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Sharon Horgan

Sharon Horgan

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1970-07-13 (50 years old)

18 Movies · 15 TV Series


Sharon Lorencia Horgan (born 13 July 1970) is an Irish actress, writer, comedian and producer. She is best known for the comedy series Pulling (2006–09) and Catastrophe (2015–2019), both of which she starred in and co-wrote. She also created the HBO comedy series Divorce (2016–2019). Horgan won the 2008 British Comedy Award for Best TV Actress for Pulling, while the show's 2009 hour-long final episode won the British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Drama. A seven-time BAFTA TV Award nominee, she won the 2016 BAFTA TV Award for Best Comedy Writer for Catastrophe (with Rob Delaney), and was nominated for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. Horgan has also won five Irish Film and Television Awards in both acting and writing for her work on Catastrophe. Horgan has appeared in the films Valiant (2005), Imagine Me & You (2005), Man Up (2015), and Game Night (2018).

Personal Life

Horgan married businessman Jeremy Rainbird on 16 October 2005 at Chelsea Register Office, London. The couple lived in Victoria Park Hackney, London, with their two daughters and a cat. They divorced in 2019.Horgan's younger brother Shane is a former international rugby union player who played wing or centre for Leinster and Ireland, and is now a rugby analyst for RTÉ Sports. Her other younger brother is Mark Horgan. She is also a second cousin of retired jockey Leighton Aspell and his brother Paddy.

Early Life

Horgan was born in Hackney, London, England. Her mother, Ursula (née Campbell), is Irish, from County Kildare, and whose parents before her originated from Midfield, County Mayo. Her father, John Horgan, is from New Zealand, and ran a pub. When she was four years old, Horgan's parents moved the family to Bellewstown, County Meath in Ireland, to run a turkey farm.One of five siblings, in interviews Horgan has described her childhood as happy. She has also spoken fondly of growing up on the farm, where she helped with plucking the turkeys: “you pluck down, not up”, she once told an interviewer. Horgan later used her childhood experiences for the semi-autobiographical short film The Week Before Christmas for Sky Arts 1. Horgan went to the Sacred Heart convent school in Drogheda, which she described in an interview with The Observer in December 2012 as an unhappy experience. “I didn't enjoy it at all”, she said.

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