|Born||Keesha Ulricka Sharp
June 9, 1973
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Keesha Sharp (born June 9, 1973) is an American television actress. Her best-known role is as Monica on the UPN/The CW show, Girlfriends, which she played William Dent's (Reggie Hayes) girlfriend, and later wife, Monica from 2002 to the series finale in 2008. For this role she earned an NAACP Image Award Nomination for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series".
After graduating from The Boston Conservatory, Sharp set her sights on the stage. She performed in the Broadway National Tour of "Carousel", debuted Off-Broadway in Michael Bradford's "Living in the Wind" and played eight different roles in the interactive comedy "Eat the Runt". Other theatre performances include "Abyssinia", "Aida", "Thunder Knockin'", "Jitney", "The Producers", "Big Street", "Suburb" and "Joe Turner's Come and Gone".
Sharp is best known for her role as "Monica Charles Brooks" on the CW series Girlfriends. Her role garnered a nomination for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Sharp has also appeared on The Game, The Tracy Morgan Show, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Still Standing and other sitcoms. From 2005–2006, Sharp was signed to 9 episodes on Chris Rock's autobiographical sitcom, Everybody Hates Chris as Shiela Ridenhour, a sexy neighbor next door.
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. "List of NAACP Image Awards Winners" (Press Release). March 2, 2007. Retrieved on June 1, 2013.