Birth Date: November 21, 1963 / Age: 53
Birth Place: Sussex, England
Biography: Nicolette Sheridan (born November 21, 1963 in Worthing, Sussex, England, UK) is an English-born American actress who is probably best known for her role as "Edie Britt" on the primetime dramedy Desperate Housewives. Sheridan's greatest fame has come from primetime drama - she debuted in 1984's Paper Dolls and was very popular as Paige Matheson on CBS soap Knots Landing. In 1990 she won the Soap Opera Digest Award for "Outstanding Lead Actress: Prime Time" for that role; the following year she won in the "Outstanding Heroine: Prime Time" category. At the time she was credited as Nicollette Sheridan.
Sheridan was recognized by a "worst dressed" accolade from Mr. Blackwell in 2004.
On November 15, 2004, Sheridan was caught red handed by the FCC for the introductory skit which opened that evening's Monday Night Football telecast, in which Terrell Owens and the Eagles played the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium, which was later dropped on March 14, 2005. The skit was widely condemned as being sexually suggestive (see video) and ABC was forced to apologize for airing it.
Sheridan was married to actor Harry Hamlin from 1991-1993 and dated singer Michael Bolton for a time. Her longest relationship was a six-year involvement (1979-1985) with teen idol Leif Garrett - she met him when she was fifteen years old and for a time lived with him in his mother's home. Many years later, Sheridan was involved in an unsuccessful attempt to get Garrett off of drugs. In January 2005 Sheridan announced her engagement to Swedish actor Nicklas Soderblom.
Between the time of Knots Landing and Desperate Housewives, Sheridan's appearance underwent a noticeable change. As a result, Sheridan battled speculation that she had undergone extensive plastic surgery.