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July 15, 1964 |
Queens, New York, U.S.
|Known for||Lisa McDowell in Coming to America
Mimi Reed in All My Children
Juanita Barnes in 413 Hope St.
|Spouse(s)||Christopher "Play" Martin (m. 1993–95) (1 child)|
Shari Headley (born July 15, 1964 in Queens, New York) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for portraying police officer Mimi Reed Frye Williams on the soap opera All My Children from May 1991 to April 1994, in February 1995 and from June 2005 until her final appearance on October 14, 2005. She has also acted on the big-screen, and is known for her leading role as Lisa McDowell, opposite Eddie Murphy in the 1988 comedy film Coming to America.
Born In Queens, New York, Headley made her acting debut on The Cosby Show in 1985. Headley co-starred in an episode of Miami Vice in 1984 and on The Cover Girl episode of Andy Griffith's Matlock series on November 20, 1990.
In 1997, she had a leading role in the short-lived FOX ensemble drama 413 Hope St. Headley made a cameo appearance in Will Smith's "Wild Wild West" music video and also starred in Blackstreet's video "Before I Let You Go".
She made a guest appearance in TV Episode: Walker: Texas Ranger as Trivette's date. She also appeared in the episode of the ABC Family comedy series 10 Things I Hate About You, "The Winner Takes It All" as Marcheline.
In 2007, she appeared in the movie Towelhead.
Headley was married to rapper/actor Christopher "Play" Martin from May 1993 until they divorced in June 1995. In April 1994, Headley gave birth to a son, Skyler Martin.
|1988||Coming to America||Lisa McDowell|
|1996||The Preacher's Wife||Arlene Chattan|
|2004||Johnson Family Vacation||Jacqueline Johnson|
|2008||Belly 2: Billionaire Boyz Club'||Alexis|
|1985||The Cosby Show||Expectant Mother||Two episodes, (NBC)|
|1986||Miami Vice||Cindy||Season 2 Episode 17, French Twist (NBC)|
|1989||Kojak: Ariana||Trish Van Hogan||T.V. movie, (Syndicated)|
|1989||Gideon Oliver||Zina Oliver||Three episodes, (ABC)|
|1990||Quantum Leap||Violet Walters||Season 2 Episode 16, Pool Hall Blues (NBC)|
|1990||Kojak: None So Blind||Trish Van Hogan||T.V. movie, (Syndicated)|
|1990||Matlock||Carla Royce||Season 5 Episode 9, The Cover Girl (NBC)|
|1991–2005||All My Children||Det. Mimi Reed||25 Episodes, (ABC)|
|1995||New York Undercover||Leanne||Season 2 Episode 4, Brotherhood (Fox)|
|1996||Walker, Texas Ranger||Vanessa St. John||Season 4 Episode 20, Behind the Badge (CBS)|
|1996||Cosby||Nude Model||Season 1 Episodes 9, No Nudes Is Good Nudes (CBS)|
|1997–1998||413 Hope St.||Juanita Barnes||Ten Episodes, (Fox)|
|1998||Love Boat: The Next Wave||Barbara||Season 1 Episode 1, Smooth Sailing (UPN)|
|1998||Getting Personal||Fake Robyn||Season 1 Episode 9, Bring in 'Da Milo, Bring in 'Da Robyn (Fox)|
|1998||Malcolm & Eddie||Veronica||Season 3 Episode 4, Twisted Sisters (UPN)|
|1998||For Your Love||Maya||Season 2 Episode 6, The Sister Act (WB)|
|1999||The Wayans Bros.||Dawn||Two episodes, (WB)|
|2001–2002||The Guiding Light||Felicia Boudreau||One Episode, (CBS)|
|2003||Half & Half||Barbara||Season 2 Episode 10, The Big Bitter Baby Shower Episode (UPN)|
|2004||One on One||Pamela||Season 3 Episode 19, Sleepless in Baltimore (UPN)|
|2004–2007||The Bold and the Beautiful||Heather Engle||Seven Episodes, (CBS)|
|2005||Veronica Mars||Vanessa Hamilton||Season 1 Episode 13, "Lord of the Bling" (UPN)|
|2005||House M.D.||Dr. Arlene Marks||Season 1 Episode 19, Kids (Fox)|
|2009||Castle||Nicole Cameron||Season 2 Episode 9, Love Me Dead (ABC)|
|2010||10 Things I Hate About You||Marcheline||Season 1 Episode 15, The Winner Takes It All (ABC Family)|
|2011||White Collar||Isabel Wilson||Season 3 Episode 8, As You Were (USA)|
|2014||Love That Girl||Maxine||Season 4 Episode 25, Gullible Is As Gullible Does (TV One)|
|2014||The Haves and the Have Nots||D.A.||Season 2|
Music video appearances
- Johnny Gill - "Half Crazy" (1985)
- Jonathan Butler - "Sarah Sarah" (1988)
- Blackstreet - "Before I Let You Go" (1994)
- Will Smith - "Wild Wild West" (1999)
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