Claire Sweeney Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluniyi Akande
Jan 31, 2024 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on May 07, 2022
Claire Sweeney is an English soap opera actress.
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About Claire Sweeney

Claire Sweeney is an English actress, singer, dancer, and television personality.
Her full name is Claire Jane Sweeney. She was born on April 17, 1971, in Liverpool, England.
Claire Sweeney's first major role as a soap opera actress was the leading character Lindsey Corkhill on 'Brookside', from 1995 to 2003. She is best known for her role as Roxie Hart in 'Chicago', which was a musical in London's West End. In her early days, she used to work at her father's butcher shop on the weekends.
She completed her training at Elliott-Clarke Theatre School. It is a theatre school that prepared her for life as an actress on both stage and screen! It is one of the oldest theatre schools in the world. Her age was just 14 when Claire Sweeney made her singing debut at Montrose Club with a payment of around $30. In around 1987, Claire Sweeney was in the production of the musical called 'Hair'. Sweeney was a part of the Southport Summer Youth Theatre Workshop. She is performing in Proud Cabaret's 'Cabaret All Stars' in 2022.

Claire Sweeney Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Claire Sweeney's net worth?

Claire Sweeney's net worth is $1,500,000 as of March 2022.

How much does Claire Sweeney earn per year?

It is unknown how much Claire Sweeney earns per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Claire Sweeney?

Claire Sweeney is 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) tall.

How old is Claire Sweeney?

Claire Sweeney's age is 51 years old.

Childhood And Education

Claire Sweeney was born on April 17, 1971, and she is one of the most famous and successful actors in England. She attended Liverpool's Elliott-Clarke Theatre School before enrolling at London’s Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts when she was just around 16 years old!
She was a part of the Summer Youth Theatre Workshop production at Southport. Later on, she was in the West End performance of the musical 'Chicago'.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Claire Sweeney’s partner?

Claire Sweeney was in a relationship with businessman Tony Hibbard for six years from 2001 to 2007. She was engaged to Daniel Reilly from 2013 to 2015. She has a son, Jaxon Reilly. His age is estimated to be around seven or eight. Her family life involves spending quality time with her son.

Career And Professional Highlights

Claire Sweeney's career started at the young age of 14. Her father was a butcher and often bribed the secretary of a social club with meat. This gave her a chance to sing and perform on stage. Claire Sweeney's first role as Lindsey Corkhill in 'Brookside'.
She received fame as a soap opera actress and now is a well-known celebrity. 'Brookside' was the most popular British soap opera of all time, set in Liverpool. In 2001, Claire Sweeney appeared in the first series of 'Celebrity Big Brother' and 'Lily Savage's Blankety Blank'. She hosted ITV's 'Challenge Of A Lifetime'. Her song album 'Claire' was released in the year 2002. She was also a regular panelist on 'Loose Women' by ITV. She even made appearances in a dancing show series 'Strictly Come Dancing'.
Claire Sweeney graced British stages in a variety of roles and shows from 'Snow White' and 'Aladdin' to 'Guys And Dolls' in 2005 and 2006. These took place in the Theatre Royal in Nottingham, England. She appeared onstage at Piccadilly Theatre in London for eight weeks playing with Patrick Swayze, for the role of Miss Adelaide.
Claire Sweeney made appearances on the tour of 'Educating Rita' in 2012. In 2019, she appeared on an episode on Radio 2's episode of 'Friday Night Is Music Night'. This was in celebration of Tony Hatch's 80th birthday. One of her most recent projects was on the BBC's comedy series 'Scarborough'.

Best Known For...

Claire Sweeney is well known as a soap opera actress. Her role as Lindsey Corkhill in 'Brookside' was super-hit. She was in the award-winning drama 'Clocking Off', playing Katrina. The show won the British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series in 2001. Claire Sweeney recently performed in the one-woman show written by Willy Russell and directed by Ian Talbot OBE.

Charity Work

Claire Sweeney supports the Claire House Children's Hospice. She is a supporter of the Children's Liver Disease Foundation and the Queenie's Christmas Charity.

What awards has Claire Sweeney won?

In 2001, Claire Sweeney, a soap opera actress, won Rear of the Year.

Other Interesting Claire Sweeney's Facts And Trivia

This celebrity played the famous Lindsey Corkhill in 'Brookside'.
Claire Sweeney was the runner-up for Celebrity Big Brother 1. The house used was located in Bow, London.
Claire Sweeney joined the entertainment industry a few months after giving birth to her son, Jaxon.
Claire Sweeney played in the pantomime 'Aladdin', in England.
She has been a fan of Barbara Streisand for a very long time.
Sweeney was engaged to Daniel Reilly.
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Claire Sweeney Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Claire Jane Sweeney

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173 cm

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Child Star?



Actress, Singer


Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts

Net Worth



Kathleen Sweeney, Ken Sweeney


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