Shari Headley is a former American born model and actress. As of 2018, she has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Shari is best known for her portrayal of Lisa McDowell in hit film Coming to America. In the film, she appeared alongside actors like Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, and many others. Her most recent work is on the TV series The Haves and the Have Nots that airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network.
Born on 15th July 1964, the 53-year-old is a mother of one. She was previously married to actor Christopher Martin.
Today, we are going to talk about her net worth, career, and awards rather than the personal life of the actress. So, continue reading to find out more.
Shari Headley's net worth and salary
Shari Headley's estimated net worth as of 2018 is said to be around $2 million. Apart from her net worth, little to no information is available about her salary and earnings. It seems that she is not among the celebrities who like to flaunt the figures they earn. She is rather low profile when it comes to her earnings and salary. Likewise, details about her properties including house, cars and others are also unknown.
However, we do know the box office earnings of some of Shari's movies. Her movie The Preacher's Wife, which came out in 1996, collected $48 million. Similarly, the 2004 movie Johnson Family Vacation earned $31.5 million. However, Shari’s 1998 movie Coming to America was a massive box office hit, earning more than $288.8 million.
Shari Headley career and awards.
Shari Headley made her debut in the fashion industry as a model in 1977. She had quite a successful career as a model in those years as she appeared in some top-notch magazines like Glamour and Mademoiselle. Moreover, she also won a contract with Ford during the Ford Model's Faces of The Eighties contest. She has also appeared on advertisements for companies like Burger King, L'Oreal, and many others.
Moving on from her modeling career, Shari made her debut as an actress back in 1985, after she appeared as a minor character in popular sitcom series The Cosby Show. After the appearance, she again appeared in numerous minor roles in TV shows like Miami Vice and Gideon Oliver.
Later, in 1988, she made her debut on the big screen. In the year, she portrayed the role of Lisa McDowell in film Coming to America. The movie is considered her breakthrough work as the movie was a massive success and grossed more than $288 million.
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Soon enough, by 1991, she was cast as the lead character Carla Royce in TV series All My Children. She worked on the show until 1994 and later made an appearance in 1995 and 2005.
Throughout the years, Lisa has made many guest appearances and as a recurring character in TV shows but it was not until 2014, she was offered another role as a lead character. In 2014, she was cast as the main character in The Haves and Have Nots as Jennifer Sallison. She appeared in the TV series from 2014 to 2016.
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Furthermore, she has also appeared in a handful of films like Johnson Family Vacation, Towelhead, Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club and many others.
And finally, talking about her awards, Shari has not won any award yet. But back in 1998, she was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for her work in Coming to America.