In 1980, she appeared as an extra in Woody Allen’s film ‘Stardust Memories,’ which received negative reviews. The film even failed to impress Woody Allen’s fans.
In 1981, she played the role of ‘Lana Marcus’ in the horror film ‘Deadly Blessing,’ which was directed by Wes Craven. The film did not receive positive reviews from the critics.
In 1984, she was seen in the American TV series ‘The New Mike Hammer,’ a mystery-drama. The series received low ratings.
In September 1984, she played the role of ‘Blake Chandler’ in a comedy-drama film titled ‘Irreconcilable Differences.’ The film was directed by Charles Shyer and received ‘Golden Globe’ nominations.
In 1988, she starred in the action film ‘Above the Law,’ which was directed by Andrew Davis. The movie, which was filmed in Chicago, mostly received positive reviews.
In 1989, she was seen in the drama film ‘Beyond the Stars,’ which was directed by David Saperstein. The film revolves around a teenage boy whose father is a computer scientist.
In 1990, she starred opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the ‘Academy’ award-winning science fiction film ‘Total Recall.’ The film was a blockbuster hit.
In 1992, she starred in the erotic thriller film ‘Basic Instinct,’ which was directed by Paul Verhoeven. In the film, she played the role of ‘Catherine Tramell,’ a crime novelist and alleged serial killer. The film was a huge hit.
In 1995, she played the role of ‘Ginger McKenna’ in the ‘Academy’ award-nominated and ‘Golden Globe’ award-winning Martin Scorsese’s crime-drama film ‘Casino.’
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In 1999, she earned a ‘Golden Globe’ nomination for her role as ‘Sarah Little’ in the comedy film ‘The Muse,’ which was directed by Albert Brooks. The film did not do well at the box office.
In 2000, she starred in the ‘Emmy’ award-winning TV film ‘If These Walls Could Talk 2,’ which was broadcast on HBO. The film revolves around the lives of lesbian couples.
In 2003, she was seen in the ‘Emmy’ award-winning television drama ‘The Practice,’ which was created by David E. Kelley. The plot of the series revolves around a law firm.
In 2005, she appeared as ‘Dr. Georgia Keller’ in the television sitcom ‘Will & Grace.’ The series was based on the relationship between two characters, ‘William Truman’ and ‘Grace Adler.’
In 2006, she reprised her role as ‘Catherine Tramell’ in the film ‘Basic Instinct 2,’ which served as a sequel to the 1992 film ‘Basic Instinct.’ The film was slammed by the critics.
In 2009, she played the role of ‘Nina Ferraro’ in the action-drama film ‘Streets of Blood,’ which was directed by Charles Winkler. The film was based on a story written by Hess and Dennis Fanning.
In 2010, she appeared as ‘Jo Marlowe’ in four episodes of the television crime drama series ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.’ The series was set in and around New York City.
In January 2013, she played the role of ‘Dorothy Boreman’ in the American biographical film ‘Lovelace.’ The film was based on the life of pornographic actress Linda Susan Boreman, better known as Linda Lovelace.
She then starred alongside Woody Allen and Sofía Vergara in the 2013 comedy film ‘Fading Gigolo.’ Three years later, she joined the ensemble cast of the independent drama film ‘Mothers and Daughters.’
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She played a leading role in the 2017 romantic comedy film ‘All I Wish,’ which was directed by Susan Walter. The same year, she was also seen in movies like ‘Running Wild’ and ‘The Disaster Artist.’
The versatile actress was seen alongside other industry veterans like Meryl Streep and Gary Oldman in the 2019 biographical comedy film ‘The Laundromat.’ Over the years, she has also had recurring roles in TV series like ‘Agent X,’ ‘Mosaic,’ and ‘Better Things.’
Personal Life & Legacy
In 1984, she married TV producer Michael Greenburg. The marriage ended in divorce in the year 1990.
In 1993, she became romantically involved with writer and producer William J. MacDonald. The couple got engaged but the engagement was called off in 1994.
In 1998, she married journalist and editor Phil Bronstein. Together, they adopted a son named Roan Joseph Bronstein. Sharon and Phil divorced in 2004. She has two other adopted children, Laird Vonne Stone and Quinn Kelly Stone.