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.
Sharon Rachel Osbourne
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October 9, 1952
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.