The Young and the Restless
“I've never really had a burning desire to get out and do other things. I guess that's because I was already working for years when I started on the show. With a lot of the actors, this is their first acting job.” Sharon Case (on “The Young and the Restless”)
Actor Sharon Case began portraying Sharon Newman on CBS' “The Young and the Restless” in 1994, a role she continues to play today. She won a Daytime Emmy Award and a Soap Opera Digest Award for her performance on the show. Case has also appeared in “General Hospital” (1989, as Dawn Winthrop #2), “As the World Turns” (1992-1993, as Debbie Simon) and “Valley of the Dolls” (1994, as Anne Welles). In addition, she has guest starred in primetime shows like “Cheers,” “Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Parker Lewis Can't Lose,” “Silk Stalkings” and “Doogie Howser, M.D.” Case's film credits include “Diplomatic Immunity” (1991), “Breast Men” (1997) and “Carpool Guy” (2005).
“It's much harder to shoot movies than soap operas. I know people come here to the soap and they get frazzled with the pace that we're doing, but our dialogue ain't nothin' compared to the kind of focus, concentration and ability you have to have on a movie set.” Sharon Case
On August 1, 2010, Case launched her own jewelry line called “Pomp.”
Childhood and Family:
Sharon Case was born on February 9, 1971, in Detroit, Michigan. She studied ballet and jazz as a child. Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was in elementary school. Back to L.A. after spending several months in Japan for a modeling job, a then 17 year old Sharon made the switch to acting and started to take acting classes.
On April 30, 2007, Sharon married Sandy Corzine in Mexico. The marriage ended in divorce in November 2009.
An aspiring dancer as a young child, 17 year old Sharon Case was offered a modeling job in Japan after being spotted at a local modeling event in Los Angeles. She spent five months there before returning to L.A. It was then that she decided to become an actor and began attending acting classes.
Case's first acting job arrived when she landed the role of Dawn Winthrop on the ABC long running daytime soap opera “General Hospital,” succeeding Kim Valentine. She was on the show from 1989 to 1990. She was replaced by Lisa Fuller. Case went on to appear in an episode of “Doogie Howser, M.D.,” (1990) before making her feature film debut in “Diplomatic Immunity” (1991), which was directed by Peter Maris.
Case then played Darla Dillon in two episodes of “Beverly Hills, 90210” and appeared twice in “Parker Lewis Can't Lose” (also 1991). The same year, she made a guest appearance in “Cheers.” In 1992, she returned to daytime soaps with the role of Debbie Simon in CBS' “As the World Turns,” a role she would keep until 1993. 1992 also saw Case play Bonnie Abagail West in “Working Girl,” an episode of “Silk Stalkings.”
In 1994, Case portrayed Anne Welles in the late night, syndicated television soap opera “Valley of the Dolls,” opposite Sally Kirkland, Colleen Morris and Melissa De Sousa. She appeared in all 65 episodes of the series. It was also in 1994 that Case began her award winning role of Sharon Newman on the CBS soap “The Young and the Restless,” a role briefly played by Monica Potter and then Heidi Mark. Case was initially signed on as a recurring performer and scheduled to appear in the show for six months. However, she became a regular and continues to portray the role. Case picked up her first Daytime Emmy nomination in 1996, for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series, and took the same nomination the next year. She eventually won the award in 1999 in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She received additional nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2000 and 2004. The role also has brought the actress a Soap Opera Digest Award for Hottest Female Star in 1998 and nominations for Hottest Romance (1997) and Outstanding Supporting Actress (2003). In 1997, Case revisited the big screen with a bit part in “Breast Men,” which was written by John Stockwell and directed by Lawrence O'Neil.
In 2005, Case portrayed Vanessa in the comedy film “Carpool Guy,” which was directed by and starred Corbin Bernsen. She also starred with Robert Peters and Daz Crawford in the short “Wentworth” (2005), by Stephen Suettinger. In 2007, she starred as Janie in the Adam Karqman short “Repressions,” alongside Debra Hopkins and Mike Kirkland. Case then appeared in a 2009 episode of the web show “Poor Paul” called “It's Not All About You: Part Two.” The following year, she costarred in the TV film “Dad's Home” (2010), opposite David James Elliott and Madison Davenport.
Daytime Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, “The Young and the Restless,” 1999
Soap Opera Digest: Hottest Female Star, “The Young and the Restless,” 1998