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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 9 June 1973Brooklyn, New York, USA
Birth NameKeesha Ulricka Sharp
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Keesha Sharp's latest role is starring as Gigi on the comedy Are We There Yet? (2010) on TBS. She teams up once again with Ali LeRoi and Terry Crews, with whom she worked on Everybody Hates Chris (2005) as Sheila. The Boston Herald says in its "Are We There Yet?" review: "As unabashed man-trap Gigi, Keesha Sharp shines as the series' brightest spot".

The lovely and talented Sharp is best known for her role as Monica Charles Brooks on the hit CW series Girlfriends (2000). Her role garnered her a nomination for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. After a recurring role on the series for four years, Keesha eventually signed on as a regular, much to the delight of the show's many fans. She was also on the big screen in the Tyler Perry film Why Did I Get Married? (2007) alongside Perry and Janet Jackson. In addition, Keesha had a substantial arc on the first season of "Everybody Hates Chris," in which she played Sheila Ridenhour, Chris' hot next-door neighbor, on whom Chris' dad had an awkward but innocent crush.

Keesha was born in Rochester, New York, where she studied the clarinet, piano and cello at the prestigious Hochstein School of Music. Her enthusiasm for school theatre led her to apply to The Boston Conservatory, where she received a scholarship to study theatre. After graduating cum laude with a BFA from the Conservatory, Keesha set her sights on the stage. She performed in the national tour of "Carousel", debuted Off-Broadway in Mike Bradford's "Living in the Wind" and played eight different roles in the interactive comedy "Eat the Runt". Other theatre performances include "Abyssinia", "Aida", "Thunder Knockin'", "Jitney", "The Producers", "Big Street", "Suburb" and "Joe Turner's Come and Gone", in which she read alongside playwright August Wilson himself.

Keesha's other television credits include principal roles in Detroit 1-8-7 (2010), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Still Standing (2002), The Game (2006), The Tracy Morgan Show (2003), As the World Turns (1956), _"Another World" (1990)_ (v), _"Welcome to New York" (2003)_ and Third Watch (1999). Her film credits include roles in Ernest Dickinson's Never Die Alone (2004), the comedy Malibu's Most Wanted (2003), Pootie Tang (2001) with Chris Rock, American Adobo (2001) and Shattered (2007).

In addition to her work on the screen and stage, Keesha is a talented writer. She has co-written a screenplay with award-winning novelist Thomas F. Monteleone and has a television pilot in the works.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Bradford @ Sharper Entertainment, LLC (qv's & corrections by A. Nonymous)

Spouse (1)

Brad Sharp (1997 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (5)

Attended The Boston Conservatory
Appeared in the original casts of August Wilson's 'Seven Guitars' and 'Jitney' as well as the national tour of 'Carousel' directed by Nicholas Hytner.
Has worked with Terry Crews on many projects including Malibu's Most Wanted (2003), Everybody Hates Chris (2005) and Are We There Yet? (2010).
Launched a health website with her husband.
She has a passion for healthy organic living and is often known on set as the "health nut".

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