Sunday, April 19, 2009

Nicollette Sheridan Biography

Nicollette Sheridan (born November 21, 1963) is a British-born American actress.

Sheridan was born Colette Sheridan in Rustington, West Sussex, England, the daughter of British actress Sally Sheridan (née Adams). Contrary to rumour, Sheridan is not related to actress Dinah Sheridan. Sheridan's biological father has never been identified. Sheridan's half-brother, Nick Savalas, is his son. Sheridan attended school at Millfield in Somerset and emigrated to the United States in 1973.

Sheridan made her debut in the short-lived US primetime soap opera Paper Dolls in 1984, but her breakthrough came in 1986, when she joined the cast of the CBS primetime soap Knots Landing as "Paige Matheson". In 2004, Sheridan's role as sexy divorcee Edie Britt in ABC's Desperate Housewives brought her renewed media attention. On November 15, 2004, Sheridan was cited by the FCC for her appearance in a sketch that opened the evening's Monday Night Football broadcast. The Desperate Housewives-inspired sketch, showing Sheridan dropping a towel to attract the attention of football player Terrell Owens who then said "Ah, hell", was widely condemned as being sexually suggestive. ABC was forced to apologize for airing it, but the citation against Sheridan was dropped on March 14, 2005. Todd Schnitt of radio station WFLZ-FM in Tampa, Florida, placed an early-morning telephone call to Sheridan on November 18, 2004, waking her to discuss the Monday Night Football controversy (which had come to be called "Towelgate"). Toward the close of the fourth season of Desperate Housewives, conflicting reports circulated regarding Sheridan's future in her role. While reported in April that series creator Marc Cherry had said Sheridan would depart at the end of the season, another source stated that Sheridan was confident she would return for the series' fifth season. Actress Dana Delany, who plays Katherine Mayfair, confirmed that Nicollette Sheridan would be back to reprise her role for Season 5 of Desperate Housewives, and the Hollywood Reporter reported Nicollette's character might be seducing another boyfriend, played by actor Neal McDonough.

When season five aired, Sheridan did indeed reprise her regular role as Edie, now married to McDonough's character.

In February 2009 Sheridan announced she will be leaving Desperate Housewives at the end of the season. Online Sheridan's character Edie Britt will be killed off the show. Actress Dana Delany, who plays Katherine Mayfair, confirmed that there will be some shocking drama when Nicollette Sheridan leaves the show.

According to Dana Delany, a party is the best way to say farewell to Nicollette Sheridan.

According to Felicity Huffman, who plays Lynette Scavo, her comment on Nicollette Sheridan's departure was very shocking.

According to TV Guide, the decision to kill off Sheridan's character, Edie, was very risky.
From 1979 to 1985, Sheridan dated the then teen-idol Leif Garrett. Sheridan was married to actor Harry Hamlin from September 7, 1991 through 1993.

From January to October 2005, Sheridan was engaged to Swedish personal trainer, Nicklas Söderblom. After their break-up, Sheridan returned to ex-boyfriend Michael Bolton, to whom she became engaged in March 2006. In 2006 Nicollette Sheridan and Michael Bolton sang a duet titled The Second Time Around for the album Bolton Swings Sinatra.

In March 2008 Nicollette Sheridan posed naked for a London Fog charity ad which also featured Nicollette's fiancé, Michael Bolton.

Sheridan Was Axed To Cut Costs
Nicollette Sheridan was axed from "Desperate Housewives" to save money, show creator Marc Cherry has revealed.
The actress' man-eating character Edie Britt bows out of the hit show on Sunday night, in a bizarre car crash that leaves her presumed dead.
Her departure comes amid rumors she was forced out because of a rift with her cast mates.
But Cherry insists he was forced by network bosses at ABC to cut costs, and the axe fell on Sheridan's head because her character had run its course.
There has been tremendous pressure put on me to cut costs … the network is saying to all the shows, 'The company is really hurting financially.

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