Sharon Osbourne

Sharon Rachel Osbourne was born in the Brixton neighborhood of London, England, on October 9, 1952. She married heavy metal singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne and rose to public prominence after appearing on M.T.V’s “The Osbournes” from 2002 to 2005. Later, Osbourne worked as a talent show judge on shows like “The X Factor,” and “America’s Got Talent.” She is credited with resurrecting her husband Ozzy’s heavy metal career by founding the summer Ozzfest tour, which ran almost every year from 1996 to 2018. Osbourne was a contestant on N.B.C’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” in 2010 and later became a co-host on C.B.S’s “The Talk,” where she remained until 2021. Join us as we celebrate the special day of this famous star.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Sharon Rachel Osbourne


Boo, Sha, Shazza

Birth date:

October 9, 1952



Zodiac Sign:



5' 2"

Relationship Status:


Net Worth:

$220 million

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Sharon Rachel Levy, better known as Sharon Osbourne, was born in London, England, on October 9, 1952, to an Irish mother, Hope Arden, and father, Don Arden, a music promoter and rock and roll entrepreneur, and manager of rock group Black Sabbath. Arden fired Ozzy Osbourne and was furious when he discovered his daughter was dating the rocker and running Ozzy’s business. They reunited in 2001, and he starred in their reality show, “The Osbournes,” on M.T.V. The show premiered in early 2002, and followed the family’s daily life, drawing a national audience. The show brought Osbourne celebrity status. She is often credited as the person who negotiated with M.T.V. to air the show, catapulting her husband from heavy metal icon to mainstream celebrity. I.T.V. in the United Kingdom commissioned a new chat show in 2006, initially titled “Mrs. Osbourne Presents” but later shortened to “The Sharon Osbourne Show.” Osbourne reportedly agreed to a £2 million deal with I.T.V. In 2006, she became the mentor for the 25-and-overs on “The X Factor” and chose Ben Mills, Dionne Mitchell, Robert Allen, and Kerry McGregor.

In the second season of “America’s Got Talent,” Osbourne joined the judging panel alongside Piers Morgan and David Hasselhoff. Later, Osbourne collaborated on the show with judges Howie Mandel and Howard Stern, as well as host Nick Cannon. After four seasons on the show, Osbourne decided to step down as an “X Factor” judge. Osbourne came in third place on N.B.C’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” in March 2010. Following Osbourne’s departure from “America’s Got Talent,” “X Factor” creative director Brian Friedman stated in April 2013 that he was “confident” of her return. On June 1, 2016, it was announced that Osbourne would return to “The X Factor” to replace Cheryl Fernandez-Versini for the 13th season.

She was on the panel with Cowell, Walsh, and Scherzinger. Osbourne played herself in the fifth season of “Lucifer” in 2020. She also joined TalkT.V. in March 2022 to host “The Talk,” a new weekly prime time show.

Career timeline

She Becomes Ozzy Osbourne’s Manager

Osbourne begins dating Ozzy and takes over the Arden organization's management.

She Stars in “The Osbournes”

Osbourne stars in the reality T.V. show "The Osbournes," which takes viewers inside rock star Ozzy Osbourne's home and family.

She Plays the Role of a Judge

Osbourne joins the talent music competition "The X Factor" as a judge alongside Louis Walsh and Simon Cowell.

She Signs a Deal With I.T.V.

Osbourne signs a deal with I.T.V. for a talk show titled "Mrs. Osbourne Presents," which was later shortened to "The Sharon Osbourne Show."

She Returns to “The X Factor”

Osbourne returns to "The X Factor," where she joins Cowell, Walsh, and Scherzinger on the judging panel.

She Appears on “Lucifer”

Osbourne plays herself in the fifth season of the drama "Lucifer!" in the episode "Lucifer! Lucifer! Lucifer!"

She Hosts “The Talk”

Osbourne becomes the host of TalkTV's new weekly prime time show "The Talk," which premieres on April 25.

Why We Love Sharon Osbourne

  1. She is passionate about her work

    Osbourne has amassed a fortune from her appearances on many projects and is famous due to her impressive career. For Osbourne, it's not about the money, it's about what she plans to do next. She is passionate about her work and does not intend to retire any time soon.

  2. She is an inspiration to mothers

    Osbourne's T.V. show "The Talk" provides many excellent ideas for mothers as it features real people discussing what it takes to be a good mother in today's world. The issues are current, and mothers from a variety of backgrounds, often juggling a lot of responsibilities and pressures, still manage to share their inspiring stories.

  3. She is a good manager

    Aside from television, Osbourne is an excellent manager who has handled the careers of several well-known musicians, including Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Electric Light Orchestra, Smashing Pumpkins, Motorhead, and Slade. She also founded and produced America's largest and most successful hard rock touring festival, "Ozzfest," in 1996, which has since grown into a major rock event that recently celebrated its 13th year.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. She joined "The Talk" as a favor

    In an interview with "The Sydney Morning Herald," Osbourne explained that she joined "The Talk" because her longtime friend Sara Gilbert asked her to.

  2. Her mother was a dancer

    Hope Arden, Osbourne's mother, was a dancer and choreographer.

  3. She had a crush on Sam Cooke

    Osbourne once revealed to "Celebrity Access" that she instantly fell in love with singer-songwriter Cooke, describing him as the sweetest, most beautiful man she had ever seen.

  4. Her daughter did not like reality T.V.

    Aimee Osbourne, Osbourne's eldest daughter, did not want to live her life on television, so she moved out at the age of 16, while her family continued with the show.

  5. She almost missed “The X Factor”

    Osbourne almost did not take the position as a judge on "The X Factor," but a last-minute opening in her schedule allowed her to take it.

Sharon Osbourne FAQs

When did Sharon Osbourne meet Ozzy Osbourne?

When her father, Don Arden, formed Osbourne’s band Black Sabbath, the two met in 1970. After Arden fired him from Black Sabbath nine years later, Osbourne began managing her future husband, and the two began dating.

What disease did Sharon Osbourne have?

On July 1, 2002, Osbourne was diagnosed with colon cancer. She found out her cancer had spread beyond her colon and had surgery two days later to treat it. She has survived the disease.

Did Sharon Osbourne and Ozzy Osbourne split up?

Osbourne and Ozzy briefly separated in 2016 after 33 years of marriage. However, they were spotted together in Los Angeles two months later and Osbourne told “The Talk” co-hosts in July 2016 that she and Ozzy had officially reconciled.

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