Who is Sharon Rooney?
At the age of 16, Rooney left school to pursue her career in acting. She enrolled on a performing arts course at Hull University. She performed as a stand-up comedian, and toured with a play in various schools across Britain.
Rooney was cast for her first television role, that of Rae Earl in My Mad Fat Diary, a drama about a young woman who is released from a psychiatric facility. The show was a success for E4 and Rooney received a BAFTA nomination at the British Academy Scotland Awards. The role also saw her nominated for a Royal Television Society award in 2014.
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