She may be best-known for her multiply Emmy Award-nominated and SAG Award winning portrayal of ADA Sylvia Costas Sipowicz in NYPD Blue. It was in this episode she met Leland Stottlemeyer, who had just recently been divorced, and the two formed a romantic relationship. Linda turning heel in "Mr. Monk and the Bad Girlfriend". That takes time. Sharon Lawrence grew up in North Carolina (Charlotte and Raleigh), graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Journalism and spent her college summers doing musicals in summer stock. In an attempt to further get Monk off her trail, the evil Linda tells Stottlemeyer that Monk tried to seduce her, but Stottlemeyer, knowing Monk's nature, has trouble believing that. Women remain dramatically under-represented as characters in film when compared to their representation in the U.S. population. Because I was a dancer when I was a kid, I have so much empathy for these young girls who are so drawn to something lovely in music and in movement, and yet they encounter a world full of judgment and criticism of 11-year-old artists and bodies. Monk later shows up with the moving van that Linda rented and gives a summation of how she killed her partner. It's great to be associated with award winning films like 'Freeheld' and 'Circumstance'. Fortunately, most of them have been for the better! It was in this episode she met Leland Stottlemeyer, who had just recently been divorced, and the two formed a romantic relationship. I didn't like the 'Survivor' shows because of the mean-spirited aspect, and women certainly were part of whatever conflict they would create. Directed by Peter Weller. Ted Levine has his meatiest material since perhaps "Mr Monk and the Captain's Marriage" and he brings so many nuances to what he's given and makes Stottlemeyer very relatable, have not been able to (despite always loving the character) say that about him in a while. Bio. My problem is: as a singer and a dancer, if I get it in my body one way, it is harder for me to be open to something new - to something else; to something that is really organically connected to the piece and not just to my perception of it. The one thing that did Linda in was the fact that in her fake bedroom, a pen rolled and fell off the dresser, which meant Linda most likely parked on a hill. With Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine. Sharon Lawrence: her birthday, what she did before fame, her family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. The fifth season of Monk originally aired in the United States on USA Network from July 7, 2006, to March 2, 2007. During their date, Li… Sharon and her husband did not have the best marriage due to Andy’s heavy drinking problem. I tend to learn things physically - I guess it's my dance training. Season 6, Episode 5. Social media is allowing self-distribution, and girl groups like Spark Summit are leading the way in calling for fewer Photoshop image alterations of girls in print media. Sylvia is an assistant district attorney who marries NYPD police detective-turned-sergeant Andy Sipowicz and has a son with him named Theo. Observe it. Official Sites, Daughter of WRAL-TV reporter/anchor Tom Lawrence, She married Dr. Tom Apostle in the same Los Angeles Greek Church where her. 82: 5 When Natalie pushes Monk to open his own detective agency, his first case seems a bore: a woman (Sharon Lawrence) who found a nasty note on her car wants Monk to track down its author. A heartbroken Stottlemeyer arrests Linda for murder. By the end of the episode, Linda even sets up Stottlemeyer with an apartment just across the street from her own. Actress & Producer, Sienna Productions. Monk is an American comedy-drama detective mystery television series created by Andy Breckman and starring Tony Shalhoub as the title character, Adrian Monk.It originally ran from 2002 to 2009 and is primarily a police procedural series, but also exhibits comic and dramatic tones in its exploration of the main characters' personal lives. She played … 3 talking about this. https://femalevillains.fandom.com/wiki/Linda_Fusco_(Monk)?oldid=215629, "What does a girl have to do to get your attention, kill someone?" With work scarce from the police department, Natalie manipulates Monk into opening his own agency, but his first case may be deadly. Sharon Lawrence is a multi-Emmy