Sharon Horgan is a multi-BAFTA award-winning Irish actress, writer, producer, and director, best known for her multiple award-winning sitcom CATASTROPHE, which she co-wrote and starred in with Rob Delaney.
Sharon and Rob won the BAFTA TV Craft Award for Best Writing in a Comedy Series in 2016 and Sharon also gained three BAFTA nominations for her extraordinary performance in the show, alongside a Primetime Emmy Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. The final season of CATASTROPHE aired in January 2019 (UK) and in spring 2019 (USA). Sharon’s further recognition includes BAFTA TV Award for Best Short Form Programme (2018) for MORGANA ROBINSON’S SUMMER: DREAMLAND, Outstanding Achievement Award for her debut short film THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS. At the National Comedy Awards Sharon was awarded the Caroline Ahearne Outstanding Achievement Award, she has also received two BAFTA Award nominations and two British Comedy Awards for her iconic BBC show PULLING which she co-wrote and starred in.
Co-founder, with Clelia Mountford, of the TV and Film production company MERMAN, Sharon’s most recent credit is for co-creating SHINING VALE, an eight-part horror comedy series starring Courteney Cox and Greg Kinnear, which premiered on Starz on March the 6th, 2022. Sharon’s other credits for Merman include executive producing and starring in the animated comedy HOUSEBROKEN (Fox), which stars Lisa Kudrow, co-created by Clea Duvall, Jennifer Crittenden and Gabrielle Allan. Sharon also executive produced FRANK OF IRELAND (Channel 4/Amazon), which was created by Brian and Domhnall Gleeson and Michael Moloney; co-writing and Executive Producing the Bafta nominated MOTHERLAND (BBC). Sharon was also an Executive Producer of two series of FRAYED (Sky/ABC), created by and starring Sarah Kendall; THERE SHE GOES (BBC/Britbox) and THIS WAY UP (Ch4/Hulu), which she also starred in alongside creator Aisling Bea. The series, which follows life’s chaotic ups and downs of two sisters after one has a nervous breakdown, returned for a second season in 2021.
On screen, Sharon has starred alongside Rachel McAdams, Jason Bateman and Kyle Chandler in the critical and commercial hit feature film GAME NIGHT. In 2020, she starred in MILITARY WIVES opposite Kristin Scott Thomas and the Irish comedy-drama film DATING AMBER, for which she won an IFTA for Best Supporting Actress. The same year, Sharon wrote and directed an episode of Amazon’s anthology MODERN LOVE, “Rallying to Keep the Game Alive” and starring Tina Fey and John Slattery.
In 2021, Sharon starred opposite James McAvoy in the Stephen Daldry directed film TOGETHER for BBC Two and BBC Film. Later that year, she took on the role of Miss Hedge in the Bafta nominated feature film adaptation of the West End musical EVERYBODY’S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE. Sharon will next be seen in THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF MASSIVE TALENT opposite Nicolas Cage, which is currently sitting on 100% on Rotten Tomatoes and will be released on the 22nd of April 2022.
Up next for Sharon is her ten part comedy thriller series BAD SISTERS for Apple TV+. Sharon has co-created, written, executive produced and will star in the series, which follows a group of five sisters (the Garveys) and the promise they make to always protect each other after their parents’ premature death.
Sharon is currently filming drama series, BEST INTERESTS, written by Jack Thorne. It is a story about a family driven to making choices no parent would ever want to make, as well as highlighting the troubled relationship the UK has with disability. The show will air next year on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, Sharon will star opposite Michael Sheen who will play her husband.
Sharon’s further acting credits include CRIMINAL UK (Netflix), BOB’S BURGERS (Fox), BOJACK HORSEMAN (Netflix),
THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TODD MARGARET (IFC), ADVENTURE TIME (CARTOON NETWORK),PSYCHOBITCHES (Sky Arts), THE BORROWERS (BBC), FREE AGENTS (C4), DEAD BOSS(BBC) and BAD SUGAR (C4), as well as the films RUN AND JUMP, DEATH OF A SUPERHERO, and MAN UP. Sharon also voices Queen Dagmar in the Matt Groening Netflix series DISENCHANTMENT.