Mostly Credited As: Dawn French Birth Name: Dawn Roma French Date Of Birth: October 11, 1957 (Age 57) Country Of Birth: United Kingdom Birth Place: Holyhead, Wales Height: 5' (1.52 m)
Dawn French was born on October 11, 1957 in Holyhead, Wales. She won a debating scholarship to study in New York after leaving school and then went on to train to be a drama teacher at London's Central School of Speech and Drama, where she met Jennifer Saunders. This led onto one of the most successful partnerships in British comedy today; French and Saunders.
wn frequently appeared on the Whose Line Is It Anyway? radio show but never appeared on the TV version of the show. Dawn and Lenny have an adopted daughter named Billie. Dawn is in the ads for Terry's Chocolate Orange and has her own famous saying "Its not Terry's, its mine!" Dawn and her husband, comedian Lenny Henry, guest starred in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004). Dawn's favourite singers are Eva Cassidy and Norah Jones. Dawn lives in Berkshire, England with her family. Dawn and Lenny got engaged in 1983 and married a year later. Dawn has a deep and abiding interest in helping women of size find attractive clothing. Has thereby co-authored two books on knitting, Big Knits and Great Big Knits as well as founding a clothing store carrying fashionable and affordable designs. It was recently revealed that Dawn and partner Jennifer Saunders declined Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) honors "for services to comedy drama" in 2001. Dawn appeared in the "BBC: Serious About Comedy" TV commercial for BBC America in 2000. More Trivia