Shari Belafonte Net Worth 2017: Short Bio & Wiki

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Shari Lynn Belafonte was born on the 22nd September 1954, in New York City, USA, of mixed African-American and Caucasian ancestry, and is an actress, singer, photographer, writer, and former model, but best known for her role in Aaron Spelling’s TV series “Hotel” (1983-1988). Her acting career started in 1979, having already established herself as a model.

Have you ever wondered how rich Shari Belafonte is, as of early 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Belafonte’s net worth is as high as $5 million, an amount earned through her successful career in acting, music and modeling.

Shari Belafonte Net Worth $5 Million

Shari Belafonte was the younger daughter of famous singer Harry Belafonte, while her mother is Margeurite (Byrd) Belafonte, a psychologist. She received her education primarily in Massachusetts, where she finished Buxton School and attended Hampshire College, before she transferred to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, from where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in drama.

Belafonte entered the entertainment industry as a model first, posing as a cover girl for numerous magazines, and also appearing in Calvin Klein jeans commercials. She continued modeling throughout the first stages of her acting career, and her face has graced as many as 300 magazine covers. Shari made her acting debut on the anthology television series “ABC Weekend Specials” (1979), which was followed by a couple of guest-starring television roles, such as in “The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo” (1981) and “Trapper John, M.D.” (1982). In 1982, she also landed two big-screen roles, joining the cast of the biopic “If You Could See What I Hear”, about the blind musician Tom Sullivan, and sci-fi horror film “Time Walker”, with Ben Murphy and Nina Axelrod – her net worth was well established.

Consequently, Shari was almost cast in the hit TV series “Charlie’s Angels”, as a replacement for Kate Jackson, but in the end it fell through. However, Aaron Spelling had her in mind when making his next show, the prime time drama series “Hotel”, in which she starred as Julie Gillette from 1983 to 1988. Her next starring role was that of Dr. Laura Wingate in the drama series “Beyond Reality” (1991-1993), and around this time she also ventured into voice acting, being heard in thirteen episodes of the animated family comedy “Gravedale High” (1990) as the voice of Blanche. She continued her run as a voice actress in 1994, when she joined the animated action adventure series “Sonic the Hedgehog” as Lupe, and later had the recurring role in “Hey, Arnold!” (1996-1997), where she lent her voice to Mrs. Johanssen. In the following years, she appeared mostly as a guest-star in television series such as “Nip/Tuck” (2008) and “Miami Medical” (2009), before replacing the regular cast member Saidah Arrika Ekulona as Mayor Janice Lomax in the medical drama “General Hospital” (2016 – present). She also has an upcoming project scheduled for release in 2017, a comedy called “Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk”.

Shari is also a prolific photographer, working on still photography in films such as “The Big Empty” (2003), and she tried her luck in music too, releasing two albums, “The Eyes of Night” (1987) and “Shari” (1989) in Europe, with minimal success.

Regarding her personal life, Shari’s first marriage was to Robert Harper (1977-88), and she has been married to her second husband, actor Sam Behrens, since 1989.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 22, 1954
Birth place: New York City, New York, USA
Height:1.63 m
Profession:Actress, Camera Department, Soundtrack
Education:Carnegie Mellon University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Sam Behrens (m. 1989), Robert Harper (m. 1977–1988)
Parents:Harry Belafonte, Marguerite Belafonte
Siblings:Gina Belafonte, David Belafonte, Adrienne Belafonte Biesemeyer
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Stepsister-in-law of Scott McCray and Malena Belafonte.
2Older half-sister of Gina Belafonte and David Belafonte.
3Received her MFA in Drama from Carnegie Mellon University in 1977.
4Posed for the September 2000 issue of Playboy.
5Almost became a cast member on Charlie's Angels (1976) at the same time when Kate Jackson left the show. Aaron Spelling reluctantly landed her a part in the TV drama Hotel (1983).
6Daughter of singer Harry Belafonte.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Festival AwardWorld Music and Independent Film FestivalBest Actress in Supporting RolePrimrose Lane (2015)
2015Festival AwardWorld Music and Independent Film FestivalBest Supporting Role/Female - FeaturePrimrose lane
1985BambiBambi AwardsTV Series InternationalHotel (1983)


