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Nicollette Sheridan

(born November 21, 1963) is a Golden Globe nominated British actress. She is best known for her role as Paige Matheson on Knots Landing and for her role as Edie Britt on Desperate Housewives.

Sheridan was born 21 November 1963 in Worthing, West Sussex, England to British actress Sally Sheridan (a.k.a. Sally Adams). Contrary to rumour, Sally is not the daughter of actress Dinah Sheridan and Dinah and Nicollette share no relationship. Sheridan's biological father has never been identified and Sheridan has said that she considers her mother's late ex-boyfriend, actor Telly Savalas, her father. Her half-brother, Nick Savalas, is his son.

Sheridan debuted in 1984's Paper Dolls but her breakthrough came in 1986, when she joined the cast of CBS night-time soap Knots Landing as "Paige Matheson". For her performance in the role, she won the 1990 Soap Opera Digest Award for "Outstanding Lead Actress: Prime Time" and the 1991 Soap Opera Digest Award for "Outstanding Heroine: Prime Time". The same year, she was named one of People Magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People." After the series ended in 1993, she appeared in several made-for-TV movies and the films Spy Hard and Beverly Hills Ninja and auditioned for the role of Grace Adler on Will & Grace.

In 2004, Sheridan's role as sexy divorcee Edie Britt brought her renewed media attention. She was nominated for a 2005 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress and was named #48 on Maxim's 2006 Hot 100 List. Less positively, she was named 2004's "worst dressed" by Mr. Blackwell and faced media speculation that she had undergone extensive plastic surgery.

On November 15, 2004, Sheridan was cited by the FCC for her appearance in a skit that opened the evening's Monday Night Football broadcast. The Desperate Housewive's inspired skit showed Sheridan dropping a towel to attract football player Terrell Owens' attention and was widely condemned as being sexually suggestive. ABC was forced to apologize for airing it but the citation against Sheridan was dropped on March 14, 2005. A week later, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) aired an also controversial parody showing WWE Diva Trish Stratus dropping her towel to attract WWE Superstar Shelton Benjamin but being caught in the act by the company's chairman, Vince McMahon.

More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolette_Sheridan

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