Who’s Henry Simmons’ ex-girlfriend, actress Sharon Leal? Wiki: Children, Parents

• Sharon Leal is a 45-year-old African-American actress and singer of part-Filipino descent
• She was born in Tucson, Arizona USA and adopted by her mother’s second husband
• She is best known for her roles in films and TV shows such as “Dreamgirls”, “This Christmas”, “Guiding Light” and “Legacy”
• She has a net worth of $4 million
• She is active on Twitter and Instagram with over 150,000 and 130,000 followers respectively

Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth $2.5 million
Date Of Birth October 17, 1972
Spouse Bev Land
Fact Gave birth to her first child at age 28, a son Kai Miles Land on September 13, 2001. Child’s father is her ex-husband, Bev Land.

Who is Henry Simmons’ ex-girlfriend, actress Sharon Leal?

Born Sharon Ann Leal under the sign of Libra on the 17th of October 1972, in Tucson, Arizona USA, Sharon Leal is a 45-year-old African-American actress and singer of part-Filipino descent. She is perhaps best known for her screen presence in various roles in films and TV shows, such as “Dreamgirls”, “This Christmas”, “Guiding Light” and “Legacy.” She has had a number of other roles in various films and TV shows throughout her career, active in the often lucrative entertainment business since 1996.


Early Life and Education

Sharon was born to her Filipino mother Angelita, and an African-American military man who actually ended his relationship with her mother before she was born; although illegitimate, her mother married not long afterwards to Jesse Leal, a US Air Force Master Sergeant at Clark Air Base in Philippines, who chose to adopt Sharon., so spent her six earliest years in the Philippines, meanwhile attending prayer-school. At some point during that time, her mother divorced Jesse and married Elmer Manankil, with whom she had a daughter, who is Sharon’s first sibling – Kristina Manankil. The family later moved to Fresno, California, where Sharon matriculated from Roosevelt High School of the Arts. In 1993, she was able to win a vocal scholarship at the “Santa Cruz Jazz Festival”, which earned her studentship under Seth Riggs, who was Michael Jackson’s voice coach. Sharon’s interest in singing came very early, as she used to sing into the microphone at the age of two, while her mother recorded her.


Although she was primarily trained to be a singer, her rise to stardom began with acting, when in 1996 she landed the role of Dahlia Crede, appearing in 218 episodes of the romantic TV drama show entitled “Guiding Light.” After three years on the show, she also obtained a role in the  show entitled “Legacy”, for 18 episodes, and even though busy filming, Sharon also found the time to join the Broadway cast of the rock musical entitled “Rent”, where she could showcase both her acting and singing skills, earning herself considerable recognition. In 2000, she made her film debut as Tracie in “Face the Music,” and the same year landed another big role, this time 67-episodes-long in the TV series entitled “Boston Public”, where she remained until 2004. Over the course of the following six years, she procured several lesser roles in several films and a TV show, while in 2010 she obtained another recurring role in “Hellcats”, but continuing with the same lesser role streak, until eventually landing recurring roles in “Dead of Summer” in 2016, and then “Supergirl” in 2018. At the moment, she is involved in the production of two films, one of which is in post-production and another in filming.

Love Life

As for Sharon’s romantic involvements, she doesn’t keep them to herself, and so the media is well-informed about these endeavors. Her early relationships are out of the limelight, but she dated Henry Simmons, then the actor and director Bev Land – at some point she realized she was pregnant, and the two married a month after Kai Miles Land was born on the 13th of September 2001. However, after six years of marriage, the two separated. In 2012, Sharon Leal was seen holding hands with the Canadian actor and choreographer Paul Becker in New York City and attending the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in September, but neither of the celebrities confirmed their supposed relationship. Ultimately, Sharon can be seen in the company of another man in her Instagram pictures, but his identity is unknown as of yet.

What is Sharon Leal’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Sharon Leal is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Sharon’s accumulated wealth is close to $4 million, largely aided by her successes in the acting industry, while the greatest contribution has come from her long-term presence in “Guiding Light.” As her career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.

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Body Measurements

Concerning the physical attributes of the experienced singer and actress, her vital statistics are said to be 34-24-34, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m), and her weight 120lbs (55kg). Her body shape is generally described as banana, while her hair color is dark brown and her eyes almost black. Lastly, her foot size is 8, her dress size is 4, and her bra size is 32B.

Social Media Presence

Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active actresses to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the titles they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. Sharon herself seems to be a regular subscriber of this celebrity trend, as she is present on most social networks, save for one – Facebook. Her Twitter currently boasts over 150,000followers, and her Instagram account is followed by a somewhat lower 130,000 fans.

