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Nicollette Sheridan



As Knots Landing's scheming, manipulative vixen Paige Matheson, actress Nicollette Sheridan proved a devilish highlight of 1980s television. Though she had essayed a few small supporting roles in film and television before landing that fateful role, it was Sheridan's icy perfection on Knots Landing that defined her early career. Just as her career seemed to be on the wane with appearances in such B-grade fare as 1999's Raw Nerve and director Jim Wynorski's Lost Treasure, Sheridan surprised television viewers by rising from the ashes to reclaim her former glory by landing the role of fast and loose divorcée Edie Britt on the hit ABC series Desperate Housewives in 2004. Her reborn celebrity status was cemented when the aging actress courted controversy by baring it all (or at least her back) in a steamy Monday Night Football promo.



The granddaughter of revered English actress Dinah Sheridan, Nicollette was born November 21, 1963, in England and raised in London before later relocating to Los Angeles. In 1984, she made her small-screen debut in the short-lived television series Paper Dolls. The next year, Sheridan gained feature credibility as the object of John Cusack's character's affection in the lightweight romantic comedy The Sure Thing before returning to the tube for a pair of made-for-television features. In 1986, she began an enduring seven-year run on the evening drama Knots Landing, her performance providing the series with some of its most memorable moments. Sheridan's post-Knots Landing career was highlighted by roles in Spy Hard, Beverly Hills Ninja, and a series of made-for-television movies including A Time to Heal and The People Next Door. If it appeared at the dawn of the new millennium that Sheridan would be forever relegated to obscure independent films and little-seen small-screen features, the tireless actress received a healthy career boost when chosen to portray saucy Edie Britt in the surprise ABC hit Desperate Housewives. If this wasn't enough to put Sheridan back in the spotlight, her controversial appearance on a teaser spot for Monday Night Football raised eyebrows when the actress appeared to seduce Philadelphia receiver Terrell Owens by entering the locker room and dropping her bath towel. Just as Janet Jackson had shocked viewers with the Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction" commonly known as "Nipplegate," Sheridan's revealing moment was instantly dubbed "Towelgate" by a salivating press eager to capitalize on the latest controversy. Once her run on Housewives ended, Sheridan mostly laid low, occasionally appearing in a TV movie, like Honeymoon for One (2011) and The Christmas Spirit (2013).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet All Yours
  • Cass
2016
17% Let's Kill Ward's Wife
  • Robin Peters
2015
10% Jewtopia
  • Betsy O'Connell
2013
19% Fly Me to the Moon
  • Nadia
2008
4% Code Name: The Cleaner
  • Diane
2007
No Score Yet English-Inspired Design
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The People Next Door
  • Anna Morse
2006
No Score Yet Possessed
  • Ann Culver
2004
No Score Yet Deadly Betrayal
  • Donna Randal
2003
No Score Yet Lost Treasure
  • Carrie
2003
17% Tarzan & Jane
  • Eleanor
2002
No Score Yet .com for Murder
  • Misty
2002
No Score Yet Mary Higgins Clark's 'Haven't We Met Before?'
  • Emily Watson
2002
No Score Yet Spiral Staircase
  • Helen
2000
No Score Yet Raw Nerve
  • Izabel
2000
27% I Woke Up Early the Day I Died
  • Ballroom Woman
1998
No Score Yet Dead Husbands
  • Alexandra Elston
1998
14% Beverly Hills Ninja
  • Alison Page
1997
No Score Yet Murder in My Mind
  • Callain Pearson
1997
8% Spy Hard
  • Veronique Ukrinsky
1996
No Score Yet Virus
  • Marissa Blumenthal
1995
No Score Yet Silver Strand
  • Michelle Hughes
1995
No Score Yet Shadows Of Desire
  • Rowena Ecklund
1994
No Score Yet Formula for Death
  • Marissa Blumenthal
1994
No Score Yet Devil's Bed
  • Actor
1994
57% Noises Off
  • Brooke
1992
No Score Yet Deceptions
  • Adrienne Erickson
1990
No Score Yet Dirty Tennis
  • Actor
1988
No Score Yet Dead Man's Folly
  • Hattie Stubbs
1986
87% The Sure Thing
  • The Sure Thing
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Edie Britt
No Score Yet Punk'd
2003-2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998-2006
  • Dr. Danielle Morty

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