Shari Belafonte Net Worth, Age, Mother, Biography, Husband, Height

Shari Belafonte Biography

Shari Lynn Belafonte is an American Actress, writer, singer, and Model. She was born on September 22, 1954, in New York City, New York, U.S.A. Also, the second daughter of Harry Belafonte, the most successful Jamaica-American Pop Star.

Shari is known for her role in the ABC drama series Hotel (1983), Primrose Lane (2015), and Plastic Daydream (2018).

Shari Belafonte Profile Summary

Full Name: Shari Lynn Belafonte

Date of Birth: September 22, 1954

Place of Birth: New York City, New York,  U.S

Height: 1.63m

Profession:  Actress, model, writer, singer

Years Active: 1977-present

Spouse(s): Robert Harper (m. 1977-1988)

Sam Behrens (m. 1989)

Mother: Marguerite Belafonte

Father: Harry Belafonte

Early Life and Educational Background

Shari Belafonte (Born September 22, 1954) is the second daughter of Marguerite and Harry Belafonte, an Actor and Singer. Her parents got separated, and as of then, her mom was still pregnant with her. Shari has three brothers.

She attended the Windsor Mountain School in Lenox, Massachusetts, the Buxton School in Williamstown, Massachusetts, the Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC, and Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, before transferring to Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama.

A Scottish Jamaican mother and an Afro-Jamaican father gave birth to her paternal grandmother in Jamaica. The child of a black mother and a Dutch-Jewish father of Sephardic Jewish ancestry, her paternal grandfather was also born in Jamaica. Harry Jr. grew up as a Catholic.


Shari Belafonte is a very beautiful woman who started her career as a model in the 80s. She became a cover girl model and appeared in Calvin Klein Jeans.

In the movie Time Walker and If You Could See What I Hear, she made her first film debut (1982).

After that, she served as a production assistant in Public TV on the East Coast before relocating to Los Angeles, where she started working with Hanna-Barbera.

She has also covered over 300 magazines since 2015 due to her modeling and commercial assignments.

She was also featured in a TV horror comedy, Speed Zone, The Midnight Hour. In that movie, she sang a song titled “Get Dead.”

In 1984, Spelling signed her as Julie Gilette in the drama series Hotel. During the five years of acting Hotel, She also started her music career. Belafonte began her music career by signing a contract with Metronome Records, where she released two studio albums, The Eyes of Night in 1987 and Shari in 1989.

Belafonte made her Broadway debut in Tamara in 1990, playing the title role in the long-running Los Angeles production. Soon after, she landed the role of Dr. Laura Wingate in the USA Network drama series Beyond Reality, which aired for two seasons from 1991 to 1993.

In the 1990s, she co-starred in several made-for-television films, such as French Silk (1994), starring Susan Lucci, The Heidi Chronicles (1995), starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Babylon 5: Thirdspace (1998), and Loving Evangeline (1998). (1999). She furthermore co-hosted the syndicated series Lifestyles (1994-95) with Robin Leach and Shari Belafonte, an updated version of Leach’s signature program, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. In 2006, she hosted a travel show on NYC Media called “Travels In Mexico And The Caribbean With Shari Belafonte.”

She also did other jobs, including voiceovers and moderating. In 4 episodes of Hey Arnold!, she did the voice of Gerald’s mother, Mrs. Johanssen, and Diana Cruz in The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest.

Shari has also been the spokesman for corporations, including Bally’s International Health and Fitness Diet System. Shari Belafonte became the Int’ spokesman for the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

Shari Belafonte Husband

Shari Belafonte was married twice, the first time to Robert Harper (May 21, 1977- 1988).

She married Sam Behrens; They tied the knot on December 31, 1989.

Belafonte posed naked for Playboy in the September 2000 issue and was an avid photographer.

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Shari Belafonte Age

How old is Shari Belafonte?  Shari Belafonte is 70 years old as of 2024.

Shari Belafonte Net Worth

According to, Shari Belafonte has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She earns from her acting, writing, singing, and modeling career.

Shari Belafonte Movies

Below are the movies that Shari Belafonte featured.

1982-If You Could See What I Hear

1982-Time Walker

1984-Overnight Sensation

1989-Speed Zone

1989-Murder by Numbers

1990-Fire, Ice, and Dynamite

1992-The Player

2014-Teacher of the Year

2015-Primrose Lane

2017-Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk

2018-Plastic Daydream

2018-Say Yes

TV Shows

1979-The Big Hex of Little Lulu



1984-The Love Boat

1984-Battle of the Network Stars

1986-Kate’s Secret

1987-Square One TV

1987-The Women of Brewster Place

1989-Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin

1991-1993-Beyond Reality

1995-The Heidi Chronicles

1996-1997-The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest

1998-Babylon 5: Thirdspace

2019-Present: The Morning Show as Julia


2020- 9-1-1


* Eyes of Night (1987)

* Shari (1989)


1.Did Shari Belafonte have children?

Ans: She has no Children.

2.Shari belafonte mother

Ans: Her mother’s name is Marguerite Belafonte.

3.Is Shari Belafonte still married?

Yes is currently Married to Sam Behrens

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