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! In recent years I have seen new opportunities every day, and I now enjoy the chance to do more work across the country, as well as in my home state of Texas, Los Angeles and my beloved New Orleans.
To check out what's been keeping me so busy, please click on my resumes, demos and project clips on this website.
While I always tell my friends and colleagues that I am an ACTOR first - that is my passion - I embrace occasional opportunities to do more teaching and coaching in Dallas and also in Los Angeles. I have taught acting for over 40 years, beginning with recreation centers and Casa Manana Playhouse in the 1970s. My roots were in live theatre training and performance (prior to falling in love with film and television!) I cherish the roles I've been able to bring to live audiences over the years, both in musicals and straight plays. Also, a zillion years ago (it seems, anyway) I was a recording artist on the Dot Label with a couple of top 10 hits in various markets across the country. (#1 in Abilene TX for FIVE WEEKS!). 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 always balancing a number of exciting new projects! More on the newest ones later. I stay involved as much as possible in the local Dallas industry as 3rd Vice President of our DFW SAG-AFTRA Local as chair of the ProACT Conservatory Committee. (More info coming soon on this site as well as through the SAG-AFTRA website!) I appreciate all of my patient and supportive friends and colleagues who have helped me grow and prosper in a professional acting career, especially the great opportunities given me by my terrific agents: Linda McAlister Talent in Dallas, the Southwest and Los Angeles and Landrum Arts LA in Louisiana and throughout the Southeast.
I would love to hear from you if you have questions or comments.
VELVET RIBBON ENTERTAINMENT
VELVET RIBBON ENTERTAINMENT is my production company begun by my husband, Bill Mervis, and I in 2011, as we undertook producing our very first short film, THE PAINTED WOMAN, written by William Bienes. The gratitude we both feel for those fabulous partners who traveled that adventure with us is beyond words. What an experience!
Our modest little company has since been involved in producing several award-winning short films. We look forward to more of those, plus a feature film project soon!
Thank you for visiting my site! Please stop by again soon and say hello!