Shari Headley

Shari Headley

Highest Rated: 98% Paris Is Burning (1990)

Lowest Rated: 47% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018)

Birthday: Jul 15, 1964

Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

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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Filmography

Movies

Credit
49% 39% Coming 2 America Lisa (Character) - 2021
47% 37% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Mrs. Carter (Character) $46.7M 2018
No Score Yet 25% I Really Hate My Ex! Wendy (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Con-Gregation Maple (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 39% Act Like You Love Me Tianna (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 57% Belly 2: Millionaire Boyz Club Alexis (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Woman Like That Unknown (Character) - 1997
98% 89% Paris Is Burning Unknown (Character) $122.8K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gideon Oliver: Sleep Well, Professor Oliver Zina Oliver (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gideon Oliver: Tongs Zina Oliver (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kojak: Ariana Trish Van Hogan (Character) - 1989
72% 85% Coming to America Lisa McDowell (Character) $128.1M 1988

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Exhale Guest 2014
82% 86% Castle Nicole Cameron (Guest Star) 2009
90% 96% House Dr. Arlene Marks (Guest Star) 2005
92% 78% Veronica Mars Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet One on One Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Half & Half Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Your Love Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Malcolm & Eddie Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Getting Personal Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
14% No Score Yet Love Boat: The Next Wave Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet 413 Hope St. Unknown (Character) 1997-1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet 94% Quantum Leap Violet Walters (Guest Star) 1990
72% No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1986

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