (2001) TV episode (voice) .... Eleanor
- Tarzan and the Mysterious Visitor (2001) TV episode (voice) .... Eleanor
- Tarzan and the Gauntlet of Vengeance (2001) TV episode (voice) .... Eleanor
- Tarzan and the Missing Link (2001) TV episode (voice) .... Eleanor
- Tarzan and the Face from the Past (2001) TV episode (voice) .... Eleanor
The Spiral Staircase (2000) (TV) .... Helen Capel
... aka Secret du manoir, Le (Canada: French title)
Raw Nerve (1999) .... Izabel Sauvestre
Dead Husbands (1998) (TV) .... Alexandra Elston
... aka Last Man on the List
I Woke Up Early the Day I Died (1998) .... Ballroom Woman
... aka Ed Wood's I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
... aka I Awoke Early the Day I Died (USA)
Knots Landing: Back to the Cul-de-Sac (1997) TV mini-series (uncredited) .... Paige Matheson
Murder in My Mind (1997) (TV) .... Callain Pearson
Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) .... Allison Page/Sally Jones
The People Next Door (1996) (TV) .... Anna Morse
Spy Hard (1996) .... Veronique Ukrinsky, Agent 3.14
Indictment: The McMartin Trial (1995) (TV) (uncredited) .... Grace
Virus (1995) (TV) .... Marissa Blumenthal
... aka Formula for Death
... aka Robin Cook's Formula for Death (UK)
... aka Robin Cook's Outbreak (Canada: English title)
... aka Robin Cook's Virus
Silver Strand (1995) (TV) .... Michelle Hughes
Shadows of Desire (1994) (TV) .... Rowena Ecklund
... aka The Devil's Bed (Canada: English title)
A Time to Heal (1994) (TV) .... Jenny Barton
... aka Jenny's Story
Knots Landing .... Paige Matheson (179 episodes, 1986-1993)
- Just Like Old Times: Part 1 (1993) TV episode .... Paige Matheson
- Just Like Old Times: Part 2 (1993) TV episode .... Paige Matheson
- Day of the Assassin (1993) TV episode .... Paige Matheson
- Hints and Evasions (1993) TV episode .... Paige Matheson
- Farewell, My Lovely (1993) TV episode .... Paige Matheson
Somebody's Daughter (1992) (TV) .... Sara
Noises Off... (1992) .... Brooke Ashton / Vicki
Paradise .... Lily (1 episode, 1991)
... aka Guns of Paradise (USA: new title)
- Twenty-Four Hours (1991) TV episode .... Lily
Lucky Chances (1990) TV series .... Lucky Santangelo Richmond Stanislopolous Golden
... aka Jackie Collins' Lucky/Chances (USA: complete title)
Deceptions (1990) (TV) .... Adrienne Erickson
Dark Mansions (1986) (TV) .... Banda Drake
Dead Man's Folly (1986) (TV) (as Nicolette Sheridan) .... Hattie Stubbs
... aka Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly (UK: complete title) (USA: complete title)
The Sure Thing (1985) .... The Sure Thing
Paper Dolls .... Taryn Blake (13 episodes, 1984)
- Episode #1.13 (1984) TV episode .... Taryn Blake
- Episode #1.12 (1984) TV episode .... Taryn Blake
- Episode #1.11 (1984) TV episode .... Taryn Blake
- Episode #1.10 (1984) TV episode .... Taryn Blake
- Episode #1.9 (1984) TV episode .... Taryn Blake