Jacqueline Yvonne Harry popular by her mononymous stage name Jackee is an American actress, singer, comedian, director, and television personality, best known for her portrayal as Sandra Jenkins on the NBC TV series 227. She is also known for role as Lisa Landry on the ABC/The WB sitcom, Sister, Sister (1994-1999). She is noted for being the first and currently only African-American to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Early Life And Education Of Jackee Harry
Jackee Harry was born on August 14, 1956, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is also a television personality. She is known to be the First African American to win an Emmy Award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series of America. Her nationality is American. Her race or ethnicity is Black i.e. she is black African American women.
She started to study acting in her early age at High School of the Performing Arts in New York City. She was also an American history teacher before beginning her career in the New York. At the age of 14, she did the lead role of the "King" in her school's production of "King and I".
Later she attended the University of Long Island in Brooklyn, New York from where she earned and got her Bachelors' of Arts (B.A) degree in education. After becoming a history teacher for the period of two years, she began her career in acting.
Jackee Harry's Career
Jackee Harry did a lot of hard work for her acting. She learned acting at Henry Street Settlement in New York City. After a lot of hard work, finally, she made her first debut in 1973 in a play written by Richard Winsley. After 10 years, i.e. in 1983, she made her first television appearance in the daytime soap opera "In the Opera World" and continued till 1986.
In 1985, she landed her iconic role "Sandra Clark" on the NBC sitcom named "227". Her performance was so good that it inspired NBC producers to create to create a T.V. pilot "Jackee".
She departed "227' in 1989 and she featured in opposite Oprah Winfrey in the Gloria Naylor's novel, "The Women of Brewster Place". Later on, in 1991, she joined a cast that included Red Foxx and Della Resse when she played the role "Ruth Coco Royal" in "The Royal Family".
From 1994-1999 she featured as the adoptive mother of Tia and Tamera Mowry's character on the ABC/WB situation comedy show "Sister Sister" and she won 2 NAACP Image awards for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series in 1999 and 2000 for 2 consecutive years.
Jackee made to the second season of VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club" in 2005 where she lost almost 40 pounds of her weight in 100 days which is considered as one of the fastest and top losses in the history of the show. She appeared as a guest in various television shows such as: "Amen", "Designing Women", "Everybody Hates Chris", "That’s so Raven", "Hollywood Squares" and many more shows.
Jackee Harry's Net Worth And Salary
Jackee Harry's net worth is $6.5 million at present. She is very popular nowadays. She is doing very well in her career.
She played Tia Mowry's character's adoptive mother, "Lisa Landry", on the sitcom, Sister, Sister from 1994-1999. She is the first African American to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Jackee Harry's Personal Life
She married Elgin Charles Williams from 1996-2003 and they were separated. She divorced from her husband in 2003. She does not have children.
She has got a height of 5 feet 7 inches and she has also got long and beautiful legs. She has gained the weight now but she looked beautiful before. She is an inspiration to many younger people because of her talent and her hard work.
by guneet, 27 Jun, 2014