Sammy Winward

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Sammy Winward
Born Samantha Kate Winward
(1985-10-12) 12 October 1985 (age 32)
Bolton, Greater Manchester, England
Occupation Actress, singer, model
Years active 2001–present
Known for Role of Katie Sugden in Emmerdale
Television Emmerdale (2001–2015)
Soapstar Superstar (2006)
Prey (2015)
Partner(s) David Dunn (2004–2005)
Children 1

Samantha Kate "Sammy" Winward (born 12 October 1985) is an English actress, singer and model. She is best known for playing the role of Katie Sugden in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 2001 to 2015.

Early life[edit]

Winward was born in Bolton, Greater Manchester, England. She attended Turton High School Media Arts College in Bromley Cross, South Turton, England.

Personal life[edit]

Winward was engaged to footballer David Dunn. Their daughter Mia was born at home in Edgworth, Lancashire. England on 12 June 2005.[1] Winward and Dunn split in September of that year.[2]


In January 2006, Winward apperared and participated on the ITV show Soapstar Superstar.

In late 2006, she was voted number 73 in the FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in the World.

Winward first appeared as Katie Sugden in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale in July 2001. In 2002, Winward was nominated for Most Popular Newcomer award at the National Television Awards for the role of Katie Sugden in Emmerdale. In November 2014, Winward announced that she would leave Emmerdale in February 2015 after 13 years to pursue other interests, projects and acting roles. On 5 February, Katie died due to a fall at Wylie's Farm.

In May 2015, it was announced that Winward was to appear in the second series of the ITV drama Prey. Winward will play and take on the role of Lucy a heavily pregnant daughter of prison officer David Murdoch (Philip Glenister) who is threatened, leaving her father on the run after finding himself on the wrong side of the law. The second series aired in December 2015.


Year Title Role Notes
2001–2015 Emmerdale Katie Sugden Series Regular
2006 Soapstar Superstar Herself Contestant
2015 Prey Lucy Murdoch Series 2
2017 Fearless Siobhan Murphy 2 episodes

Guest appearances[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Result Award Category Film or series Character
2002 Nominated National Television Awards Most Popular Newcomer Emmerdale Katie Sugden


  1. ^ TV Sammy's baby joy Archived 17 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine.. The Bolton Evening News, first published 15 June 2005.
  2. ^ Sammy splits up from baby's father Archived 20 August 2009 at the Wayback Machine.. The Bolton Evening News, first published 12 September 2005.

External links[edit]

Sammy Winward on IMDb