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Dawn French Biography

Dibya Raj Adhikari Sun Aug, 2015
Dawn French

Facts of Dawn French

Date of Birth: 1957 , October-11
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet
Name Dawn French
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Holyhead, United Kingdom
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Acting, Modeling
Weight in KG 55 kg
Married Yes
Married to Todd Buchler
Children Dylan(daughter)
Education University of Maryland, College Park
Online Presence Wikipedia
TV Show Cheers
Net Worth $4 Million USD
Eye Color Brown Dark
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 37-26-34 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Birth Name Rhea Jo Perlman
Father Denny Theoharis
Mother Kris Theoharis
Working For Sports reporter
Face Color White
Famous for Actress
Divorce No
Awards Emmy-award
Breast Size 37 in
Waist size 26 in
Hip Size 34 in
Salary N/A
Tattoo(s) Not Available
Religion Jewish
Neck Size 8.7
Shoe Size 10
Movies The Sessions
Sisters Kiely
Siblings Heide Perlman
Girlfriend Amber Smith
Music Group 3LW
Nick Name Abbey
Affair with dating footballer Peter Crouch in 2006
Albums Don Henley
Chest Size Unknown
Boyfriend Cristiano Ronaldo
Special Title Miss January 1999
Books Girl Walks into a Bar . . .: Comedy Calamities

Quick Timeline of Dawn French

1957 Born in Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales
1977 Her father died
1977 Studied at Central School of Speech and Drama
2008 Released her best-selling book
1982 Made her first television appearance
1984 Married to Lenny Henry
2010 Divorced to Lenny Henry
2013 Married to Mark Bignell
1987 Appeared in the videos
2007 Dropped from the face of Terry's Chocolate Orange
2005 Appeared in the films and theater
1991 Adopted a daughter, Billie Henry
2009 Won BAFTA Awards
1997 Won British Comedy Awards
2003 Nominated in National Television Awards, UK
1991 Won Writers' Guild of Great Britain

Detail Timeline of Dawn French

October 11 , 1957

Born in Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales

She was from a middle class family. She was born in Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales to Denys Vernon French and Felicity Roma French. She was enrolled at the independent St Dunstan's Abbey School. She has one brother, Gary. Her father, Denys was in the Royal Air Force.

September 11 , 1977

Her father died

She is the daughter of Denys Vernon French. He was born on 5 August 1932. He served in the Royal Air Force, stationed at RAF Valley. He married her mother, Felicity Roma French in their hometown of Plymouth in 1953. But on 11 September 1977, he died an unfortunate death.

1977

Studied at Central School of Speech and Drama

French attended the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1977. She met her future comedy partner, Jennifer Saunders there. Both of them came from RAF backgrounds and they had grown up on the same base, even had the same best friends.

2008

Released her best-selling book

French is a writer. She has written a best-selling epistolary autobiography, which she has titled Dear Fatty. French was paid in advance with net worth of £1.5 million for the book, which was released in 2008.

1982

Made her first television appearance

French first appeared in 1982, on Channel 4's The Comic Strip Presents series. She also appeared in French and Saunders, which showcased Comic Strip performers Peter Richardson, Rik Mayall, Robbie Coltrane and Adrian Edmondson. 

October 20 , 1984

Married to Lenny Henry

French first met her future husband, Lenny Henry on the alternative comedy circuit. They dated each other for few months and finally married on 20 October 1984 in Covent Garden, London. The couple adopted a daughter, Billie. 

2010

Divorced to Lenny Henry

Something really went wrong in 2010 and on 6 April 2010, the couple announced they were separating after 25 years of marriage. It was reported that they separated in mutual understanding. It is also stated by them that they had decided to separate in October the previous year.

April 22 , 2013

Married to Mark Bignell

2010 and 2011 was really a sad time in her life, she divorced with her married husband. After that she started her love affairs with charity worker Mark Bignell in 2011. She also claimed that he is her boyfriend now. On 22 April 2013 it was reported that they had just married.

1987

Appeared in the videos

French also has appeared in videos of Alison Moyet's songs "Love Letters" in 1987 and "Whispering Your Name" in 1994. She has appeared in the Spice Girls hit "Who Do You Think You Are" in 1997. She appeared in Kate Bush's music video entitled "Experiment IV" as well.

2007

Dropped from the face of Terry's Chocolate Orange

We have known French as an actress, comedian and writer. She is a dynamic woman, she was also chosen as the face of Terry's Chocolate Orange until August 2007. She has also been in advertisements for Churchill Insurance Company.

2005

Appeared in the films and theater

French has also appeared in movies. She played The Fat Lady in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, replacing Elizabeth Spriggs.  In 2005, she gave her voice for the character Mrs. Beaver in The Chronicles of Narnia.

1991

Adopted a daughter, Billie Henry

She and her husband, Lenny Henry, have adopted a daughter, Billie Henry. She was born in 1991. They adopted when she was in her infancy. She once claimed that her daughter, Billie knows that she was adopted but the situation looks different in her biography.

2009

Won BAFTA Awards

She has been nominated in BAFTA Awards for eight times in different nominations. She was first nominated for this award back in 1989 for Best Light Entertainment Performance. It was in 2009 when she won this award for the first time.

1997

Won British Comedy Awards

She has been nominated in British Comedy Awards for three times in Best TV Comedy Actress. She was first nominated in 1997, and then in 1998 and 2011. She won this award only once and it was in 1997.

2003

Nominated in National Television Awards, UK

French is a very talented woman. She has been nominated in various prestigious awards for several times. This also includes National Television Awards, UK. She has been nominated for this award for five times from 1998 to 2003 for Most Popular Comedy Performer but she has not won it yet.

1991

Won Writers' Guild of Great Britain

French won Writers' Guild of Great Britain for TV- Light Entertainment in 1991. She won it for her work in French and Saunders (1987). Back in 2002, she also won Rose d'Or Light Entertainment Festival in unknown category.

Content

Dawn Roma French first met Lenny Henry on the alternative comedy circuit. They dated each other for few months and finally married on 20 October 1984. The couple adopted a daughter, Billie. She has a villa in Fowey with a net worth of £2.3 million. Something went wrong in 2010 and on 6 April 2010, the couple announced they were separating after 25 years of marriage. It was reported that they separated in mutual understanding. It is also stated by them that they decided to separate in October the previous year but left it until then as they were still in discussion over the separation and their divorce was finalized in 2010. After that, she started her love affairs with charity worker Mark Bignell in 2011. She also claimed that he was her boyfriend at that time. On 22 April 2013, it was reported that they had just married.

Dawn Roma French also had an astonishing career on television. She first appeared in 1982, on Channel 4's The Comic Strip. She played on more than half of the series. She also wrote two of them. She also uses Facebook and twitter frequently. She is earning a huge salary throughout her career. She has also written a bestselling epistolary autobiography, Dear Fatty. French was paid in advance with a net worth of £1.5 million for the book, which was released in 2008.