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Shari Headley, an American actress, and former model, known for working in many known Hollywood films and television series is best known for her lead role opposite to Eddie Murphy in a comedy film ‘Coming to America’ which is still considered as one of the best comedy movies released in 1988.

 

Shari Headley was married to Christopher Martin but their relationship lasted only for two years because they ended their marriage in a divorce. Her average salary reportedly around $1 million per annum and she has a net worth of $2 million.

Shari Headley’s Net Worth, Salary

Headley is in the Broadway industry since 1985 and she continues working in that industry till date. During her career years, she did many films, Tv series, Tv shows, and dramas, hence she must have earned an impressive amount of money as a successful Hollywood actor.

Her average earning from the movies and shows is not mentioned anywhere but since she works in films and tv shows she must have an average earning of around $1 million in a year. As of 2019, Shari Headley reportedly has a net worth of $2 million.

Shari Headley’s Personal Life

Headley was married to actor Christopher Martin in 1993 and their relationship lasted only for two years until their divorce in 1995. They have a son from their marriage and currently, Headley is parenting her son as a single mother.

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Her husband Christopher Martin is an American rapper-actor known for 1980’s comedy kid ‘n Play. They haven't outed the reason behind their divorce to the public, so we don't know what took place in their married life that forced the couple to split up.

Christopher Martin reportedly helped her former spouse Shari with the child support initially but he later stopped paying the child support which led Shari to file a court case and was forcefully asked by the court to resume paying his child support alimony.

Headley is active on social media and has over18,000 followers on Twitter and 20,900 followers on her official Instagram.

Shari Headley’s Early Life

Shari Headley was born on July 15, 1963, in Queens, New York City, the U.S. to Godfrey Headley and Sarah Headley. As she was born to an African father from Trinidad and her mother was a white-American woman from Newyork, she has the best of both races, as she is mixed racial.

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Growing up, Headley was the youngest child among the four children of her parents. She grew up with her two sisters and a brother. After the tragic death of her father in 1982 the family migrated to the United States and at that time she was only 16 years old.


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Headley hasn't disclosed anything in concern to her high school, and the only thing we know so far is that she dropped out of Queens College to pursue her acting career.

Shari Headley’s Career

Shari began her career as a model signing up with Ford modeling agency, she with the agency did some commercials for Burger King, Johnson’s Baby Oil, and L’Oreal. She also appeared in many fashion magazines like Glamour and Mademoiselle.

In 1985, she made her acting debut in a famous NBC sitcom's episode of The Cosby Show. After that, she was seen in smaller roles in movies Miami Vice, Quantum Leap, and Matlock.

In 1988, she finally got a big break as a lead actress opposite to the American superstar Eddie Murphy in a super hit comedy movie Coming to America. That movie was a huge box-office success grossing $288,752,301 worldwide.

 
 
 
 
 
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Young Magic on the set of #ComingToAmerica ???@magicjohnson @lakers #fbf #MVP #MyCrownWasTooTight

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Further, she is also known for her tv appearance in series like Gideon Oliver. In 1991, she joined ABC network's daytime soap opera's All My Children's cast. She continued working on that show till 1994 and left and returned to the show again in 1995 and 2005.

Furthermore, she guest-starred many series like New York Undercover, Walker, Texas Ranger, and Cosby. In 1996 she was again seen in a comedy-drama film The Preacher’s Wife in a supporting role.

She also did a leading role in Fox drama series 413 Hope St. alongside Richard Roundtree but the series was canceled after airing ten episodes only.

 
 
 
 
 
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#FBF with the beautiful @tikasumpter ?? #atlnights #hahn

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She worked on television series Guiding Light from 2000 to 2001 and in The Bold and the Beautiful from 2004 to 2005. From 2004 to 2014 she did different movies and series like Johnson Family Vacation, Towelhead, Veronica Mars, House, Castle, and Switched at Birth.

In 2014, she joined Oprah Winfrey Network’s primetime soap opera and worked for The Haves and the Have Nots and was promoted to the series' regular from its fourth season.

Shari Headley Achievements

As Shari Headley is a well established Film-TV actor, she has been nominated for various awards but some of her notable nominations include her nomination for NAACP Image Award twice. She was nominated for the famous NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series and NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series.

Shari Headley Facts

  • Age: 55
  • Star-sign: Cancer
  • Profession: Actress, Model
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • Net Worth: $2 million
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