Sharon Rooney

Inside Biography


Sharon Rooney is a Scottish actress who is mostly known for her roles as Rae Earl in “My Mad Fat Diary.” She is also known for her role as Sophie in “Two Doors Down” and has portrayed the role of Dawn in “Brief Encounters.”

Rooney also acted in a movie “Hector” which helped her to gain a wide popularity. She starred with Nico Mirallegro, one of the famous actors in the movie “My Mad Fat Diary.” She is the member of 20th-century Scottish actresses, 21st-century Scottish actress, and Scottish stage actresses.

Early Life and Education

Sharon Rooney was born on 22 October 1988 in Scotland, UK. When she was at the age of 16 she left her school to pursue her career in acting. She joined Hull University and performed art course there. Rooney performed as a stand-up comedian and toured with a play in various schools across Britain.


Rooney was cast for her first television role as Rae Earl in “My Mad Fat Diary” which is a drama about a young woman released from a psychiatric facility. The show flourished a lot and was a success for E4. Due to the succession of the show she received a BAFTA nomination at the British Academy Scotland Awards.

The guardian’s Sam Wollaston wrote about Sharon’s performance as one of the natural, effortless and utterly believable performance to be played as a lead role. Her role as Rae raised her name and fame which helped her to get nominated for the Royal Television Society Award.

 In the Sherlock episode “The Empty Hearse” she played a small part and began for ITV’s drama “Brief Encounters” revolving around four women who involved in Ann Summers party planning.

Sharon has appeared in several movies named “My Mad Fat Diary”, “Sherlock”, “Under the Skin”, “Comedy Playhouse”, “Hector”, ”Mountain Goats”, “Stag” and “Brief Encounters.”

Personal Life

Sharon Rooney was a bit close with Dawn Russey her co-actor from “Brief Counters”.  She is seen active on Instagram posting different pictures with him and thanking him for being her complete dream.

Rooney is also seen active on Snapchat. Currently, she is found single and not dating anyone. She was once asked in an interview about her personal status where she explained she has no boyfriends. The 28-years-oldold actress is still unmarried.

Net Worth and Body Measurement

One of the promising actresses, Sharon Rooney is nominated for various awards shows due to her hard work and dedication towards acting. In the year 2015, she won British Academy Scotland Awards in the category of Best Actress.

As she is involved in different movies she has earned a good amount of salary which is at an average of 31,000 pounds as mentioned by different economy sources.

Sharon Rooney is 5 feet 11 inch in height and weighs around 72 kg. She has got Black eyes with Brown hair color.

by Bchrome, 14 Jul, 2017

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