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As seen on Dr. Oz!
Sharon Catherine was born and raised in New York City and started acting when she was 3 1/2 . She was seen at the Pasadena Playhouse playing the vampish role of Velma in Regina Taylor’s “Crowns” and also at the El Portal in “Smokey Joe’s Café” for which she was nominated for an Ovation Award. As one half of the fitness industry’s only super duo, Sharon Catherine hosts the popular Fashion Lifestyle series “THE LOVE IT SHOW!” as well as America’s Fit Party. Sharon Catherine and husband, Billy, were featured on the Ellen Degeneres Show promoting their fitness sensation Billy Blanks Jr.’s Cardioke which led to their popular DVD. She is currently enjoying unprecedented success with their brand new workout, Dance It Out! Billy and Sharon are also in the process of launching their own original family lifestyle and fitness show, “America’s Fit Party” and have been seen on The Dr. Oz Show in April 2013!
Sharon Catherine performed the “Seasons of Love” anthem in the West Coast Premiere of “Rent” and was hand picked by Frank Wildhorn as the first African American woman to play “Lucy” in his Broadway tour of “Jekyll and Hyde”. She played the role of “Etta Jones” in HBO’s “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge” starring Halle Berry and is best known on television for playing the snooty opera diva on “A Different World”. She also starred on Broadway as “Effie” in “Dreamgirls” and “The Narrator” in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. She played the drug addicted Sara in “The Playground”, Bogus Moran in “One City” and the title role of “Tymothy” a rock musical written by herself and Billy.
As a dancer, she has worked with such legends as; Michael Peters, Jerry Mitchell, Debbie Allen, and Michael Bennet. As a singer she was chosen by Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner for various projects. Other film and TV credits include; Sister Act II, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, and American Dreams.
Sharon Catherine is the daughter of comedic actor, Johnny Brown, aka Mr. Bookman on the series “Good Times”.
She is the proud, (head over heels in love with), busy mother of eight year old Elijah.
SHARON STARRING IN THE BROADWAY MUSICAL… JEKYLL & HYDE
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