Sharon Horgan

Sharon Horgan made a cringe-inducing, gut-laugh-inspiring impact on British television as the creator and star of "Pulling" (BBC3, 2006-09), which began a run of projects that would leave media wags dubbing her the U ... Read more »
Born: 04/04/1970

Filmography

Actor (9)

Conan 2016 (Tv Show)

Guest

Man Up 2015 (Movie)

Elaine (Actor)

Run & Jump 2014 (Movie)

Tara (Actor)

Free Agents (UK) 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Death Of A Superhero 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Pulling 2008 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Imagine Me & You 2006 (Movie)

Beth (Actor)

Valiant 2005 (Movie)

Voice of Charles De Girl (Voice)
Producer (4)

Bliss 2017 - 2018 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Divorce 2016 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Motherland (TV Show)

Executive Producer

The Circuit (TV Show)

Producer

Biography

Sharon Horgan made a cringe-inducing, gut-laugh-inspiring impact on British television as the creator and star of "Pulling" (BBC3, 2006-09), which began a run of projects that would leave media wags dubbing her the U. K.'s ascendant queen of black comedy. The Irish-raised Horgan broke into television as a writer and performer for a succession of quirky comedy projects and host of "The Friday Night Project" (Channel 4, 2005- ). In 2006, she sold the BBC on "Pulling," a de-romanticized look at three normal, deeply troubled thirtysomething single women with a penchant for making horrible choices. The show proved a critical smash, if not so ratings-wise, and scored multiple laurels and a billowing celebrity for Horgan. Ensuing projects would be short-lived but cutting-edge fare, from straight acting gigs such as "Free Agents" (Channel 4, 2009) and "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret" (IFC, 2010-12), to star-turns in her own creations, a la "Angelo's" (2007) and the loopy crime comedy "Dead Boss" (2012- ). With a singular talent for writing and rendering spunky-yet-profoundly-oblivious characters, Horgan became a darling of critics and, as the Irish Times raved in 2012, "one of the brightest comic talents to emerge from this country."

Milestones

2016

Created the comedy series "Divorce"

2015

Nabbed a supporting role in the romantic comedy "Man Up"

2015

Created and starred in the Amazon comedy series "Catastrophe"

2012

Was cast on the series "Dead Boss"

2009

Played Alice Bell on "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret"

2006

Played a supporting character on the comedy "Annually Retentive"

2005

Starred on the comedy series "Broken News"

Bonus Trivia

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Horgan grew up on a turkey farm in Ireland.

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Prior to making her living as an actress, Horgan made ends meet by working at a store that sold marijuana paraphernalia.

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"I used to see new, young or undiscovered talent and it killed me, because I wanted to do something about it. Now, I can glean something from every experience rather than get frustrated. I don’t even have to be jealous anymore." - from The Telegraph, January 19, 2015

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"I think comedy is a really useful tool for telling stories." - from Vogue, April 8, 2016

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