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Who is Henry Simmons’ ex-girlfriend, actress Sharon Leal?

Born Sharon Ann Leal under the sign of Libra on the 17th of October 1972, in Tucson, Arizona USA, Sharon Leal is a 45-year-old African-American actress and singer of part-Filipino descent. She is perhaps best known for her screen presence in various roles in films and TV shows, such as “Dreamgirls”, “This Christmas”, “Guiding Light” and “Legacy.” She has had a number of other roles in various films and TV shows throughout her career, active in the often lucrative entertainment business since 1996.


Early Life and Education

Sharon was born to her Filipino mother Angelita, and an African-American military man who actually ended his relationship with her mother before she was born; although illegitimate, her mother married not long afterwards to Jesse Leal, a US Air Force Master Sergeant at Clark Air Base in Philippines, who chose to adopt Sharon., so spent her six earliest years in the Philippines, meanwhile attending prayer-school. At some point during that time, her mother divorced Jesse and married Elmer Manankil, with whom she had a daughter, who is Sharon’s first sibling – Kristina Manankil. The family later moved to Fresno, California, where Sharon matriculated from Roosevelt High School of the Arts. In 1993, she was able to win a vocal scholarship at the “Santa Cruz Jazz Festival”, which earned her studentship under Seth Riggs, who was Michael Jackson’s voice coach. Sharon’s interest in singing came very early, as she used to sing into the microphone at the age of two, while her mother recorded her.


Although she was primarily trained to be a singer, her rise to stardom began with acting, when in 1996 she landed the role of Dahlia Crede, appearing in 218 episodes of the romantic TV drama show entitled “Guiding Light.” After three years on the show, she also obtained a role in the  show entitled “Legacy”, for 18 episodes, and even though busy filming, Sharon also found the time to join the Broadway cast of the rock musical entitled “Rent”, where she could showcase both her acting and singing skills, earning herself considerable recognition. In 2000, she made her film debut as Tracie in “Face the Music,” and the same year landed another big role, this time 67-episodes-long in the TV series entitled “Boston Public”, where she remained until 2004. Over the course of the following six years, she procured several lesser roles in several films and a TV show, while in 2010 she obtained another recurring role in “Hellcats”, but continuing with the same lesser role streak, until eventually landing recurring roles in “Dead of Summer” in 2016, and then “Supergirl” in 2018. At the moment, she is involved in the production of two films, one of which is in post-production and another in filming.

Love Life

As for Sharon’s romantic involvements, she doesn’t keep them to herself, and so the media is well-informed about these endeavors. Her early relationships are out of the limelight, but she dated Henry Simmons, then the actor and director Bev Land – at some point she realized she was pregnant, and the two married a month after Kai Miles Land was born on the 13th of September 2001. However, after six years of marriage, the two separated. In 2012, Sharon Leal was seen holding hands with the Canadian actor and choreographer Paul Becker in New York City and attending the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in September, but neither of the celebrities confirmed their supposed relationship. Ultimately, Sharon can be seen in the company of another man in her Instagram pictures, but his identity is unknown as of yet.

What is Sharon Leal’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Sharon Leal is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Sharon’s accumulated wealth is close to $4 million, largely aided by her successes in the acting industry, while the greatest contribution has come from her long-term presence in “Guiding Light.” As her career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.

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Body Measurements

Concerning the physical attributes of the experienced singer and actress, her vital statistics are said to be 34-24-34, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m), and her weight 120lbs (55kg). Her body shape is generally described as banana, while her hair color is dark brown and her eyes almost black. Lastly, her foot size is 8, her dress size is 4, and her bra size is 32B.

Social Media Presence

Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active actresses to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the titles they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. Sharon herself seems to be a regular subscriber of this celebrity trend, as she is present on most social networks, save for one – Facebook. Her Twitter currently boasts over 150,000followers, and her Instagram account is followed by a somewhat lower 130,000 fans.

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