Who is Sharon Horgan?
Sharon is an Irish actress, writer and producer, probably most famous for co-creating and starring in the television series “Catastrophe” alongside Rob Delaney. Horgan has received critical acclaim for her work on the show, which explores the complexities of modern relationships. She’s also been involved in other successful projects, including the HBO series “Divorce” and the comedy series “Motherland”, among several other notable projects.
Sharon Horgan Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Sharon Lorencia Horgan was born on 13 July 1970 in Hackney, London, England. At the age of four, the family moved to Bellewstown, County Meath, Ireland, to run a turkey farm. She attended the Sacred Heart Convent school in Drogheda. and would only later enroll at a university after struggling to find work as an actress.
Sharon Horgan’s journey in the entertainment industry began while studying English and American Studies at Brunel University in 2000. During this time, she crossed paths with British writer Dennis Kelly, and their shared passion for theater and writing led them to collaborate. The duo quickly found success, winning the BBC New Comedy Award in 2001 for their outstanding sketch writing and performance skills.
Sharon Horgan’s early career in television began with her appearances in comedy sketch shows such as “The State We’re In” (2002) and “Monkey Dust” (2003), in addition, creating and providing the material for the latter.
Later in 2003, Sharon played the role of Theresa O’Leary in the TV series “Absolute Power”, which was her first character portrayal. Created by Mark Tavener, the series follows the fictional public relations firm Prentiss McCabe and their work with various clients, and starred Stephen Fry and John Bird, among others.
Horgan’s supporting role in the film “Imagine Me & You” (2005) further contributed to her growing presence in the industry. Directed by Ol Parker, the romantic comedy tells the story of a woman who falls in love with someone else on her wedding day. The film starred Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, and Matthew Goode.
However, it was the comedy series “Pulling” (2006-2009) that marked a turning point in Horgan’s career, as she co-wrote and starred in the show alongside Tanya Franks and Rebekah Staton. “Pulling” followed the lives of three female friends in their thirties who navigate relationships, careers, and the challenges of adulthood. Throughout the series, Horgan’s chemistry with her co-stars, Franks and Staton, contributed to the overall success of the series, not only establishing her as a talented comedic actress but also demonstrated her writing skills and ability to create authentic and engaging characters. The show received several awards and nominations, including a British Comedy Award for Best New Comedy in 2006.
In 2007, Horgan appeared in the sitcom “Angelo’s” in which she played Karen; she was also the creator and writer of the series, which follows the lives of the staff working at a traditional Italian restaurant in Dublin, exploring their comedic interactions and challenges.
In 2010, Horgan appeared as Alice Bell in “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret”, and was also an uncredited executive producer for the series. The show starred David Cross, Will Arnett and Blake Harrison, and revolved around Todd Margaret, an American office temp sent to London to promote an energy drink called Thunder Muscle. Todd’s incompetence and his web of lies lead to disastrous consequences.
From 2012 to 2014, Horgan played various characters in the comedy series “Psychobitches”. The show featured famous historical and fictional women, portrayed by contemporary comediennes, who have therapy sessions with a fictional therapist. Notable actors in the series included Rebecca Front, Julia Davis and Sam Spiro.
In 2012, Horgan appeared in “Dead Boss” as Helen Stephens, and was also a co-creator, writer and executive producer of the series. The show starred Jennifer Saunders and Geoffrey McGivern in the dark comedy about Helen, a woman wrongfully imprisoned for murdering her boss. It follows her journey to prove her innocence, while navigating the eccentricities of prison life.
From 2015 to 2019, Horgan played Sharon Morris in the romantic comedy series “Catastrophe”, which she also co-created and wrote and was the executive producer. Horgan starred alongside Rob Delaney, Mark Bonnar, and Ashley Jensen, the story revolving around Sharon, an Irish woman, and Rob, an American man, who have a brief affair that results in an unexpected pregnancy. They decide to face the challenges of their relationship and impending parenthood together.
In 2018, Horgan appeared as Dr. Fitzgerald in “Women on the Verge”, for which again she was a co-creator, writer and executive producer. The show featured Kerry Condon, Nina Sosanya, and Eileen Walsh in the dark comedy-drama that follows the lives of three women in their thirties as they navigate relationships, careers, and personal struggles in contemporary Dublin.
Since 2018, Horgan has lent her voice to Queen Dagmar in the animated series “Disenchantment”. Created by Matt Groening, the show features notable actors such as Abbi Jacobson, Eric André and Nat Faxon, is set in the medieval kingdom of Dreamland, and follows the misadventures of Princess Bean, her elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci as they encounter various magical creatures, and navigate political intrigues.
In 2021, Horgan started voicing the character Tabitha in the animated series “House Broken”, which she also serves as an executive producer. The show explores the lives of various pets, their interactions with each other and their human owners, and is still in the air.
Production Company Merman
In addition to her acting career, Sharon Horgan has established the independent production company Merman, with Clelia Mountford, which has co-produced several notable projects, including “Divorce” (2016-2019), “Motherland”, “Frayed” (2019-2023), “There She Goes” (2018-2023), “and Frank of Ireland” (2021-2023) among many other projects.
According to authoritative sources, Sharon Horgan’s net worth is estimated at $10 million, as of mid-2023.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children
Sharon Horgan was married to Jeremy Rainbird from 2005 to 2019. The couple had two daughters before divorcing.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Sharon Horgan has light brown hair and light brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), weighs approximately 125lbs (57kgs), with vital statistics of 34-24-34, and bra size 32B.