Sue Perkins is an English comedian, writer, actress and broadcaster, best known as one half of the comedy duo Mel and Sue. Sue grew up in Croydon and received her early education from an all girls’ school near her house. She enrolled into the University of Cambridge following her high school graduation, where she became interested in performing for the first time. While in college, she met Mel Giedroyc, who eventually became her partner and together they formed the comedy duo named Mel and Sue. They began performing in the 1990s and appeared on TV shows such as ‘French & Saunders’, ‘Light Lunch’ and ‘Casting Couch’. However, in the early 2000s, the duo embarked on a hiatus as Mel settled down with her family. Sue then embarked on a solo career and made several television appearances on TV shows such as ‘Celebrity Big Brother’, ‘RI:SE’, ‘Never Mind the Full Stops’, ‘The Supersizers Go...’ and ‘Maestro’ among others. She had a successful solo career. In the mid-2010s, Mel and Sue reunited and since then, they have been working together. Sue Perkins is a lesbian and suffers from a form of brain tumour.