|Born:||June 7, 1968|
Yeovil, Somerset, England
|Bra/cup size:||32F (70F)|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
Sarah Parish is an English actress. She is known for her work on such TV series as Peak Practice, Hearts and Bones, Cutting It, Doctor Who, Mistresses, Merlin, and Monroe.
Parish was born in Yeovil, Somerset to parents Bill and Thelma; she has a sister Julie and one brother, musician John Parish. She was educated at the local Preston School.
Formerly a resident of Islington, Parish married James Murray on 15 December 2007 in Hampshire, England where they currently reside.
It was announced she was pregnant with their first child on 18 January 2008 and due on Parish's 40th birthday, 7 June 2008. Their daughter Ella-Jayne was born with a heart defect and died at the age of eight months in January 2009. In her memory, Parish and Murray are raising funds for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Southampton General Hospital.
Parish gave birth to a daughter, Nell on 21 November 2009.
After training at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts in London, her appearance in a cult advert for Manchester-based Boddingtons bitter in 1994 (as Vera, who likes nothing better than "a good rub down with chip fat") led to a series of roles as Northern women, including Dawn Rudge in Peak Practice (1993), Allie Henshall in Cutting It (2002), Annie Naylor in Trust and Natalie Holden in Blackpool (2004).
She starred alongside Debra Messing in the movie The Wedding Date, had a small role in The Holiday with Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Jack Black and Kate Winslet, and appeared as the Empress of the Racnoss in the Christmas 2006 Doctor Who episode "The Runaway Bride". Her most recent appearance was in the one-off drama Recovery. She also starred in the BBC series Shakespeare Retold in which she played Beatrice.
Parish returned as GP Katie Roden in series two of Mistresses which was first shown on BBC One in February 2009. She played Lady Catrina in the BBC television series Merlin.
In November 2009, Parish starred in a short film to promote Somerset, commissioned by inward investment agency Into Somerset.
In 2011, Parish co-starred in ITV1's medical drama Monroe alongside James Nesbitt.