Victoria Wood biography

Victoria Wood

Comedian, TV Writer

1953 –

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Who is Victoria Wood?

Victoria Wood CBE is an English comedienne, actress, singer-songwriter, screenwriter and director. Wood has written and starred in sketches, plays, films and sitcoms, and her live comedy act is interspersed with her own compositions, which she accompanies on piano. Much of her humour is grounded in everyday life, and includes references to popular British media and brand names of quintessentially British products. She is noted for her skills in observing culture, and in satirising social classes.

She started her career in 1974 by winning the ATV talent show New Faces. It wasn't until the 1980s that she began to establish herself as a comedy star, with the award-winning television series Victoria Wood As Seen On TV and became one of Britain's most popular stand-up comics. In 1998, she wrote and starred in the sitcom Dinnerladies. In 2006, she won two BAFTA awards for her one-off drama for ITV1, Housewife, 49. Wood frequently works with long-term collaborators Julie Walters, Duncan Preston and Celia Imrie.

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Born
May 19, 1953
Prestwich
Also known as
  • Victoria Wood OBE
  • Victoria Wood CBE
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • British people
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • University of Birmingham
Lived in
  • Highgate

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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