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Bronagh Waugh (born 6 October 1982) is a Northern Irish actress. She is known for portraying the role of Cheryl Brady in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks,[1] as well as appearing on T4 On The Beach as herself.

Bronagh Waugh
Bronagh Waugh with a fan.jpg
Born (1982-10-06) 6 October 1982 (age 37)
Years active2006-present

At the 2010 British Soap Awards, Waugh was nominated for awards for Best Newcomer, Best Actress and Best Comedy Performance.[2] She was also nominated for two National Television Awards for playing Cheryl.[3] Her father is Canadian, and she has Canadian citizenship. She has been an advocate for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland.[4][5]


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Fiddler Walk Bronagh
2007 Doctor Who Extra
2008–2012 Hollyoaks Later Cheryl Brady
2009–2013 Hollyoaks Cheryl Brady Regular role; 360 episodes
2013–2016 The Fall Sally-Ann Spector
2014 Holby City Lauren Ginevar
2016 Channel Zero: Candle Cove Young Marla 1 Episode, "Want to See Something Cool?" October 25
2016 Supernatural Ms Watt 1 Episode, "Keep Calm and Carry On" October 13
2018 Unforgotten Jessica Reid Series 3
2019 Derry Girls Cathy 1 episode
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Miss Conception Receptionist Feature film
2015 A Christmas Star Maria O'Hanlon Feature film
2017 Axis Siobhán Feature film
2018 A Dark Place Donna Reutzel
2018 Grace & Goliath Mo


  1. ^ "Sheer cheek paid off for Bronagh Waugh on the Soap Awards red carpet". Liverpool Daily Post. Retrieved 13 July 2010.(subscription required)
  2. ^ "Bronagh Waugh wants your NTA vote!". Digital Spy. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 13 July 2010.
  3. ^ Nissim, Mayer (5 January 2010). "National Television Awards 2010: The Nominees". Digital Spy. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  4. ^ "Bronagh Waugh on her mum coming out as gay and meeting dad for first time aged 23". Belfast Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  5. ^ "'I was 23 when I first met my Canadian dad was very emotional but it was amazing and I try to see him now at least once a year'". Belfast Telegraph. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 14 May 2019.

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