Natalie Cassidy is a British actress who is best known for playing Sonia Fowler in EastEnders for over 25 years.
Along with her work on the British soap, Cassidy has also appeared on the television show Psychoville and a couple of reality programs. From where she was born and raised to her venture into fitness, here are five fast facts about the actress.
Who Is Natalie Cassidy?
She was born on May 13 in Islington, London, England, which is where she was also raised. She attended the Anna Scher Theater as a child and started acting at a young age.
Cassidy was cast as Sonia Jackson in EastEnders in 1993, but she announced her initial departure from the show in 2006. She then returned to playing Sonia for a few episodes in 2010 and 2011 before fully returning to her character in 2014.
Cassidy made headlines back in 2007 after she noticeably lost a great deal of weight. She released a fitness DVD, Then and Now Workout, later in the year, and it became the fastest-selling weight-loss DVD ever in Britain.
Along with her work in television, Cassidy has tried her hand at a couple of reality TV shows. She was cast on Strictly Come Dancing in 2009 and was partnered with Vincent Simone, but they ended the competition in fifth place. She also joined Celebrity Big Brother in 2012 and was the fifth person to be evicted.
Getting Personal With Natalie Cassidy
She was engaged to actor Ben Porter from October 2008 to March 2009. She dated Adam Cotrell in June 2009 and the couple welcomed daughter Eliza together in 2010, but the pair ultimately split in 2013. She dated cameraman Marc Humphreys in 2014 and they became engaged in 2015. Cassidy had her second child, a daughter named Joanie, in August 2016 with Humphreys.
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