Sharon Lawrence Biography
Birthday: June 29, 1961 (Cancer)
Born In: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Sharon Elizabeth Lawrence is an American actress, dancer and singer, best known for her award-winning portrayal of Sylvia Costas on the show ‘NYPD Blue’. She was interested in acting and dance right from her childhood days. She comes from a family of extroverted storytellers, and her father had studied acting and worked in theatre back in the day. But she was the first one in her family to convert this natural ability into a profession. After completing her education in Raleigh, she embarked on an acting career, which was kickstarted by her appearances in some musical productions. Starting out on stage in the late 1980s, Lawrence has appeared in numerous TV serials and movies since then. As far as her stage accomplishments go, she has performed in various musicals like 'Cabaret', 'A Song at Twilight', 'Fiddler on the Roof’ and 'Chicago’. Her role of Sylvia Costas in the police procedural show ‘NYPD Blue’ earned her an Screen Actors Guild Award. Her other TV credits include ‘Desperate Housewives’, ‘Law and Order Special Victims Unit’, ‘Ladies Man’ and ‘Rizzoli & Isles’. She is actively involved in supporting various NGOs, including ‘Women In Film Foundation’, ‘SAG-AFTRA Foundation’, ‘HealTheBay.org’, ‘WeForShe.org’. Besides acting, music and social work, Lawrence is an avid scuba diver. She has also participated in the World Poker Tour Hollywood Home Game.