Sharon Leal

Leal in 2011, s_bukley /

Place of Birth: Tucson, Arizona, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 17, 1972

*African-American (father)
*Filipino (mother)

Sharon Leal is an American actress and singer.

Her father was African-American and her mother was Filipino. Leal is the surname of her stepfather, who adopted her. She has stated:

Last year, I came to the [Asian Excellence] awards and people were like what are you doing here Sharon? What’s going on? I felt like I had to announce that I am half-Filipino. My mother is from the Philippines…. I’m undoubtedly Asian. The best part of this award is your acknowledgment of that fact. I’m very proud to be part of these awards. I sincerely thank you. Thank you so much.

She has a son with her former husband, director John Beverly “Bev” Land, who is now married to actress Dania Ramirez.


Curious about ethnicity

33 Responses

  1. Adamina says:

    I could’ve never guess she was half Philippino. I thought she was just African American. She is very beautiful

  2. Kimmel says:

    Noticed she looked ‘different’ but I just assumed she had one of those fixed expressions that made her appear perpetually happy. But hey, I think its very cool she so publically proclaimed her true identity and chose not to conceal it. Be very proud of yourself, Sharon.

  3. cwm85 says:

    I’m glad she is acknowledging both of her ethnic groups. A rare celeb who doesn’t distance themselves when they are black mixed with something else. There’s a few famous people who are mix with black and white but some reason say just black. Its illogical… be proud of all that you are…

  4. M says:

    She’s cute. Kind of looks like a half Black Jessica Alba.

  5. multigrl says:

    I think it is great that people are sharing their racial and/or ethnic heritage. It helps unaware people to understand they shouldnt’ lump people into one camp. People look the way they do for a reason.

    If you are one race embrace that , if you are of mutiple races embrace that. Live and let live.

    For the uninformed that are nasty, let this be a lesson to you. You never know who you might be talking to. Just because you think someone is black/white/asian etc, doesn’t mean they are. Be careful of what you say.

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