Armed with her spectacular hairstyle, chubby face and contagious smile, Dawn French, a British writer, actress, comedian and presenter has been wowed by millions of fans worldwide. She can be described as the quintessential comedienne whose demeanor and appearance make people laugh even before she opens her mouth. Growing up, Dawn was never conventionally pretty, but her father, who never missed an opportunity to call her handsome, constantly boosted her confidence.
Dawn French was born into the family of a Royal Air Force employee and received the best of education which enabled her to participate in several extracurricular activities. She is naturally blessed with a witty sense of humor and was very loud and cheeky during her teenage years. She enrolled in the Central School of Speech and Drama because of her love for drama and debate. Currently, Dawn is popular as part of the French and Saunders comic duo which she co-founded with college friend Jennifer Saunders. Friendship between the two men seemed highly unlikely as they hated each other on sight, but unbeknownst to them they were predestined to work together by fate and providence.
In addition to her acting career, Dawn French is also an accomplished writer, Dear Fatty is a bestselling autobiography written by her. She is also known for playing a lead role in the BBC sitcom The Vicar of Dibley where she portrayed the character of Geraldine Granger.
She has won a few prestigious awards and nominations for her efforts in the entertainment industry, Dawn has a total of seven BAFTA TV Award nominations and won a BAFTA scholarship with her partner Jennifer. She also won the British Comedy Awards for her efforts in Vicar of Dibley. In 2002 and 2003, she was declared the winner of the honorary Rose d’Or Rose de Montreux award and named the UK’s most admired celebrity in a 2006 group of 4,000. Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 listed her among the 100 most influential women in the UK in February 2013. She became Chancellor of Falmouth University in September 2014.
Is Dawn French married? husband, daughter
Dawn and her first husband, Lenny Henry, met on the alternative comedy circuit, they tied the nuptials in Covent Garden, London on October 20, 1984. The couple adopted a baby girl named Billie, Dawn claims her daughter knows that she is not his biological offspring. Her answer to the question of how she would feel if her daughter wanted to discover her roots was that she would support her in whatever she wanted to do when she turned 18, but she was afraid that a third party would take the decision for him.
There was a time the comedian was forced to take an injunction when a biographer nearly exposed the identity of her daughter’s biological mother. Henry and Dawn’s 25-year marriage ended in 2010 with an amicable divorce which was announced on April 6, 2010.
After her divorce from her first husband, she started a romantic relationship with Mark Bignell – a charity worker in 2011. Their relationship resulted in a marriage on April 20, 2013 but was announced on April 22, 2013. The duo are currently living in a 40 bedroom 19th century mansion in Fowey, Cornwall, overlooking Readymoney Cove and neighboring Poldridmouth Cove. During her college years, she had a fiancé who was in the Royal Navy, but they broke up before she finished school.
According to available records, Dawn is more on the short side. She stands at a height of 5 feet 0 inches and weighs up to 74 kg which is a bit large for her height. His overall body measurement is listed as 37-26-34. She comes complete with hazel eyes and dark brown hair.
It was in the news that the comedian was due to undergo hysterectomy surgery, but not before he lost over 100 lbs. She developed a deep interest in helping tall women with attractive clothes, which informed her to co-author two books on knitting titled Big Big Knits and Big Knits. She is also the founder of a clothing store that sells affordable and fashionable clothes.