Britain born, Sheridan moved to the U.S. to be a model in the early 1980s but soon began acting. She had a handful of small TV and film roles under her belt when she rocketed to stardom as a manipulative beauty on the prime-time soap Knots Landing
in 1986. Real-life romances with Scott Baio, Michael Bolton and a brief marriage to Harry Hamlin served to keep her in the tabloids. After the series ended in 1993, Sheridan continued to work, mostly in TV-movies. But she returned to the spotlight as a serial divorcée on Desperate Housewives
in 2004. When not working, Sheridan is an avid equestrian.Nicollette Sheridan Fast Facts:
- Met former teen idol Leif Garrett when she was 15 and later lived with him in his mother's home; the two dated for six years.
- Has also been romantically linked with Scott Baio, James Woods and Michael Bolton; was engaged to Swedish personal trainer Niklas Soderblom but called off their engagement in 2005.
- An avid equestrian, she began riding at the age of 3.
- Was named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in the 1990 inaugural edition of the annual feature.
- Caused some commotion when she appeared in a 2004 Monday Night Football promotional skit with the Philadelphia Eagles' Terrell Owens. Clad only in a towel and a come-hither grin, she raised the ire of the FCC by dropping the towel and leaving the rest up to viewers' imaginations.
- Edie Britt, the character she portrayed on the hugely successful ABC comedy-drama Desperate Housewives, was killed off in the fifth season of the series' run.
- Nicollette Sheridan Relationships:
- Sally Sheridan - Mother
- Arthur - Father
- Leif Garrett - Ex-significant Other
- Nick Savalas - Half Brother
- Niklas Soderblom - Ex-fiancé
- Harry Hamlin - Ex-husband
- Michael Bolton - Ex-fiancé
- Telly Savalas - Stepfather
- Nicollette Sheridan Awards:
- 2005 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
- 2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
- 2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
- 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Nominee
- 2004 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series - Winner
- 2005 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee