Nicollette Sheridan is known to many fans as the beautiful, insidious, controlling Paige Matheson from the popular nighttime soap opera Knots Landing. Now Sheridan is making new fans with her role as the much gossiped about divorcee Edie Britt in ABC's winning Desperate Housewives.
Although taking such risks with her career as jumping into Philadelphia receiver Terrell Owens arms without her clothes on, Nicolette tends to her personal life by becoming engaged to Swedish actor Niklas Soderblom over the 2005 New Year weekend while they vacationed in Aspen.
"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." Nicolette Sheridan
Childhood and Family:
Nicolette Sheridan was born on November 21, 1963 in Worthing, Sussex, England and comes from a heritage of talented women. Her grandmother, Dinah Sheridan, starred in such films as The Railway Children (1970) and Genevieve (1953), while her mother, actress Sally Sheridan can be seen in films like The Whisper (2004).
Nicolette's romantic life is also speckled with the talented. From actor Lief Garret to singer Michael Bolton, Swedish actor Niklas Soderblom to her marriage to actor Harry Hamlin (they divorced in 1991) Nicolette's life has been surrounded by entertainment's society.
Nicolette Sheridan's career may have had its lows and highs, dramatic and comedic, remembered and forgettable roles but Nicolette is charting the higher ground once again with her role of divorcee Edie Britt in ABC's winning Desperate Housewives.
In 1984 Nicolette played Taryn Blakein in the televised modeling drama Paper Dolls, starring Lloyd Bridges and Mimi Rogers. In the 1980's she was seen in The Sure Thing (starring John Cusack) and TV's Dead Man's Folly and Dark Mansions (to name a few). The 1990's proved more productive, although not always successful, as Nicolette scored roles in such televised shows as Deceptions, Lucky-Chances, Somebody's Daughter, A Time to Heal, Shadows of Desire, Virus and more. B-rated movies like Raw Nerve and Beverly Hills Ninja may put a yawn to skipping down memory lane but spicy Desperate Housewives, co-starring Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria, has put a charge back into Nicolette's career with a big bang. Not since her role in Knots Landing has Sheridan heard such noise.