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Sharon Lawrence: Starving In Suburbia

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Sharon Lawrence plays a therapist treating patients with eating disorders in the new Lifetime movie ‘Starving In Suburbia.’

Fun Facts About Sharon Lawrence: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is an American actress, singer, and dancer. She is best known for the role of Sylvia Costas Sipowicz in the ABC drama series NYPD Blue. The role garnered her a Primetime Emmy Award nomination three times for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

2) Lawrence began her acting career on Broadway stage in the 1987 revival of Cabaret. In 1990, she performed in Fiddler on the Roof. She appeared in number of television movies and series in 1990s, like Cheers, and Star Trek: Voyager. In 1993 she was cast is as Assistant District Attorney Sylvia Costas in the ABC police drama series NYPD Blue created by Steven Bochco. Her consistently praised performance earned the actress three Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series nominations from 1993 to 1996, and Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series in 1996. In 1996 she left from show as regular player for her own comedy series Fired Up on NBC. The series was canceled after two seasons. She later returned in NYPD Blue as regular, and left from show in 1999, after her character was killed.

3) In 2009, Lawrence was nominated for the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal as Izzie Stevens' mother on Grey's Anatomy. In April 2010, Lawrence joined Josh Schwartz's CBS pilot Hitched. In October 2010, she began a recurring role on One Tree Hill as Sylvia Baker, the mother of Julian Baker (Austin Nichols) who comes to Tree Hill from Los Angeles to plan the upcoming wedding of Julian and Brooke Davis (Sophia Bush). She also played the lead character mother in a Lifetime comedy-drama Drop Dead Diva from 2009 to 2013. Also, she played the birth mother of Dr. Maura Isles (Sasha Alexander) in the TNT television series Rizzoli & Isles, although in real life the actresses are only 12 years apart. In recent years, Lawrence also starred in several independent films. In 2013 she was cast in Chris Carter thriller drama series The After. The show set to premiere on Amazon Studios in 2014.

‘Starving In Suburbia’ airs Saturday night, April 24th at 8:00pm on Lifetime.

Twitter: @sharonlawrence



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