March 2007

Lydia Sharon Garrett

A gifted actor, comedian, interpretive dancer and motivational speaker

“Her stand up comedy and motivational speaking, takes her to various high schools, colleges and churches, corporate and charitable events; bringing both laughter and inspiration to the young and the old.”

Lydia Sharon Garrett is one of South Carolina’s nationally acclaimed African American entertainers. The Columbia native is a gifted actor, comedian, interpretive dancer and motivational speaker.

Garrett was born in Columbia, South Carolina. A graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, earning a B.A. degree in Mass Communications, has allowed her opportunities to specialize in both television and public relations.

Her television credits include “A Different World,” “Days of Our Lives,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” “All My Children,” and “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” She has opened for such acts and events as Gospel Rap, Mike E, the Williams Brothers, the Clark Sisters, and hosted “The Gospel Day on City Walk” at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California. Her trademark is making audiences laugh in Los Angeles comedy clubs such as the Comedy Underground, the Comedy Store, the Ice House and is currently playing at the Famed Ha’ Ha’ Comedy Club in North Hollywood Ca. Her stand up comedy and motivational speaking, takes her to various high schools, colleges and churches, corporate and charitable events; bringing both laughter and inspiration to the young and the old.

A talented dancer, Garrett’s specialization is Christian Interpretation. In 1984, she was crowned the seventeenth Miss Black America. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Other credits include Miss Fashion Columbia, South Carolina, Miss Black Columbia, South Carolina, and Miss Homecoming, C.A. Johnson High School. She was also named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.