Sheridan Smith - Updated May 2024

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Sheridan Smith

Sheridan Smith is a British actress and singer. Sheridan Smith is a prominent actress popular for her role as Emma Kavanagh in the British sitcom ‘The Royle Family.

Early Life and Childhood

Sheridan Smith was born on 25th June 1981 and is currently 41 years old. Her zodiac sign is Cancer. Likewise, she was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire England and she holds British nationality. Similarly, she belongs to a Caucasian ethnic group and follows Christianity. Likewise, she is the only daughter of Colin Smith and Marilyn Smith. Moreover, she was born into a family working in the entertainment industry. Her parents worked as a Country and Western duo called The Daltons. Likewise, her grandfather was a banjo player in Yorkshire.

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Caption: Childhood pictures of Sheridan. Source: Instagram

Sheridan Smith started dancing at the age of four and learned dancing from Joyce Mason School of Dancing and later attended South Axholme Comprehensive School. Likewise, by the age of seven, she started singing along with her parents. She was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre. Moreover, at the age of 14, she made her debut in the lead role in the production of Annie. Furthermore, regarding her educational background, she studied at John Leggott College in Scunthorpe.

Professional Life

Sheridan Smith made her professional debut at the age of 14 in the production of Annie. She played the lead role in the movie. Likewise, she made her debut on television from the year 1999. She played the role of a housemaid in episode number 1.1 of the series ‘Wives and Daughters’. Likewise, in the same year, she played the role, of Matilda, on five episodes of the British television sitcom ‘Dark Ages’. Similarly, she played in another British sitcom ‘The Royal Family’ from 1999 to 2000 in which she played the role, of Emma Kavanagh.


Likewise, she played in the long-running British sitcom series ‘Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Series’ in the role of Janet Keogh from the year 2001 till 2009. During this time, she has made an appearance on a special episode in several series. Some of them are, ‘Heartbeat’, ‘Where the Heart Is’, ‘Anchor Me’, ‘Holby City’, ‘Always and Everyone’, ‘Hawkins’, ‘Fat Friends, and ‘Blood Strangers’. Similarly, she made guest appearances on the Christmas 2008 episode of the British television costume drama series ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’. Likewise, she played in fifteen episodes of the comedy sitcom ‘Eyes Down’ by Sandy Beech.

Similarly, after the year 2009, she played the role of Joey Ross on the special seasonal episodes of the British mystery crime ‘Jonathan Creek’. She appeared in the episodes namely ‘The Grinning Man’, ‘The Judas Tree’, and ‘The Clue of the Savant’s Thumb’. Following this, she became the mentor on the BBC show ‘Over the Rainbow’. This is a British television talent series for musical theatre performers. Likewise, she has played in various miniseries like ‘The Widower and ‘Cilla’. Cilla is a British drama television miniseries in which she played the role of Cilla Black.

Similarly, her other television film roles are, ‘The Scapegoat’, ‘Mr. Stink’, ‘The C Word’, ‘Ratburger’, and ‘Care’. Additionally, she played the main role in the series Cleaning Up’ and ‘The Further Adventures of Lucie Miller’. Besides playing roles in rom-coms, horror, and other genres, she has also played in television series like ‘The Moorside’. This is the BBC drama based on the ‘Kidnapping of Shannon Matthews’ in which she played the role of Julie Bushby.

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Caption: Poster image of television series ‘Cilla’. Source: Instagram

The stage shows and Movies

Besides playing in television series, Sheridan Smith is also a theatre actor. She made her debut in theatre in the year 2006 in the play ‘Little Shop of Horror’ in the role of Audrey. This play was shown in various theatres like Menier Chocolate Factory, Duke of York’s Theatre, and Ambassadors Theatre. Likewise, she played another theatre play in the year 2008 namely ‘Tinderbox: A Revenge Comedy’ as Vanessa. Similarly, she has played in several theatre plays like, ‘Legally Blonde’, ‘Flare Path’, ‘Hadda Gabler’, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, and ‘Funny Girl’. Moreover, the latest theatre play is ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ in which she was the narrator.

Similarly, she made her debut in the movie ‘Peaches’ in the year 2000 as Tracey. Even though she made her debut in the year 2000, she made her comeback in the year 2011 with the movie ‘Hysteria’. Following this in the same year, she played the role of Lisa in another movie ‘How to Stop Being a Loser’. Further, she played in several movies like, ‘Tower Block’, ‘Quartet’, ‘Powder Room’, ‘The Harry Hill Movie’, ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’, ‘The More You Ignore Me’, and ‘The Queen’s Corgi’.


Sheridan Smith is a versatile actress who has played in theatre, series, and movies. Likewise, she is also a singer. Similarly, she has won several awards in various categories for music, theatre plays, and series. She was nominated for the ‘Female Artist of the Year’ and ‘Classic FM Album of the Year’ categories in the year 2018. Likewise, for Theatre she has received and been nominated for various categories on several awards.  For her work in the play ‘Flare Path,’ she received the ‘Best Actress’ in the Evening Standard Awards. Likewise, she received the ‘Best Performance in a Supporting Role’ in the Laurence Olivier Awards.

Additionally, she has won ‘Best Actress in a Musical’ for her act in Legally Broke, ‘Best Actress in a Play’ for Hedda Gabler, and ‘Best Actress in a Visiting Production’ for Funny Girl. Likewise, she was nominated for ‘Best Actress’ for her work in Legally Broke and Funny Girl. Similarly, she was nominated for ‘Best Actress in a Musical’ for her work in Little Shop of Horrors and Funny Girl.

Likewise, on television, she received the ‘BAFTA TV Awards for the Best Actress category for the movie Mrs. Biggs. Additionally, she also received the Women in Film & Television Awards for the Best Performance category for her work in Mrs. Biggs. Similarly, she received the ‘National Television Awards’ and ‘The TV Choice Award for Best Drama Performance and Best Actress category for her work in Cilla. Likewise, she was nominated for her work in series like ‘Mrs. Biggs, ‘Black Work’, and ‘The Moorside’.

Sheridan Smith – Net Worth 2023

Her primary source of income is her career in acting. Likewise, Sheridan Smith has a net worth of around $20 million. However, there is no information regarding her asset values like houses and cars shared in the media.

Relationship Status

Regarding her relationship status, Sheridan Smith is straight and in a relationship. She is engaged to Jamie Horn who is an insurance broker whom she met on the dating app tinder. Likewise, they gave birth to their first child in early May. Before this, she was in a relationship with James Corden and Ross McCall.

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Caption: Sheridan Smith with her fiance. Source: Instagram

Sheridan Smith – Body Measurements

The beautiful 39-year-old actress stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches (62 inches) and weighs around 61 kg (134 lbs). Likewise, her body measurement like vital stats is 38-29-38 inches. Looking at her physical appearance, she has fair skin with beautiful green eye color and blonde hair.

Sheridan Smith – Social Media

Reflecting upon her social media presence, Sheridan Smith is active on Twitter and Instagram. Likewise, she joined Twitter in October 2009 and has over 693.6k followers on her @Sheridansmith1 account. Similarly, her Instagram handle is @sheridansmithster, and has over 431k followers in it. Likewise, Sheridan Smith also has a webpage which is about her biography and works.