Shari Headley Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 19 May, 2019
Facts of Shari Headley
Date of Birth: 1963 , July-15
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
Name Shari Headley
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Acting and Modeling
Net Worth $2 million
Affair with Christopher Martin
Boyfriend Christopher Martin
Married Yes
Married to Christopher Martin
Children One
Divorce Christopher Martin
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Shari Headley has established herself as one of the recognized faces in the world of acting. With fantastic acting skills and decade spanned acting career, the actress has played a number of iconic roles in countless movies and TV series. Her finest achievement came in the year 1988 when she landed her first big screen role in the super box office hit movie Coming to America. To her name, many other successful films and TV series are credited like All My Children, 413 Hope St., and The Haves and the Have Nots

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, And Bio of Shari Headley

Shari Headley was born on July 15, 1964, in Queens, New York City, United States. She belongs to the middle-class family. She holds American nationality and regarding her ethnicity, she is from a mixed ethnical background as her father Godfrey Headley is from Trinidad while her mother Sarah Headley is from Brooklyn, New York. Her father was a dental technician who died in 1982. 

As the youngest baby of the family, Headley grew up enjoying being the center of attention in Queens along with three older sisters. From her early days, Headley started singing into her hairbrush at home as well as performing in plays at school. Until she saw an autopsy, the actress dreamed of becoming a physician. 

Shari Headley's Professional Career 

Shari Headley attended the Queens College but dropped out to pursue her career in the modeling. She promptly signed up with one of the world's leading modeling agency, Ford. She subsequently did commercials for L’Oreal, Johnson’s Baby Oil, as well as Burger King. 

The model also covered the front pages of many well-known magazines such as Glamour and Mademoiselle. Her journey into the acting world started following her role on the NBC television show The Cosby Show in 1985. The actress made her silver screen-debut in 1988 with a role in the movie Coming to America, which was the biggest hit at the box office.  

CAPTION: The actress Shari Headley SOURCE: Twitter

Her subsequent successful movies include The Preacher's Wife, Johnson Family Vacation, and more. From 1991-14, she was a cast in the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children sharing the screen alongside Kelly RipaCady McClain, Cameron Mathison, and more. Her major role in the Fox short-lived drama series 431 Hope St. for which, the actress won NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series nomination. 

Headley was a cast in the primetime soap opera, The Haves and the Have Nots from 2014-16.  

Shari Headley's Net Worth, Salary, And Source Of Income

Shari Headley's net worth in 2019 is estimated to be around $2 million. The actress made a good amount of money from her multiple professions including modeling and acting. She has modeled for many famous brands and featured in many magazines. She is paid around $76,000 per year as a model. 

Shari's debut role in the movie Coming to America earned her tremendous fame and fortune as the film grossed a whopping amount of box office collection of over $288 million worldwide against $39 million budget.  

Shari Headley's Married, Husband, Affair, And Relationship 

Shari Headley was once a married woman who shared the marital relationship with actor/entertainer Christopher Martin from May 1993 until they divorced in June 1995. Her ex-spouse is better known as “Play” from the hip-hop duo Kid N’ Play. 

CAPTION: Shari Headley and her ex-husband Christopher Martin SOURCE: www.whosdatedwho.com

The couple has a son named Skyler Martin,  born in April 1994. Following their divorce, the actress raised and parenting her son as a single mother. After their divorce, two Long Island judges ordered Christopher “Play” Martin to resume paying child support he owes for his then seven-year-old son in 2001. 

The rapper owed $42 k in back payments at that time. The judge ordered Martin to shell out the $159 a week he was supposed to be paying since a 1996 ruling. But he later stopped paying the child support and arrested in Birmingham, Ala. After released from the jail following the court ordered him to pay $159 a week to his ex-wife. 

Headley is probably enjoying her singlehood life with her son. 

Shari Headley's Charity Work

Shari Headley is also a part of many non-profit organizations like Saving Our Daughters, where she has committed to preventing abuse. In the year 2013, under former United States President Barack Obama, she also received the President’s Volunteer Service Award. She said, “That was yet another proud moment.” 

Shari Headley's Age And Height

Shari Headley's height: She stands at 5' 7½" (1.71 m). 

As of 2019, She is aged 55 years. 

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