Sherrie began performing at the age of four and won an Olivier Award for best newcomer at the age of 15. She received a scholarship for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and has had an impressive career in film, television and theatre, winning many major awards, including Best Actress and Best Comedy Actress.
In theatre Sherrie has starred in productions including The Tempest, In Camera, Jumpers, Julius Caesar, Lady from The Sea, Run for Your Wife, Billy Liar, Stepping Out, Murder Mistaken, Arsenic and Old Lace, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof and The Glass Menagerie.
Sherrie has starred in numerous television dramas such as Love For Lydia, Flickers, Kate The Good Neighbour, Lovejoy, In Loving Memory, Barbara, Oh Dr Beeching, The Sandbaggers, Minder, Juliet Bravo and The Gentle Touch. Sherrie's talent for comedy has seen her work alongside such comedians as Les Dawson, Max Wall, Joe Pasquale, Bobby Ball, Les Dennis, Bill Bailey, Paul O’Grady, Thora Hird in Loving Memory, Jim Davidson in the sitcom Home James and Russ Abbott in Russ Abbot's Madhouse series where she remained an integral part of his team for over ten years.
Sherrie is best known for her iconic portrayal of Maureen Holdsworth in Coronation Street and has also been seen in various popular television roles including Lesley Meredith in Emmerdale and Virginia Raven in the remake of Crossroads, all for ITV. Her early television appearances include Z Cars, The Moonstone and Within These Walls and later parts in Juliet Bravo, Churchill’s People, My Son My Son, Radio Phoenix, The Alan Bennett Series: Afternoon Off, Home to Roost and, Singles. In 2012 Sherrie joined the cast of the award- winning ITV series Benidorm playing series regular Joyce Temple-Savage. Sherrie continues as this hugely popular character, and 2018 will mark her sixth series with the show. Alongside this, Sherrie has recently be seen portraying the role of Mrs Slocombe in the one off special Are You Being Served? as part of the BBC’s Landmark Comedy Season.
Her film roles include Hanover Street alongside Harrison Ford, classic British films such as Carry On Behind, The Slipper and The Rose, Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years and Sixes and Sevens.
Alongside her acting career, Sherrie has proved a hugely popular contestant on numerous reality shows including Celebrity Big Brother, Celebrity Masterchef, Soap Star Super Chef and Murder Most Famous, which she won. This resulted in a contract with Pan Macmillan to write her first novel entitled The Tannery. Sherrie has also written her autobiography Behind the Laughter and the popular cookery book Nana’s Kitchen. Further TV appearances include The Chase, The Tipping Point, Keep It In The Family, Get Your Act Together and most recently Celebrity Big Brother.
Sherrie spent 14 years as a presenter on the award-winning ITV show Loose Women, making her the longest serving panellist in the show’s history.