NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN (Nadia) first won a worldwide audience with her starring role on the long-running CBS drama "Knots Landing," but the actress exploded to small-screen success once again in her Golden Globe-nominated role as Edie Britt, the serial divorcee whose romantic conquests keep the neighborhood buzzing on ABC's smash hit "Desperate Housewives." Sheridan was recently honored in her native England with a Glamour Women of the Year Award for Best U.S. Television Actress, adding to her back-to-back 2005-2006 Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Born and raised in England, Sheridan discovered a passion for ballet as a small child and studied furiously, broadening her love of the arts as a student at the Arts Educational School in London. In addition to the theatre, she nurtured her talents as an avid equestrienne as well as a thirst for reading and love of Shakespeare.
Moving to Los Angeles and being courted to explore her acting talents was a natural progression for Sheridan. She first became a household name portraying the beautiful, powerful and manipulative Paige Matheson on "Knots Landing." This led to myriad other roles, including parts in the telefilms "The People Next Door," with Faye Dunaway; "A Time To Heal," opposite Gary Cole; "Indictment: The McMartin Trial," with James Woods; and "Dead Husbands," with John Ritter. She also made a special guest appearance on the season finale of "Will & Grace."
Sheridan was first introduced to film audiences in Rob Reiner's The Sure Thing, opposite John Cusack, before going on to appear in other film comedies such as Noises Off, opposite Michael Caine; Spy Hard, opposite Leslie Nielsen; and Beverly Hills Ninja, starring Chris Farley and Chris Rock. With an affinity for the animated world, Sheridan brought her English accent to the animated series "Tarzan and Jane" and recently completed voicing the role of Zenna in the animated film Noah's Arc: The New Beginning, which co-stars Michael Keaton, Jason Lee, Eliza Dushku, Rob Schneider, Marcia Gay Harden and Sir Ben Kingsley.
Having found much success in front of the camera, Sheridan has more recently turned her attention behind the scenes and is developing several projects for film and television.
Generous with her time, the actress has lent her devotion and star presence to philanthropic causes focused on cancer, women and children at risk and natural disaster relief (e.g., Hurricane Katrina), as well as such entities as the Red Cross, Humane Society, Wildlife Waystation, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Make-A-Wish Foundation and Walter Reed Hospital.