Sharon is currently shooting the new Hulu series The Looming Tower based on the bestselling book of the same name. She was was most recently seen in the short film Approaching A Breakthrough, directed by Noah Pritzker, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.
Recent stage credits include the world-premiere of her solo play Feeding The Dragon - her debut as writer/performer - at City Theatre in Pittsburgh. Feeding The Dragon will receive another production at Hartford Stage and will make its debut Off-Broadway at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theatre in the 2017-2018 season.
On Broadway Sharon appeared as The Lady in the critically-acclaimed The Scottsboro Boys musical by Kander & Ebb, also directed by Susan Stroman. A role she originated at The Vineyard Theatre and The Guthrie.
Other recent Off-Broadway credits include roles she originated in Dot at the Vineyard Theatre, written by Colman Domingo and directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman; While I Yet Live by Billy Porter at Primary Stages; Luce by JC Lee at Lincoln Center Theater (LCT3); and Wild With Happy also by Colman Domingo at the Public Theater for which she received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination and an Audelco Award. Sharon was recognized for this performance by Hilton Als in The New Yorker as "performances of especial note"; and Charles Isherwood of the New York Times called it "sensational, a breakout, ferociously funny."
Sharon has appeared numerous times on the New York Shakespeare Festival stage including playing Lady Anne to Denzel Washington's Richard III and Valeria to Christopher Walken's Coriolanus; as well as in the award-winning adaptation of Caucasian Chalk Circle directed by George C. Wolfe and Stuff Happens directed by Daniel Sullivan.
Sharon's film credits include roles in Wiener Dog, The Bourne Legacy, Michael Clayton, Rocksteady, Taking Chance, Freedomland, The School of Rock, Half Nelson, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Malcolm X, and Die Hard With A Vengeance.
Television viewers may recognize her from her appearances in recurring roles on Gotham (Molly Mathis), Law & Order: SVU (Judge Virginia Hayes) and Damages (Agent Donna Hawkins / Monique Bryant) She has guest starred on Blue Bloods, The Blacklist, Golden Boy, White Collar, Royal Pains, NYC 22, Law & Order and Law& Order: CI among others.
She played Lena in the webseries Hustling for which she was awarded an Indie Series award for Best Supporting Actress (2015).
Sharon has appeared in numerous television commercials both on-camera and voice-over and is an accomplished audiobook and documentary film narrator.
Her regional theater credits include the world premiere of Dot at Actors Theatre of Louisville; The Scottsboro Boys and Intimate Apparel (Guthrie Theater); Merry Wives of Windsor and King Lear (Denver Center); Jar The Floor (Seattle Rep); Diggin' Eleven (Hartford Stage); The Story and Ceremonies In Dark Old Men (Long Wharf Theatre); Man and Superman (Center Stage); Miss Evers' Boys (Philadelphia Theatre Company); Twelfth Night (Arena Stage); Romeo & Juliet (NJ Shakespeare Festival); and in the original production of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson at Yale Rep directed by Lloyd Richards.
She has also spent several wonderful seasons working on new plays at the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, New York Theatre Workshop and the Sundance Theater Lab.
Sharon received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama and her BA from Dartmouth College.