Award-nominated and SAG Award-winning actress perhaps best known for her role in “NYPD Blue.” Lawrence’s additional television credits include series regular roles in “Fired Up” and “Ladies Man,” on the Network. I would like to go back and spend a Christmas with my family and myself when I was five years old and just see what that dynamic would be like. Introduced in the previous episode "Mr. Monk, Private Eye", attractive realtor Linda Fusco (Sharon Lawrence) is now the girlfriend of Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine). I never want to make too many choices too soon - so, while I am thinking about the character and thinking about her history, which is very vague in terms of what is given in the text, I am starting to have ideas about what her home is. Sharon Lawrence played the role of Sylvia Costas from the pilot until the end of the sixth season. The foundation runs the several programs including one that provide our film finishing fund. Introduced in the previous episode "Mr. Monk, Private Eye", attractive realtor Linda Fusco (Sharon Lawrence) is now the girlfriend of Captain Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine). I'm somebody who takes risks, for better or worse. Lawrence guest starred on many television dramas and sitcoms in the 2000s. She is known for her roles in TV series like NYPD Blue, Fired Up, Boston Legal, Desperate Housewives, Monk, The Line, Privileged, The Ranch, How to Get Away with Murder, Dynasty, and Criminal Minds. I was interested in working on a show that was driven by women. - IMDb Mini Biography By: | At the Mark Taper Forum, she created the role of Maureen in the premiere of Theresa Rebeck's Poor Behavior and was featured Carl Reiner's gala, Enter Laughing. I was comfortable in my thirties playing the romantic partner, the hero that saves the day, or the woman who is facing a world that revolves around younger kid actors. Later on, Linda displayed her villainous persona and attempted to seduce Monk, but he turns her down because of his devotion to Stottlemeyer and his deceased wife, Trudy. Go out there and see where the world needs your touch. | The two began dating shortly after she hired Monk to investigate damages to her car in and she even set Stottlemeyer up with a new apartment. A DVD of the season was released on June 26, 2007. Figuring that Monk was at her house, Linda arrived back home and found Monk still searching. She created the American Red Cross. Monk's friendship with Captain Stottlemeyer is also put to the test when Monk suspects the captain's girlfriend (Sharon Lawrence) of murder; and his world is turned upside-down when he learns a famous daredevil's secret identity. Lawrence guest-starred on many television dramas and sitcoms in the 2000s. Sharon Lawrence, Other Works Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. She became an Actors Equity Member in 1984 and a SAG-AFTRA member in 1987. Monk notices an item about a TV writer who got shot dead after a contract dispute - a possible inside joke on the show's writing staff. Mini Bio (1) Sharon Lawrence grew up in North Carolina (Charlotte and Raleigh), graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Journalism and spent her college summers doing musicals in summer stock. Linda turned heel in "Mr. Monk and the Bad Girlfriend," beginning with renting a moving van and set up a fake room to resemble her bedroom and spoke to Stottlemeyer via webcam. Sharon Lawrence is a talented American actress, singer, and dancer. Audiences the world over know actress Sharon Lawrence from her from multiple Emmy-nominated and SAG Award-winning portrayal of ADA Sylvia Costas Sipowitz in the long-running Emmy Award-winning series “NYPD Blue,” or from prominent roles she has played on hit the series “Shameless,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” for which she earned her fourth Emmy nomination, “Monk,” “Law and … She also played, among many roles, a stay-at-home prostitute in Desperate Housewives, a charming but murderous realtor on Monk, the twisted jailbird mother of a sociopath on Criminal Minds, a serial killer on Law and Order: SVU, and a mother coming to terms with her long-lost daughter on Rizzoli & Isles -- not to mention bantering with Alfred Molina on Ladies Man or beating up Larry David on Curb Your Enthusiasm.More recent work