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      Sharon Horgan

      Sharon Horgan

      Highest Rated: 94% Herself (2020)

      Lowest Rated: 32% Valiant (2005)

      Birthday: Jul 13, 1970

      Birthplace: Hackney, London, England, UK

      Sharon Horgan is a multi-talented Irish TV writer and actress, best known for creating the widely-acclaimed TV shows "Pulling" (BBC Three, 2006-09), "Catastrophe" (Channel 4, 2015-19) and "Divorce" (HBO, 2016-2019). Horgan was born in Hackney, London in 1970. Her mother was of Irish descent, while her father was from New Zealand. When Horgan was four-years-old, her parents relocated the family to a farm in Ireland. Horgan's Mom and Dad bought the farm and planned to raise turkeys on it. Horgan had fond memories of this period of her childhood. Seeing as the entire family was asked to help out on the farm, it was Horgan's job to pluck the turkeys-a job she eventually became quite good at. Although Horgan would not start acting professionally until years later, she made her TV debut when she was 18 as a backup dancer on the Irish entertainment show for teenagers "Jo Maxi" (RTE Two/Network 2, 1988-1993). By her early 20s, Sharon Horgan's desire to act grew to be incredibly strong. She was still living in Ireland, however, which meant that her choice of professional screen acting opportunities was minimal at best. Thus, to embark on a career in the field, Horgan decided to leave the turkey farm behind and move to London. Upon her arrival in England, Horgan attempted to gain acceptance into one of London's numerous acting school, only to be rejected every time. Horgan's persistence was dogged, however. Rather than pack up and move back to Ireland, she decided to stay in London, taking whatever odd jobs she could find to pay the bills. Horgan would eventually go on to earn a degree from West London's Brunei University in English and American studies at the age of 30. It was also around this period during college that Horgan met the writer Dennis Kelly. Both Kelly and Horgan were working in youth theater at the time, and found that they had similar comedic sensibilities. They soon began writing comedic sketches together, and sending them along to the BBC. As it turned out, one of those sketches won the BBC's 2001 New Comedy Award for Sketch Writing. It was the biggest break in Horgan's fledgling entertainment up until that point. Fresh off the high of winning the award, Horgan's career began taking off. In the early 2000s she appeared in on the TV shows "Comedy Lab" (Channel 4/E4, 1998-2011) and "The Pilot Show" (E4, 2003), and also wrote episodes for and starred in the pitch-black British comedy series "Monkey Dust" (BBC Three, 2003-05). Horgan continued building up her acting resume throughout the early to mid-2000s, before landing her first big TV break in 2006 when she co-created the British comedy series "Pulling" (BBC Three, 2006-09). The series, which she co-created with her longtime writing partner Dennis Kelly, was lauded by both critics and fans. Despite good ratings, however, "Pulling" was cancelled after two seasons. Undeterred, Horgan continued writing and acting at a furious pace. By the early 2010s she began appearing in films also, including "Death of a Superhero" (2011), "Run & Jump" (2013), and "Man Up" (2015). She also co-created and starred in the prison sitcom "Dead Boss" (BBC Three, 2012). That series, however, ran for only one season. In 2015 Horgan had another breakout hit with "Catastrophe," which she co-created with Rob Delaney, and starred in. The show ran for four seasons on Channel 4, and would go on to earn numerous award nominations, including two Primetime Emmy nods. During the run of "Catastrophe," the ever inexhaustible Horgan also found the time to create the critically acclaimed HBO comedy-series "Divorce." That series, which starred Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church, ran for three season on the premium cable network. Both "Catastrophe" and "Divorce" ended their runs in 2019, but once again, Sharon Horgan showed no signs of slowing down. In addition to executive producing the TV shows "Frayed" (Sky TV/ABC, 2019) and "This Way Up" (Channel 4, 2019), the latter of which she also starred in, Horgan also wrote and directed an episode of "Modern Love" (Amazon, 2019- ). Despite having a vast amount of experience writing, producing and starring in TV shows, it was only the second time Horgan had directed for television.

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      87% 87% The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Olivia (Character) $20.2M 2022
      82% 69% Everybody's Talking About Jamie Miss Hedge (Character) - 2021
      71% 57% Together She (Character) - 2021
      94% 84% Herself Producer - 2020
      94% 86% Dating Amber Hannah (Character) - 2020
      77% 54% Military Wives Lisa (Character) - 2019
      85% 77% Game Night Sarah (Character) $69.0M 2018
      80% 69% Man Up Elaine (Character) - 2015
      89% 54% Run & Jump Tara (Character) $8.2K 2013
      No Score Yet 31% The Borrowers Homily Clock (Character) - 2011
      91% 81% Death of a Superhero Renata Clarke (Character) $345 2011
      35% 74% Imagine Me & You Beth (Character) $671.2K 2005
      32% 29% Valiant Charles De Girl (Voice) $19.5M 2005


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      Executive Producer
      100% 71% Bad Sisters Eva Garvey (Character),
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      No Score Yet 24% The Drew Barrymore Show Guest 2022
      No Score Yet 59% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2017 2019-2022
      71% 85% Shining Vale Executive Producer 2022
      86% 94% Frayed Executive Producer 2021
      91% 93% This Way Up Shona (Character),
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      2019 2021
      91% 86% Motherland Executive Producer,
      2017 2019 2021
      91% 91% There She Goes Executive Producer 2018 2020
      98% 92% Catastrophe Sharon Morris (Character),
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      2015 2017 2019-2020
      No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2020
      No Score Yet 88% Bob's Burgers Kathleen (Guest Voice) 2019
      69% 65% Modern Love Director,
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      No Score Yet 31% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2016 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Leg Guest 2018
      100% 100% Women on the Verge Dr. Fitzgerald (Character),
      50% 72% Bliss Producer 2018
      100% 92% Adventure Time Minerva (Guest Voice) 2017
      No Score Yet 87% Conan Unknown (Character) 2016
      72% 91% Todd Margaret Alice Bell (Character) 2010 2012 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Dead Boss Unknown (Character) 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Free Agents Helen (Character) 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Pulling Unknown (Character),
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Absolute Power Unknown (Guest Star) 2003