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Rhonda Honey Shear net worth:
$10 Million

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Rhonda Shear Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Rhonda Honey Shear was born on 12 November 1954, in New Orleans, Louisiana USA, of Jewish descent. She is a television personality, comedienne, actress, and entrepreneur, best known for starring in the film “Basic Training” and for hosting the television series “USA Up All Night”.

So just how loaded is Rhonda Shear now? According to sources in early 2017, Shear has acquired a net worth of over $10 million. Her fortune has been established during her acting and stand-up career, as well as through her lingerie business.

Rhonda Shear Net Worth $10 Million

Shear grew up in New Orleans, where she attended John F. Kennedy High School. She later enrolled in New Orleans’ Loyola University, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Upon her graduation in 1977, she moved to Hollywood, California, to pursue her dreams of becoming a star.

Prior to her Hollywood success, Shear had won numerous beauty pageants, holding the titles of Miss Louisiana USA 1975 for Miss USA, as well as of Miss Louisiana for both the Miss World and the Miss International pageants. She was then involved in a brief but impressive attempt to build a career in politics in her home town. When that didn’t work out, she headed for Hollywood.

Shear’s talents were quickly recognized by Bob Hope, who cast her in one of his specials in 1980, and from then on, opportunities began coming her way. She made appearances in numerous television projects, such as the soap operas “Happy Days”, “The Young and the Restless” and “Dallas”, and television series like “ChiPs”, “Hart to Hart”, “The Fall Guy” and “The A-Team”. She soon expanded her range into film roles as well, initially appearing in low-budget films like “Galaxina”, “Doin’ Time” and “Spaceballs”, and starred as Debbie in the 1985 sex comedy film “Basic Training”. Although the film was considered as one of the worst films of that year, it still gave Shear a dose of much needed recognition. By the end of the decade she had tackled a mix of television projects, including the series “The Dukes of Hazzard”, “The New Mike Hammer”, “Cheers” and “Hard Knocks”, to name a few. Her net worth began to rise.

In 1991 Shear was invited to host the USA Network late night television series “USA Up All Night”, the position that quickly shot her to stardom. The show featured low-budget films, along with various skits, comedy and witty commentary. Shear’s way of speaking the title of the show, by stressing/lifting her voice for the word “Up”, became her famous catchphrase. She hosted the show for eight years, which enabled her to gain many other opportunities, and which significantly added to her wealth.

The show led Shear to numerous talk show appearances, as well as to features in major magazines, including People and Playboy. It also served as a perfect way for Shear to make a transition into the world of stand-up comedy. Finding great success in this industry too, Shear subsequently opened for some of the major names in comedy, and her TV stand-up comedy credits include “Girl’s Night Out”, “Evening at The Improv”, “Women Aloud” and “Caroline’s Comedy Hour”. In 2013 she created the comedy show called “Comedy PJ Party”, an on-stage female slumber party with a number of comedic talents, and has since toured across the USA, reinforcing her status as a star and improving her net worth.

Aside from her acting and stand-up career, Shear has established herself as a successful entrepreneur as well. In 2003 she and her husband founded a company called Shear Enterprises, LLC, to create a line of sexy intimates for women – Rhonda Shear Intimates. The business grew rapidly and Shear’s line is today represented in more than 40 countries. Its biggest success has been the Ahh Bra, the #1 selling bra worldwide. Shear Enterprises had an explosive 72 million in sales in 2011. All this enabled Shear to amass an impressive fortune.

