Sheridan made her debut in Paper Dolls, but her breakthrough came in 1986, when she joined the cast of the CBS night-time soap Knots Landing as "Paige Matheson".She started out as a recurring role, but proved to be so popular that she was a regular during the 1988-89 season.
After the series ended in 1993, she appeared in several made-for-TV movies and the films Spy Hard and Beverly Hills Ninja and auditioned for the role of Grace Adler on Will & Grace (on which she would later guest-star).
Despite her carefully cultivated sex symbol image, Sheridan has only done one nude scene during her career, in the low budget 1999 film "Raw Nerve", opposite Mario Van Peeples.
In 2004, Sheridan's role as sexy divorcee Edie Britt in ABC's Desperate Housewives brought her renewed media attention.
As Knots Landing's scheming, manipulative vixen Paige Matheson, actress Nicollette Sheridan proved a devilish highlight of 1980s television.
Though she had essayed a few small supporting roles in film and television before landing that fateful role, it was Sheridan's icy perfection on Knots Landing…
== Early life == Sheridan was born Colette Sheridan in Worthing, West Sussex, England, the daughter of British actress Sally Sheridan (née Adams).
Her great-grandmother was of Punjabi Indian descent.
Sheridan was born Colette Sheridan in Worthing, West Sussex, England, the daughter of British actress Sally Sheridan (née Adams).
Contrary to rumor, Sheridan is not related to actress Dinah Sheridan.
Sheridan's biological father has never been identified, but Sheridan has said that she considers her mother's late ex-boyfriend, actor Telly Savalas, her father Sheridan's half-brother, Nick Savalas, is his son.
Sheridan attended school at Millfield in Somerset and immigrated to the United States in 1973.