October 17, 1972
49 years old
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm tall
34-24-34 in | 86.5-61-86.5 cm
60 kg | 132 lbs
8 US | 38.5 EU
Sharon Ann Leal was born in Tucson, Arizona, United States, on October 17, 1972, is an American actress.
Young Sharon Leal first started performing in community theater productions.
She made her big screen debut in comedy music film Face the Music (2000) in role as Tracie.
She got her television debut in CBS soap opera Guiding Light (1996–1999) in role as Dahlia Crede.
Her breakthrough performance came as Michelle Morris in musical drama movie Dreamgirls (2006).
She landed her Broadway debut in a rock musical "Rent" (1996), in role as Mimi Marquez.
She was nominated for the Asian Excellence Award for Outstanding Film Supporting Actress and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for her role as Michelle Morris in musical drama movie Dreamgirls (2006).
She won the Asian Excellence Award for Outstanding Film Actress for her role as Kelli Whitfield in musical comedy film This Christmas (2007).
Linewatch (2008) thriller with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Omari Hardwick
Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010) comedy drama opposite Janet Jackson, Tyler Perry and Tasha Smith
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On The 7th Day (2012) drama with T. D. Jakes, Blair Underwood and Nicole Beharie
1982 (2013) drama opposite Bokeem Woodbine, Quinton Aaron and Wayne Brady
Addicted (2014) thriller drama with William Levy and Kat Graham
Freedom (2014) historical drama opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. and David Rasche
Amateur (2018) sport drama with Michael Rainey Jr., Tekola Cornetet and Hanna Longo
Blindfire (2020) crime drama thriller opposite Brian Geraghty and Bethany Joy Lenz
Traces (2021) drama in role as Claudia, opposite Pablo Schreiber and Rick Springfield
Legacy (1998–1999) Western drama series in role as Marita
Boston Public (2000-2004) Fox drama series in role as Marilyn Sudor
She had recurring role as Monique DeSouza in NBC drama television series LAX (2004-2005).
Private Practice (2009) ABC medical drama series in role as Dr. Sonya Nichols
Hellcats (2010-2011) The CW cheerleading comedy drama series in role as Vanessa Lodge
She had recurring role as Lisa Parker in USA Network legal drama television series Suits (2011).
She had recurring role as Tyler "Zuri" Ellis in NBC fantasy police procedural drama television series Grimm (2014-2016).
Recovery Road (2016) ABC teen drama series in role as Charlotte Graham
Dead of Summer (2016) Freeform supernatural horror series in role as Renee Tyler
She had recurring role as M'gann M'orzz / Miss Martian in CBS superhero television series Supergirl (2016-2021).
The Good Doctor (2018-2019) CBS medical drama series in role as Breeze Browne
Instinct (2018-2019) CBS police procedural drama series in role as Lt. Jasmine Gooden
Council of Dads (2020) NBC drama series in role as Michelle
Graduated from the Roosevelt High School of the Arts in Fresno, California.
Has younger half-sister, Kristina Manankil.
Has African-American and Filipino ancestry.
She played Amanda in a musical "Bright Lights, Big City" (1999) at the New York Theater Workshop.
She produced and starred as Lena Horne in original production of musical "Stormy Weather", at the Manhattan Theatre Club.
Good friends with actress Yvonna Wright.
Lives in Los Angeles, California and New York, United States.
She dated Paul Becker (2010).
She was married to Bev Land (2001-2007), they have one son, Kai Miles Land.