Who is Helen Baxendale? Wiki bio
Helen Victoria Baxendale was born in Pontefract, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, on June 7, 1970, so her zodiac sign is Gemini and she is a British national. She’s an actress, best known for playing Emily in the sitcom “Friends” starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow, among others, and which follows six friends and neighbors who spend most of their time in the “Central Perk” cafe. The show aired from September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004 and was nominated for 62 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning six, while Kudrow and Aniston won individual awards.
Early life and education
Helen grew up alongside her sister, Katie Baxendale in Shenstone, Staffordshire by their father, who was a theater actor, and their mother, who taught at a local secondary school. Helen grew up wanting to be a ballet dancer and studied at King Edward VI School, Lichfield. She continued her training at the Elmhurst School for Dance where she focused on improving her ballet skills, but after launching her career as an actress at the age of 17, she retired from dancing and transferred to the Bristol Old Vic Theater School. She then joined the Glasgow Citizen’s Theater in 1992, and was with them until 1995.
Roles in movies
Helen made many uncredited appearances in movies and TV series before making her debut in the movie “The Marshal” in 1993, followed by her portrayal of the main character in the short film “Euphoric Scale”. In 1995, she played Hilary in the short film “Love’s Lost Hour”, followed by her role in “Crossing the Floor” in 1996.
In the same year, she starred as Lorna Johnston in the comedy crime movie “Truth or Dare” which also starred John Hannah and Susan Lynch and is about three university students who push lawyer Lorna Johnston into an evil world.
For her performance, Helen was nominated for a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Scotland Award for Best Actress in a Television Film.
Next, she played Maggie in “Bolse Vita”, Sgt. Caroline Meagher in “The Investigator” and Joan in “I’d Like a Word With You” in 1997. Many roles followed, such as those in “Macbeth”, “The Servant Girl” and “Ordinary Decent Criminal” in 2000 before she became invited to play the main character Julie Matthews in the comedy film “Dead by Monday”, which also starred Tim Dutton and Guylaine St-Onge and is about a relationship between a young woman and an angry writer. In 2002, she played the role of Sam in “Flyfishing”, and then the voice of Lily in the animated film “Lost in the Snow”.
She played the lead character Stella in the Danish drama film “Skagerrak” in 2003 before being invited to star in “The Only Boy for Me” in 2006 and “Dead Clever” in 2007. Helen portrayed Becky in the mockumentary film “Beyond the Pole”, while her last appearances in movies were in the short film “Big Mouth” in 2010 and the historical drama film “Anonymous” in 2011.
Appearances in TV series
Helen made her TV series debut playing Emma in the 1993 episode “Give Us This Day” of the medical drama series “Casualty”. Claire Maitland in another medical drama series “Cardiac Arrest”. , and for her performance she was nominated for a BAFTA Scotland Award for the best actress on television.
Some of her next roles were in “Dangerfield” in 1995 and “In Suspicious Circumstances” in 1996.
She appeared in 10 episodes of “An Unsuitable Job for a Woman” in 1997, before starring as Rachel Bradley in the comedy drama series “Cold Feet”, which also starred James Nesbitt and Robert Bathurst, and follows three couples living in Manchester. For her performance, Helen was nominated for a British Comedy Award for Best TV Comedy Actress and won a Broadcasting Press Guild Award for Best Actress. Helen next appeared in six episodes of “Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years” in 2001, an episode of “Murder in Mind” in 2003, and a single episode of “Agatha Christie’s Marple” in 2008.
Helen’s next notable role was in the sitcom “Cuckoo” in which she played the lead character Lorna Thompson between 2012 and 2019, and some of her other recent TV series appearances were in “The Secrets” in 2014, “Midsomer Murders” in 2016 and “Noughts + Crosses” in 2020.
Roles in plays
Helen played the main character in the play “Soldiers”, staged at the Glasgow Citizens Theater in 1993, and was nominated for an Ian Charleson Award for her performance. She played Christine in the production of “After Miss Julie”, then played Romy in “The Woman Before” in 2005. She was cast to play Ophelia in “Hamlet”, and in 2009 she played Lara in the play “Amongst Friends at Hampstead Theater.
In total, Helen has more than 50 credits in her acting portfolio.
Love life and relationships
Helen met her husband David L Williams sometime in 1990, and after dating for three years, the two got married in 1993 in a small ceremony attended only by their closest friends and family. She got pregnant while filming for the sitcom “Friends” in 1998, and although she was scheduled to appear in it throughout the fifth season because she was married to one of the main characters, Ross Geller, the directors had to write her out. Helen and David’s daughter Nell Marmalade Williams was born on September 13, 1998, and their son Eric Mustard Williams followed in October 2001.
At the age of 36, Helen gave birth to their second son Vincent Elliot Mash Williams on June 20, 2006.
A dual British and American national, David L. Williams is a well-known film director and producer currently living in London, England. His first notable work was the comedy “Beyond the Pole” in 2009, which won nine awards while being screened at festivals in the US and Europe.
Hobbies and other interests
Helen is still interested in dancing and masters different styles such as ballet, tango and contemporary. She can’t drive a car, which is why the cars she sees driving in movies and TV series are fake and usually on a flatbed truck.
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Helen is also afraid of flying and often finds other means of transportation except for very long distances. She enjoys spending her free time outdoors, mostly in nature, including in parks and mountains, and is an advocate for reducing air pollution by cycling, using solar energy, and the like. She is an animal lover and has two pet dogs.
Helen has her own favorite actors and actresses, including Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Kate Winslet, while some of her favorite movies include “The Dark Night Rises,” “Doctor Strange,” and “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.” .
Appearance and power
Helen is 49 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 1.68 m tall and weighs about 58 kg. From May 2020, her ability is estimated at over $3 million.