Nicollette Sheridan is an English television and film actress, known for playing Paige Matheson on the CBS primetime soap opera Knots Landing and Edie Britt on the ABC dramedy series Desperate Housewives , for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress Series, Miniseries or Television Film.
Sheridan was born in Worthing, Sussex, England, the daughter of actress Sally Sheridan who gave birth to Nicollette at age 16. She attended school at Millfield in Somerset. In 1969 her mother began an affair with GreekAmerican actor Telly Savalas while working with him on the James Bond film On Her Majestys Secret Service. After completion of shooting, Savalas moved the entire family to the United States. Her mother gave birth to a son, Nicholas Savalas, onFebruary 1973. Telly Savalas and Sally Sheridan separated in 1977, and the family split their time between the US and Britain.