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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 27 July 1988St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sharon Oliphant was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Her family moved to a farm in Rising Fawn, Ga when she was 8 months old. She is the sixth of nine children. Seven of the children, including Sharon, were born at home. Growing up her mother opened several health food stores to support the family. Her mother home-schooled the children on location of her businesses. Teaching them math on the cash register and reading with herbal and nutrition books. She has attributed the skill set of her and her siblings to her mother for spending so many years teaching them the value of hard-work. Her parents divorced when she was 13. From an early age she expressed an interest in dance and acting. Instead her mother encouraged piano and voice lessons. She is proficient in both and has performed for weddings and coffee shops.

She began traveling overseas to work with mission organizations at an early age. At 14 she took her first trip overseas. Treveling to Romania with her eldest brother and a sister, distributing shoes, and teaching VBS in orphanages. She graduated from her studies a year early and began college in Chattanooga, TN, to become a nurse-midwife. In her junior year she was studying Microbiology and all she could think about were auditions going on in the Theatre across campus. She dropped out to pursue acting full time and began taking courses for acting as well as stage combat and stunt work.

Sharon first began acting in Community Theatre. She landed her first audition for the show "Oklahoma". She was later cast as a lead in the hit show "Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" as Potiphar's Wife and an added role as the "Sexy Sheep", For which she was nominated for best supporting actress in a musical. She auditioned for her first role in the short film "Dropping Petals" after driving through a snow storm to get to the audition location.

Sharon has rapidly progressed from Theatre to Film and Television roles.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: MJG

Spouse (1)

Elijah Oliphant (6 June 2009 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (18)

Sharon saved for and bought her first car at age 15, a convertible Mustang.
Sharon met Elijah Oliphant at the age of 8 while at summer camp and told her sister she wanted to marry him. They began dating when she was 18 and married three years later.
Sharon has five brothers and three sisters.
Studied stunts, swords and combat for actors in Auckland New Zealand with Andrew Stehlin.
Is a certified fitness trainer.
Studied self defense and kickboxing during high school.
Completed a combat workshop in Auckland, New Zealand taught by Andrew Stehlin (who's previous work includes The Lord Of The Ring's Trilogy, Spartacus: Vengeance and King Kong to name a few). She was awarded her Certificate for Film and Television Combat - Selling and taking hits, break falls, sword-fighting and fight sequencing.
Is a Certified Fitness Trainer through the International Sports Science Association.
Sharon spent three months in New Zealand in hopes of being cast in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit.
Spent extended time in four countries working with mission organizations.
Worked at a family owned deer processing plant packaging meat in the winters during high school. Cross trained to skin and gut the deer for one day, deciding to go back to packaging.
Greatly admires Cate Blanchett.
Gave birth to a daughter, Genevieve Marlyn Oliphant, on August 19, 2013.
Returned to work 5 weeks after giving birth in order to begin the filming of Open My Eyes (2014).
New Zealand [March 2011]
Miami, FL, USA [April 2012]
New York City, New York [January 2013]
Atlanta, GA: Finished filming "South Of Southern" [August 2011]

Personal Quotes (2)

When I was twelve, The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring came out in Theaters. I was obsessed with this film. I never enjoyed reading as a child; after the film, I was inspired to read the books, twice. My family can bare witness that the next few years after, I was in another world. I think for me, that is one of the most sensitive aspects of filmmaking...Inspiring the next generation. I hope at some point in my career, I have that sort of impact on young girls. I would be honored and feel truly successful.
Growing up, Dad would rent a TV and VCR for a week at Thanksgiving. All of us kids could rent two movies. Every year, I would rent the black and white King Kong (1933)and Johnny Weissmuller-Tarzan movies. To this day these are some of my favorite films.

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