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Sharon Horgan (born 1970) is an Irishmarker writer, actress and comedienne.


Horgan was born in Londonmarker.

After studying an English degree at Brunel Universitymarker, she began her comedy career when she jointly won the BBC New Comedy award for sketch writing in 2001 with her writing partner Dennis Kelly. She has written and appeared in shows such as The Pilot Show and the first series of The Friday Night Project while her acting credits include Absolute Power, Broken News and Rob Brydon's Annually Retentive. She appeared in the feature film Imagine Me and You, and provided a voice in the animated film Valiant. She has written for many comedy shows, including the acclaimed animated sketch show Monkey Dust. Horgan's own BBC comedy show, Pulling, which she co-wrote with Dennis Kelly was first broadcast in 2006 and was nominated for the BAFTA for Best Sitcom. Angelo's, a six-part sitcom written by and starring Horgan, was broadcast on Five in late 2007. The second series of Pulling aired on BBC3 in March 2008 and she starred in Free Agents, which started in February 2009 on Channel 4. Horgan also writes an occasional column for The Guardian.

She is the sister of Ireland rugby international Shane Horgan. As of 2007, she lives in Londonmarker and is married to Jeremy Rainbird, CEO of London & New York based Advertising & Branding agency Addiction Worldwide. They have two daughters, Sadhbh born in January 2004, and a second daughter Amer born in June 2008.

Sharon won the award for Best Television Comedy Actress at the British Comedy Awards on 6 December 2008.

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