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Trudie Styler's Biography

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Trudie Styler was born on 6 January 1955 and grew up in a council estate in Stoke Prior in Worcestershire.

Styler's father was a packer her mother was a dinner lady.

Trudie Styler married Sting in 1992 and they have four children (Mickey, Jake, Coco, and Giacomo) as well as two from Sting's previous marriage. Trudie Styler rode to the wedding on a white horse.

In the first series of the BBC's Love Soup, Styler played Gil's neighbour, Irene, a volatile character who has to deal with her husband's infidelity, and her own love for Gil.

The BBC press pack on Love Soup had an interesting interview with Trudie Styler, in which she discusses the character Irene and the piece contrasts the character's marriage with Styler's own, pointing out:

" ... it's not just in that way that Irene and Trudie differ. Though she and Sting are extremely wealthy and have houses in London, New York, Los Angeles, Tuscany and Wiltshire, there's no danger of Trudie sitting around all day, bored..."

Trudie Styler has acted in other television dramas including Poldark, The Mayor Of Casterbridge, and Miss Marple.

Styler has also been a producer on a number of productions including the film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

Indeed, Trudie Styler sees producing not acting as her core career, explaining:

"It [acting] had all been very secondary to my life as a producer because I was developing films and getting them under way, which I consider my main daytime job – I work with first-time writer/directors, helping put them on the first rung of the ladder.

"My latest production is A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints with Robert Downey Jr., written and directed by Dito Montiel who I think is going to rise and shine."

Styler's production company, Xingu Films, specialises in films made by new directors.

In an interview with The Independent, Trudie Styler revealed:

"She [Styler] discovered Alpha Male director, Dan Wilde (whose short film, Bookcruncher won him Best Director at the New York Independent Film Festival in 2002) when he worked as her receptionist for three years. "He wasn't a very good receptionist," she says dryly. "He was clearly distracted by something. When I got to the bottom of it, I said, 'Well maybe when you've posted the mail, you'd like to show me your script.'"

Together with Sting, Trudie Styler established the Rainforest Foundation and she is also an ambassador for Unicef.

Styler has just added another string to her bow. Essentially new to directing (she had co-directed a documentary entitled The Sweatbox), she recently directed a short called Wait, as part of a four part commission by Glamour magazine of women who don't normally direct. The other three new directors were Gwyneth Paltrow, Jenny Bicks and Rosario Dawson.

On 17 July 2007, Trudie Styler and her husband Sting were ordered to pay their former chef, Jane Martin, compensation after losing a sexual discrimination case, in which Martin complained to the employment tribunal of her "cruel" treatment from her former employers, and that, when she was pregnant, she feared losing her baby.

Trudie Styler's nickname is Snooky.

In 2011, Trudie Styler, with Ed Olphin, launched Lake House Table, selling healthy ready meals. The name was based on one of her homes, the Lake House Estate, an 800-acre manor house and organic farm in Wiltshire.

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