Quick Facts of Letitia Jane Dean

  • Full NameLetitia Jane Dean
  • Net Worth$24 Million
  • Date of Birth1967 /11 /14
  • NicknameTish
  • Marital StatusDivorced
  • BirthplacePotters Bar, Hertfordshire, England, UK
  • EthnicityWhite
  • ReligionChristian
  • ProfessionActress
  • NationalityBritish
  • Active Year1979-Present
  • Eye colourBrown
  • Hair colourBlonde
  • BuildMesomorph
  • SpouseJason Pethers (m. 2002– 2008)
  • Height5 feet 3½ inches (1.61 m)
  • Body MeasurementSlim
  • Education Italia Conti Academy Theatre Arts; Sylvia Young Theatre School
  • Online PresenceInstagram
  • HoroscopeScorpio

Letitia Dean is an English actress who is well known for her appearance in the British soap opera, EastEnders as Sharon Watts. Her other television credits include Grange Hill (1983–1984), Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married (19992000) and many others. In 1986, Dean and Paul Medford had a UK Top 20 hit with Something Outa Nothing.

Dean married her boyfriend, Jason Pethers after dating for just 4 months. However, their marriage didn’t last for long and they separated because of some disputes between them. To know more in details about Letitia’s career as well as her personal life, net worth, and age, read more.

Letitia Jane Dean’s Bio & Wiki

Letitia Dean was born as Letitia Jane Dean on 14th November 1967, in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, England, UK. Moreover, her nationality is British and belongs to white ethnicity. Her father, Leslie was a tailor and mother Ellie Dean, an English romantic novelist. She grew up with her two older brothers, Stephen Dean and Martin Dean.

Dean attended the Italia Conti Academy Theatre Arts at the age of 10, and later enrolled at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in Marylebone, London, which has famously created some of Britain’s most familiar television and musical stars. Furthermore, she stayed at the school as a full-time student for many years where she learned acting, singing, and dancing.

Letitia Dean’s Professional Career

Letitia Dean started her career from the hit stage musical, Annie where she portrayed the role of Pepper at the London’s Victoria Palace Theatre at the age of 12. She also played the lead role, Sandy in the stage musical, Grease and also sang with a rock band, The Young Uns. Later, she made her appearances in many TV shows such as Relative Strangers, Grange Hill, and in the soap opera, Brookside.

Image: Letitia Dean’s kissing scene in EastEnders Source: Instagram(@teamletitiadean)

Furthermore, Dean auditioned for BBS’s soap opera, EastEnders in 1984 and was selected for an interview on the strength of a photograph. She appeared in the role of Sharon Watts and become one of the most popular and long-running characters in the series.

For her performance, Dean was nominated for the Best Actress Award at the British Soap Awards and also in the category of Best Dramatic Performance in 2004.

How Much Is Letitia Dean’s Salary & Net Worth?

Letitia Dean has an impressive amount of net worth of $24 Million as of 2020. Moreover, she earns a fruitful amount of salary from her profession as a soap opera actress. Analyzing her career success, she probably earns a salary in six-figures. Moreover, she also earns a handsome amount of money from her extra-works which includes advertisements, endorsements, and live performances.

Movie Clip: Catches Husband Cheating???

Dean co-starred in the British TV show, EastEnders with many famous stars including Lacey Turner whose net worth is $5 Million and Katie Jarvis whose worth is around $1 MillionMoreover, she also worked with Maisie Smith, Kellie Bright, and Shona McGarty in the series.

Who Is Letitia Dean’s Husband? Her Marriage & Children

Letitia Dean is a divorced woman now. Dean met her former partner Jason Pethers, an actor on the set of EastEnders. After knowing each other for only a few months, the pair started dating each other and later engaged in 2001.

Letitia Dean with her ex-husband, Jason Pethers photo
Image: Letitia Dean with her ex-husband, Jason Pethers

Furthermore, they shared the wedding vows in September 2002 at All Saints’ Church in Marylebone, London, United Kingdom. Dean invited many of her EastEnders’ co-stars including Susan Tully who was a bridesmaid at the marriage ceremony.

Many of Dean’s fellow castmates from EastEnders attended the wedding including Wendy Richard, Barbara Windsor, Adam Woodyatt, Ricky Groves, Hannah Waterman, and Laila Morse. After five years of marriage, in 2007 it was announced that the couple separated, owing to the fact that Pethers was denied to have children.

Picture: Letitia Dean and Nigel Harman in the episode of EastEnders Source: Dailymail.co.uk

Their divorce was finalized in 2008. After the divorce, Dean started dating Bowen Perrin, a model, and dancer. She met him on the set of the Ipswich panto production, Cinderella on Christmas. However, their relationship didn’t last for long and they split up later because of irreconcilable differences between them.

Letitia and Jason’s Kids

The marriage of the 52-year-old American actress and her ex-husband Paul failed because she was desperate to have a baby but her husband was willing to wait.  Dean’s mother in law, Joan Pethers spoke about the breakup of the ex-EastEnder marriage saying: ‘ They both wanted kids, but Jason wanted to wait until he could afford it.

Joan continued  “They were happy. It was no dramatic thing they haven’t found someone else. I guess they just fell out of love for the time being.” Also, she added that the couple’s relationship wasn’t doomed for certain, saying: “They still love each other, they have long conversations on the phone.

Interesting Facts

  • Dean enjoys tap dancing and has a mezzo-soprano voice.
  • To relax, she paints the walls of her house because she says it makes it quite exhausting but therapeutic.
  • Her best friend is former EastEnders (1985) co-star, Hannah Waterman.
  • Barbra Streisand is her favorite singer.
  • She ranked #3 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for her performance as Sharon Rickman in 2010 and 2015.