Sharon Horgan is an award-winning British-born Irish actress, writer, director, comedian, and producer. She is famous for the comedy series Pulling (2006–2009) and Catastrophe (2015–2019), in which she both starred and co-wrote. She also created the HBO comedy series Divorce (2016–2019). She has appeared in the films Valiant (2005), Imagine Me & You (2005), Man Up (2015), and Game Night (2018), Military Wives (2019), Dating Amber (2020), and BBC Two film Together (2021).
Sharon Horgan Known For
- Sharon Horgan is an actress, writer, director, comedian, and producer.
- She is well known for her role in “Catastrophe“, alongside Rob Delaney, a show which they co-created for Channel 4 and Amazon.
What Nationality is Sharon Horgan?
Sharon Horgan was born on July 13, 1970, in Hackney, London, England. Her birth name is Sharon Lorencia Horgan. She holds British-Irish nationality and her ethnicity is Mixed. Her father’s name is John and her mother’s name is Ursula. Her mother is Irish and her father is from New Zealand. When she was four years old, her parents moved the family to Bellewstown, County Meath, Ireland, to run a turkey farm.
Sharon has four siblings. Her brothers’ name is Shane and Mark and her sisters’ are Maria and Loraine. Her younger brother Shane is a former international rugby union player who played wing or center for Leinster and Ireland and is now a rugby analyst for RTÉ Sports. Her other younger brother is Mark Horgan of Second Captains and creator of the acclaimed podcast Where is George Gibney.
She attended drama courses in London and was a struggling actor, taking odd jobs such as waitressing and working in call centers. She attended Sacred Heart convent school and Brunel University with a degree in English and American Studies in 2000. Her present age is 52 as of 2022.
How was the Career of Sharon Horgan?
- Her first TV appearance was in the year 2002 in “The State We’re In” and “Monkey Dust” in 2003.
- Her first named acting role on television was as Theresa O’Leary in “Absolute Power” (2003).
- In 2005 she made her big-screen debut as Beth in “Imagine Me & You”.
- She starred in 2 series of “Pulling”.
- She has a supporting role in “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” in 2022.
- Moreover, he appeared in two series of “Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive” (2006–07).
- appeared in The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret in 2010.
- In September 2011 she appeared in the world premiere of Saul Rubinek’s play “Terrible Advice”.
- In June 2012, she was part of the ensemble cast for the pilot episode of “Psychobitches”.
- She also appeared in 2020’s second series of “Criminal UK”, BBC’s “The Borrowers” (2011), “Dead Boss” (2012), and Channel 4’s “Free Agents” (2009) and “Bad Sugar” (2012).
- She stars in and executive produces Channel 4 comedy-drama series “This Way Up” (2019–present).
- She played a supporting role in the 2018 dark comedy film “Game Night”.She also appeared in the films Death of a Superhero (2011), Run and Jump (2013), Man Up (2015), with Simon Pegg, Military Wives (2019) with Kristen Scott Thomas, Dating Amber (2020), and BBC Two film Together (2021).
- She has voiced characters in the films Valiant (2005).
- In 2017, she provided the voices of Minerva Campbell (the long-lost mother of the protagonist, Finn the Human) in the Cartoon Network animated series “Adventure Time” and Courtney Portnoy in the animated series “Bojack Horseman”.
- She voices Queen Dagmar in Matt Groening’s animated series “Disenchantment”, and Kathleen in the animated series “Bob’s Burgers”.
- She voices a Russian ex-show cat Tabitha in 2021’s “Housebroken”.
- She will appear in the feature film adaptation of the West End musical “Everybody’s Talking About Jamie” in 2021.
- Her career breakthrough was “Pulling”, which she co-wrote with Dennis Kelly and starred in.
- In 2007 Horgan wrote “Angelo’s” and “Dead Boss”.
- From 2015-2019, she co-starred and co-wrote the sitcom “Catastrophe” with American comic Rob Delaney.
- She also wrote Divorce (2016-2019), a US comedy series starring Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays a New York woman going through a lengthy divorce.
- She wrote the short “Dreamland” in 2018.
- She also co-created and co-writes Motherland (2017–present).
- She co-created and executive produced “Shining Vale”.
- In December 2012 Horgan made her directorial debut with the semi-autobiographical film “The Week Before Christmas”. Later, it was broadcast as part of the “Little Crackers”.
- She later directed an episode of Amazon’s anthology series “Modern Love” titled “Rallying to Keep the Game Alive” which starred Tina Fey and John Slattery.
TV Presenting Career
- In February 2005, she co-presented the first series of “The Friday Night Project” (later The Sunday Night Project), a comedy variety show on Channel 4. On 3 June 2011, Horgan was the guest host of Have I Got News for You on BBC1.
- She has presented a series of documentaries for Channel 4.
- In January 2012, in “How to Be a Good Mother” she talked to several families about their approach to child-rearing.
