And speaking of Frank Cooper, his former foster child, Dahlia (daughter of a high-school friend who was sent off to prison), is doing quite well for herself!
When it comes to action-packed vocal theatrics, actress Sharon Leal does her own stunts. “Music is my first love,” she says, relaxing on the balcony of her posh Los Angeles apartment. “I’ve been fortunate to work on films that incorporate music.” But she’s done more than that.
After making her debut on CBS’ Guiding Light (’96–’99), Leal starred on Broadway in Rent before landing more television roles and a spot in the direct-to- DVD rom-com Face the Music (New Line, 2000). Then came her turn in Dreamgirls (DreamWorks, 2006). “I didn’t have to abandon my singing,” she says. “Being able to showcase that was definitely an experience.”
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Fun fact: Sharon is good friends with current GL star Yvonna Wright (Mel), and once dated Grayson McCouch (Dusty; ATWT), her co-star on the short-lived primetime soap Legacy.