Sharon Leal

Biography: Sharon was born on October 17 in Tuscon, Arizona, and was raised in Fresno, California by her mother Angelita, a homemaker; her father Jesse, a retired master sergeant in the US Air Force, who is now an elementry school teacher; and her stepfather Elmer Manankil. Has a younger sister, Kristina Manankil. At the age of two, Sharon sang into a microphone, and her parents taped her "performances." This later led to acting, which she began doing in community theater productions when she was 13. Sharon graduated from Roosevelt High School of the Arts in Fresno and attended Diablo Valley Junior College, where she studied acting while privately studying voice. In 1989, she won a vocal scholarship at the Santa Cruz Jazz Festival, which enabled her to study with Seth Riggs (Michael Jackson's voice coach). Sharon has also performed in various rap and R&B music videos. She has sung in cabaret productions at B. Smith's, The Violet, and Steve McGraw's, all in New York City, and occasionally performs on "Guiding Light." At New York Theatre Workshop: Bright Lights, Big City. Regional credits include Little Shop of Horrors-Arizona Theatre Co., Into the Woods-Theatreworks CA and other shows like Ain't Misbehavin, West Side Story, Me and My Girl and Nunsense to name a few. Last performed on Broadway as Mimi in RENT. In her spare time, she enjoys rollerblading, ice skating, dancing at clubs, and reading. Expand

Sharon Leal's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 52
Highest Metascore: 76 Dreamgirls
Lowest Metascore: 29 Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
6 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
54 Why Did I Get Married? Oct 12, 2007 Diane 8.0
76 Dreamgirls Dec 15, 2006 Michelle Morris 7.3
63 This Christmas Nov 21, 2007 Kelli Whitfield 6.5
43 Why Did I Get Married Too? Apr 2, 2010 Dianne 6.5
49 Soul Men Nov 7, 2008 Cleo 5.7
29 Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day Apr 13, 2012 Kari Ames 5.0
tbd Addicted Oct 10, 2014 Zoe Reynard tbd