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Sharon Lawrence

Sharon Lawrence is a multi-Emmy Award-nominated and SAG Award-winning actress perhaps best known for her role in “NYPD Blue.” Lawrence’s additional television credits include series regular roles in “Fired Up” and “Ladies Man,” on the Network. She had recurring roles on “Desperate Housewives,” “Shameless,” “The Ranch,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Law and Order: SVU,” “Game of Silence,” “Monk,” “Blunt Talk,” “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “I Like You Just the Way I Am,” “Queen Sugar,” “The Last Tycoon” and BLUE BLOODS, on the Network. Her guest starring roles include “One Tree Hill,” “Drop Dead Diva,” “Community,” “Body of Proof,” “The Glades,” “Boston Legal,” “Dirt,” “Privileged,” “Five Desperate Hours,” and “The Mentalist” and “Ghost Whisperer,” on the Network. Also, Lawrence has appeared in the web series “Silverwood” and “”

Lawrence is an accomplished stage actress as well and recently completed an acclaimed performance in “The Mystery of Love and Sex” at the Mark Taper Forum. She played 20 different women in the Noel Coward cabaret “Love, Noel” at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Her other stage credits include a role in “A Song at Twilight” and “Orson’s Shadow,” for which she was nominated for an Ovation Award and won the L.A. Drama Critics Circle Award. She created the role of Maureen in Theresa Rebeck’s “Poor Behavior” at the Mark Taper Forum, and her last Broadway appearance was in “Chicago.”

Lawrence’s film credits include “Solace,” “Middle of Nowhere,” “Grace,” “Of Music and Mind,” “Starving in Suburbia,” “Somebody’s Mother,” “The Bridge Partner,” “The Perfect Family,” “Lies and Alibis,” “Little Black Book,” “Gossip” and “The Only Thrill.”

Lawrence earned her BA in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was honored with UNC-Chapel Hill’s Outstanding Young Alumni Award. She now serves on the board of directors for the University’s General Alumni Association. Other acknowledgements of achievement include Prism, Method Fest and Drama Logue Awards.

Previously, Lawrence chaired the “Women in Film Foundation,” where she incubated and managed corporate partnerships with Netflix and the Scholl Foundation and is still active on the advisory board. She serves on the board of directors of two effective environmental organizations, “Heal The Bay” and “Green Wish,” and is a Trustee of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation.

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband. Her birthday is June 29. Follow her on Twitter @sharonlawrence and Instagram @sharonelawrence