Sep. 21st, 1976
Barnet, United Kingdom
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Shelley Conn (born 21 September 1976) is an English actress of Sri Lankan descent who was born to Anglo-Indian parents.
Conn was born in Barnet, Greater London, England. She is the great niece of actress 'Merle Oberon' (Oberon's brother was Conn's grandfather), Conn trained at Bretton Hall. She was a student at Cranbourne School, Basingstoke Hampshire, renamed Cranbourne Business and Enterprise College in 2004.
After drama school, Conn had a series of bit-parts in various British films, before coming to prominence in Series Five of the popular BBC One series Down to Earth. In 2001, she picked up the role of PC Miriam Da Silva in BBC1's Mersey Beat and an irregularly recurring role in Casualty.
In 2002, Conn made her West End theatre stage debut in three plays in December 2002, after transferring from Stratford-upon-Avon in the Royal Shakespeare Company's Jacobean Season at the Gielgud Theatre - The Island Princess, Eastward Ho! and The Roman Actor.
Conn has now developed her roles between all three media (television, film and theatre), with a series of leading roles in various small budget European as well as British films; BBC character dramas such as The Innocence Project; and occasional returns to the RSC.
Conn starred as Ashika Chandiramani in the BBC series Party Animals.
In early 2008, Conn starred as Miranda Hill in The Palace, as Jessica in Mistresses and as Neela Sahjani in Trial & Retribution.
In 2009 she appeared as Claire in Dead Set.
In 2010 she played Danni Prendiville in the TV series Strike Back.
She was chosen by 'Steven Spielberg' to be one of the leads in the $150 million TV series Terra Nova, which premiered on September 26, 2011.
Conn lives in London. She ran in the 2006 London Marathon.
- She studied Drama at Queen Mary's College in Basingstoke.
- Trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
- Is of Indian descent.
- She attended her Secondary education at Cranbourne Secondary School in Basingstoke.
- She was also Head Girl of her year.
- She is a great niece of actress 'Merle Oberon' (qv).
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