SHARON CASE ACTRESS/MODEL:
Sharon Case is an American Actress and former model. At the age of 17, Case began working as a model, relocating briefly to Japan, before pursuing an acting career. She is best known for her roles on daytime television soap operas, scoring parts in the serials General Hospital and As the World Turns during the early stages of her career. In 1994, she stepped into the role of Sharon Newman on the CBS daytime soap opera The Young & The Restless, which she still plays presently. Case, who is considered a leading actress for the series, won the 1999 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance which has been met with critical acclaim year after year.
Although Case’s main goal was to become an actress, she turned her attention to modeling as a teenager. She stated: “I thought modeling would be a good start in the business butat the age of 17 in 1988, Case caught the eye of a scout while attending a modeling event, and was offered a modeling job in Japan.
She traveled to Japan for five months, before returning to Los Angeles She later took part in theater, garnering lead role credits in the musicals Grease, The Wizard and The Nutcracker.
In November 1989, Case scored her first television role playing Dawn Winthrop on the ABC Network soap opera General Hospital. Case wanted to “perfect” her audition prior to screen testing as Dawn, who served as the long-lost daughter of the long-running character Monica Quartermaine (Leslie Charleson). Speaking of the audition, Case stated: “I practiced night and day It was a heavy scene in which Dawn learned that her boyfriend Ned (Kurt Robin McKinney) had once slept with her mother! I knew I had to do the best job