ICYMI: Why Everybody Loves Sharon Case

In honor of Sharon Case’s 25th anniversary of playing Sharon Collins Newman, co-stars share what makes her so great.


Amelia Heinle (Victoria)

“Sharon Case is such a fun person to be around. She has a joyful spirit and a huge appetite for adventure. She is patient and kind to her fellow actors and when someone is new she always makes them feel welcome. She is also beautiful inside and out.”

Camryn Grimes (Mariah)

“My relationship with Sharon was unique from the moment we first met, but I wouldn’t understand the full-circle benefit of our connection until I got to know her as an adult. She is all parts badass, big sister, travel guru and no-nonsense conversationalist. I’ll never be able to thank Sharon for the endless sage advice and wisdom, and I hope that one day I’ll grow to be just as confident and powerful of a woman as she is!”

Christian J. LeBlanc (Michael)

“I love that Sharon is always up for travel. She is an adventurer. In life, I find the people who laugh harder when the going gets rougher are the keepers. Happy anniversary!”

Bryton James (Devon)

“Every time someone has asked, ‘Who would you like to work with more?’, the answer has always been Sharon. She has been one of the kindest, most talented people I’ve ever had the chance to learn from and has made me feel like family from day one. Congratulations, Ms. Case, on 25 incredible years!”

Daniel Goddard (Cane)

“Sharon is not only beautiful but brilliant! We have traveled the country together to do appearances, and every time we fly, after five hours of nonstop conversation — that covers a gamut of topics — we are asked by someone to stop talking so that they can sleep in silence. We politely smile at their request and then begin to whisper. Congratulations, Sharon, on this miraculous milestone! You are loved.”

Jordi Vilasuso (Rey)

“Having had the privilege of working closely with Sharon over the past year, I can truly say that she exemplifies what Y&R is all about: Beauty, sophistication and talent that should be on for at least another 25 years! Congrats, Sharon!”

Melissa Ordway (Abby)

“Beautiful, talented, funny, smart and kind … these are the words that come to mind when I think of Sharon Case. Congratulations, Sharon! Thankful to work with you and to call you a friend!”

Peter Bergman (Jack)

“Everyone knows that Sharon Case is a beautiful and talented actress. What most people don’t know is that Sharon is a writer’s dream. Whenever I work with her, I know that every note will be played, every emotional turning point will be powerfully navigated, every moment of irony realized and every nuanced reaction brilliantly executed. She’s deceptively good at making the everyday scene as rich as it can be.”

Brytni Sarpy (Elena)

“What an icon! Sharon is the epitome of #goals, as well as one of the sweetest welcomes to set I’ve received. Can’t wait to work with her! Congrats on 25!”

Cait Fairbanks (Tessa)

“Sharon is so lovely to work with! She gives the best advice and is also so gorgeous. One of those people you feel lucky to know. She made me feel like an equal right off the bat. So thankful to be working with such a legend and beautiful person.”

Joshua Morrow (Nick)

“Sharon is a beautiful person inside and out. She has given some of the most wonderfully honest performances I have ever seen in any medium. The show has asked her to go down many roads with her character and she crushes it every time. I am proud to call her a friend for as long as we have worked together. Congrats, Case!”

Michelle Stafford (Phyllis)

“Congratulations, my beautiful angel friend! How could it be 25 years because you look 25! You spread so much radiance and positivity. Here is to another 25!”

Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki)

“Who doesn’t love Sharon Case? She’s a stellar actress who is so giving in our scenes. I always trust her as an actor to make our energy (tense or not!) work well. She’s also tons of fun off camera! We can run the gamut from wild laughter to serious topics seamlessly. Hope we have the honor of keeping Sharon in our family for many years to come.”

Alyvia Alyn Lind (Faith)

“I’m so lucky that Sharon has been my second mom for nine years! I wouldn’t give up our girl talks for anything! Happy 25th, Sharon! I love you!”

Doug Davidson (Paul)

“Sharon Case always has a smile on her face, never gets upset, always in a good mood, happy and grateful to be alive! If I didn’t know her better, I’d guess in contrast that she goes home and kicks the dog and steps on the turtle! But no! She is the real deal! I actually think she has found the secret to a happy life! Plus, she is beautiful and talented!”

Kate Linder (Esther)

“Sharon is not only an amazing talent but a terrific friend, as well. I have had the good fortune to be able to work with her for a quarter of a century. She has also given up her time to participate in my charity events. Happy 25th, Sharon! Looking forward to 25 more!”

Jess Walton (Jill)

“Sharon is as sweet as she is lovely, a multidimensional actress whose character is always real and moving. Off set, she is ready with a smile and a warm hug. The truth is, I would love to work with her but haven’t really, ever.”

Melissa Claire Egan (Chelsea)

“Sharon and I are forever a part of this ‘Chadam/Shadam/Chick/Shick’ thing, so we’re pretty much bonded for life! And even though they’re consistently at odds with one another (and I hit her over the head with a coffeepot), we laugh a lot together on set and have a great time. Happy anniversary! Here’s to 25 more years of catfights together!”

Jennifer Gareis (ex-Grace; Donna, B&B)

“Congratulations, Sharon! You have been my faithful and loyal friend for many years. You’re also an inspiration to me, both personally and professionally. You handle everything with class and style yet you never lose your personal touch.”

Tamara Clatterbuck (ex-Alice)

“My fiercely loyal soul sister with a wicked sense of humor and a heart of gold. May your talented, beautiful being bless the screen for another 25 years! Love you to pieces!”

Mark Grossman (Adam)

“I adore Sharon Case. She was actually the first cast member I met. She welcomed me with open arms. I’m so lucky I get to work with her. Her kindness, professionalism and work ethic are inspiring. Happy 25 years!”

Lauren Woodland (Brittany)

“I’m so proud of my friend Sharon.  She is an incredible friend, person and actress. She deserves all the success in the world and I congratulate her on her amazing achievement.”