Sharon Leal in Soul Men | 2008
Clip Name: The Great Performance at Apollo
About this actor
Sharon Leal (born October 17, 1972) is an American actress. Leal was born in Tucson, Arizona to a Filipino mother, Angelita, and an African American father. Her adoptive father, Jesse Leal, was a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force and a police officer at Clark Air Base, Philippines; he married Leal's mother in 1972 and legally adopted Leal. Leal's mother, a housewife, later re-married to Elmer Manankil, the father of Leal's younger sister, Kristina. With Bev Land, her husband, Leal has a son, Kai Miles (born 2001). Leal is currently involved in divorce proceedings with Land, which she discussed briefly in an interview with Essence. The former Guiding Light costar, Yvonna Wright, has said that she and Leal are close friends; the two starred together in a community production of Dreamgirls in their hometown. Leal's career began with the role of Dahlia Crede in the CBS daytime serial Guiding Light from 1996 to 1999. In 1998, she joined the Broadway company of Rent. Soon after...