Hannah Waddingham Biography

Hannah Waddingham is an English actress and singer famously known for her work in a theatre production of The Wizard of Oz, Spamalot, and in movies and shows like How to lose friends and alienate people and Game of Thrones. She is currently starred in the comedy show Ted Lasso which is been airing currently for its 3rd season. Hannah stole the limelight in the first episode of Tom Jones despite being in a supportive role. 

Early Life 

Hannah Waddingham was born on 28th July 1974 in London, UK to her mother Melodie Kelly but information about her father is unavailable. Her mother and her family belonged to singing backgrounds and worked as opera singers. She started singing early on in her childhood years inspired by her mother and grandparents.

She was always great on stage and loved performing. Hannah has not shared much about her early education but it is believed that she completed her high school education at a local high school in London. She also attended the Academy of Live and Record Arts where she took her training in drama and performing.

Hannah Waddingham Career

Hannah started her career in London theatre after she graduated from the Academy of Live and Record Arts and started performing in plays and musical productions like Space Family Robinson in 2002 where she portrayed the role of Starbird. She also played the role of Suzanne in the play Lautrec and Lady of the Lake in Spamalot. She also started performing on Broadway.

In the early 2000s, she released her first single named Our Kind of Love in the UK singles chart. She started appearing on television shows in 2002 and her debut role was in the show Coupling. She then appeared in shows like My Family, My Hero, Marple, Doctors, Partners in Crime, etc. Her most famous role on tv was in the show Game of Thrones where she appeared in the recurring role of Septa Unella from 2015 to 2016.

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Widespread Fame

In 2008, she debut as a film actress in the movie How to lose friends and alienate people in the role of Elizabeth Maddox followed by a minor role as a factory worker in the 2012 movie Les Miserables. Her portrayal of Desiree in the play A little night music and in the musical named Night Music helped her gain much recognition and praise.

She later played the role of the Witch in the play Into the Woods production in 2010. Hannah became well known for her role as a witch after she portrayed the Wicked Witch of the West in the play The Wizard of Oz in 2011 at the London Palladium Theatre. She is also known for her performance in the play Kiss Me, Kate at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2012.

In 2018, she played the role of Joanne Hill in the movie Winter Ridge and in the role of Shiraz in the 2019 movie The Hustle. The same year, she also appeared in the show Sex Education in the role of Sophia Marchetti.

She is currently set to appear in the 3rd season of the show as well. Recently, in 2020, she starred in the comedy series Ted Lasso in the main role of Rebecca Welton and is also anticipated to appear in the 3rd season of the show. Moreover, she also starred in the show Midsomer Murders in one of the episodes.

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Social Media

Hannah currently has 106k followers on her Instagram account and is very active on the platform and shares pictures from her sets, behind the scenes, with fellow actors, and with her family. She is also active on Twitter and currently has 74.7k followers. Other than this, she is active on TikTok as well as Snapchat.

Hannah Waddingham Biography

Real Name Hannah Waddingham
Birth Date 28 July 1974
Age (as of 2023) 48 Years
Birth Place London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Profession Actress, Theatre Artist, Singer
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Scorpio

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 10” – in Centimeters – 179 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 64 kg  –  in Pounds –  141 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Green
Body Type Slim


Father Harry Waddingham
Mother Melodie Kelly


College Academy of Live and Recorded Arts

Relationship Status

Marital Status In relationship
Who is her husband? Gianluca Cugnetto 
Children One (Kitty Cugnetto)

Personal Life

Hannah Waddingham is currently in a relationship with Gianluca Cugnetto, a food, and drinks expert. He works with premium bars and restaurants and on luxury restaurant shows. The two have been dating for several years although, they didn’t legally a married couple as of now. Despite not marrying, they have a daughter Kitty Cugnetto born in 2014.

Sarah had quite a troubled past as she fought with infertility and Kitty came into her life as the biggest blessing. After a few months of birth, Kitty was suddenly diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder, a condition in which small blood vessels became irritated and swollen. However, Kitty got the best possible treatment to overcome with this and now she is completely healthy.  

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Hannah Waddingham Net Worth

Hannah Waddingham has been working as an actress and singer for several years and has seen great success and fame in life. She has been part of several movies, tv shows, and theatre productions through which she earned a lot of wealth. Her net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $3 million.


  • She was nominated for the Oliver Award for her performance in the production of Lautrec in the role of Lady of Lake and again in 2010 and 2013 for her performance in the musical, Night Music and Kiss Me, Kate.
  • She also won the whatsonstage.com Theatergoers Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her performance in The Wizard of Oz in 2011.
  • Hannah won the Critics Choice Television award for best-supporting actress in a comedy series for her work in the show Ted Lasso in 2021.
  • Critics gave her the name Joanna Lumley of Musical Theatre.
  • Hannah sang for the role of Starbird on the soundtrack recording of Space Family Robinson.
  • She won the best-supporting actress in the Comedy series for Ted Lasso at the International online cinema awards.
  • Hannah is also nominated for the Prime Time Emmy Awards for outstanding supporting actress in comedy series.

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