Shari Belafonte Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 Nov, 2019
Facts of Shari Belafonte
Date of Birth: 1954 , September-22
Age: 66 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Shari Belafonte
Birth Name Shari Lynn Belafonte
Father Harry Belafonte
Mother Marguerite Belafonte
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City, U.S.
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress, Writer, Singer
Net Worth $5 million
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Brown
Married Yes
Married to Sam Behrens (1989)
Divorce Robert Harper (1977–88)
Movies If You Could See What I Hear, Speed Zone
TV Show ABC Weekend Specials, Hotel
Siblings 3
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One of the prominent names in Hollywood Shari Belafonte is an American actress, writer, singer as well as a former Playboy model. The gorgeous actress is famous for her portrayal of Julie Gillette on the ABC prime-time drama series Hotel. In addition to this, she is also known as the daughter of renowned singer Harry Belafonte.

Shari Belafonte Is Happily Married To Husband Sam Behrens

Aged 65, actress Belafonte was married to an American actor Robert Harper. The duo shared their wedding vows on May 21, 1977. Unfortunately, they split up in 1998 after sharing 11 years of married life. Neither Shari nor Harper has revealed the reason that the two got divorced. The couple also did not share a child. 

After her divorce from Harpe, Belafonte tied the knot to Sam Behrens on December 30, 1989. Behrens is also a television actor, best known for his roles in the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital and Sunset Beach.

The American actress, writer, singer Shari Belafonte with her husband Sam Behrens SOURCE: zimbio.com

Belafonte is living happily with her current husband, Sam Behrens. Also, there are no rumors regarding the pair's separation and other matters.

How Much Is Shari Belafonte's Net Worth?

According to Celebritynetworth, actress Belafonte has a net worth of $5 million, as of 2019. She earned quite an impressive amount from multiple professions like acting, modeling, writing, and singing. 

As reported, the American model earns $41,000, and actress/actor earns $55,000 in the USA per year. Likewise, the professional singer earns $45,000-$65,000 per year. So, Belafonte is also expected to earn in the same range. 

Besides, some of her movies have made a good collection at the box office. The movie If You Could See What I Hear amassed $8,693,512 in the box office against its budget of  $5,600,000.

In October 2013, the actress also listed her catapults castle on the market for  $1.26 million. The typical residence built-in 1956 spreads in the 3,465-square-foot area and boasts three bedrooms as well as three bathrooms. It is described as a cliff-top “feudal fortress” on Realtor.com too. 

Movies and TV  Shows

Shari started her career in modeling appearing in a cover several fashion magazines. She also posed for top fashion brand Calvin Klein jeans.

In 1982, she made her first appearance in a movie If You Could See What I Hear as Heather Johnson. In the following year, she was offered a lead role on the ABC prime-time drama series Hotel in which she shared the screen with Anne Baxter, James Brolin, Nathan Cook.

Shari Belafonte in her famous series Hotel SOURCE: en.wikipedia.org

She worked as Melissa Cavender in the 1985 comedy horror movie The Midnight Hour with Kurtwood Smith, LeVar Burton, and Dick Van Patten. Additionally, she also appeared in television shows and movies including Family Feud, The Love Boat, Matt Houston.

In 2018, she was awarded the Best Actress Award at the LA Live Film Festival for her role as Hazel Montgomery in Plastic Daydream.

Besides being a good actress, Shari is also a singer who worked with Metronome Records and recorded two albums titled The Eyes of Night and Shari in 1987 and 1989.

Born In New York, Shari Holds An American Nationality

Shari Belafonte was born as Shari Lynn Belafonte on September 22, 1954, in New York, USA. Shari is American as per nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Her father Harry Belafonte is also an actor, singer, songwriter, and activist. Whereas, her mother Marguerite Belafonte is a former psychologist. She grew up along with her three siblings Adrienne Belafonte Biesemeyer, David Belafonte, and Gina Belafonte.

As for education, she completed her education from Windsor Mountain School. Later, she gained her bachelor of arts degree in drama from Carnegie-Mellon University located in Pittsburgh.

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