The American Actress and former model Shari Headley is well known among her fans for her beautiful acting. She has been a part of many films as well as many television series.
Top Things To Know About Shari Headley’s Age, Height, Early Life, Relationships!!
The former model and the American Actress Shari Headley have been active in the industry since the year 1977. She is well known for her acting as Lisa McDowell in the Romantic Comedy movie, coming to America and its sequel movie coming to America part 2.
She had also appeared in the 1996 film the preacher’s wife and the 2004 film Johnson Family Vacation.
Shari Headley’s Early Life And Relationships
Shari Headley was born in the year 1964 in Queens, New York USA to Godfrey Headley and Sara Headley. She is the youngest of 4 siblings. She ethnically belongs of Trinidadian descent. She completed her education at Queens College in New York City.
She married the actor Christopher Martin who is better remembered as “Play” from the Hip hop duo, Kid N Play in the year 1993, and later the couple divorced in the year 1995.
Apart from this, there is no information about her pre-marriage and post-divorce relationships. She has two kids from her marriage to Christopher Martin whose names are Skyler Martin and Vennessa Martin.
Shari Headley raised her children as a single mother and her husband didn’t support the children financially. The 5 feet 8-inch tall actress and the single mother of her children, is estimated to have a Net worth of around $ 7.65 Million.
Apart from being an actress she had been involved in many other works. She is a philanthropist who has donated generously to the “Saving our Daughters organization” whose mission is to keep girls safe from abuses and exploitation.
In the year 2013, Then US President Barack Obama presented her with the President’s Medal for voluntary services.
Shari’s Modeling And The Acting Career
Shari Headley started her modeling career in the year 1985. She appeared in well-known magazines like “Glamour” and “Mademoiselle”. Apart from this, she made her debut in the acting industry with the NBC sitcom “The Cosby Show” in the year 1985.
She also appeared in the Miami Vice, Quantum Leap, and Matlock. After all this, she landed in the Romantic comedy film “Coming to America” as a lead actress. Here she appeared on the screen as Lisa McDowell with Eddy Murphy on her alongside.
The film is still remembered as a box office success which bagged worldwide around, $ 288,752,301. The very next year she appeared in the ABC Drama “Gideon Oliver” alongside Louis Gossett Jr.
Shari Headley was also nominated for an NAACP Image Award at the twenty-fifth NAACP Image Awards where she lost to Victoria Rowell in Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series category.
Recently in the year 2021, she reprised her role as Queen Lisa Joffer in the “Coming 2 America”. Throughout her career, she has played both supporting and lead roles.