Sheridan Smith facts: Actress and singer's age, husband, children and career revealed

11 April 2024, 16:55

Sheridan Smith
Sheridan Smith. Picture: Getty

Sheridan Smith has become a British national treasure in recent years, thanks to her many talents as a performer.

From singing to acting and now TV presenting, Sheridan is always a joy to watch.

But where is she from and how big is her family? Here's all the important facts about the talented star:

  1. What is Sheridan Smith best known for?

    Sheridan Smith On ITV's Cilla

    Sheridan Smith first found fame in sitcoms such as The Royle Family, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Gavin & Stacey and Benidorm (2009).

    She also played the role of Joey Ross on Jonathan Creek and later won high praise for starring in dramas such as Mrs Biggs, Cilla, The C Word, The 7:39, Inside No.9, and The Moorside. Her films include Quartet and The Huntsman: Winter's War.

    Sheridan has also performed in West End musicals Little Shop of Horrors, Legally Blonde and Funny Girl. She released her debut album Sheridan in 2017, followed by A Northern Soul a year later.

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    She has won two Olivier Awards, a BAFTA, a National Television Award and a BPG Award, as well as two International Emmy Award nominations. She was appointed an OBE in the 2015 New Year Honours for services to drama.

    In 2022, she joined the judging panel of ITV's new singing competition Starstruck.

  2. How old is Sheridan Smith?

    Sheridan was born on June 25, 1981. She celebrated her 42nd birthday in 2023.

    She was born in Epworth, Lincolnshire, and is the only daughter of Marylin Smith.

    Sheridan studied dance at the Joyce Mason School of Dancing from an early age, but never trained at a drama school.

    She was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre from 1995 to 2001.

  3. Who is Sheridan Smith's partner and how many children does she have?

    Sheridan Smith and Jamie Horn in 2020
    Sheridan Smith and Jamie Horn in 2020. Picture: Getty

    Sheridan was previously engaged to insurance broker Jamie Horn.

    Jamie and Sheridan met on the dating app Tinder after the pair both swiped right for each other.

    Opening up about when they first saw each other during the documentary Sheridan Smith: Becoming Mum, Jamie said: “On our first date she was so timid, so sweet and nervous.

    "She came into this ram-packed boozer, an hour late. She walked in and literally she gave me this smile from across the bar and that was it."

    The couple welcomed their first child, son Billy, in May 2020.

    Later that year, Sheridan revealed that she named her son after comedy legend Sir Billy Connolly, who was a good friend of the actress after they worked together in the film Quartet.

    However, the couple then split, before Sheridan Smith began dating her new partner Alex Lawler. But the couple had broken up by early 2022.

    By late 2023, she was said to be dating former boxer Dave 'Rocky' Ryan.