Sheree Murphy

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Sheree Murphy
Born Sheree Murphy
(1975-08-22) 22 August 1975 (age 46)
Islington, London, England
Television Emmerdale
I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
Celebrity MasterChef
Spouse(s) Harry Kewell (2000—)
Children 4

Sheree Murphy (born 22 August 1975) is an English actress and television presenter, best known for her roles as Tricia Dingle in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, Eva Strong in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks and Dakota Davies in the Australian soap opera Neighbours.

In 2005, Murphy came second place in the fifth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! and is currently competing in the 2015 series of Celebrity MasterChef.

Early life

Born in Islington, north London, Murphy was the middle child and only girl in a family of five children.[1] The family lived in a council house in Stoke Newington, and she was educated from aged 9 at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Murphy then attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School.[1]

Murphy's first part was in the musical The Rink at the Cambridge Theatre, aged 12.[1] She didn't work professionally again until Emmerdale, working her way though school from aged 14 as a hairdressers assistant. She also worked front of house in various North London theatres.[1]


Murphy's first screen role was in Salome's Last Dance in 1988, a film directed by Ken Russell. Her first TV appearance was a small but notable role as a female mugger in the Only Fools and Horses 1996 Christmas episode Heroes and Villains. She soon landed what may be her best-known role as Tricia Dingle on Emmerdale, which she played from 1998 to 2004. It was announced in late 2003 that Murphy would leave Emmerdale in December 2003, so that she could spend more time with her family and two young children, and her character was duly killed off.

Following a six-year career break to bring up her family, Murphy appeared in The Royal before winning the part of Eva Strong in Hollyoaks.

In November and December 2005, Murphy appeared on the ITV reality show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, finishing second to Carol Thatcher. She was noted for being "scared of everything", and for her sweet persona; as well as embarrassing her husband Harry Kewell with comments such as "he's got a peachy bum".[citation needed] Murphy presented the ITV spin-off series for series 6 with Phillip Schofield. In November 2007, she presented This Morning's coverage of the seventh series every weekday morning.

In 2005 and 2006, Murphy presented ITV2's coverage of the British Soap Awards. Murphy hosted Footballers' Cribs for MTV UK and VH1 UK, and was a regular on ITV's Loose Women (2006–2007), returning in 2012 for a single episode to celebrate 40 years of Emmerdale and a further single episode in July 2015.

In January 2007, Murphy co-hosted ITV2's Soapstar Superstar: Bonus Tracks with Mark Durden-Smith and also starred as the 'hidden' celebrity in a 2007 episode of the CBBC show Hider in the House.

Murphy joined the presenting team for Channel 5's Cowboy Builders. During the 2010 World Cup, Murphy fronted a 'World Cup Fever' campaign for Gala Bingo.[2]

On 16 June 2014, it was announced that Murphy had joined the cast of the Australian soap opera Neighbours playing an old acquaintance of Paul Robinson called Dakota Davies.[3]

As of 2015, she is currently participating in Celebrity MasterChef on BBC One.

Personal life

Murphy is married to Australian footballer Harry Kewell. They met at the Majestyk club, a nightclub, in 2000 and were married on 25 May 2002 in Las Vegas.

They have four children together: son, Taylor (born 2001); and daughters, Ruby (born 2003), Matilda (born 2008) and Dolly (born 2012).


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "The first time I.. Sheree Murphy". Daily Mirror. Trinity Mirror. 20 March 1999.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Harry Kewell's wife Sheree Murphy lands role on Neighbours". The Sydney Morning Herald. 16 June 2014. Retrieved 16 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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