Shari Headley

Shari Headley

Shari Headley  American Actress


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Shari Headley is currently single.


Shari Headley was previously married to Christopher Martin.


Shari Headley is a 56 year old American Actress. Born on 15th July, 1964 in Queens, New York City, New York, USA, she is famous for Coming To America in a career that spans 1983–present and 1977–present. Her zodiac sign is Cancer.

Shari Headley has been in 2 on-screen matchups, including Clarence Gilyard Jr. in Matlock (1986) and Eddie Murphy in Coming to America (1988).

Shari Headley is a member of the following lists: American film actors, 1964 births and American soap opera actors.


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First Name Shari
Last Name Headley
Full Name at Birth Shari Headley
Age 56 years
Birthday 15th July, 1964
Birthplace Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Height 5' 8" (173 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Sexuality Straight
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
Occupation Text Actress, Model
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Coming To America
Year(s) Active 1983-present, 1983–present, 1977–present
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) AMT Talent Management (LA)
Brand Endorsement TV commercial for Clairol Lock 'n Roll, TV commercial for Infusium 23 (2001), (2005) TV commercial for Oil of Olay, Burger King, Macy's, Avon
Official Websites,,,

Shari Headley (born July 15, 1964) is an American actress and former model. Headley is best known for her role as Lisa McDowell in the 1988 box-office hit romantic comedy film, Coming to America. Headley also has appeared in films The Preacher's Wife (1996) and Johnson Family Vacation (2004). On television, Headley starred as Det. Mimi Reed in the ABC daytime soap opera, All My Children on a regular basis from 1991 to 1994. As lead actress, she starred in the Fox short-lived drama series, 413 Hope St. (1997-1998), for which she received NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series nomination. In 2014, Headley began starring as villainous Jennifer Sallison in the Oprah Winfrey Network primetime soap opera, The Haves and the Have Nots.

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Shari Headley56 CancerActress
Christopher Martin58 CancerRapper


Coming 2 America2021Lisa McDowellMovie
On Becoming a God in Central Florida2019HarmonyTV Show
Three's Complicated2019ImaniTV Movie
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween2018Mrs. CarterMovie
Star2016Houston ConnellyTV Show
I Really Hate My Ex2015WendyMovie
The Congregation2014MapleMovie
Act Like You Love Me2013TiannaMovie
The Haves and the Have Nots2013D.A. Jennifer SallisonTV Show
Switched at Birth2011Gwendolyn BerdickTV Show
Love That Girl!2010MaxineTV Show
Castle2009Nicole CameronTV Show
10 Things I Hate About You2009MarchelineTV Show
Towelhead2007Mrs. BradleyMovie
Johnson Family Vacation2004JacquelineMovie
House M.D.2004Dr. Arlene MarksTV Show
Veronica Mars2004Vanessa HamiltonTV Show
Half & Half2002BarbaraTV Show
One on One2001PamelaTV Show
For Your Love1998MayaTV Show
Getting Personal1998Fake RobynTV Show
Love Boat: The Next Wave1998BarbaraTV Show
A Woman Like That1997Movie
413 Hope St.1997Juanita BarnesTV Show
The Preacher's Wife1996Arlene ChattanMovie
Cosby1996Nude ModelTV Show
Malcolm & Eddie1996VeronicaTV Show
The Wayans Bros.1995DawnTV Show
New York Undercover1994LeanneTV Show
Walker, Texas Ranger1993Vanessa St. JohnTV Show
Kojak: None So Blind1990TrishTV Movie
Kojak: Ariana1989Trish Van HoganTV Movie
Gideon Oliver1989Zina OliverTV Show
Quantum Leap1989Violet WaltersTV Show
Coming to America1988Lisa McDowellMovie
The Bold and the Beautiful1987Heather EngleTV Show
Matlock1986Model Carla RoyceTV Show
Miami Vice1984CindyTV Show
The Cosby Show1984Mrs. DuboisTV Show
All My Children1970Officer Mimi Reed FryeTV Show
Guiding Light1952Felicia BoudreauxTV Show
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Posted commentsView all comments (32)

jriggnshumpDec 18, 2013

The within listed "Apostle" is a fraud that is using the name of a real person on this and other websites in order to defame the real person(s) possessing the name he is using.

David LamagnaJan 28, 2011

Hi Shari:Jesus in the annointing likes the oil on you and me.I am still very much in love with you for the tie made four years ago.All other grabbers get back!Apostle David B.Lamagna Rev Ikes organist at four years old.

NIYI ADESIDADec 26, 2010


NikolaJun 24, 2010

I just saw this actress in Coming to America ;i rarely say a girl is cute,and barely ever that a girl is beautiful,im gonna make an exception now,shes stunning,such a face,she certainly should have been more famous,especially when she was younger,i mean,shes an angel

marcus boatnerDec 22, 2009


BrianAug 29, 2009

What are the odds she would read this post. I can say everything that comes to mind when I think of this beautiful woman. I could say that I wish I had the opportunity to learn about her personality,likes, and dis-likes, but that aint gonna happen. so I`ll just say, she`s beautifully intriguing .

David HumpalJun 11, 2009

Hi Shari Sweetie:I love you so much.Looking forward to seeing you soon. Pastor Humpal.

shantelle williamsOct 6, 2008

i personally think that she is a beatiful person and any man should be grateful tobe with her because she is very, very beautiful and she also a great actress she did play a good role in coming to america and play is crazy for leaving her and

AntonyJun 19, 2008

I think Shari Headley is a great actress who has not been celebrated as she should. Especially in her role as Lisa McDowell in coming to America. I think she played out the part brilliantly. I wish she could get better roles, ad wish to watch more of such presentations

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