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Sharon Lawrence Biography

Birth Name:
Sharon Elizabeth Lawrence
Birth Place:
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Profession
Actor, singer, dancer

Fast Facts

  • Made Broadway debut as an ensemble player in the 1987 revival of Cabaret; in 2002, took over role of Velma in the Broadway revival of Chicago
  • Additional stage credits include the Nora and Delia Ephron play Love, Loss, and What I Wore (2010)
  • Role as an ADA in NYPD Blue was scheduled to be played by a man; had one line in the 1993 premiere; appeared in 17 of the first season's 22 episodes

Awards

  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1996Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1996Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress for a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1994Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner

Relationships

  • Mark Lawrence -- Brother
  • Tom Lawrence -- Father
  • Thomas Apostle -- Husband
  • Earlyn Lawrence -- Mother