Sharon Lawrence

Sharon Lawrence


6/29/1961, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Birth Name

Sharon Elizabeth Lawrence


  • Sharon Lawrence as Sylvia and Austin Nic...
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Sharon Lawrence has the depth and passion needed for a long-running drama, the range and timing to land her own comedy series, the verve to star in high-profile theatre productions, and the vision to produce her own films. The result has been a wide and multi-textured career. Sharon…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Sharon was nominated for two SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for NYPD Blue in 1997 and 1999. In 1996, she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for NYPD Blue.

    • Sharon Lawrence used to be a singer in at nightclub in order to to help finance her college education.

    • In 1994, Sharon Lawrence appeared in his first tv movie called In the Line of Duty: The Price of Vengeance.

    • After graduating from college, Sharon Lawrence was a singer on a cruise ship.

    • When Sharon Lawrence was seventeen, she won the title of Junior Miss Raleigh and was runner-up in the state pageant.

    • While in college, Sharon Lawrence majored in journalism.

    • Sharon Lawrence has been an actor, dancer, singer, producer, and waitress.

    • Sharon Lawrence is dedicated to non-profit work for such causes as Alzheimer's, Big Sisters, Women in Film and the Special Olympics and is a member of the bi-partisan Creative Coalition.

    • Sharon Lawrence is the spokeswoman for Reef Check.

    • Sharon Lawrence broke into show business as a singer and dancer on Broadway.

    • Sharon Lawrence has appeared in several TV movies like The Shaggy Dog, The Face on the Milk Carton, The Haunting of Patricia Johnson, A Friend's Betrayal and Degree of Guilt.

    • Sharon Lawrence was nominated for two Emmy Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her work on NYPD Blue.

    • Sharon Lawrence played poker on the World Poker Tour in the Hollywood Home games for the Alzheimer's Association and Project ALS charity.

    • Sharon Lawrence went to the University of North Carolina, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

    • In 2006, Sharon Lawrence starred in the movie Lies and Alibis, which premiered at the AFI Film Festival.

    • Sharon Lawrence appeared as Reno Sweeney in the Mainstage production of Anything Goes.

    • Sharon Lawrence played Detective Kelly in the movie Gossip.

    • Sharon Lawrence played Marcy McClure Tyson in the TV movie Word of Honor.

    • In May 2002, Sharon Lawrence wed Dr. Tom Apostle in the same Los Angeles Greek Church where her NYPD Blue character, Sylvia, married Detective Andy Sipowitz.

    • Sharon Lawrence is the daughter of Tom Lawrence, who is a famous WRAL-TV reporter and newsanchor.

    • Sharon Lawrence is 5' 6½" tall.

    • Sharon Lawrence married Dr. Tom Apostle on May 31, 2002 and they are still married as of 2006.

  • Quotes

    • Sharon Lawrence: I've always wanted this career and I always believed I'd have it, but you can't imagine the initial awe of finding myself on stage with Anthony Quinn, Joel Grey and Topol.

    • Sharon Lawrence: It isn't often that an actor has the opportunity I've had to create a character like Sylvia Costas Sipowicz and see her develop over several years with consistently excellent writing and a dynamic personal storyline ... I am very fortunate.

  • Law & Order: SVU, Episode Chameleon & Desperate Housewives

    Sharon Lawrence plays the part of a female serial killer in the SVU episode 'Chameleon'. The various different parts she plays as she moves from being victim to prostitute to mother to killer are played with superb skill. Some of these changes are made within a scene which shows true versatility. In Desperate Housewives, Sharon plays Maisie Gibbons, a member of the local Fairview community where she was outwardly the perfect housewife. She was actually exposed by Bree Van DeKamp as a Prostitute as she was having sex with Bree's husband Rex when he had a heart attack and died. Both roles she managed here were also played to perfection. All of this is aside from the fact that she is still an attractive and sexy 40+ years old.moreless