Jun. 9th, 1973
Rochester, New York, USA
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Keesha Sharp (born June 9, 1973) is an American actress and director. She began her career appearing on television dramas, before her regular role as Monica Charles Brooks in the UPN/The CW comedy series, Girlfriends (2002-08), for which she received NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nomination.
In 2016, Sharp played in the FX anthology drama series, The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Later that year, she began starring as Trish Murtaugh in the Fox police comedy-drama series, Lethal Weapon.
Born in Rochester, New York. After graduating from The Boston Conservatory, Sharp set her sights on the stage. She performed in the Broadway National Tour of Carousel, debuted Off-Broadway in Michael Bradford's Living in the Wind and played eight different roles in the interactive comedy Eat the Runt. Other theatre performances include Abyssinia, Aida, Thunder Knockin, Jitney, The Producers, Big Street, Suburb and Joe Turner's Come and Gone. On television, she guest starred on Welcome to New York, Third Watch, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, before moving to Los Angeles.
From 2005 to 2006, Sharp also had the recurring role on Everybody Hates Chris as Sheila Ridenhour. She also had roles in films Malibu's Most Wanted, Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood, Never Die Alone and Why Did I Get Married?.
After Girlfriends, Sharp had guest starring roles on The Game, Cold Case, Melissa & Joey, Elementary and The Exes. From 2010 to 2012, she was regular cast member on the TBS sitcom, Are We There Yet?.
In 2015, Sharp was cast as Dale Cochran, the wife of Johnnie Cochran (played by Courtney B. Vance), in the FX anthology drama series, American Crime Story. In 2016, she was cast in a series regular role opposite 'Damon Wayans Sr.' in the Fox series Lethal Weapon playing Trish Murtaugh (played by 'Darlene Love' in the Lethal Weapon film series). 'Golden Brooks', her Girlfriends co-star originally was cast in the role, but was replaced by Sharp during filming of pilot episode. Later that year, she was cast as Thurgood Marshall's wife in the biographical film Marshall starring Chadwick Boseman.
Sharp is married to actor and singer-songwriter 'Brad Sharp'. The couple together for more than 20 years overall, have a son, named Solomon.
Sharp excels at everything she does. In fact, she is so good at Boxing and Kickboxing, she was courted by professional trainers to fight competitively. In addition, Sharp is a very talented writer with several projects in the works. Acting is her true passion and she is dedicated to portraying every character with all of her emotion and extraordinary talent.
- Attended The Boston Conservatory
- Appeared in the original casts of August Wilson's 'Seven Guitars' and 'Jitney' as well as the national tour of 'Carousel' directed by Nicholas Hytner.
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