Thanks for visiting my website. A professional stage, film and television actor for over 30 years, I am enjoying this opportunity to live my dream! 2013 provided new opportunities every day, and I now enjoy the chance to do more work in my beloved New Orleans, since I have an apartment there! I have worked in N'Awlins on several projects: the film, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL; AMERICAN HORROR STORY Episode #312; the USA Network series, COMMON LAW, which shot in NOLA and starred Michael Ealy and Warren Kole. It was a great show, but unfortunately, the project was not renewed for a 2nd season. In 2011, I began my recurring role as Judge Amelia Sanders in the 3rd season of DROP DEAD DIVA, a popular Lifetime Television series now heading into season #6! Catch Judge Ameila in episodes #304, #308 and the season finale, #313. In Season 4 Judge Amelia returned for episodes #405 and #411. In Season 5 I was honored to bring the good Judge back to life in episodes #501 and #509, and I just shot episode 603! So DDD begins soon! I just love this show and can't wait to see what happens next!
A busy actor, producer and acting teacher/coach, I embrace the occasional opportunities I have to teach youth acting classes for S.T.A.G.E. in Dallas. My resume, photos, voiceover demos and film reels are available here on this site, so please take a look. A zillion years ago (it seems, anyway) I was a recording artist on the Dot Label. We've recently uploaded four of my songs from the late 1960s and you can hear them on this site. It's really a hoot to hear these throw-backs to another era! Click on "Sharon's Audio" and check it out!
I'm currently involved in several exciting new projects! Through my production company, I have produced several film projects in the past year and discovered how productive it can be to combine my artistic passions with my business skills. Some large projects are in the works and I'll be sharing more about that soon. I stay involved as much as possible in the local Dallas industry as 3rd Vice President of our NEW SAG-AFTRA Local and chair the ProACT Conservatory Committee. I also serve as co-moderator of the Dallas Table, an offshoot of the famous Los Angeles Table, founded by Marc and Elaine Zicree. The most exciting aspects of my past year have been the great opportunities I've had to audition all over the United States through my terrific agents: Jayson Kinslow with Embassy of the Arts - Los Angeles; Linda McAlister Talent - Dallas, TX; and Landrum Arts LA - Louisiana and throughout the Southeast. I would love to hear from you if you have questions or comments.
VELVET RIBBON PRODUCTIONS
VELVET RIBBON PRODUCTIONS is a small production company that we began several years ago. Our modest little company truly began to blossom in 2011. In addition to taping actor auditions in the studio, VRP produced its first short film in February of 2011: THE PAINTED WOMAN, written by William Bienes.
Also in late 2011 and 2012, VRP produced three new projects, WHEN IT'S YOUR TIME, under the umbrella of the Dallas Table Reel project, and SHOOTER, directed by my talented friend and extraordinary photographer, Steve Riley, and produced in association with Steve Riley Pictures. We also combined forces again with Marco Bottiglieri on his wonderful short film, THE PURCHASE. All of these projects are hitting the festival circuit now!
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON ON NEWEST PROJECT . . . OUR FIRST FEATURE! WATCH FOR NEWS ON THIS VERY SOON!