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Sharon Washington

New York City, United States

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Sharon Washington is an American stage, TV, film, and voice actress. She received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama and her BA from Dartmouth College. Sharon got her start doing soap operas such as the 1996 season of "One Life to Live" in addition to having a recurring role on the mini-series follow-up "Heaven & Earth: North & South, Book III". She has had guest star appearances in TV series including Power Book III: Raising Kanan, and in the final season of Madam Secretary. She’s also had recurring roles in For Life, City On A Hill, The Code, Gotham, Law & Order: SVU, and Damages. Other television credits include the Hulu series The Looming Tower, Blue Bloods, The Blacklist, Golden Boy, White Collar, Royal Pains, NYC 22, Law & Order and Law & Order: CI. She has appeared in numerous television commercials both on-camera and voice-over and is an accomplished audiobook and documentary film narrator. Sharon played Lena in the webseries Hustling for which she was awarded an Indie Series award for Best Supporting Actress (2015). Her film appearances include Joker, The Bourne Legacy, Michael Clayton, Wiener Dog, Rocksteady, Taking Chance, Freedomland, The School of Rock, Half Nelson, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Malcolm X, and Die Hard With A Vengeance. She also appeared in the short film Approaching A Breakthrough, directed by Noah Pritzker, which premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival.  She is the narrator of several documentary series for Animal Planet, Discovery, NOVA and TV One. Sharon played Lena in the webseries Hustling for which she was awarded an Indie Series award for Best Supporting Actress (2015). She has also narrated a diverse range of PBS, Nova, National Geographic and Discovery Channel programs. She voiced different characters in two installments of the successful Grand Theft Auto video game saga. Sharon added playwright to her resumé, writing and performing her solo play Feeding The Dragon which received it’s world premiere at City Theatre in Pittsburgh followed by a production at Hartford Stage and from there to a successful run Off-Broadway at Primary Stages at the Cherry Lane Theater in the Spring of 2018 where she was nominated for an Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show and won an Audelco Award for Solo Performance. On Broadway, she appeared as The Lady in the critically-acclaimed The Scottsboro Boys musical by Kander & Ebb directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. A role she originated at The Vineyard Theatre and The Guthrie. Other Off-Broadway credits include roles in Dot at the Vineyard Theatre, written by Colman Domingo and also directed by Susan Stroman; While I Yet Live by Billy Porter at Primary Stages; Luce by JC Lee at Lincoln Center Theater (LCT3); and Wild With Happy also by Colman Domingo at the Public Theater for which she received a Lucille Lortel Award nomination and an Audelco Award. She has worked many times on the New York Shakespeare Festival stage including playing Lady Anne to Denzel Washington's Richard III and Valeria to Christopher Walken's Coriolanus; as well as in the award-winning adaptation of Caucasian Chalk Circle directed by George C. Wolfe and Stuff Happens directed by Daniel Sullivan.


Sing Sing 2024-07-12
Joker: Folie à Deux Social Worker 2024-10-02
Shakespeare in the Park: Richard III Queen Margaret 2023-05-19
When My Sleeping Dragon Woke 2022-10-12
Down with the King Darlene 2021-07-07
Birdwatching Woman 2021-09-23
Joker Social Worker 2019-10-01
The Kitchen Estelle 2019-08-08
Seaside Angela 2018-09-15
Approaching a Breakthrough Professor Spiegel 2017-03-01
Wiener-Dog Phillips 2016-06-24
Mistress America Professor #2 2015-08-14
Vaccines: Calling the Shots Narrator (voice) 2014-10-29
Torn Agent Reese 2013-10-18
The Bourne Legacy C-Team 2012-08-08
Rocksteady Winnie Cook 2010-10-01
An Invisible Sign Levan's Mom 2010-10-06
The Life Before Her Eyes Nurse 2007-09-08
Michael Clayton Pam 2007-09-28
Half Nelson Suzanne 2006-08-11
School of Rock Alicia's Mother 2003-10-03
3 A.M. Mother 2001-07-01
Lisa Picard Is Famous Anna Chenier 2000-05-14
Enslavement: The True Story of Fanny Kemble Psyche 2000-04-23
The Long Kiss Goodnight Fran Henessey 1996-10-11
Die Hard: With a Vengeance Officer Jane 1995-05-19
Blind Spot Donna 1993-05-02
Malcolm X Augusta 1992-11-18