Sharon Horgan

Sharon Horgan

Highest Rated: 95% Dating Amber (2020)

Lowest Rated: 32% Valiant (2005)

Birthday: Jul 13, 1970

Birthplace: Hackney, London, England, UK

Sharon Horgan was a multi-talented Irish TV writer and actress who was 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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Everybody's Talking About Jamie Miss Hedge (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent Unknown (Character) - 2021
95% 88% Dating Amber Hannah (Character) - 2020
77% 59% Military Wives Lisa (Character) - 2019
85% 77% Game Night Sarah (Character) $69M 2018
80% 69% Man Up Elaine (Character) - 2015
89% 54% Run & Jump Tara (Character) $8.2K 2013
91% 81% Death of a Superhero Renata Clarke (Character) $345 2011
No Score Yet 33% The Borrowers Homily Clock (Character) - 2011
34% 74% Imagine Me & You Beth (Character) $671.2K 2005
32% 29% Valiant Charles De Girl (Voice) $19.5M 2005

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet There She Goes Executive Producer 2020 2018
98% 92% Catastrophe Sharon (Character),
Executive Producer,
Writer
2019-2020 2017 2015
No Score Yet 25% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2019-2020 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show Guest 2020
91% 89% Bob's Burgers Kathleen (Guest Voice) 2019
82% 82% Motherland Executive Producer,
Writer
2019 2017
75% 86% Modern Love Director,
Writer
2019
91% 100% This Way Up Shona (Character),
Executive Producer
2019
78% 63% Divorce Creator,
Executive Producer,
Writer
2018-2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2019 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Leg Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women on the Verge Dr. Fitzgerald (Character),
Creator
2018
50% 73% Bliss Producer 2018
100% 93% Adventure Time Minerva (Guest Voice) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Unknown (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Todd Margaret Alice Bell (Character) 2016 2012 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Crackanory Host 2013
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),
Writer
2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Absolute Power Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet FREE HBO: Divorce Executive Producer,
Creator

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