includes Blunt Talk (opposite Sir Patrick Stewart) and an arc on NBC's Game Of Silence. With Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Jason Gray-Stanford, Ted Levine. My interest in Women in Film came from attending the Crystal Awards in 1998 where Meryl Streep and producers Gale Anne Hurd and Lucy Fisher were honored with the annual award. Directed by Randy Zisk. I think it would be a magical gift. She put herself at great risks. On GreenWish.org & Women In Film advisory boards. Linda after killing her partner, Sean Corcoran. It consisted of 16 episodes. Sharon Lawrence grew up in North Carolina (Charlotte and Raleigh), graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in Journalism and spent her college summers doing musicals in summer stock. ... including NYPD Blue, One Tree Hill and Monk. Linda Fusco (Sharon Lawrence) is the main villainess from Monk episode 6.04: "Mr. Monk and the Bad Girlfriend" (airdate August 3, 2007). Sharon Lawrence played the villainous Linda Fusco on Monk. I was the Chair of the WIFF Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of Women In Film. Where to Watch. The two continued to see one another, but their dates were often interrupted, postponed or cancelled as a result of Stottlemeyer's duties. Linda Fusco first appeared in Season Five's "Mr. Monk, Private Eye," and hired Monk and Natalie in a case of a minor accident involving her car, which later evolved into a case of an unrelated murder. "Monk" Mr. Monk, Private Eye (TV Episode 2006) Sharon Lawrence as Linda Fusco Where to Watch. Sharon Lawrence, best known for being a TV Actress, was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA on Thursday, June 29, 1961. Partner in LA Restaurant: AKASHA View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro. You always get things that teach you and steps to grow, but there is a confidence that is gained and a deep understanding of what it means to be supported by your knowledge - not by some team that is there to create confidence; it is there within you. Monk suspects the captain's girlfriend, Linda (Sharon Lawrence), of murder. Sharon Lawrence will be guest starring as Linda Fusco on Monk for the third time when "Mr. Monk and the Bad Girlfriend" debuts this Friday at 9:00 PM. Sharon Lawrence is very good guest support, doing well in making one unsure as to whether she is guilty or not. So we help women complete their films with a grant from Netflix. (Linda's line to Stottlemeyer in "Mr. Monk's Biggest Fan"; a possible foreshadowing of Linda's heel turn three episodes later), Sharon Lawrence also played serial killer. Natalie later poses as a buyer and keeps Linda busy while Monk searches Linda's house and finds the rifle that was used in the murder. Aimee Bell, the actress who played Kate Kindel (the fourth victim), was a stunt double for both Traylor Howard and Sharon Lawrence in past episodes of the show. After an investigation, Monk and Natalie conclude that Linda did it, but when they tell Stottlemeyer, he refuses to believe them. She became an Actors Equity Member in 1984 and a SAG-AFTRA member in 1987. Actor. Linda resurfaced in the Season Six opener, "Mr. Monk and His Biggest Fan," bidding $2000 on Stottlemeyer in a bachelor auction, which ended up being the winning bid. Before Fame. That kind of meaning not only makes you feel more connected to your environment on a local scale, but also to yourself - whether you can operate from something beyond the definition that others might place on you. That takes taking risks. Sharon Lawrence is a talented American actress, singer, and dancer. She is known for her roles in TV series like NYPD Blue, Fired Up, Boston Legal, Desperate Housewives, Monk, The Line, Privileged, The Ranch, How to Get Away with Murder, Dynasty, and Criminal Minds.She has a BA degree in Journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After the conversation ended, Linda donned a black body suit and mask and shot her real estate partner, Sean Corcoran, killing him. That takes teachers. During their date, Linda--frustrated over the little time they've had together--asked Stottlemeyer if she had to kill someone to get his attention. Sharon Lawrence. Tony Shalhoub, Traylor Howard, Ted Levine, and Jason Gray-Stanford reprised their roles as the main characters. I am attracted to the complexities