Who is Sharon Horgan?

Irish actress, screenwriter and producer Sharon Lorencia Horgan was born in Hackney, London, England, on 13 July 1970, making Cancer her zodiac sign. She has 59 acting credits, but is perhaps known best for starring as Sharon Morris in all 24 episodes of the comedy series “Catastrophe”, which also starred Rob Delaney and Mark Bonnar, and follows an American man who’s slept with Irish woman Sharon while on a work trip, while Sharon’s now become pregnant; the series aired from 2015 through 2019 and won 12 of its 33 award nominations.

Sharon’s today quite active in the movie industry, and is currently shooting for the upcoming series’ “Untitled Amazon Project” and “House Broken”.

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Education and early life

Sharon was raised alongside her four siblings in Hackney, by their New Zealand father John Horgan and Irish mother Ursula; the family moved to Bellewstown, Ireland to run a turkey farm when Sharon was four.

She fell in love with acting and comedy at a quite an early age, as she enjoyed performing for her family at home. Sharon studied at the convent school Sacred Heart in Drogheda, Ireland and was into a number of activities during her time there, including playing basketball and soccer, and practicing creative writing.

Upon matriculating in 1988, Sharon didn’t enroll at college but instead found work to financially support herself; she worked a number of odd jobs for more than a decade, prior to launching her acting career.

She eventually changed her mind about college and enrolled at Brunel University in London, England from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English and American studies in 2000.

Roles in movies

Sharon’s debut film role was playing several characters in the 2002 comedy “Shoreditch Twat”, and some of her following roles were in the 2005 animated adventure comedy “Valiant” (voice role), the 2005 romantic comedy “Imagine Me & You” and the 2006 short comedy “God and Dave”.

The year 2009 saw her portray Helen Ryan in the romantic comedy “Free Agents”, and she began attracting attention in the following year, when cast to star as Auntie Pat in the drama “Stanley Park”, which also starred Morwenna Banks and Nick Blood, and was directed by Misha Manson-Smith. It follows an aspiring erotic novelist Debbie Robinson as she’s living with her Auntie Pat in Stanley Park, Croydon. Sharon could then have been seen appearing in the drama “Death of a Superhero”, the family fantasy comedy “The Borrowers” and the comedy “Bad Mom”, all released in 2011.

In 2013, she played Tara in the drama “Run & Jump”, which starred Maxine Peake and Edward MacLiam, and was written and directed by Steph Green. The movie follows an American doctor who’s come to Ireland to investigate the case of Conor, a 38 years old man whose personality has changed entirely now that he’s suffered a stroke; it won two of its nine award nominations.

Some of Sharon’s most recent movie roles have been in the 2022 action crime comedy “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”, the 2023 animated family comedy “Rally Road Racers” (voice role) and the 2023 animated family drama “A Greyhound of a Girl” (voice role).

Roles in TV series

Sharon’s debut TV series role was playing a supporting character in the 2002 episode “Shoreditch Tw*t” of the drama “Comedy Lab”, and in 2006 and 2007, she starred as Guest Booker in 12 episodes of the comedy “Annually Retentive”, which also starred Rob Brydon and Jane Moore, and follows the life of a not-so-successful actor.

Some of Sharon’s roles in the remainder of the 2000s were in the comedy “Strutter”, another comedy “Angelo’s” and the romantic comedy “Pulling”.

From 2012 through 2014, she portrayed one of the main characters Simone de Beauvoir in all 12 episodes of the comedy “Psychobitches”, which also starred Rebecca Front and Samantha Spiro, and follows the psychoanalysis of some of the most famous women in history; the series was nominated for two awards.

Some of Sharon’s most recent TV series roles have been in 24 episodes of the animated comedy “HouseBroken” since 2021; the 2023 episode “The Show (And Tell) Must Go On” of the animated comedy “Bob’s Burgers” (voice role), four episodes of the 2023 drama “Best Interests”.

Other credits

Sharon has 22 writing and 33 producing credits, with some of the TV series which she’s both written and produced including the 2018 comedy “Women on the Verge”, the comedy “Divorce”, which aired from 2016 through 2019, and the 2022 comedy “Motherland”.

Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Sherri”, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “CBS Mornings”.

Awards and nominations

Sharon’s won 15 of her 44 award nominations. Some of her wins include a 2009 British Comedy Award for Best Television Comedy Drama, for “Pulling”, a 2016 Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Writer, for “Catastrophe”, and a 2021 Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Film for “Dating Amber”.

Love life and husband

Even though Sharon shies away from sharing the details of her love life with her fans, it’s known that she was a married woman. She and American businessman Jeremy Rainbird exchanged vows in a private ceremony on 16 October 2005, and they lived together in London, England until their divorce in 2019 (some sources mistakenly claim that the two are still married). They have two daughters together, Sadhbh and Amer, but Sharon and Jeremy prefer to keep them away from media, and thus their exact birthdates haven’t been disclosed.

There are no other men whom Sharon’s perhaps been with, that we know about; she seems to be unattached as of July 2023, was once married to Jeremy Rainbird and has two daughters with him.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Sharon launched her own independent production company Merman in 2014.

One of her best friends was the late Irish musician Mic Christopher, who passed away aged 32 in 2001.

More than 320,000 people are following Sharon on Instagram today, and she’s posted close to 650 pictures and videos onto the network; most of these show her spending time with her friends, shooting for her TV series and appearing in talk-shows.

Angelina Jolie’s one of Sharon’s favorite actresses, and some of her favorite movies include “Girl, Interrupted”, “Maleficent” and “Wanted”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Sharon’s age is 52. She has blue eyes and brown hair, is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) tall and weighs around 135lbs (62kgs).

Sharon’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2 million, as of July 2023.

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