Date of Birth : Jun 29th 1962
Donohoe first came to attention of the worldwide audience in 1986, when she was cast opposite Oliver Reed as Lucy Irvine in Nicolas Roeg’s Castaway (where she appeared nude in some sequences of the movie). She followed this up with roles in two Ken Russell films The Lair of the White Worm, based on a Bram Stoker novel, and The Rainbow, based on a D. H. Lawrence novel. In 1981, Donohoe appeared in the music videos for the songs “Antmusic” and “Stand & Deliver” by Adam and the Ants.
In February 1991, Donohoe took part in the first lesbian kiss on American television when her character CJ Lamb on L.A. Law kissed Abbie Perkins, played by Michele Greene. Donohoe appeared in L.A. Law for two seasons. More recently Donohoe has worked in film, including Liar, Liar opposite Jim Carrey, and television roles including Murder City, Bad Girls and a guest appearance in Ally McBeal. Donohoe’s stage roles include in the spring of 2001, replacing Jerry Hall in the role of Mrs Robinson in The Graduate in London’s West End and the title role of Hedda Gabler at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester in 2005.
Donohoe joined the cast of ITV soap Emmerdale at the beginning of 2009 as businesswoman Natasha Wylde. Channel 4 ranked Donohoe as number 38 in their list of the 50 Greatest British actresses.