Bolton, Greater Manchester, England, UK
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Samantha Kate "Sammy" Winward (born 12 October 1985) is an English actress, singer and model. She is best known for playing the role of Katie Sugden in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 2001 to 2015.
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Samantha Kate Winward (born 12 October 1985, Bolton, Greater Manchester) is an English actress, singer and model who attended Turton High School Media Arts College, in Bromley Cross, South Turton. She is best known for playing Katie Sugden in the ITV1 soap opera Emmerdale. Winward previously dated her Emmerdale co-star, Kelvin Fletcher, and later got engaged to footballer David Dunn. Their daughter Mia was born at home in Edgworth, Lancashire on June 12, 2005. Sammy and David later split in September of that year, but remain friends. Sammy now lives with Mia, on the same road as her parents Jayne and Martin Winward who are helping her with baby Mia, and recently dated rugby player and former teacher, David Mercer, but ended it after rumours of him cheating and other problems between the two of them. She is now currently in a relationship with actor Jonas Armstrong famous for playing Robin Hood in the BBC drama. She appeared in the ITV celebrity talent show Soapstar Superstar in January 2006. In March 2006, she appeared on the Orange Playlist. Here she explained that she was training to be a ballerina before being picked by her agent Ruth Young to attend the Emmerdale audition.
On "The Antony Cotton Show" on December 29th (2007), Winward discussed her plans for a long-term modelling career and her intentions to leave Emmerdale on a 12 month hiatus. She did not state when this break would happen. Winward was voted number 73 in FHM`s 2006 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll. She recently appeared on All Star Family Fortunes. Her family lost 381 - 30 to Kyran Bracken. Offscreen, she is close friends with co-stars Lucy Pargeter and Georgia Slowe.
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Samantha Kate Winward
8 (US), 40 (EU), 6.5 (UK), 250 (J)
Actress, singer, model
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Jane Epstein at Independent Talent, Literary agent: Jenny Lidle at Excellart
twitter.com/WinwardSammy, instidy.com/sammywinward, www.mademan.com/chickipedia/sammy-winward/
Turton High School Media Arts College in Bromley Cross, South Turton, England.
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==Sammy Winward== Actress - ===Born=== October 12, 1985 in Bolton, Lancashire, England, UK
===Birth Name=== Samantha Kate Winward
===Height=== 5' 5" (1.65 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== Sammy Winward was born in Bolton, Greater Manchester on the 12th October 1985. In 1998 she was offered a £2000 pound record deal for her singing but turned it down. A keen actress, singer and model Sammy got picked from her agency to attend the Emmerdale (1972) auditions in Leeds, West Yorkshire for the part of Katie Addyman in May 2001 and, of course, she got the part. She also passed all of her nine GCSEs in May - June 2002. Her sister Amy Winward is studying Media at Manchester University.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
Was engaged to footballer David Dunn until September 2005, having been in a relationship with him since 2002.
Gave birth to her daughter Mia Kate Dunn, with fiancé David Dunn, at home in Bolton, weighing in at 5lbs 14oz (12 June 2005).
Coincidentally, she and her co-star Lucy Pargeter (who plays Chastity Dingle) were pregnant at the same time.
Was 9 months pregnant with her daughter Mia when she went on maternity leave from Emmerdale (1972).
Returned to work 8 months after giving birth to her daughter Mia in order to resume filming Emmerdale (1972).
Was in a relationship with Jonas Armstrong (May 2007-March 2009).
Was in a relationship with James Sutton, having met him on the set of Emmerdale (1972) (August 2009-July 2010).
Her Emmerdale (1972) character Katie Sugden became the 21st woman on the soap opera to give birth and the 1st character on any British soap opera to act as a surrogate. Katie had a baby boy (played by an unknown baby) for her employers Grayson (Christopher Villiers) and Perdita Sinclair (Georgia Slowe), born on 22 July 2008.
On maternity leave from Emmerdale. She's expected back though. [May 2005]
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