Dawn French Bio, Affair, Married, Husband, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Salary, Age, Nationality, Height

(actress, comedian, and presenter)

Relationship Facts of Dawn French

  • Dawn French is married to Mark Bignell.
  • Dawn French married on April 20, 2013.
  • 💑 Anniversary in 85 days 💑
  • She is mother of One (Billie Henry).
  • Dawn French is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

Dawn French was previously married to British Comedian, Lenny Henry. The pair married on 20th October 1984.  They later divorced on 25th October 2011. Additionally, they have a daughter named Billie from this relationship.

French is presently married to Mark Bignell. They have been married for 5 years. Previously, they were dating for 2 years. They married on the 20th April 2013.

Who is Dawn French?

Dawn French is an English actress, comedian, and presenter. People mostly know her for starring in and writing for the sketch show ‘French and Saunders’. Additionally, she also portrayed the role of Geraldine Granger in the BBC sitcom ‘The Vicar of Dibley’.

Dawn French’s Early Life, Childhood, and Education

French was born as Dawn Roma French in Holyhead on October 11, 1957. She was born to parents Denys Vernon French and Felicity Roma French. Additionally, she has an older brother. Her father was in the Royal Air Force. She became interested in the world of acting and comedy since her childhood years. She is of British and English nationality. Furthermore, she belongs to a mixed ethnic background of English, Irish, and Cornish.

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Caption: Dawn French and Lenny Henry (Source: The Sun)

Talking about her education, French attended the independent St Dunstan’s Abbey School. Additionally, she also attended Caistor Grammar School. Furthermore, she eventually won a debating scholarship at the Spence School in New York.

Dawn French’s Career, Salary, Net Worth

French initially formed a double-act called The Menopause Sisters alongside Jennifer Saunders. She came to public attention as members of comedy collective The Comic Strip. In addition, she and Saunders continued as the embers of The Comic Strip which included Rik Mayall, Peter Richardson, and Robbie Coltrane. The group gained a cult following after performing at the Boulevard Theatre. Additionally, in 1985, she appeared in ‘Saturday Live’. In 1985, she had roles in ‘Happy Families’. She also played Andrea in ‘The Supergrass’. Furthermore, she was also cast as Amanda in the TV series ‘Girls on Top’. Since then, she has appeared in numerous other movies and television series. All in all, she has over 65 credits as an actress.

Some other movies and television series that French has appeared in are ‘Delicious’, ‘The Vicar of Dibley’, ‘French and Saunders’, ‘The Wrong Mans’, ‘The Comic Strip Presents…’, ‘Lark Rise to Candleford’, ‘Little Crackers’, ‘Clatterford’, ‘A Bucket o’ French & Saunders’, ‘Let Them Eat Cake’, ‘Murder Most Horrid’, ‘Sex & Chocolate’, ‘Look at the State We’re In!’, ‘The Legends of Treasure Island’, and ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ among others. Additionally, she also has over 15 credits as a writer and 2 credits as a producer.

French has won the BAFTA TV Award. Additionally, she has also received seven other nominations for the same award. French won the British Comedy Award in 1997. All in all, she has 4 wins and 16 nominations to her name to date.

French has not revealed her current salary. However, she has an estimated net worth of around $ 10 million at present.

Dawn French’s Rumors, Controversy

French made the news in 2017 after she revealed that she and Saunders would not be coming back as Edina and Patsy in 2017. She revealed that they made the decision as people are too easily offended nowadays. Additionally, she and Saunders also received criticisms for one of their sketches, ‘fudge packer’ in 2017. At present, there are no rumors concerning French and her career.

Dawn French’s Body Measurement

Talking about her body measurement, French has a height of 5 (1.52 m). Additionally, she weighs around 74 kg. She has a body measurement of 37-26-34 inches. Furthermore, her hair color is dark brown and her eye color is hazel.

Dawn French’s Social Media

French is active over social media. She has a huge number of followers on social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has more than 540k followers on Twitter. In addition, she has over 250k followers on Instagram. Similarly, her Facebook page has more than 377k followers.

References: (plymouthherald.co.uk, thesun.co.uk, birminghammail.co.uk, mirror.co.uk)

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