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Dog and Pony Show2016post-productionThelma Lu (voice)
Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk2017Flo
General Hospital2016TV SeriesJanice Lomax
Sofia the First2015TV SeriesQueen Tessa
Primrose Lane2015/IDr. Hunt
Teacher of the Year2014Robin Rivers
Miami Medical2010TV SeriesKimberly Davis
Nip/Tuck2008TV SeriesCatherine Wicke
The District2001TV SeriesEsther
Loving Evangeline2001TV MovieEllen Beecham
Babylon 5: Thirdspace1998TV MovieElizabeth Trent
Hey Arnold!1996-1997TV SeriesMrs. Johanssen
Mars1997Doc Halliday
The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest1997TV SeriesDiana Cruz
The Heidi Chronicles1995TV MovieApril Lambert
Sonic the Hedgehog1994TV SeriesLupe
French Silk1994TV MovieMartine
Beyond Reality1991-1993TV SeriesLaura Wingate
The Player1992Shari Belafonte
Murder by Numbers1990Lisa
Feuer, Eis & Dynamit1990Serena
Gravedale High1990TV SeriesBlanche
Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin1989TV MovieKathy Grant
Speed Zone1989Margaret
The Women of Brewster Place1989TV Series uncredited
Hotel1983-1988TV SeriesJulie Gillette Julie Gilette
Kate's Secret1986TV MovieGail (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
The Midnight Hour1985TV MovieMelissa Cavender (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
Matt Houston1985TV SeriesJoanna
Overnight Sensation1984ShortDaphne (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
Velvet1984TV MovieJulie Rhodes
The Love Boat1984TV SeriesTerry Cook
Diff'rent Strokes1982TV SeriesMonique
Time Walker1982Linda Flores (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
Trapper John, M.D.1982TV SeriesMaggie
If You Could See What I Hear1982Heather Johnson (as Shari Belafonte Harper)
Hart to Hart1981TV SeriesCleo
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo1981TV SeriesBank Teller
ABC Weekend Specials1979TV Series

Camera Department

Camera Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Effloresce2015Short 2nd unit d.p. / steadicam operator / still photographer
Sing Your Song2011Documentary additional camera
Lonesome Matador2005Short still photographer
Betty's Treats2004Short still photographer
Betrunner2004Short still photographer
The Big Empty2003still photographer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Midnight Hour1985TV Movie performer: "Get Dead" - as Shari Belafonte-Harper
If You Could See What I Hear1982performer: "Symphony No. 6 Pastoral: Fifth Movement" - uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Immortal2016rumored pre-production

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Betty's Treats2004Short producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Showing Up2014Documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Journey of a Female Comic2014DocumentaryHerself
44th NAACP Image Awards2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Doctors2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Sing Your Song2011DocumentaryHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2004TV SeriesHerself
Pet Star2003TV Series documentaryCelebrity Judge #2
Nature2000TV Series documentaryNarrator
The Octopus Show2000TV MovieHerself - Narrator (voice)
Later Today2000TV SeriesHerself
Intimate Portrait1998-1999TV Series documentaryHerself - Host / Narrator
Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen1996TV Series documentaryQuote Reader
Sea World/Busch Gardens Party for the Planet1995TV MovieHerself - Host
The 10th TV Academy Hall of Fame1994TV Movie documentaryHerself
Vicki!1993TV SeriesHerself - Guest Host
The Jaleel White Special1992TV MovieHerself
One on One with John Tesh1991TV SeriesHerself
A Yabba-Dabba-Doo Celebration!: 50 Years of Hanna-Barbera1989TV Movie documentaryHerself
This Morning1989TV SeriesHerself
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars XIX1988TV SpecialHerself - Host (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
Hour Magazine1985-1988TV SeriesHerself
Living the Dream: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.1988TV SpecialHerself
ZDF Hitparade1987TV SeriesHerself
The Late Show1986-1987TV SeriesHerself
The Wil Shriner Show1987TV SeriesHerself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHerself (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
Square One Television1987TV SeriesHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1983-1986TV SeriesHerself
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards1986TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Actress / Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
The 7th Annual Black Achievement Awards1986TV SpecialHerself (as Shari Belafonfe-Harper)
Wetten, dass..?1985TV SeriesHerself
exclusiv1985TV Series documentaryHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1985TV SeriesHerself
Night of 100 Stars II1985TV MovieHerself (as Shari Belafonte Harper)
Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous1984TV Series documentaryHerself - Hostess (1994-1995)
Battle of the Network Stars XVII1984TV SpecialHerself - Host (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
Battle of the Network Stars XVI1984TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award for Favourite New Television Dramatic Program
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Network Stars XV1983TV SpecialHerself - ABC Team (as Shari Belafonte-Harper)
Well Spent ... The Making of Primrose Lane2015ShortHerself
Home & Family2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest

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