Actress, writer and director Keesha Sharp currently stars on the new Fox series LETHAL WEAPON as Trish Murtaugh. Wife to Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans) and accepting of Riggs (Clayne Crawford), this role is different than the film franchise. She is a high powered defense attorney and mother : The Michelle Obama of television.
Speaking of attorneys, Keesha was nominated (Image Award) for her role as Buster Marshall- wife to the legendary Attorney and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) in the highly anticipated film Marshall.
Recently, Keesha appeared as Dale Cochran, the wife of defense attorney Johnnie Cochran (Courtney B. Vance), in FX’s Emmy nominated “The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.”
She’s also well known for series regular roles as Gigi on the TBS (and Syndicated) comedy “Are We There Yet?” in which she also made her directorial debut, and as Monica Charles Brooks on the hit CW series “Girlfriends,” for which she was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Keesha is also recognized for her recurring television roles on The CW’s “ Significant Mother,” CBS’s “Bad Teacher,” ABC Family’s “Melissa & Joey,” UPN’s “Everybody Hates Chris,” and guest starring appearances on NBC’s “The Player,” TV Land’s “The Exes,” CBS’s “Elementary,” CBS’s “Cold Case,” and more.
She can also be seen in Tyler Perry’s hit film, Why Did I Get Married? alongside Perry and Janet Jackson, as well as the upcoming indie films Frozen Peas and Born Guilty. Her other film credits include The 636, for which she won Best Actress at the 2014 NYLA International Film Festival, Shattered!, Never Die Alone, and American Adobo.
After graduating Cum Laude with a B.F.A. from the Conservatory, Keesha set her sights on the stage. She performed in the Broadway National Tour of Carousel, debuted Off-Broadway in Michael Bradford’s Living in the Wind and played eight different roles in the interactive comedy Eat the Runt. Other theatre performances include Abyssinia, Aida, Thunder Knockin’, Jitney, The Producers, Big Street, Suburb and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, in which Keesha read alongside playwright August Wilson himself.
In addition to her work on the screen and stage, Keesha wrote and directed the 2014 short film Half-Off, is the co-creator Clean and has several other original projects in the works. After the success of her record “Santa Baby”, she is even working on a full length album to showcase her beautiful voice.