Shari Headley

Queens-born actress Shari Headley landed a breakout role in the 1980s romantic comedy "Coming to America" and has since become a well-known TV star. But she didn't always want to be an actress: Headley originally ... Read more »
Born: 07/15/1964

Filmography

Actor (27)

The Haves and the Have Nots 2014 - 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

Switched at Birth 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

All My Children 1969 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Castle 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Towelhead 2008 (Movie)

Mrs. Bradley (Actor)

Johnson Family Vacation 2004 (Movie)

Jacqueline (Actor)

One on One 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Cosby 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Your Love 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Love Boat: The Next Wave 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Malcolm and Eddie 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

New York Undercover 1989 - 1990, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Quantum Leap 1989 - 1990, 1996 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Wayans Bros. 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Walker, Texas Ranger 1989 - 1990, 1995 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

413 Hope Street 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Getting Personal 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Soul Train Music Awards: 11th Anniversary 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Performer

A Woman Like That 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Preacher's Wife 1996 (Movie)

Arlene Chattan (Actor)

The 20th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Presenter

Ariana 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Sleep Well, Professor Oliver 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Tongs 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Coming to America 1988 (Movie)

Lisa McDowell (Actor)

None So Blind (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Queens-born actress Shari Headley landed a breakout role in the 1980s romantic comedy "Coming to America" and has since become a well-known TV star. But she didn't always want to be an actress: Headley originally dreamed of becoming a doctor and was enrolled in a pre-med program when, on a whim, she entered and won a contest sponsored by the Ford Modeling Agency. She broke into acting with a small role on the popular sitcom "The Cosby Show" and made her film debut a few years later in the hit film "Coming to America" as Eddie Murphy's reluctant love interest Lisa McDowell. She worked primarily in television for the next decade, appearing in everything from the Western action series "Walker, Texas Ranger" to music videos for rap artists like Will Smith and Blackstreet. From 1997 to 1998 she starred as social worker Juanita Barnes on the critically-acclaimed but short-lived ensemble drama "413 Hope St.," centered on the staffers and patients of a New York City crisis center. Since 2001 Headley, who was briefly married to Christopher "Play" Martin, of rap group Kid'n'Play fame, has appeared on several daytime soap operas; she portrayed police officer Mimi Frye on "All My Children," and landed a recurring role as psychiatrist Felicia Boudreau on "Guiding Light."

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