Sharon Lawrence


Sharon Lawrence Trivia


  • 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.