25 June 1981, Epworth, North Lincolnshire, England, UK
5' 2" (1.57 m)
Sheridan Smith was born on 25th June 1981 and grew up in Epworth, Yorkshire/Lincolnshire. While Sheridan was growing up, her parents, Colin and Marilyn, performed as a Country and Western duo called The Daltons and it wasn't long before Sheridan got into it. She was dancing from the age of 4 and singing with her parents when she was about 7. At 14 she made her professional debut in the production of Annie playing the lead role. She then went on to star in many big stage roles such as: The Go-Between, Little Red Riding Hood in the 1998 Donmar Warehouse production of Into The Woods, Talullah in National Youth Theatre's production of Bugsy Malone, Doll the Moll in Tin Pan Ali, Mrs Hardcastle in The Kissing Dance or She Stoops To Conquer, Pendragon and Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz.
Sheridan appeared on Blue Peter, Newsround, Children in Need, Olivier Awards and Theatreland with the NYMT (National Youth Music Theatre) for which she was a member.
Sheridan's first TV appearance came in 1999 when she played Matilda in ITV's Dark Ages. Since then Sheridan as had many guest appearances in Wives and Daughters, Anchor Me, Peaches, Hawk, Heartbeat, Doctors, Where The Heart Is, Holby City, Blood Strangers, Fat Friends, The Royal, Mile High and more recently in The Bill on 2nd June 2005.
But Sheridan will be more well known for her roles in The Royle Family from 1999-2000 were she played Emma, Anthony Royle's (Ralf Little) girlfriend in the BBC Comedy written by Caroline Aherne. And more obviously in Two Pints of Lager, again playing Ralf's girlfriend. This time as Janet who lives contentedly with Jonny and can usually be found at home on the sofa picking her feet or in the pub talking rubbish with Donna. Sheridan has also starred in two series of the BBC comedy Eyes Down alongside Paul O'Grady.
2005 as been a busy one for Sheridan, starting the year off filming the end of series five of Two Pints. She then went on to film her guest appearance in The Bill and filmed a six-part comedy drama called Love Soup. And if that wasn't enough, after fitting in a week's holiday to Crete, Sheridan filmed a new comedy for BBC3 called Grownups. Sheridan plays the lead role in the comedy about the life of 26 year old Michelle. She finished off the year filming series 6 of Two Pints which carried on into March 2006.
Sheridan has concentrated on her theatre and radio work in 2006 and performed amazingly in Shakespearean plays A Midsummer Night's Dream and Taming of the Shrew at the Open Air Theatre in London's Regents Park through the summer. In between she took time out to record a radio comedy called Not Today Thank you.
Sheridan currently lives in London with flatmate Jason. Her brother Damien is a member of the band Indie Manned.
She is perhaps best known for playing Janet Smith/Keogh in the BBC sitcom "Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps" (2001).
Has an older brother called Damien.
Was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre between 1994 and 2000.
Was offered a part in "Where the Heart Is" (1997) but she turned it down to do "Love Soup" (2005). The role was played by Denise Van Outen.
(December 2009) Playing the lead role of Elle Woods in the musical Legally Blonde, the London musical: at The Savoy Theatre, The Strand, London, England.
Sheridan Smith - what members say
review by A customer from England
top show a must for a Two Pints Fan 7 August 2006
review by from UK
Not 2 pints, more wine bar... 23 July 2007
review by williamsgwynfa from gwaenysgor
superb............................ 24 October 2009
Sheridan Smith - filmography
Sheridan Smith facts
5 most recent filmsPowder Room - 2.0 stars
Dates - 3.5 stars
Jonathan Creek: The Clue of the Savant's Thumb - 3.5 stars
The Scapegoat - 3.5 stars
A Fantastic Fear Of Everything - 2.5 stars
5 highest-rated filmsLark Rise To Candleford - Series 2 - 4.0 stars
Mrs Biggs - 4.0 stars
Lark Rise To Candleford - Series 2 - Blu-ray - 4.0 stars
Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps - Series 6 - 4.0 stars
Jonathan Creek - The Grinning Man - 4.0 stars
5 lowest-rated filmsPowder Room - 2.0 stars
Dates - 3.5 stars
Grownups - Series 3 - 3.5 stars
Mr Stink - 3.5 stars
Accused - Series 2 - 4.0 stars
Most frequent co-starsWill Mellor - 36 times - show films
Natalie Casey - 35 times - show films
Kathryn Drysdale - 29 times - show films
Ralf Little - 15 times - show films
Ralph Little - 14 times - show films
Most frequent directorsGareth Carrivick - 23 times - show films
Nick Wood - 15 times - show films
Alan Grint - 10 times - show films
Maurice Phillips - 10 times - show films
John Greening - 10 times - show films