Nicollette Sheridan (born November 21, 1963) is a British television actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Paige Matheson in the American television series Knots Landing and as Edie Britt on Desperate Housewives.
Sheridan was born in Worthing, West Sussex, England, the daughter of actress Sally Sheridan (née Adams). She attended school at Millfield in Somerset.
In 1972, her mother was working alongside American-Greek actor Telly Savalas on the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. The couple started an affair, and after completion of shooting Savalas moved the entire family to the United States. Her mother gave birth to a son, Nicholas Savalas on February 24, 1973, while Nicolette speaks Greek, and considers Savalas her stepfather, although the couple never married. The couple separated in 1977 after Savalas started an affair with Julie Hovland after he started filming Kojak in New York city, and the family spilt their time between the United States and England depending on where their mother was working.