Speaking about her private life, Shear has been married to Van Fagen since 2001. The family resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Three's Company1983TV SeriesPretty Girl
The A-Team1983TV SeriesBonnie Webb
The Fall Guy1983TV SeriesJenny
Hart to Hart1983TV SeriesEva
CHiPs1982TV SeriesJill
Galaxina1980Mime / Robot
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1980TV SeriesBeauty Contestant Janine
Bob Hope in the Starmakers1980TV MovieStarlet
Happy Days1979TV SeriesMichelle
J.D.'s Revenge19761942 Girl
You Are All Going to Die2013ShortRhonda Shear
The Peter Austin Noto Show2013TV SeriesActress
Prison-A-Go-Go!2003Jackpot
Love Bytes2001TV SeriesComedian
Desperation Boulevard1998
Unhappily Ever After1998TV SeriesBeggar Spice
The Fanatics1997Jill Digmie
Oddville, MTV1997TV Series
Don't Quit Your Day Job1996Video GameComic's Table
Earth Minus Zero1996Penny "Poops" Cooper
Assault of the Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective1995Tina
Silk Stalkings1994TV SeriesCindy Blaine
Frogtown II1992Fuzzy
Legend of the Roller Blade Seven1992Officer Daryl Skates
The Roller Blade Seven1991Officer Daryl Skates
Doctor Doctor1991TV SeriesMiss Woonsocket
Married with Children1990TV SeriesBrenda Kostrowski
Full House1990TV SeriesAdult Kimmy
Spaceballs1987Woman in Diner
Basic Training1985Debbie
Doin' Time1985Adrianne
Dallas1982-1985TV Series
Cheers1985TV SeriesSydney
Party Games for Adults Only1984Michele
Tender Loving Care1984VideoGretchen
The New Mike Hammer1984TV SeriesAndrea
The Dukes of Hazzard1984TV SeriesFlossie

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Peter Austin Noto Show2013TV Series writer - 9 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To Tell the Truth2016TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Make Your Own Damn Movie!2005Video documentaryHerself
E! 101 Most Starlicious Makeovers2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Ask Rita2003TV SeriesHerself
WWE Raw1994-1997TV SeriesHerself
Sex Symbol Dynasty: Woman Behind the Dynasty1996Video documentaryHerself
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1996TV SeriesHerself
Crook & Chase1996TV SeriesHerself
Howard Stern1995TV SeriesHerself
WrestleMania X1994TV SpecialHerself
The 16th Annual CableACE Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood Women1993TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Hostess
The Word1993TV SeriesHerself
GMTV1993TV SeriesHollywood Reporter (1993-1997)
Vicki!1992TV SeriesHerself
USA Up All Night1989TV SeriesHerself - Hostess (1991-1998)
Two Top Bananas1982TV MovieHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2015TV SeriesHerself
Movie Nights2012TV SeriesFuzzy

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004B-Movie AwardB-Movie Film FestivalBest Movie ActressPrison-A-Go-Go! (2003)
1983Miss Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USA


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#Fact
1Currently resides with her husband Van Fagen in St. Petersburg, Florida (2006).
2In early 2006, she starred in a production of "Steel Magnolias" at the St. Petersburg Little Theater.
3Markets a line of women's control undergarments, with regular appearances on the Home Shopping Network.
4Briefly hosted a comedy program called "Spotlight Cafe", hosted previously by comedienne Judy Tenuta.
5Was hired by actor Wally George to play one of his guest loonies on his TV talk show, before she became hostess of the USA Up All Night (1989) series.
6Celebrity spokesperson for the Los Angeles Chapter of the United Scleroderma Foundation.
7Married her high school sweetheart Van Fagan on January 11, 2001 just a few months after finding each other on Classmates.com.
8Received her Bachelor's degree in Communications from Loyola University New Orleans (1977).
9Miss Louisiana USA 1975.

#Quote
1There's a problem when you date an older man; they're kinda like a parking meter. He's thinking, "How much money do I have to put into this chick?" and she's thinking, "How much time before he expires?".
2The problem is that I'm this nice girl trapped in this bad girl's body!
3My personality is sort of "Lucy-ish" -- there is always something askew, like toilet paper hanging off the back of my shoe.

#Trademark
1Bubbly personality
2Lisp, breathless voice
3Voluptuous figure
4Sparkling blue eyes
5Platinum blonde hair
6Best known for her manner of speaking the title of the USA Up All Night (1989) series - by raising her voice an octave when saying the word "Up" - as her memorable catchphrase

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