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! Recent years have 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 Louisiana on several projects: the films, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, EVAN'S CRIME and PITCH PERFECT 2; AMERICAN HORROR STORY Episode #312; the USA Network series, COMMON LAW, which shot in NOLA and starred Michael Ealy and Warren Kole; and SALEM, the new WGN series that shoots in Shreveport. In 2011, I began my recurring role as Judge Amelia Sanders in the 3rd season of DROP DEAD DIVA, a popular Lifetime Television series that was set in Los Angeles, but actually shot in Atlanta! Catch Judge Ameila in several episodes throughout seasons 3 through 6. What started as a one-episode co-star slot grew into guest star appearances for four seasons. I just loved working on this show! Season 6 was our last season, but watch for us in reruns and syndication.!
A busy actor, director, 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. I have taught acting for over 45 years, beginning with recreation centers and Casa Manana Playhouse in the 1970s. 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! More on those later. I stay involved as much as possible in the local Dallas industry as 3rd Vice President of our NEW SAG-AFTRA Local and I 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 in recent years 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.
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON ON NEWEST PROJECT . . . OUR FIRST FEATURE!