American born actress Sharon Leal first manifested talents in singing before she diversified her interest into acting. At the tender age of two, the young star was moved by the strong desire to perform. She expressed her urge by singing with a microphone which was captured on tape by her parents. Her interest later tilted towards the acting profession during her teens when she became active in community Theater productions.
She graduated from the theater to the screen with notable roles in both movies and television series including; Why Did I Get Married?, Why Did I Get Married Too?, Dreamgirls, Legacy, This Christmas, Boston Public, and Guiding Light. As a singer, she has recorded notable performances in several R&B and Rap music videos. Sharon has performed in several cabaret productions at The Violet, B. Smith’s and Steve McGraw’s.
Sharon Leal Bio
The actress cum singer was born Sharon Ann Leal in Tucson, Arizona United States on the 17th of October, 1972. Her place of birth makes her an American national. She grew up in California and also spent some time in the Philippines. Her biological dad’s identity is not known but according to available data, he was of African-American origin and worked as military police. Her Filipino mom Angelita broke up with her dad before Sharon came into the world.
Angelita went into a second marriage with Jesse Leal who adopted Sharon as his legal child. Sharon’s stepfather Jesse earned a living working in the US Airforce as a Master Sargent. He was also in Clark Airbase in the Philippines where he worked as a police officer. During his stay in the Philippines, Jesse took both Sharon and her mom along with him. The young actress attended prayer school there till the age of six when her family went back to the United States to live in Fresno, CA.
Sharon’s formal education took-off in the Philippines where she was part of a prayer school. When her family relocated back to the US, she joined Roosevelt High School of the Arts, Fresno California. The young star was able to study with Michael Jackson’s voice coach Seth Riggs through a vocal scholarship she won at the Santa Cruz Jazz Festivals.
Her inclination towards entertainment had manifested at the tender age of two when she had the strong desire to perform. This resulted in a recording of her voice by her parents when she sang into a microphone. This later led to bigger things in entertainment when she commenced acting and community theater production in her teenage age.
She made her television debut in Legacy (1998–1999) as Marita in 18 episodes, and then went on to feature in a couple of other series like Boston Public (2000–2004) as Marilyn Sudor, Vanessa Lodge in Hellcats (2010–2011) and as Dr. Claire Browne’s Mother in The Good Doctor (2018) with many other works. Some of Sharon’s film credit include Face the Music (2000) as Tracie, Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010) as the character Dianne Brock and as Phoebe in Shot (2017).
Her Net Worth
Sharon’s net worth has been accumulating since her debut in the entertainment industry. A recent review pegged her net worth at $4 million which is expected to add another digit in the nearest future since the actress is still taking active roles in entertainment.
Family – Husband, Son
On Sharon’s family history, after her real father left the scene, she was brought up by her mum and military police stepfather Jesse Leal in Fresno California. The popular actress has a younger sister named Kristina Manankilfrom her mother’s third marriage to Elmer Manankil.
Talking about her relationship status, she tied the nuptial cord in a matrimonial bond with her spouse, John Beverly Amos, also known as Bev Land, in October 2001. By the time they were officially wedded, her son Kai Miles was already on the way and eventually came on the 13th of September 2001. Unfortunately for the couple, their union only endured for six years and eventually hit the rocks in 2007.
After her divorce from John, Sharon Leal has fallen in and out of love with Henry Simmons but presently, she is romantically engaged with Paul Becker, a popular movie director of Canadian origin. Their love story took-off in 2016 and they have been inseparable ever since. Perhaps this relationship may be the one to trigger the wedding bells.
The celebrated actress is 5 feet 8 inches tall which is approximately 172cm or 1.72 m. Her body weight of 54 kg or 119 lbs goes well with her height. She has a slim body build and also has her general body stats summarized as; 34 for bust, 24 for waist and 34 for the hip. She wears a bra size of 32B, a shoe size of 8.5 (US), and a dress size of 4 (US).