Shari Headley Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Net Worth, Movies, TV Shows

'Coming to America' actress Shari Headley

Shari Headley Biography

Shari Headley is an actress and former model in the United States of America. Headley is popular for her work in Coming to America, The Preacher’s Wife, and Johnson Family Vacation.


How old is Shari Headley? – Age

Shari is 56 years old as of July 15, 2020. He was born in 1964 in Queens, New York, United States.

Shari Headley Family

The actress is Afro-Trinidadian born to Godfrey Headley and Sarah Headley.

Is Shari Headley still married? – Husband

Headley is divorced. She was married to Christopher Martin, an actor, and entertainer. The couple got married in May 1993 but got a divorce in June 1995. Together, they have a son by the name Skyler Martin who was born in April 1994.

Shari Headley Career

Headley started acting in an episode of NBC sitcom The Cosby Show in 1985. In 1988, she was cast in a leading role in the romantic comedy film, Coming to America, opposite Eddie Murphy. Headley joined ABC’s daytime soap opera cast, All My Children, in 1991, playing police officer Mimi Reed. In a Daytime Drama Series nomination, she won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress but lost to Victoria Rowell. She joined Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots primetime soap opera The Cast of Oprah Winfrey Network in 2014.

Actress Shari Headley
Actress Shari Headley

Shari Headley Coming to America

She appeared as Lisa McDowell, Cleo’s older daughter, and Akeem’s love interest in the 1988 American romantic comedy film Coming to America. It was released in the United States on June 29, 1988, in the Coming to America film series, the first installment. In 1989, although this was never picked up for a series, a pilot was made for a proposed spin-off television series. On December 18, 2020, a sequel is scheduled for release.

Shari Headley Johnson Family Vacation

She appeared in the role of Jacqueline Johnson in the 2004 American comedy film Johnson Family Vacation. The tale revolves around the Johnson family going on a road trip to Missouri to attend a family reunion and the various hijinks that take place along the way. The film is the first and only feature film directorial project for director Erskin.

Shari Headley Movies

♦ 2020 Coming 2 America
♦ 2018 Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
♦ 2015 I Really Hate My Ex
♦ 2014 The Congregation
♦ 2013 Act Like You Love Me
♦ 2008 Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club
♦ 2007 Towelhead
♦ 2004 Johnson Family Vacation
♦ 1997 A Woman Like That
♦ 1996 The Preacher’s Wife
♦ 1991 Paris Is Burning
♦ 1990 Kojak: None So Blind
♦ 1989 Kojak: Ariana
♦ 1988 Coming to America

Shari Headley TV Shows

♦ 2019 Star
♦ 2019 On Becoming a God in Central Florida
♦ 2014 Love That Girl
♦ 2014–2016 The Haves and the Have Nots
♦ 2010 10 Things I Hate About You
♦ 2009 Castle
♦ 2005 Veronica Mars
♦ 2005 House M.D.
♦ 2004 One on One
♦ 2004–2005 The Bold and the Beautiful
♦ 2003 Half & Half

How much is Shari Headley’s Net Worth?

The American actress is estimated to be worth $2 million. This is from her long career acting in films and television shows.