- Name: Victoria Wood
- Age at Death: 62 years old
- Height: 5ft 5in (165 cm)
- Occupation: Comedian
- Net Worth: US $6 Million
- Status: Deceased
Victoria Wood was an English stand-up comedian, actress and singer. She was a screenwriter and director known for the sketch series, Victoria Wood as Seen on TV. Wood was born to parents Stanley and Nellie on May 19, 1953 in Prestwich, Lancashire. She had three siblings, Chris, Penny and Rosalind. She attended Bury Grammar School for Girls followed by the University of Birmingham. She graduated in 1974 with a degree in Drama.
Wood began playing the piano at the age of 15. She was a member of the Rochdale Youth Theatre Workshop. Wood competed and won the talent show, New Faces, in 1974. She was a musical guest on the BBC1 series, That’s Life!, from 1976-1979. Wood worked alongside ‘Julie Walters’ to produce her first play, Talent, in 1978. ‘Talent’ was later adopted for television. Other television plays include, Nearly a Happy Ending, and Happy Since I Met You. Wood and Walters have worked on several other projects, including the 2009 BBC One special, Victoria Wood’s Midlife Christmas.
Wood made her move to BBC in 1984. Her very own comedy sketch series, Victoria Wood as Seen on TV, premiered on BBC Two the following year. The show ran for two seasons from 1985 to 1987. Wood wrote and starred in the 1994 television film, Pat and Margaret. She followed up with her first sitcom, Dinnerladies, in 1998. The series ran on BBC One for 16 episodes. Wood achieved success with the 2006 television film, Housewife, 49. She won a BAFTA Award for “Best Actress” for her portrayal of Nella Last. The film also won a BAFTA Award for best screenplay.
Victoria Wood died on April 20, 2016 at the age of 62. Her reported cause of death was cancer. She passed away at her home in Highgate, London. Wood was 5ft 5in tall and had a net worth of $6 million. She married magician ‘Geoffrey Durham’ in 1980 and they had two children, Grace and Henry. The two separated in 2002.
Victoria Wood Age, Birthday, Married
- Birth Name: Victoria Wood
- Birthday: May 19, 1953
- Place of Birth: Prestwich, Lancashire, England
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- How Tall : Height: 5ft 5in (165 cm)
- Occupation: Comedian, Actress, Singer, Screenwriter
- Years Active: 1974-2015
- Net Worth 2017: US $6 Million
- Marriage(s): Geoffrey Durham
- Death-O-Meter: Dead
- Died: April 20, 2016
- Cause of Death: Cancer
- Place of Death: London, England