Janey Godley is a Scottish comedian, actress, playwright, and best-selling author. She was born in Glasgow in 1961 and grew up in the city’s East End.
Godley’s comedy career began in the late 1990s when she started performing stand-up comedy. She quickly gained a following for her irreverent, sometimes profane, but always hilarious observations on life in Scotland.
Godley has since become a household name in the UK, known for her distinctive Glaswegian accent and her ability to find humor in even the darkest of situations.
She has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, and many other comedy events around the world.
In addition to her comedy work, Godley has written a number of successful plays and has authored several best-selling books, including her memoir “Handstands in the Dark” and the crime novel “Crowdie and Cream.”
Janey Godley Parents: Meet Annie and Jack Godley
Janey Godley’s parents were Annie and Jack Godley. Her mother, Annie, was originally from Dublin, Ireland and moved to Glasgow to work as a cleaner. Her father, Jack, was from Glasgow and worked as a laborer.
Godley has spoken publicly about her difficult upbringing, including experiencing physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather, which led her to run away from home at age 16.
She has also described her mother as a strong and independent woman who supported her throughout her life, despite their often difficult relationship.