Fiona Allen

Actor, presenter and comedy writer for film and television.
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Fiona Allen was born in Bury, Lancashire. She has appeared in various sketch shows, including Goodness Gracious Me and The All Star Comedy Show, but most famously Smack the Pony. She has also appeared in television dramas such as Dalziel and Pascoe and Coronation Street, in Happiness alongside Paul Whitehouse, and on film as Sandra in the film version of the famous comic strip Fat Slags, and Smirgut the Fierce in Gladiatress.

Fiona has appeared in the second series of the hit E4 teenage drama Skins, playing Maxxie's mum, Jackie Oliver. Fiona also played the role of Georgia Stevenson in the BBC drama Waterloo Road, while often appearing as herself on shows like Mock the Week and 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

Distinctly contemporary. Decidedly maverick.

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