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Dawn French Biography

Dawn French Biography

Facts of Dawn French Biography

Full NameDawn French
Place of birthHolyhead, United Kingdom
Fathers NameDenys Vernon French
Mother NameFelicity Roma French
EducationSt Dunstan's Abbey School, Caistor Grammar School, Spence School
Occupationactress, comedian, and presenter
Height4 feet 11 inches (1.52m)
Networth$ 10 million
EthnicityMixed (English, Irish, and Cornish)
NationalityBritish, English
Weight74 Kg
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorHazel
Waist Size26 inch
Bra Size37 inch
Hip Size34 inch
Official Websitewww.frenchandsaunders.com
MarriedApril 20, 2013
ChildrenOne (Billie Henry)
HusbandMark Bignell


Relationship Statistics of Dawn French

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Is Dawn French Lesbian ?No

More about Relationship

The 55 years old actress Dawn French was previously married to is a British-African stand-up comedian, actor, singer, writer, and television presenter Lenny Henry. The duo was married on 20th October 1984 and they even have a lovely daughter Billie Henry from their failed married life.  After successful 24 years, the couple divorced five days after their anniversary date on 25th October 2011. After her divorce with Lenny Henry, French is currently married to Mark Bignell and the couple is together for 5 years. They exchanged their vows on 20th April 2013 after dating for 2 years.


Who is Dawn French?

Dawn French is an English actress, comedian, and TV Presenter. People mostly know her for writing and starring the sketch comedy show ‘French and Saunders’. Additionally, she was among the cast members of BBC sitcom The Vicar of Dibley.

Dawn French is also known as a creator of a BBC show Absolutely Fabulous with Jennifer Saunders. Moreover, she had several roles in Murder Most Horrid from 1991 to 1999.

Dawn French Early life and Education

Dawn French was born in Holyhead on October 11, 1957, to parents Denys Vernon French and Felicity Roma French. Her full name is Dawn Roma French and she also has an elder brother. Her father is a retired Royal Air Force officer.

As per her ethnicity and nationality, Dawn is a British actress of English, Irish, and Cornish descent.

Talking about her education, French went to the free St Dunstan's Nunnery School. Furthermore, she additionally went to Caistor Grammar School. Moreover, she was the winner of a debating scholarship at Spence School in New York.

Dawn French's Professional career

Initially French and Jennifer Saunders produced a double act called The Menopause Sisters. Further, she came to media attention as members of the comedy group The Comic Strip. She and Saunders were the ultimate mobs of The Comic Strip, along with Rik Mayall, Peter Richardson, and Robbie Coltrane. After performing at the Boulevard Theatre, the group received a cult. She was also performed in 'Saturday Live ' in 1985. She played in 'Happy Families' in 1985. She also played Andrea in The Supergrass.

In the TV series 'Girls on Top', she was cast as Amanda. She has appeared in numerous other films and TV series. So far, Dawn is credited for 65 roles as an actress.

Some of Dawn's all-time hits includes Some movies and television series that French has appeared in includes ‘Delicious’, ‘The Vicar of Dibley’, ‘French and Saunders’, ‘The Wrong Mans’, ‘Sex & Chocolate’, ‘Look at the State We’re In!’, ‘The Legends of Treasure Island’, and ‘Absolutely Fabulous’.

Moreover, she has authored more than 15 books and has produced two successful TV-shows as a producer.

The hard-working actress-author-comedian and a producer, French has won the BAFTA TV Award once and so far she has received seven BAFTA nominations. French was also able to win the prestigious British Comedy Award twice, so far.

She received the British Comedy Award for the Best TV Comedy Actress In 1997 and the British Comedy Award for Outstanding Contribution to Comedy in 2002. As a writer, she has received the Glamour Award for Writer which includes names like J.K Rolling and Anna Kendrick.

Dawn French Divorced Lenny Henry and married Mark Bignell

Dawn French was previously married to is a British-African stand-up comedian and actor Lenny Henry. They were married on 20th October 1984. The couple shares a lovely daughter named Billie Henry

After 25 years, the couple eventually separated with a divorced, five days after their 25th anniversary on 25th October 2011.

After her divorce with Lenny Henry, French is married Mark Bignell and the couple is together for 5 years. They exchanged their vows on 20th April 2013 after dating for 2 years.

Describing her new husband Dawn French in an interview with closer-online said:

He's my anchor. My true love'

Dawn French Salary and Net Worth

Successful Comedian, writer, and TV producer Dawn French is a well-established celebrity and its not surprising that her current net worth around $10 million. Listed as a best seller author, she has received over $5 million in royalty from her successful writing career. Further, as a show producer, and skid writer, she earns over $500 thousand per year. 

So, Dawn French's combined income as of 2019 hails somewhere around $1 million per year.

Dawn French's Gossips, Rumors, and Controversy

French made headlines in 2017 after she said that she and Saunders would not be returning as Edina and Patsy in 2017. As per critics, After Dawn and Saunders received negative criticism for one of their portrayals, 'fudge packer' in 2017 the duo decided to walk separate ways but as per French, their separation was a mutual decision.

She said, "people are too easily offended these days, so it was a mutual decision".

Dawn French's Body Measurement

French isn't a very tall person and is around 5 foot/1.52 meters in height. Moreover, she weighs around 74 kg/ 163 lbs. Her body figure is 37-26-34 inches. Besides, she has lovely dark brown hair and hazel eyes.

Dawn French's Social Media

French is active over social media. She has a colossal number of followers on social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

As of 2019, she has over 295k followers on Twitter. Likewise, she has more than 93k followers on Instagram. Additionally, her Facebook page already has over 125k followers. 

Updated On Sun Sep 30 2018 Published On Sun Sep 30 2018 By

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