Shari Headley Biography
Shari Headley is an American Actress and former model who is best known for her role as Lisa McDowell in the 1988 box-office hit romantic comedy film Coming to America and its sequel Coming 2 America (2021). She has also appeared in films like The Preacher’s Wife (1996) and Johnson Family Vacation (2004). On television, she starred as Detective Mimi Reed in the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children on a regular basis from 1991 to 1994.
As a lead actress, she starred in the Fox short-lived drama series 413 Hope St. (1997-1998), for which she received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series nomination. From 2014 to 2016, she starred as villainous Jennifer Callison in the Oprah Winfrey Network primetime soap opera The Haves and the Have Nots.
Most notably, she made her acting appearance in an episode of the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show in 1985. Later on, she appeared on Miami Vice, Quantum Leap, and Matlock. In 1988, she was cast in a leading role opposite Eddie Murphy in Coming to America. The following year, she had a starring role alongside Louis Gossett, Jr. in the short-lived ABC drama series, Gideon Oliver.
Later that same year, she co-starred in the Kojak television film series. In 1991, she joined the cast of the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children playing police officer Mimi Reed. At the 25th NAACP Image Awards, she received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in Daytime Drama Series nomination. However, she lost to Victoria Rowell. After leaving the soap, Headly guest returned on New York Undercover, Walker, Texas Ranger, and Cosby.
In 1997, she landed a leading role in the short-lived FOX drama series, 413 Hope St. The series was however canceled after ten episodes, but she received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series nomination. Later in the early 2000s, she returned to daytime television playing the recurring roles on Guiding Light (2001-2002). In 2004, she played Mack Johnson’s wife Jacqueline in the comedy film, Johnson Family Vacation. Most recently, she reprised her role of Queen Lisa Joffer from Coming to America in the film Coming 2 America in 2021.
Shari Headley Age
How old is Headley? Headley is 59 years old as of 2023. She was born on July 15, 1964, in Queens, New York, United States. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on July 15 every year and his zodiac sign is Cancer.
Shari Headley Height
Headley stands at an average height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 60 kg equivalent to 132 lbs. In addition, her other body measurements are 33-24-35 inches.
Shari Headley Family
Headley is partly of Trinidadian descent. In addition, she has three siblings. However, she has preferred not to share detailed information about her family.
Shari Headley Husband
Headley was married to Christopher Martin. They got married in 1993 but divorced in 1995. In addition, they were blessed with a son, Skyler Martin.
Shari Headley’s Net Worth
Headley has an estimated net worth of $2 Million with her main source of income being her career as an actress.