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.
All You Need To Know About Shari Headley’s Age, Career
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 to 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.
There were no financial contributions from the husband of Shari Headley’s children. The actress, who stands at 5 feet 8 inches and is a single mother, is thought to be worth around $7.65 million.
As well as acting, she had been involved in a number of other projects. “Saving Our Daughters” is the name of a non-profit that works to protect girls from abuse and exploitation.
She has given generously to the organization. President Barack Obama awarded her the President’s Medal for voluntary service in 2013 when she was living in the United States.
Shari’s Career In Modeling And Acting
In 1985, Shari Headley began her modeling career. For example, she was featured in Glamour and Mademoiselle.
Additionally, she made her acting debut in 1985 on the NBC sitcom “The Cosby Show”. Matlock and Quantum Leap were among her other film credits.
It wasn’t until after all of this that she was cast in the romantic comedy film, “Coming to America.” As Lisa McDowell, she appeared on the screen with Eddy Murphy beside her.
After grossing $ 288,752,301 at the box office, the movie is still remembered as a box office hit in the United States. The following year, she co-starred with Louis Gossett Jr. in the ABC drama “Gideon Oliver.”
In the category of Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series, Shari Headley lost to Victoria Rowell at the twenty-fifth NAACP Image Awards.
Her role as Queen Lisa Joffer was reprised in the film “Coming 2 America” in the year 2021. She’s had roles in both supporting and leading roles throughout her career.
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