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Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood (born May 19, 1953) is a British comic, actress, singer and writer. She has written and starred in sketches, plays and sitcoms, and her live stand-up comedy act is interspersed with songs of her own composition, which she accompanies on piano.

Wood was born in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and studied drama at the University of Birmingham, beginning her show business career during her time as an undergraduate. Her first big break was as a novelty act on the BBC's consumer affairs programme, That's Life in 1976. Her first play, Talent (1978) won her an award for Most Promising New Writer, and she has since won many awards for her light entertainment performances.

Wood married magician Geoffrey Durham in March 1980, but they separated in October 2002. They have two children, Grace and Henry.

She was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1997.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Victoria Wood Facts

OccupationActress, Comedian, Musician
BirthdayMay 19, 1953 (68)
BirthplacePrestwich, England, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

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