Sharen is a favorite costume designer among directors thanks to her extraordinary attention to detail. Twice nominated for the Academy Award® for Best Costume Design, first in Taylor Hackford’s Ray and then again for the Bill Condon directed Dreamgirls, Sharen has also received multiple nominations from the Costume Designers Guild and was recognized by the New York Women in Film and Television organization during their 7th Annual Designing Hollywood Tribute.
Sharen worked with Denzel Washington on his directorial debut film, Antwone Fisher, collaborating again with him as director on The Great Debaters, and as an actor in The Book of Eli. She received rave reviews for her work on the Academy Award®-nominated film, The Help, while Rian Johnson’s Looper featured Sharen’s remarkably fresh take on a futuristic look and seamless style continuity for the central character, played by Joseph Gordon Levitt as a young man who squares off against his future self, played by Bruce Willis.
Sharen’s work on Quentin Tarantino’s Academy Award®-winning western Django Unchained was widely covered in the media, especially the much-talked about blue suit designed for Jamie Foxx’s character in the film. Recently, Sharen completed the upcoming Legendary Pictures film, Godzilla.