Sharon Leal Biography
(Best Known for Her Roles in the Films: ‘Dreamgirls’, ‘This Christmas’ and ‘Why Did I Get Married?’)
Birthday: October 17, 1972 (Libra)
Born In: Tucson, Arizona, United States
Sharon Ann Leal is an actor of Filipino and African-American descent, who made a name for herself with her performances in the TV series ‘Boston Public’ and the romantic musical film ‘Dreamgirls.’ Born in Arizona, US, she spent her early childhood in the Philippines, before returning with her family to settle in California. She began appearing in the stage productions of local theater groups in her teenage years. In 1993, she worked with voice coach Seth Riggs through a vocal scholarship. She made her screen debut with the ‘CBS’ series ‘Guiding Light’ and soon earned praises for her role of ‘Marilyn Sudor’ in the ‘Fox’ primetime series ‘Boston Public.’ Some of her other noteworthy TV appearances were on ‘Hellcats,’ ‘Recovery Road,’ and ‘Instinct.’ Her portrayal of ‘Michelle Morris’ in the musical ‘Dreamgirls’ fetched her several major award nominations. Leal won accolades for her performances in the films ‘This Christmas,’ ‘Soul Man,’ ‘Why Did I Get Married?,’ and ‘Why Did I Get Married Too?.’ She has also performed in a number of stage productions. In January 2004, she was named the “Celebrity Beauty of the Month” by the magazine ‘Ebony.’ Leal was married to filmmaker Bev Land and has a son. Presently, she is in a relationship with director-choreographer Paul Becker.