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 (1)

Divorce (TV Show)

Executive 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

2015

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

2015

Was cast as the lead on 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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