Jackee Harry | Biography

Posted On: 03 Jun, 2014


Jackee Harry | Biography

Quick Facts

Date of Birth August 14, 1956
Age 61 Years 3 Month(s)
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Husband/Spouse Elgin Charles Williams (div.)
Boyfriend N/A
Ethnicity Black
Is Gay/Lesbian No
Partner N/A
Divorced? Yes
Married Yes
Body Measurements 36-26-36 inches
Net Worth $6.5 Million
Height 1.70 m
Weight N/A
Children/Kids Not Yet

Jacqueline Yvonne Harry, Popularly known as Jackée Harry was born on August 14, 1956 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is popular among people as an American actress and television personality. She is popular among people for her role in 1985's TV series 227. Recently, she has also appeared as Evelyn Rand in Girls Meets World, Pauletta in The First Family and Veena in a TV series Brother White. She belongs to American nationality and has a black ethnicity.

Although she was born in North Carolina, Harry was raised in Harlem, New York along with her other family members. She took her acting classes at the High School of the Performing Arts on the Lower East Side in New York City. Before beginning her acting career, she was American History teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School. Jackee has already done many Theatre acts, movies and TV series. Her first theatre act was in A Broadway Musical, playing as Chorine.

Harry made her acting debut in television in 1983 when she portrayed the role of Lily Mason in the movie Another World. In 1987, she appeared as Ida Early in the movie The Incredible Ida Early. Her TV series 227 became popular and was viewed by many audiences. Harry appeared in about 99 episodes as Sandra Clark from 1985 to 1989. In 1989 after 227, she starred opposite Oprah Winfrey in a movie The Women of Brewster Place, an adaptation of Gloria Naylor's novel. In the same year, she also appeared in the movie of her name Jackee as Sandra Clark. Jackee appeared in 120 episodes of Sister as Lisa Landry, Tia Mowry's character's adoptive mother. Her role in this series also got many awards as well as nominations. Harry has a recurring role in TV series Everybody Hates Chris and Let's Stay Together. Harry has also voiced for the character of Nurse in the TV series The Mighty B!.

Apart from these, she also appeared in the reality show Celebrity Ghost Series and Glee. Other movies played by Jackee include The Coalition, The First Family, Christmas Cupid, The Clean Up Woman, family guy and The Last Day of Summer etc. She has already appeared in about total of 50 movie and TV series. Harry is one of the most influential, talented as well as reputed Hollywood Television celebrity. 

Jackee has received many awards including the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Sandra Clark (227) in 1987. In fact, she is the first African American to receive Emmy Awards. Jackee has also received Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Lisa Landry (Sister, Sister) in 1999. The following year, she won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Lisa Landry (Sister, Sister).

Jackee has an appealing personality, beautiful smile and a great talent. She has already reached 57 years old in her age but she looks like she is in her 40's. She stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches and has a pair of stunning long legs. Although she has gained weight now, Harry looked super-hot before in whatever dress she wore. In fact, she is one source of inspiration to the young people.

Regarding her personal life, she married to Elgin Charles Williams in 1996. The couples didn't have any children. Harry's relationship with her husband didn't get stronger so, they filed for a divorce and are living separately now. But, she has adopted a son named Frank. Her net worth is estimated to be $6.5 million.

Her short biography can also be accessed via wiki and IMDB. She can also be followed in twitter and Instagram.