and deeper truths of characters, and I can't name a favorite role any more than I can name a favorite food! Linda Fusco first appeared in Season Five's "Mr. Monk, Private Eye," and hired Monk and Natalie in a case of a minor accident involving her car, which later evolved into a case of an unrelated murder. Monk's friendship with Stottlemeyer is tested when he and Natalie believe the captain's girlfriend Linda Fusco (Sharon Lawrence) murdered her business partner when he decided to leave her and start his own company—even though she had a webchat with the three twenty minutes before the murder, from her home, too far from the scene of the crime. In "Mr. Monk, Private Eye," Stottlemeyer meets and falls for a local city realtor, Linda Fusco (Sharon Lawrence), after Linda hires Monk and Natalie to investigate a fender bender involving her purple 2006 Buick Lucerne. Recent film includes Solace (opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins), Of Music and Mind (with Joaquim de Almeida and Aunjanue Ellis), and the award-winning The Bridge Partner (with Beth Grant).An accomplished stage actress, Lawrence played twenty different female characters in the Noel Coward cabaret, Love, Noel at the Wallis. ... Monk Linda Fusco 4 Episodes (2006-2008) Dirt Cassie Hope 1 Episode (2008) She saw the suffering from bad health conditions on the battlefield and in the military hospitals, and she fought like crazy to change the conditions; to make sure that the doctors washed their hands and practiced sanitary measures. American television actress known for her recurring roles on several hit series, including NYPD Blue, One Tree Hill, and Monk. Linda resurfaced in the Season Six opener, "Mr. Monk and His Biggest Fan," bidding $2000 on Stottlemeyer in a bachelor auction, which ended up being the winning bid. Filmography [edit | edit source] Cheers (1993)  Someone She Knows (1994) The Shaggy Dog (1994) The Face on the Milk Carton (1995) Degree of Guilt (1995) A Friend's Betrayal (1996) The Uninvited (1996) Five Desperate Hours (1997) The Only Thrill (1997) Fired Up (1997) Ladies' Man (1999) Blue Moon (1999) She played Maisy Gibbons, a housewife/prostitute in season one of Desperate Housewives. Sharon Lawrence Celebrity Profile - Check out the latest Sharon Lawrence photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at Rotten Tomatoes! She may be best-known for her multiply Emmy Award-nominated and SAG Award winning portrayal of ADA Sylvia … ... (Sharon Lawrence). By episode's end, the aqua-phobic Monk somehow finds himself on the deck of a boat in the middle of the Bay...and dying a thousand deaths in the process. Monk's friendship with Captain Stottlemeyer is put to the test when Monk suspects the captain's girlfriend of murder. Florence Nightingale was an amazing figure. Technology has already opened the door a bit wider for filmmakers, with smaller digital cameras making production less cumbersome. Sharon Lawrence full list of movies and tv shows in theaters, in production and upcoming films. After that, she also appeared in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit , Boston Legal , Monk , Curb Your Enthusiasm , The Mentalist, and Body of Proof. [Source] Linda Fusco is Leland Stottlemeyer 's ex-girlfriend and a real estate dealer. 1. She became an Actors Equity Member in 1984 and a SAG-AFTRA member in 1987. Lawrence starred in Sir Noel Coward's final play, A Song at Twilight, at the Pasadena Playhouse, and as Vivien Leigh in Orson's Shadow (winner LA Drama Critics Circle Award, nominated for Ovation Award). She was introduced in the fifth season episode "Mr. Monk, Private Eye" as the ticked off real estate dame who hires Monk and … Monk's hundredth case, involving a serial killer, is covered by a TV news magazine, but while watching it he realizes that a second unknown killer was responsible for one of the murders. Publicity Listings One of her first major roles was that of Paulette in a 1993 Episode of Beverly Hills 90210. The Female Villains Wiki is a FANDOM TV Community. Her Broadway credits include revivals of Cabaret, Fiddler On The Roof and Chicago (as Velma Kelly).A former Chair of Women In Film Foundation, she is affiliated with the Board of Directors of the SAG-AFTRA Foundation as well as WeForShe.org, HealTheBay.org, and UNC-Chapel Hill General Alumni Association.