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Overview (3)

Born in Dundalk, Ireland
Birth NameSharon Helga Corr
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Sharon Helga Corr is a member of the Irish pop/rock/Celtic musical group The Corrs. The other band members are her brother Jim and her sisters Andrea and Caroline. The Corrs' parents were musicians who strongly encouraged each of their children to pursue music. Sharon began learning violin at age six. Between the ages of 7 and 14 she played in the Redeemer Youth Orchestra of Country Louth.

The siblings first performed as a band when they auditioned to play in the musical film The Commitments (1991). The movie's musical director John Hughes saw potential in the band and became their manager. Sharon plays violin in the band and provides harmonizing vocals, backing up her sister, lead singer Andrea Corr. Sharon often takes the lead in press interviews with the band. The band's music shows strong influences from traditional Celtic but also modern pop such as the Eagles and the Carpenters.

In 1994 The Corrs landed a recording contract with producer David Foster of Atlantic Records (USA). Their debut album was "Forgiven, Not Forgotten" (1995), followed by "Talk on Corners" (1997), "In Blue" (2000) and "Borrowed Heaven" (2004). To date they have sold some 30 million albums. The Corrs have performed on tour with musical acts U2, Celine Dion, and the Rolling Stones. Mick Jagger has commented "They blew us, the Stones, off our own stage". The Corrs have also appeared on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and have made an MTV-sponsored "Unplugged" video.

Sharon is married to Belfast barrister Gavin Bonnar.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Roger Burns <rogerburns@pobox.com>

Spouse (1)

Gavin Bonnar (7 July 2001 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (11)

Learned to play the violin when she was 6 years old. Her sister Caroline was meant to learn it but wasn't interested, so Sharon took it up instead. She has played in an orchestra, and is a qualified instructor.
Gave birth to a boy, Cathal 'Cal' Robert Gerard Bonnar, on 31 March 2006. He was born in Dublin and weighed in at 5 pounds, 8 ounces.
She doesn't drive.
She and Gavin are expecting their second baby in July 2007.
Niece Rihann Andrea Woods, born 1 December 2006. Daughter of her sister Caroline Corr.
Niece Georgina Woods, born 11 October 2004. Daughter of her sister Caroline Corr.
Nephew Jake Woods, born 12 February 2003. Son of her sister Caroline Corr.
Nephew Brandon Corr, born 10 May 2006. Son of her brother Jim Corr.
Daughter Flori Jean Elizabeth, born 18 July 2007.
Son Cathal Robert Gerard (Cal) born 31 March 2006.

Personal Quotes (1)

I think it's a big challenge not to murder each other, ... I mean, we're family so we fight now and then, but we're getting better at it. I mean, the music's really important to us, and we love doing that, so in order to preserve that, we get on.

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