Sharon Osbourne Biography
Sharon Osbourne is a British-American television personality, music manager, judge, and author who is famous for being a judge of shows like, The X Factor, and America’s Got Talent. She is credited with reviving her husband’s heavy metal career by founding the summer Ozzfest tour, which was held annually between 1996 and 2018.
In addition, Sharon has hosted her own television talk show The Sharon Osbourne Show, which was syndicated to various US channels and also shown in the UK on Sky One. She hosted the show from 2003 to 2006. In 2010 she became a co-host on the CBS talk show The Talk, until her termination in 2021. Most recently, in March of 2022, she joined TalkTV, hosting a prime-time show titled The Talk.
Following her childhood, Sharon grew up surrounded by rock musicians. As a teenager, she went to work for her dad as a receptionist. She later moved up the ranks and got promotions. However, her life took a new direction not long after her father began managing the heavy metal group Black Sabbath in 1976.
Sharon Osbourne Age
How old is Osbourne? Osbourne is 69 years old as of 2021. She was born Sharon Rachel Levy was born on October 9, 1952, in London, England. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on October 9 and her zodiac sign is Libra. She holds a British-American nationality and is of white ethnicity.
Sharon Osbourne Height
Osbourne stands at an average height of 5 feet 2 inches and is of moderate weight weighing 55 kg equivale to 121 lbs.
Sharon Osbourne Family | Father | Mother | Siblings
Osbourne is the proud daughter of Don Arden (father) and Hope (mother). Unfortunately, both of her parents are dead as of 2022. Her father managed Black Sabbath but died in 2007 while her mother died back in 1999. She has a brother, David. Sharon revealed that she was surrounded by violence during her childhood. She adds that it was a normal occurrence to see her father threatening someone, or brandishing a firearm.
After Arden (her father) fired Ozzy Osbourne from the group, she subsequently started dating Ozzi in 1979. She coordinated the recruitment of a backing band for the recording of the Blizzard of Ozz album. However, her father resented her for dating Ozzy and managing his career. Soon afterward, she lost contact with her father and did not speak for 20 years.
Her relationship with her mother was also damaged, At the age of 17, she lost her virginity and realized she was pregnant two months later. Pressure from others, but especially her mother forced her to have an abortion which she regrets to this day. Once when she was visiting her parents on a later occasion, her mother’s dogs attacked her. She subsequently lost her baby.
Sharon Osbourne Husband | Marriage | Children
Osbourne is happily married to her supportive husband, Ozzy Osbourne. They met when she was at the age of 18 when Ozzy was a vocalist at Black Sabbath. At the time Ozzy worked for her father. They got married on July 4, 1982, in Maui, Hawaii, the United States of America. In addition, they are proud parents of three children, Aimee, Kelly, and Jack.
Sharon Osbourne Career
Osbourne gained celebrity status as one of the stars of MTV’s reality show, The Osbournes. The Osbournes was a show that followed her family’s daily life and had a national audience. As the person who negotiated with MTV to screen the show, she is often credited with bringing about her husband’s emergence from heavy metal. The last episode of the show aired in the United States on March 21, 2005.
In 2003, she became the host of her own television talk show, The Sharon Osbourne Show. The show was syndicated to various US channels and also shown in the UK on Sky One. The show’s rankings were never successful and critics panned her inability to perform the basic task required of a talk show host. The show was canceled in early 2004 after one season.
Sharon went on to become a judge and mentor on the UK’s The X Factor every year, from 2004 to 2007. She also appeared in the spin-off show The X Factor: Battle of the Stars.
Switching to her judging career, she joined the judging panel on the second season of America’s Got Talent. The show premiered on June 5, 2007, in the United States of America. In her first episode, she came into a conflict with Piers Morgan when she felt he has judged a contestant too harshly. After being talked out of wanting to leave the show, she has since stayed with the show for its third, fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh seasons.
Sharon Leaves The X Factor
A statement was announced in June 2008, that she was stepping down as an X Factor Judge. Furthermore, during an interview with Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, broadcast on February 22, 2009, she admitted that the reason for her departure from The X Factor was her fractured relationship with Minogue.
In July of 2008, FOX announced that the Osbourne family would be hosting a new variety show titled Osbournes: Reloaded. The show started filming at CBS Studios in Hollywood in December 2008 and premiered in March 2009. However, the show was canceled after its premiere episode. Later in March 2010, she appeared on NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice. She came third by the end of the show.
Sharon Returns to The X Factor
In September 2010, Sharon made a return to The X Factor at the Judges’ House round series 7. Upon her return, she assisted Walsh at Adare Manor, County Limerick, Ireland to pick the final 3 contestants of the Over 28s category. Later in September 2012, she joined Walsh again this time in Las Vegas for the 9th series.
Sources say that in December 2012 The X Factor producers approached Sharon for a return in 2013, reportedly to replace Tulisa. Later on, ITV announced that Sharon would indeed be returning for the tenth series of the show, replacing Tulisa. She returned to the judging panel alongside Gary Brown, Nicole Smith, and Walsh.
In June 2016, it was announced that she would return to The X Factor for the show’s thirteenth series. Her returning meant replacing Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. Sharon judged alongside Cowell, Walsh, and Scherzinger. Recently, she portrayed herself in Season 5, Episode 2 of Lucifer (2020). Sharon joined TalkTV hosting a new weekly prime show “The Talk”.
Sharon Osbourne Health
Osbourne lost 45 kg (100 lbs) after lab-band surgery. She commented that being large was an essential part of her working for her father. She also argued that being large made a more dramatic entrance.
Back in July 2002, she had surgery for cancer. Sharon announced that it was colon cancer and that it had spread to her lymph nodes. Fortunately, she survived the disease against a 33 % survival prognosis. Later in 2014, she founded the Sharon Osbourne Colon Cancer Program at Cedars Sinai Hospital.
Furthermore, she has admitted to having extensive cosmetic surgery. In late 2012, she revealed that she has undergone a double mastectomy after learning she has a gene that increases the risk of developing breast cancer.
Sharon Osbourne’s Net Worth
Osbourne has an estimated net worth of $220 Million as of 2022. Her main source of income is her successful career as a television personality.
Sharon Osbourne Salary
Osbourne receives an estimated annual salary of $5 Million.