Shara was born and raised in Istanbul,Turkey. As a kid she took parts in school plays. Though she had a successful career in the Hospitality Industry, she never lost her passion for acting. After training with some of the invaluable Boston area acting coaches, she played Sister Luke in Nunsense-The Mega Musical at the Majestic Theatre in Manchester,NH and Mrs. Dutton in Home for Christmas with the Pelham Community Theatre. She is fluent in Turkish and intermediate in Italian. She can also speak with Italian, Spanish ,Russian, French, Indian and Middle Eastern accents. Shara is honored to be a Playwrights’ Platform artist in residence.