Real name: Sharon Case
Birthdate: February 9, 1971
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Sharon Case (born February 9, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan) is an Emmy Award-winning American soap opera actress.
In 1994, she became the third, and longest-running, actress to play Sharon Collins Newman Abbott on The Young and the Restless, a role that she still plays today. Case has won several awards for her work on Y&R, including the Outstanding Supporting Actress Daytime Emmy in 1999. She also received the 1998 Soap Opera Award for Hottest Female In A Daytime Drama. In April 2007, Case renewed her contract with the show, signing on for three more years.
In 1989, she assumed the role of Dawn Winthrop on General Hospital; she left the show in 1990. She then took the role of Debbie Simon on As the World Turns in 1992 and played the role until 1993.
Along with doing work in soaps, Case has also appeared in several primetime shows including Cheers, Beverly Hills 90210, Parker Lewis Can't Lose and Silk Stalkings. Early in her career, Case turned down an offer to appear in a large role in the HBO film Breast Men because she didn't feel comfortable being topless in a movie. She appeared in FHM magazine in 2001.
In her childhood, Case focused on ballet and jazz. While in grammar school her family moved to Los Angeles, where she was discovered at a local modeling event. She was offered and accepted a job in Japan when she was 17 and worked there for five months before returning to LA, where she took acting lessons.