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 Bev Land.


Curious about ethnicity

34 Responses

  1. Adamina says:

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

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