General Info

Full Name Sharon Leal
Net Worth $2.5 million
Date Of Birth October 17, 1972
Height 1.72 m
Profession Actor, Singer
Nationality American


Spouse Bev Land
Children Kai Miles Land
Parents Jesse Leal, Angelita Leal
Siblings Kristina Manankil


Nominations Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Movies Addicted, Dreamgirls, Why Did I Get Married Too?, This Christmas, Soul Men, Why Did I Get Married?, Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day, Linewatch, 1982, White Water, Motives 2, Little Murder, Freedom, Face the Music, Limelight, Amateur
TV Shows Hellcats, Boston Public, Legacy

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# Fact
1 First wife of Bev Land.
2 Gave birth to her first child at age 28, a son Kai Miles Land on September 13, 2001. Child’s father is her ex-husband, Bev Land.
3 Her mother is Filipino and her father is African American.




Title Year Status Character
Bella’s Story 2016 post-production Kim
Shot 2016/III post-production Phoebe
Traces 2016/I completed Claudia
Amateur filming Nia
Supergirl 2016 TV Series M’gann M’orzz
No Regrets 2016 Sofia
Dead of Summer 2016 TV Series Renée / Renee
Grimm 2014-2016 TV Series Zuri Ellis
Recovery Road 2016 TV Series Charlotte Graham
The Good Wife 2015 TV Series Nicole Rickter
White Water 2015 TV Movie Annie
Addicted 2014/I Zoe Reynard
Freedom 2014/II Vanessa
Perception 2014 TV Series Liza Brahms
Suits 2011-2014 TV Series Lisa Parker
Guilty 2013 TV Movie Sara Weston
Reed Between the Lines 2013 TV Series Lori Samuels
The Last Letter 2013 Catherine Wright
1982 2013/I Shenae Brown
Person of Interest 2012 TV Series Dr. Madeleine Enright
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day 2012 Kari Ames
Hellcats 2010-2011 TV Series Vanessa Lodge
Ghost of New Orleans 2011 Jennifer
Why Did I Get Married Too? 2010 Dianne
Private Practice 2009 TV Series Sonya Nichols
Limelight 2009 TV Movie Nina
Soul Men 2008 Cleo
Linewatch 2008 Angela Dixon
This Christmas 2007 Kelli Whitfield
Why Did I Get Married? 2007 Diane
Motives 2 2007 Video Nina
CSI: Miami 2007 TV Series Lauren Sloan
Dreamgirls 2006 Michelle Morris
LAX 2004-2005 TV Series Monique DeSouza
Las Vegas 2005 TV Series Nina
What Are the Odds 2004 Short Nikki
Boston Public 2000-2004 TV Series Marilyn Sudor
Face the Music 2000 Tracie
Guiding Light 1996-1999 TV Series Dahlia Crede
Legacy 1998-1999 TV Series Marita


Title Year Status Character
Freedom 2014/II performer: “On My Way To Canaan”, “I Need You Now”
Dancing on Ice 2014 TV Series performer – 1 episode
Hellcats 2010-2011 TV Series performer – 2 episodes
Ghost of New Orleans 2011 performer: “When the Levee Breaks”
Soul Men 2008 performer: “Comfort Me”, “Do Your Thing”, “Walk in the Park”
Dreamgirls 2006 performer: “It’s All Over”, “I’m Somebody”, “Family” Reprise, “Step on Over”, “One Night Only” Disco, “Hard to Say Goodbye”, “Dreamgirls” Finale, “Love Love Me Baby”
Boston Public 2001 TV Series performer – 1 episode


Title Year Status Character
White Water 2015 TV Movie co-producer


Title Year Status Character
The 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards 2015 TV Special Herself – Presenter
The Real 2014 TV Series Herself
Sharon Leal: Giant 2014 Video short Herself
Addicted: Live With Zane 2014 TV Movie Herself
Black Girls Rock! 2011 2011 TV Movie Herself
The 36th Annual Gracie Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
The Mo’Nique Show 2011 TV Series Herself
Black Girls Rock 2010 TV Movie Herself
Tavis Smiley 2009-2010 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2010 TV Series Herself
Three Days in Cannes 2009 Video short Herself
15 Unforgettable Hollywood Tragedies 2009 TV Movie documentary Herself
2008 Asian Excellence Awards 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007 TV Series Herself
Baisden After Dark 2007 TV Series Herself
2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
Building the Dream 2007 Video documentary Herself
13th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 TV Special Herself
2006 Asian Excellence Awards 2006 TV Special Herself – Presenter


Nominated Awards

Year Award Ceremony Nomination Movie
2007 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Acting Ensemble Dreamgirls (2006)
2007 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Dreamgirls (2006)
2007 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Dreamgirls (2006)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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