Sharon Taylor was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. She
first realized her passion for acting during her high school years and
loved performing in all the school plays. She later received her Bachelor
of Fine Arts degree in theatre from Simon Fraser University. She worked
extensively in theatre for many years before making the leap to TV and
film in 2006. Her first professional role was in the TV movie To Have
and To Hold and other roles then followed. She credits acclaimed
acting teacher Warren Robertson for mentoring her growth as an actor and
helping her realize her goals.
Sharon still has a love for the theatre and performs in only one
theatre show a year, as it is such a large commitment. She loves the
energy of the audience, the camaraderie between the actors, and also how
the show changes from night to night. She previously had her own theatre
company called Shifting Point Theatre, which she shared with 3 other
university friends, and together they wrote, produced and directed
professional theatre shows throughout Vancouver.
When Sharon is not performing on the stage or working on set, she can
often be found in the martial arts studio where she trains numerous times
throughout the week. Sharon has trained in martial arts for over 10 years
and has her first degree black belt in karate kickboxing. She is currently
working towards her second degree.
After landing the role of Amelia Banks on Stargate: Atlantis,
Sharon was talking with producer/writer Joseph Mallozzi while on set one
day and she mentioned that she was a black belt kickboxer. The show
executives decided to put her kickboxing skills to work, and soon
afterwards Amelia Banks was fighting off an evil hybrid wraith in the
episode “The Prodigal”. Sharon appeared in 12 episodes of Stargate:
Sharon has recently completed filming several episodes of Smallville
as the Kryptonian Faora, and is also working on the sci-fi web series
Riese, as the Empress Amara.
Sharon’s filmography is on online at
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