Shari Headley

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Shari Headley
Born(1964-07-15) July 15, 1964 (age 49)
Queens, New York, United States
Spouse(s)Christopher "Play" Martin (1993–1995)
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Shari Headley
Born(1964-07-15) July 15, 1964 (age 49)
Queens, New York, United States
Spouse(s)Christopher "Play" Martin (1993–1995)

Shari Headley (born July 15, 1964) is an American actress. Headley made her acting debut on The Cosby Show in 1985. Her career has mostly focused on television acting; 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 occasionally on the big-screen, and is known for her role as Lisa McDowell, Eddie Murphy's love interest, in the 1988 comedy film Coming to America.

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". In 2004, she played Mack Johnson's (portrayed by Steve Harvey) wife Jacqueline in Johnson Family Vacation. Headley portrayed Felicia Boudreau on Guiding Light from November 2001 until May 2002. She made a Guest appearance in TV Episode: Walker Texas Ranger as Trevet'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.



1988Coming To AmericaLisa McDowell
1996The Preacher's WifeArlene Chattan
2004Johnson Family VacationJacqueline Johnson
2007TowelheadMrs. Bradley
2008Belly 2: Billionaire Boyz ClubAlexis


1985The Cosby ShowExpectant MotherTwo episodes, (NBC)
1986Miami ViceCindySeason 2 Episode 17, French Twist (NBC)
1989Kojak: ArianaTrish Van HoganT.V. movie, (Syndicated)
1989Gideon OliverZina OliverThree episodes, (ABC)
1990Quantum LeapViolet WaltersSeason 2 Episode 16, Pool Hall Blues (NBC)
1990Kojak: None So BlindTrish Van HoganT.V. movie, (Syndicated)
1990MatlockCarla RoyceSeason 5 Episode 9, The Cover Girl (NBC)
1991–2005All My ChildrenDet. Mimi Reed25 Episodes, (ABC)
1995New York UndercoverLeanneSeason 2 Episode 4, Brotherhood (Fox)
1996Walker, Texas RangerVanessa St. JohnSeason 4 Episode 20, Behind the Badge (CBS)
1996CosbyNude ModelSeason 1 Episodes 9, No Nudes Is Good Nudes (CBS)
1997–1998413 Hope St.Juanita BarnesTen Episodes, (Fox)
1998Love Boat: The Next WaveBarbaraSeason 1 Episode 1, Smooth Sailing (UPN)
1998Getting PersonalFake RobynSeason 1 Episode 9, Bring in 'Da Milo, Bring in 'Da Robyn (Fox)
1998Malcolm & EddieVeronicaSeason 3 Episode 4, Twisted Sisters (UPN)
1998For Your LoveMayaSeason 2 Episode 6, The Sister Act (WB)
1999The Wayans Bros.DawnTwo episodes, (WB)
2001–2002The Guiding LightFelicia BoudreauOne Episode, (CBS)
2003Half & HalfBarbaraSeason 2 Episode 10, The Big Bitter Baby Shower Episode (UPN)
2004One on OnePamelaSeason 3 Episode 19, Sleepless in Baltimore (UPN)
2004–2007The Bold & The BeautifulHeather EngleSeven Episodes, (CBS)
2005Veronica MarsVanessa HamiltonSeason 1 Episode 13, Lord of the Bling (UPN)
2005House M.D.Dr. Arlene MarksSeason 1 Episode 19, Kids (Fox)
2009CastleNicole CameronSeason 2 Episode 9, Love Me Dead (ABC)
201010 Things I Hate About YouMarchelineSeason 1 Episode 15, The Winner Takes It All (ABC Family)
2011White CollarIsabel WilsonSeason 3 Episode 8, As You Were (USA)
2014Love That GirlMaxineSeason 4 Episode 25, Gullible Is As Gullible Does (TV One)

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