Fast Facts

  • Suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder as a child.
  • Transferred to an all-boys Catholic school at age 16 because it offered a strong theater program.
  • Completed a year of work with the National Theatre while attending the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
  • Turned to stand-up after finding the atmosphere of the Royal Shakespeare Company too competitive.
  • Returned to the stage in 2005 to star in a West End production of Neil Labute's Some Girl(s).
  • Has publicly supported the Laura Crane Youth Cancer Trust since 2006.


  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Female Performance In A Comedy Programme: Nominee


  • Josephine Ford — Mother
  • Twig Clark — Ex-significant Other
  • Erin Johanna Clark — Daughter


  • Attended Central School of Speech and Drama, London, England


  • Birth Name: Catherine Ford
  • Birth Place: Bloomsbury, London, England
  • Birthday: May 12, 1968, Taurus
  • Profession: Actor, Comedian
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