Wood was born in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, and studied drama at the University of Birmingham, beginning her show business career during her time as an undergraduate. Her first big break was as a novelty act on the BBC's consumer affairs programme, That's Life in 1976. Her first play, Talent (1978) won her an award for Most Promising New Writer, and she has since won many awards for her light entertainment performances.
Wood married magician Geoffrey Durham in March 1980, but they separated in October 2002. They have two children, Grace and Henry.
She was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1997.
Victoria Wood Facts
|Occupation||Actress, Comedian, Musician|
|Birthday||May 19, 1953 (66)|
|Birthplace||Prestwich, England, United Kingdom|