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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.