30 May 1963
Middleton, Lancashire, England
|Years active||1985 - present|
|Television||Coronation Street (1986-present)|
|Spouse(s)||Tim Dynevor (1995-present)|
|Parent(s)||Robert and Jennifer Whittaker|
Dynevor trained at Oldham Repertory Theatre and then the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. In 1985 she appeared in an episode of the television series Juliet Bravo, playing the problem teenager Wendy Cunningham.
She has made a career out of playing Sally Webster (née Seddon), a bad girl turned tame, on the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. She made her début on the serial in January 1986 and has been with the programme ever since.
Dynevor was nominated for "Best TV soap Personality" at the 2011 Television and Radio Industries Club Awards (TRIC Awards). She made the Longlist for Best Actress at the 2011 British Soap Awards. She also, along with three co-stars, accepted the award for "Best Storyline" which revolved around the Dobbs-Websters love triangle (this award is credited to producer, Phil Collinson).
Dynevor married scriptwriter Tim Dynevor, who was nominated for a BAFTA for his work on Emmerdale in 2008, in Trafford, Greater Manchester in 1995. In 2010, Sally began using her married name of Dynevor professionally. They have three children, all of whom were born in Trafford: Phoebe Harriet (born 17 April 1995), appears in Waterloo Road as Siobhan Mailey and as Lauren in Prisoners' Wives; Samuel Charles R. (born 10 March 1997); and Harriet Fleur "Hatty" (born October 2003).
In November 2009, Dynevor was diagnosed with breast cancer the same year her character was, for which she has had chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Dynevor returned to the ITV soap in July 2010 after a 6-month break.
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