Sharon Case's on-screen love life reads like a soap opera, but then she has played Sharon Collins on CBS' "The Young and The Restless" for the last 17 years. On the small screen, Case has been married three times and has dealt with the death of a child, the amnesia of a spouse, romantic betrayal, commitment to a psychiatric institution and near death by explosion. In the real world, though, Case's life isn't nearly as drama-filled.
Born in Detroit, Michigan, on February 9, 1971, Case was a ballet and jazz dancer as a child. When she was still in elementary school, her family moved to Los Angeles, where a modeling agent discovered her at the age of 17.
At 17, Case went to Japan to model lingerie for five months before returning to Los Angeles, where she was hired to play Dawn Winthrop on "General Hospital" in 1989. After a year on the show, her contract wasn't renewed; but she found work as a guest star on numerous TV series, including "Cheers," "Doogie Howser, M.D.," "Beverly Hills 90210," "Silk Stalkings" and "Parker Lewis Can't Lose." Case served short stints as Debbie Simon on "As the World Turns" and Anne on "Valley of the Dolls." She also starred alongside David Schwimmer in HBO's "Breast Men."
The Young and The Restless
In August 1994, Case was cast as the third actress in four months to play Sharon Collins on "The Young and the Restless." She originally thought she'd play the part for six months, but 17 years later has endured the trials and tribulations of on-screen marriages to the characters Nicholas Newman, Jack Abbott and Adam Newman. Her work on "The Young and the Restless" earned Case the 1998 Soap Opera Award for Hottest Female in a Daytime Drama and the 1999 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. In addition to "The Young and the Restless," Case starred in the Hallmark Channel romantic comedy "Dad's Home" in 2010. She also appeared on the big screen in "Diplomatic Immunities" and "Carpool Guy," and in the indie films "Repressions" and "Wentworth."
Case was married to her high-school sweetheart, Sandy Corzine, on April 30, 2007. They divorced in November 2009. In 2010, she and costumer Elif Inanc debuted their "Pomp" jewelry line on QVC. Case, who is 5-foot-7, blond and blue eyed, admitted to being claustrophobic to "Soap Opera Digest." When not working, Case enjoys reading, shopping and traveling.
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