- In January 2013 in “Secrets of a Good Marriage”, she discovered how various couples make their relationships work; and in “On the Verge of a Midlife Crisis”, she spoke to six women who had coped with the experience.
- She appeared on the BBC Radio 4 show “Chain Reaction” in March and April 2015.
Merman (production company)
- In 2014, she established Merman, an independent production company, with Celia Mountford, who produced A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Mr. Sloane, and Cockroaches.
- She has co-produced many shows including Divorce (2016-2019).
- Merman produced the third series of The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret.
- Merman also co-produced the critically acclaimed Catastrophe (2015-2019), BBC comedy Motherland, and W / RTE2’s Women on the Verge.
- She also makes Sky and ABC’s Frayed (2019-present).
- Merman has also created BBC and Britbox’s There She Goes (2018-present).
- For Channel 4 and Hulu, Merman produces the BAFTA-winning This Way Up (2019-present).
- Merman also produces Channel 4 and Amazon’s Frank of Ireland (2021–present).
- Merman has also co-produced its first feature, Herself (2021).
- Merman co-produces 2021’s animated comedy Housebroken for Fox co-created with Clea Duvall, Jennifer Crittenden and Gabrielle Allan.
- She has recently announced their Starz horror-comedy series Shining Vale.
Awards and Nominations
- 2001 — BBC New Comedy Award for Sketch Writing and Performance (won)
- 2007 — BAFTA TV Award for Best Situation Comedy — Pulling (nominated)
- 2007 — British Comedy Award for Best Female Newcomer — Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive/Pulling (nominated)
- 2008 — British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actress — Pulling (won)
- 2009 — British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Drama — Pulling: Special (won)
- 2009 — BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Performance — Pulling (nominated)
- 2013 — International 3D Award for International Jury Prize — The Week Before Christmas (won)
- 2015 — TV Choice Award for Best Comedy — Catastrophe (nominated)
- 2015 — Edinburgh Television Award for Best New Programme — Catastrophe (nominated)
- 2015 — IFTA Award for Best Female Performance in Soap or Comedy — Catastrophe — (won)
- 2015 — IFTA Award for Best Writer in a Soap or Comedy — Catastrophe — (won)
- 2016 — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series — Catastrophe (nominated)
- 2016 — BAFTA TV Craft Award for Best Writer: Comedy — Catastrophe — (won)
- 2016 — BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Comedy Performance — Catastrophe (nominated)
- 2016 — IFTA Award for Best Lead Actress (Television) — Catastrophe — (won)
- 2016 — IFTA Award for Best Writer in a Soap or Comedy — Catastrophe — (won)
- 2018 — BAFTA TV Award for Best Female Comedy Performance — Catastrophe (nominated)
- 2018 — BAFTA TV Award for Best Scripted Comedy — Catastrophe (nominated)
- 2018 — BAFTA TV Craft Award for Best Writer: Comedy — Catastrophe (nominated)
- 2018 — IFTA Award for Best Female Performance in Soap or Comedy — Catastrophe — (won)
- 2018 — IFTA Award for Best Writer in a Soap or Comedy — Catastrophe — (nominated)
- 2019 — AACTA Award for Best Television Comedy Series — Frayed (nominated)
- 2020 — BAFTA TV Award for Best Scripted Comedy — Catastrophe (nominated)
How much is Sharon Horgan’s Net Worth?
Sharon Horgan is a well-known actress, author, comic, and producer whose net worth is estimated to have $6 Million as of 2022. Her annual salary is in around $1 Million at present. Her main source of wealth comes from the entertainment industry and she is living a lavish lifestyle at present. She has worked in this area since 2001 and contributes her skills to the organization.
She not only makes good money, but she also spends it carefully. She has put her money into a variety of enterprises and real estate. She owns a number of homes in the United States and other countries. In 2019, the veteran comedian paid $1.737 million for a home in Hollywood Hills that was originally owned by Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante. She is paid a large sum of money as an essential cast member in her appearances. How to Build a Girl, Man Up, Dating Amber, Big Babies, Angelo’s, This Way Up, Together, HouseBroken, and many others are among her starring films and television programs.
Who is Sharon Horgan married to?
Sharon Horgan was a married woman. She is currently single and she is enjoying her present life a lot. Her sexual orientaiton is straight. Previously, she married her boyfriend-turned-husband, Jeremy Rainbird on 16th October 2005. Jeremy is a businessman by profession. The couple is blessed with two daughters namely Sadhbh Rainbird, and Amer Rainbird. In 2019, they divorced due to some reasons.
How tall is Sharon Horgan?
Sharon Horgan is a beautiful actress, writer, director, comedian, and producer who has lured a lot of men with her personality and looks. She has a height of 5 ft 8 inches and her weight consist of 58 kg. Her eye color is light brown and her hair color is also the same. Her body measurement is 34-26-34 inches and she wears a shoe size of 6 US. She has got a healthy body at present.