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Sharon Leal Biography

  • Profession: Actor
  • Born: Jan 1, 0001
  • Died: Jan 1, 0001

So elegant and striking that she deservedly won Ebony magazine's Celebrity Beauty of the Month designation in January 2004 -- with the asset of outstanding dramatic instincts -- actress Sharon Leal achieved stardom in the early 2000s with her multi-season portrayal of no-nonsense schoolteacher Marilyn Sudor on [[Performer~P97075~David E. Kelley~davidekelley]]'s groundbreaking small-screen drama [[Feature~V226994~Boston Public~bostonpublic[tvseries]]]. The daughter of a Filipino military policeman and an African-American homemaker, raised by a succession of stepfathers, Leal graduated from Roosevelt School of the Arts in Fresno, CA, in 1990, and subsequently landed two ongoing dramatic roles, on the daytime soap [[Feature~V344758~Guiding Light~guidinglight[tvseries]]] and the prime-time UPN drama [[Feature~V173762~Legacy~legacy[tvseries]]] (1998). The [[Feature~V226994~Public~bostonpublic[tvseries]]] role arrived two years after that, with Leal cast in the program from its inception; after the series folded, the actress segued into movie roles, with turns in the smash musical [[Feature~V326848~Dreamgirls~dreamgirls]] (2006) and [[Performer~P403164~Tyler Perry~tylerperry]]'s comedy drama [[Feature~V390270~Why Did I Get Married?~tylerperryswhydidigetmarried]] (2007). She had prominent roles in Soul Man, the sequel to Why Did I Get Married, and in Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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