Nicollette Sheridan

Nicollette Sheridan Net Worth

$25 Million

Nicollette Sheridan's Salary

$175 Thousand Per Episode
Last Updated: August 29, 2023
Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$25 Million
$175 Thousand Per Episode
Date of Birth:
Nov 21, 1963 (59 years old)
Place of Birth:
5 ft 7 in (1.71 m)
United Kingdom
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What is Nicollette Sheridan's Net Worth?

Nicollette Sheridan is an American actress originally from Worthing, England, who has a net worth of $25 million, Nicollette Sheridan began her acting career on the short-lived primetime soap opera "Paper Dolls" in 1984. She gained international fame for her portrayal of Paige Matheson on the CBS primetime soap opera "Knots Landing," which she joined in the show's seventh season and remained a key player until the series ended. Her performance was met with critical acclaim and helped to solidify her career in the entertainment industry. Sheridan's role earned her a Soap Opera Digest Award in 1990.

However, it was her role as Edie Britt on the ABC television series "Desperate Housewives" that elevated Nicollette to a household name. The character, a sassy and complex neighbor in a suburban drama, was initially intended for a minor role but was expanded due to Sheridan's standout performance. She was part of the show from its debut in 2004 until 2009 and received a number of nominations for her work, including a Golden Globe.

In addition to her television career, Sheridan has also appeared in various films, such as "Noises Off," "Beverly Hills Ninja," and "Spy Hard," though her greatest impact remains in television. She returned to the small screen with a role in The CW's "Dynasty" reboot, where she played the iconic character Alexis Carrington, bringing her own spin to a classic role.

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Nicollette Sheridan was born in 1963 in Worthing, Sussex, England, the daughter of 16-year-old actress Sally Adams. Before Sheridan even turned a year old, her father left the family. Later, in 1969, she became the stepdaughter of Telly Savalas when the actor married her mother after the two met on the set of "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." At the age of ten, Sheridan immigrated to the United States.

As a teenager, Sheridan got her career start as a fashion model, appearing in Vogue and on the cover of Cosmopolitan. She also starred in a television commercial for Martini, in which she delivered beverages on roller skates throughout Los Angeles. In 1984, Sheridan made her acting debut in ABC's short-lived primetime soap opera "Paper Dolls"; following its cancellation, she starred in Rob Reiner's romantic comedy film "The Sure Thing," with John Cusack.

Knots Landing and Television Movies

Sheridan got her big acting break in 1986, when she joined the cast of CBS's primetime soap opera "Knots Landing." Originally playing a recurring role, she became a series regular by 1988, and remained on the series until its conclusion in 1993. For her performance as Paige Matheson, Sheridan earned a Soap Opera Digest award for Outstanding Lead Actress: Prime Time.

In the late 80s and throughout the 90s, Sheridan starred in a plethora of television movies and miniseries. In 1990, she starred in the erotic drama "Deceptions," and portrayed Lucky Santangelo in an adaptation of Jackie Collins' "Lucky Chances." Subsequently, she had major roles in "Somebody's Daughter," "A Time to Heal," "Shadows of Desire," "Virus," "The People Next Door," "Dead Husbands," and "The Spiral Staircase," a remake of the 1946 film. Sheridan continued her made-for-television movie roles in the 2000s, starring in "Haven't We Met Before?," "Deadly Betrayal," "Deadly Visions," and the crime comedy "The Karate Dog," featuring Chevy Chase and Jon Voight.

Desperate Housewives and Later Television Career

After appearing in episodes of the sitcoms "Will & Grace" and "Becker," Sheridan landed her most acclaimed role yet as Edie Britt Williams on the comedy-drama mystery series "Desperate Housewives." The show was a major hit, garnering multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Awards. As a series regular from 2004 to 2009, Sheridan herself received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film.

Following "Desperate Housewives," Sheridan starred in the Hallmark Channel movies "Honeymoon for One," "The Christmas Spirit," and "All Yours," the latter two of which she also executive-produced. From 2018 to 2019, she played Alexis Morell Carrington on The CW remake of the hit 80s soap opera "Dynasty."


What was Nicollette Sheridan's salary on Desperate Housewives? $175,000 per episode.

Nicollette Sheridan Net Worth

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Film Career

Sheridan's film career has not been as prolific as her career on the small screen. After starring in "The Sure Thing," she had prominent roles in the 90s comedies "Noises Off," costarring Michael Caine and Carol Burnett; "Spy Hard," with Leslie Nielsen; and "Beverly Hills Ninja," starring Chris Farley. In 2000, she was in the erotic crime drama "Raw Nerve." This was followed by roles in three direct-to-video movies: the science-fiction crime drama ".com for Murder," the animated "Tarzan & Jane," and the action film "Lost Treasure." Subsequent credits have included the action comedy "Code Name: The Cleaner," the animated science-fiction film "Fly Me to the Moon," and the independent comedy "Jewtopia," an adaptation of the long-running play. Additionally, Sheridan made a cameo appearance in the 2014 black comedy "Let's Kill Ward's Wife."

Desperate Housewives Lawsuit

In 2010, Sheridan filed a $20 million lawsuit against ABC and Marc Cherry, the creator and producer of "Desperate Housewives." The lawsuit alleged that Sheridan was assaulted by Cherry on the show's set, and that she was subsequently fired when she reported the abuse. Sheridan also claimed that Cherry assaulted other cast members and writers. A judge granted permission for the case to go to trial, but dismissed Sheridan's allegations of harassment. At the trial in 2012, the judge dismissed the battery charge on a lack of evidence; by the end of the trial, the jury failed to reach a verdict, resulting in a mistrial. Sheridan attempted to secure multiple new trials over the following years, but was unable to make headway.

Personal Life

Sheridan dated teen idols Scott Baio and Leif Garrett in the 80s. In 1991, she wed actor Harry Hamlin, with whom she had starred in the television movie "Deceptions"; the pair divorced the next year.

Nicolette Sheridan first dated singer Michael Bolton from July 1992 to September 1995. She then dated an Australian man named Simon Main through 2000. Their relationship ended when he was sentenced to jail for drug trafficking.

In 2004, Sheridan got engaged to personal trainer Nicklas Söderblom, but called off the engagement in 2005.

In December of 2005 Nicolette rekindled her romance with Bolton. They became engaged in 2006 and even made moves to buy a house together (which we'll describe more in the next section). Unfortunately they broke off their engagement in 2008.

In 2015, Sheridan married Aaron Phypers. They split six months later and divorced in 2018.

Real Estate

In December 2008 Nicollette and Michael Bolton purchased a home together in Hidden Hills, California. They paid $1.375 million for the 7,500 square foot palatial mansion which was designed in the 1970s in a French-country style and sits on 3.5 acres of property within a gated community. Nicolette kept the home after their breakup, which reportedly happened just TWO DAYS after they finally moved into the house together!

This mansion remained Nicollette's primary home for the next 15+ years. She listed the estate for sale in August 2023 for $16 million. Here is a video tour:

Nicollette Sheridan Earnings

  • Desperate Housewives
    $175 Thousand/episode
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