Miranda Katherine Hart Dyke was known professionally as Miranda Hart, is an English actress, comedian and writer from the Hart Dyke family. Hart reached a wider audience with her self-written semi-autobiographical BBC sitcom Miranda, which is based on her earlier BBC Radio 2 radio series Miranda Hart's Joke Shop (2008). The television sitcom ran for three series and several Christmas specials from 2009 to 2015
She attended the University of the West of England in Bristol, graduating with a 2:1 degree in political science. Hart then completed a postgraduate course in Acting at the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts. In 2002, she performed a solo show in Edinburgh and in 2004 she pitched a comedy show to the BBC. At her read-through for BBC executives, Ab Fab writer and star Jennifer Saunders was present
Hart lives in Hammersmith, west London. In her early twenties, Hart had an unsuccessful trial at Queens Park Rangers Ladies. She revealed this during Would I Lie to You. She is the first cousin of the journalist and author Edward Luce.