Actress Sharon Lawrence began acting professionally in the early '90s and quickly began amassing an impressive résumé, largely built from numerous TV guest appearances on shows like Beverly Hills 90210 and Star Trek: Voyager. In 1993, Lawrence was cast as ADA Sylvia Costas on the hit police drama NYPD Blue. She stuck with the show until 1999, and subsequently moved to another series, with a supporting role on Ladies Man. When that series ended its run in 2001, the actress costarred on the series Wolf Lake and acted in a number of other projects, like 2004's Little Black Book, before landing another string of starring TV roles, on Hidden Palms, Line, Monk, and Privileged. Lawrence has also explored a career on Broadway, with roles in Cabaret and Chicago.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Made Broadway debut as an ensemble player in the 1987 revival of Cabaret; in 2002, took over role of Velma in the Broadway revival of Chicago. Additional stage credits include the Nora and Delia Ephron play Love, Loss, and What I Wore (2010).
- Role as an ADA in NYPD Blue was scheduled to be played by a man; had one line in the 1993 premiere; appeared in 17 of the first season's 22 episodes.