|Born||Keesha Ulricka Sharp
June 9, 1973
Rochester, New York, U.S.
Keesha Sharp (born June 9, 1973) is an American actress and director. She is best-known role is as Monica in the UPN/The CW comedy series, Girlfriends, and as Gigi in the TBS sitcom, Are We There Yet?.
Life and career
Sharp was born in Rochester, New York. 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. On television, she guest starred on Welcome to New York, Third Watch, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, before moving to Los Angeles.
In 2002, Sharp was cast on the CW comedy series Girlfriends, which she played William Dent's (Reggie Hayes) girlfriend, and later wife, Monica. Her role garnered a nomination for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. The series ended in 2008. From 2005 to 2006, she also had the recurring role on Everybody Hates Chris as Sheila Ridenhour. Sharp also had roles in films Malibu's Most Wanted, Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood, Never Die Alone and Why Did I Get Married?.
After Girlfriends, Sharp had guest starring roles on The Game, Cold Case, Melissa & Joey, Elementary and The Exes. From 2010 to 2012, she was regular cast member on the TBS sitcom, Are We There Yet?. In 2015, she was cast as Dale Cochran in the FX series, American Crime Story.
|2001||Pootie Tang||Party Girl|
|2003||Malibu's Most Wanted||Sister|
|2003||Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood||Chanel|
|2004||Never Die Alone||Edna|
|2005||What If in This Life||Rape Victim||Short film|
|2007||Why Did I Get Married?||Pam|
|2014||The 636||Hope Rigby||Short film|
|2014||Half-Off||Director and writer|
|2000||Welcome to New York||Lauren||Episode: "The Crier"|
|2001||Third Watch||Grace||Episode: "Walking Wounded"|
|2001||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Charlene||Episode: "Pique"|
|2004||The Tracy Morgan Show||Lindy Berry||Episodes: "Church" and "Weird Science"|
|2004||Still Standing||Lexi||Episode: "Still Flirting"|
|2005-2006||Everybody Hates Chris||Sheila Ridenhour||Recurring role, 8 episodes|
|2002-2008||Girlfriends||Monica Charles Brooks||Series regular, 41 episodes|
|2009||The Game||Movie Star||Episode: "Hill Street Blues"|
|2010||Cold Case||Chantel Jones||Episode: "Bombers"|
|2010||Detroit 1-8-7||Keri Rader||Episode: "Royal Bubbles/Needle Drop"|
|2010-2012||Are We There Yet?||Gigi||Series regular, 77 episodes|
|2013||Melissa & Joey||Maggie||Episode: "Teach Your Children"|
|2013||Elementary||Mistress Felicia||Episode: "Poison Pen"|
|2013||Instant Mom||Lynn Lawson||Episode: "Dances with She-Wolves"|
|2014||Bad Teacher||Denise||Recurring role, 3 episodes|
|2014||The Exes||Dee Dee||Episode: "Catch It 'Cause You Can"|
|2015||Significant Mother||Kate||Recurring role|
|2016||American Crime Story||Dale Cochran||Recurring role|
- "Keesha Sharp". MovieWeb. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
- National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. "List of NAACP Image Awards Winners" (Press Release). March 2, 2007. Retrieved on June 1, 2013.
- Nellie Andreeva. "It's Official: TBS Picks Up 90 Additional Episodes of Sitcom 'Are We There Yet?'". Deadline. Retrieved 27 June 2015.