Keesha Sharp

Active - 2000 - 2017  |   Born - Jun 9, 1973 in Rochester, New York, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Comedy Drama, Horror

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When the sensual and alluring African-American actress Keesha Sharp first came to national attention in the early 2000s, she did so via a series of bit roles in urban comedies and dramas, such as the goofy Lance Crouther-headlined superhero farce Pootie Tang (2001) and Laurice Guillen's ethnic ensemble piece American Adobo (2002). Following small appearances in the 2003 duds Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood and Malibu's Most Wanted, Sharp signed for her most prominent turn, that of Monica in the syndicated series Girlfriends. She could also be seen in a recurring role on the family sitcom Everybody Hates Chris starting in 2005.

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  • Graduated cum laude from The Boston Conservatory.
  • Earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on the CW series Girlfriends in 2008.
  • Made her directorial debut in 2012, helming an episode of the third and final season of the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet?, a series she also had a regular role in.
  • Enjoys boxing and is an avid health advocate.