HUGH SHERIDAN is an Australian actor, musician and television presenter who is known for their role as Ben Rafter in the television series Packed to the Rafters. They are a four-time Logie Award winner, in the Logie Award for Most Popular Actor category.
Born in Adelaide, Sheridan was the second youngest of seven children. They grew up in the suburb of Millswood, and completed their early years of schooling at Loreto College Marryatville, before changing to Saint Ignatius’ College, and then in their senior years to University Senior College. It was during primary school that they began their training at Unley Youth Theatre and Terry Simpson Studios in Adelaide, after which they went on to study Music at the Victorian College of the Arts and Dance at The Australian Ballet School.
In their youth, they sang with the State Opera of South Australia, played football for St Ignatius and studied drama at Unley Youth Theatre. They left the Australian Ballet School when they were accepted into the prestigious Bachelor of Dramatic Art, actor course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. In 2007, Sheridan was awarded the Adele Koh Memorial Scholarship by the State Theatre Company of South Australia to study acting in New York.
In an October 2020 interview with Stellar, Sheridan revealed that they had been in relationships with both women and men but preferred not to label their sexuality. In March 2021, Sheridan proposed to boyfriend Kurt Roberts during the opening night of their Hughman stage show.
Sheridan came out as non-binary in an Instagram post in June 2021 with they/them pronouns. They are also bisexual.