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Sharon Warren
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Sharon Warren

Sharon Warren makes her feature film debut in Ray with her performance as Aretha Robinson, Ray Charles' fiercely independent mother.

In August 2002, Warren was performing in local theater productions in Atlanta when she heard of auditions for the film. After several impressive readings, her unrelenting passion won over award-winning director Hackford and she landed the highly coveted role. In a very short period of time, the Tuskegee, Alabama native went from local theater roles to a key film role in a major motion picture.

Warren always had an insatiable love for the arts. Her journey began as a child with a fusion of dance, vocals, music, art history, literature, Greek mythology, Shakespeare and Latin. Each discipline enhanced her development as a performer. In 1999, while majoring in Business Administration at Auburn University, Warren auditioned and won the role of Beneatha in the play A Raisin in the Sun. Her magnetic performance earned her a nomination for the prestigious Irene Ryan Award and gave her the motivation to pursue acting professionally.

Warren landed her first professional role in Ayoka Chenzira's play Flying Over Purgatory, portraying the daughter of famed actress Ruby Dee. It was after a wardrobe fitting for the role of Kat in The Music Lesson that Warren heard about the auditions for Ray that would change her life.

Warren is currently residing in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Sharon Warren Facts

BirthplaceOpelika, Alabama, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.