Inside Emmerdale star Sammy Winward’s family life and home she shares with her lookalike daughter

Inside Emmerdale star Sammy Winward’s family life and home she shares with her lookalike daughter

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Sammy Winward appears to be ageing backwards if the selfie alongside her lookalike daughter is anything to go by.

The former Emmerdale star, 34, who played Katie Sugden on the ITV soap between 2001 to 2015, looked amazing as she showed off her flawless skin next to the 15 year old.

Since quitting the ITV soap five years ago, when she was killed off by her onscreen ex brother in law Robert Sugden, Sammy has turned to theatre and launched her own acting workshops.

Here we take a look inside the actress's family life Bolton and the home she shares with her daughter Mia Winward-Dunn…


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What has Sammy Winward appeared in?

Sammy Winward first found fame when she joined the cast of ITV soap Emmerdale back in 2001 as Katie Sugden.

The soap star went on to grow up onscreen, quitting the show in 2015 with a dramatic exit when her character was killed by her ex-lover and brother-in-law.

Sammy had played opposite Kelvin Fletcher for a large part of her time on Emmerdale as Andy Sugden's girlfriend and then wife, and then she went on to become the lady of Home Farm.

Since starring in Emmerdale, Sammy has starred in ITV drama Prey taking on the role of Lucy a heavily pregnant daughter of prison officer.

She has also been starring on stage and has launched her own acting workshops in her home town, as well as writing a children's book.

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Does Sammy Winward have children?

Sammy shares her 15 year old daughter Mia Winward-Dunn with her ex, football manager David Dunn.

She gave birth to Mia when she was 20, but split from her daughter's father just three months later.

The actress reflected on being a young single mum in 2014, saying having Mia was her greatest achievement: "It totally changes your life for the better. I love being a mum and Mia is such a character. I was just 20 when I had her and had to grow up fast, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.

“She’s the best thing to happen to me and I feel blessed to have such a great little girl. She has a wicked sense of humour and is always making me laugh. She likes to watch Emmerdale and shouts, ‘Mum, you’re on telly’. It’s hilarious. She wants to be an actress when she’s older but knowing Mia she will probably change her mind by next week," she told the Daily Record.

Sammy also thanked her parents for helping her with childcare while she filmed for Emmerdale, following her split from David.

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"Motherhood is a tough gig but it’s also the most rewarding. My mum looks after Mia when I am away from home but I am never away for more than a couple of nights and I am the one who struggles with it."

She added: “I don’t know how I would have coped without the support of my parents. They are fantastic and if I’m working 12 hour days, they happily cover childcare. My hours depend on the story-line, but most of the time I work around her schedule."

Was Sammy Winward engaged?

Sammy shares her daughter Mia with former fiancé and Birmingham City and former Blackburn Rovers player David Dunn.

The pair were together for three years after meeting at a Peter Kay gig and David went on to propose to Sammy on her 18th birthday.

But shortly after their daughter's birth in 2005 the couple split.

David, who went on to have a son Isaac with his now-wife Haley, previously spoke about how his split from Sammy affected his football career while playing for Birmingham, as he had to travel back and forth to see his young daughter.

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"It was one of the reasons my football was taking a hit because I was in a really awkward position. Do you do your duty as a father and see your little girl or do your job?" he told the Daily Mail.

"I felt an obligation to get up the road and see Mia, but on the other hand I felt I should be in training getting myself better. Maybe I wasn't focused. But it was an awful position and that's why I got so p***** off."

Sammy, who has since dated Jonas Armstrong and former Emmerdale actor James Sutton, keeps tightlipped about her private life.

“I’d hate to do reality TV as I’m quite private and wouldn’t want the world knowing my business. It’s just not me. I’ve been approached to do a few shows but always turned them down," she explained.

Where does Sammy Winward live?

While Sammy keeps her personal life fairly private, she has shared several snaps of her Bolton home that she lives in with her teenage daughter Mia.

She shared a peek inside her stylish bedroom which is painted white, with grey flooring and matching grey framed bed and pink mattress.

Making good use of the full length mirror, Sammy snapped a a selfie of her outfit writing: "After 2 hours, 73,000 outfit changes, shouting at anyone who dared walk in the room including the dogs, I finally landed on this ‘you forgot your trousers!’ look.

"First time Iv had my legs out in about 5 years! Why is it so stressful finding a bloody outfit??? I actually cried at one point! Boots and Jacket both from @topshop [sic]"

And it appears that Sammy may have a hottub set up in her back garden judging by her selfie with her daughter as they both donned bikinis

She wrote in the caption: "Me and Shmee @miawinwarddunn."

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