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Remember actress Sharon Leal? Her son is all grown up

Mary Scott
Sep 10, 2018
06:03 P.M.
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Sharon Leal is a phenomenal actress who starred in the “Why Did I Get Married” franchise and “Addicted.” From her youthful looks, you won’t guess she has a grown-up son.

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Leal shared a couple of photos she took with her son, Kai Miles Land, as the two enjoyed a production at the Circle in the Square Theater School. One of the images was a mother-son selfie where they beamed at the camera.

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In another photo, the duo posed against the backdrop of a poster. Leal wore a sleeveless checkered dress that stopped just after her knees. The glowing momma held a matching black bag and set off her ensemble with red shoes. Her son opted for casual style in a burgundy bomber jacket, grey t-shirt, blue denim pants, and black shoes.

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Although Leal seems to be keeping a low profile these days, the actress already has a ton of experience in Hollywood.

She spoke to BET in 2012 about some of her prominent roles as well as the one thing most people don’t immediately realize about her.

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The “This Christmas” star is mixed-race; partly African-American, partly Asian. She said she finds it amusing that people have different reactions to that aspect of her life:

“I think it’s interesting. It’s funny because some people know it right away. They’ll say, ‘Something else is going on there and it’s Asian. I don’t know where in Asia, but something’s happening.’

But other people don’t see it at all. I think when you look at me it’s glaringly obvious that I’m Black and for some reason Asian doesn’t exactly scream out at you. And I definitely identify with my African-American side more. That’s how people perceive me and I’m fine with that.”

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Leal, 45, revealed that although her first professional job was playing an Asian-American character, she hasn’t been able to play anything similar since. But she’s not perturbed:

“My mother is Filipino so I definitely have that influence culturally growing up. There were a lot of Asian customs, Asian foods and my mother has a very thick Filipino accent. She’s is a big personality within my life. I think somewhere down the line maybe they’ll be something [acting-wise] that will let me unveil that [my Filipino side] a little bit.”

Leal shares her son Kai with ex-husband Bev Land.

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