Shari Headley - Biography
Last Modified: Nov 10, 2022
|Profession:||Actress, Former model|
|Best Known For:||Coming to America (film)|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
|Born on :||July 15, 1964 (age 58)|
|Birth Name /
|Birth Place:||Queens, New York City, New York, USA|
|Father's Name:||Godfrey Headley|
|Mother's Name:||Sarah Headley|
|Ethnicity:||Multi-ethnic (African-American, Trinidadian)|
Christopher Martin (1993 - 1995)
Skyler Martin (son)
|Height:||1.72 meter (5 feet 8 inch)|
|Weight:||60 kg (132.28 lb)|
|Eye Color:||Dark Brown|
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Who is Shari Headley?
Shari Headley is an actress, former model by profession, and American by nationality. She is best known for starring in the films Coming to America, The Preacher's Wife, Johnson Family Vacation, and in the TV series All My Children, 413 Hope St.
Shari Headley (Image: Pinterest)
Shari Headley – Age, Parents, Siblings
Shari Headley’s birth took place on July 15, 1964, in Queens, New York City, New York, USA. She was born to her father Godfrey Headley and her mother Sarah Headley. She is not the only child of her parents and has three siblings- an older brother and two older sisters.
After high school graduation, she went on to study at Queens College. Her ethnicity is African-American and Afro-Trinidadian.
Shari Headley – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce
Shari Headley married her longtime boyfriend Christopher Martin in 1993. Martin is also an actor and rapper. With her husband, she has a son named Skyler Martin, born in April 1994. However, their marriage ended in divorce in June 1995.
Her other romantic relationship and recent dating history are well kept from the public eye.
Shari Headley – Career
Headley began her career as a model in 1977. She competed in FORD Modeling Agency’s Supermodel of The World Contest and went on to work with brands such as L’Oreal, Burger King, Macy’s, Avon, etc.
Shari Headley (Image: Pinterest)
As she ventured to act, she landed a guest role in two episodes of the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show in 1985. This was followed by roles in the TV series Miami Vice (1986), and Gideon Oliver (1989).
Finally, in 1988, she was cast as Lisa McDowell in the romantic comedy film Coming to America. This is her breakthrough role.
The films in which Shari Headley has starred include The Preacher's Wife (1996), Johnson Family Vacation (2004), Towelhead (2007), Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018), Coming 2 America (2020), etc.
Moreover, she has worked extensively in the TV series All My Children (1994-1994, 1995, 2005) as Det. Mimi Reed, 413 Hope St. (1997-1998) as Juanita Barnes, The Wayans Bros. (1999), The Bold and the Beautiful (2004-2005), The Haves and the Have Nots (2014-2016), On Becoming a God in Central Florida (2019), to name a few.
On the set of Coming 2 America, Shari Headley has worked with Jermaine Fowler, Kiki Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha, Michael Blackson, and Rotimi.
Shari Headley, Eddie Murphy in 1988's Coming to America (Image: Moviefone)
Shari Headley – Awards, Nominations
She was nominated for NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role in the short-lived drama series 413 Hope St.
Shari Headley – Net Worth, Salary
The net worth of Shari Headley is estimated to be around $2 million while the figure on her annual salary/income is not known.
Shari Headley – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
On social media sites Instagram and Twitter, Shari Headley is followed by thousands of followers but is absent from Facebook.
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