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Short Info

Net Worth$6.5 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 14, 1956
SpouseElgin Charles Williams
MarkVoluptuous bombshell figure
FactStudied acting at the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side, New York City.

Jackée Harry (born August 14, 1956) is an American actress and television director. She is best known for her roles as Sandra Clark on the NBC sitcom 227 (1985–1990), as Lisa Landry on the ABC sitcom Family Matters (1989–1998) and as Victoria Reynolds on the Fox soap opera The Young and the Restless (2004–2007).

Harry was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, the daughter of Louise (née Johnson), a homemaker, and Joseph Harry, a factory worker. She has two older sisters, Joyce and Paulette. Harry was raised in the East End of Bridgeport and attended Central High School. After graduation, she enrolled at Southern Connecticut State University, where she studied broadcast journalism.

Harry’s career began in the early 1980s with guest appearances on several television shows, including The Jeffersons, The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes. In 1985, she was cast as Sandra Clark, the best friend of Marla Gibbs’ character on the NBC sitcom 227. The show ran for five seasons and Harry became a household name.

In 1989, Harry landed the role of Lisa Landry on the ABC sitcom Family Matters. She played the role for nine seasons until the show ended in 1998.

In 2004, Harry joined the cast of the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless in the role of Victoria Reynolds. She left the show in 2007.

Harry has also appeared in films such as Jaws: The Revenge (1987), I’m Gonna Git You Sucka (1988), House Party 2 (1991), Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993) and Sprung (1997).

Harry has been married twice. Her first marriage was to actor Darryl M. Bell, with whom she has a son, Darryl Bell Jr. (born 1985). The couple divorced in 1992. Her second marriage was to Elgin Charles Williams, with whom she has a daughter, Elgin Charles Williams Jr. (born 2000). The couple divorced in 2005.

Harry has a net worth of $4 million.

General Info

Full NameJackée Harry
Net Worth$6.5 Million
Date Of BirthAugust 14, 1956
Height1.7 m
ProfessionTV Personality, Spokesperson, Television Director
EducationFiorello H. LaGuardia High School


SpouseElgin Charles Williams
ParentsFlossie Harry
SiblingsBrenda Free-Man, Miles Harry


AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
MoviesCrash Course, The Women of Brewster Place, Ladybugs, The Last Day of Summer, Man of Her Dreams, Christmas Cupid, The Ideal Husband, The Coalition, The Love Letter, The Man in 3B
TV ShowsTia & Tamera, Celebrity Fit Club, Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, Sister, Sister, The Royal Family, 227, The A-List

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#Marks / Signs
1Speedy and biting delivery
2Seductive deep voice
3Voluptuous bombshell figure


1[Of Marla Gibbs]: That Marla Gibbs was the star of it. She's strong. People took it for granted, but she implemented a lot of change on there. She did not hold her tongue. She fought for all of us. She and I are great friends. She and I have come full circle. She's the best person.
2[on her feud with 227 star Marla Gibbs, who played Mary Jenkins]: That was true at the time, she and I since have become the greatest friends. We've come full circle, and by that I mean, we talked about it honestly and woman-to-woman, and she didn't have to but she did. People were putting things in her head and telling her things that weren't true and she was believing in them. And then she finally came to talk to me, and we got it all straightened out. We are the best of buds - me, her and Alaina Reed and the fabulous Regina King.
3[on her departure from 227 (1985) and her on- and off-screen rumoured feud with Marla Gibbs, who played Mary Jenkins]: When Sandra took off and I took off with her, the truth is it did indeed create a lot of tension. There were problems on Marla's part, which was truly ridiculous because she had all the power. It was her show. Maybe the problem stemmed from the fact that from the beginning Marla wanted someone else for the part, but the network insisted on me. They were all pushing Sandra, and they were pushing me. That changed when I got big, maybe too big, in Marla's eyes. Not that Marla and I ever had any arguments. She was never rude to me, and we always remained cordial. But on the biggest night of my life, when I won my Emmy, not only wasn't there a party given for me, but there was also not a flower or a word of congratulations. Ever. There was nothing, and that hurt. Afterward, my part got less and less each week, and it became clear to me that it was time to leave so I did.
4[on her comeback to television]: I'm trying like heck -- it ain't easy. You've gotta come up with a concept and we haven't found one yet.
5[on her 2002 return to Broadway]: Well, I looked fabulous, it was hard work singing and dancing, lifting that leg up, that fan kick. It reminded me of the days when I really used to work for a living.
6[on gaining celebrity status on 227 (1985), for which she won an Emmy Award in 1987]: It was great -- it was the best time of my life, actually, I wouldn't trade it for the world.
7[on landing her first leading theatrical role at age 14]: I took my curtain call and they screamed and cheered and I got hooked.


1Credits Marla Gibbs as her favorite acting mentor/best friend.
2Surrogate daughter of Marla Gibbs.
3She along with her former 227 (1985) series' lead, Marla Gibbs, attended the funeral of Natalie Cole on January 11, 2016, when the singer passed away at the end of 2015.
4Revealed that she had a lot of fun with Marla Gibbs on 227 (1985).
5Left her role on 227 (1985), in the middle of the last season, to star-in her own spin-off show that failed.
6Like her ex-227 (1985) co-star, Marla Gibbs, who played Florence Johnston on The Jeffersons (1975), her 227 (1985) character was originally only supposed to be on for 13 episodes, but proved to be so popular, she stayed on as a regular, until she left the show in 1989.
7Worked with Marla Gibbs's childhood friend, Della Reese, twice on shows: 227 (1985) and The Royal Family (1991).
8Best friends with Alaina Reed-Hall and Della Reese.
9In 2013, she appeared on The First Family (2012) starring Christopher B. Duncan, that reunited her with former 227 (1985) co-stars Marla Gibbs and Hal Williams.
10Has Trinidadian ancestry.
11Before she was a successful actress, she was an American History teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School in Brooklyn, New York.
12Went to see Alaina Reed-Hall in the hospital, before she passed away.
13Her acting mentor was Marla Gibbs.
14Best known by the public for her roles as Sandra Clark on 227 (1985) and as Lisa Landry on Sister, Sister (1994).
15She was originally going to join the cast of "Designing Women" in the last season.
16She tried to segue into her own series after her Emmy-winning success on "227". The first was a spin-off of "227" titled "Jackée". Even though the pilot episode fared well with audiences, and premiered fifth in the ratings on NBC, it was canceled and is now shown as an episode of "227".
17On the musical stage, she earned much attention for her Billie Holiday interpretation in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" in 1994.
18Attended and graduated from the Long Island University.
19Joined the cast of the television series The Royal Family (1991) after the sudden death of its star Redd Foxx.
20Around the time of the end of "227", Harry briefly dropped her surname (for professional purposes) and went by her first name, Jackée.
21Was second choice to play Oda Mae Brown in Ghost (1990). The first choice, Whoopi Goldberg, was unsure if she could fit the movie into her schedule and Jackee was verbally offered the role. Goldberg, of course, was able to fit it into her work schedule and eventually won the Oscar for her role.
22In 1987, she became the very first, and as of 2013, the only African-American actress to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Sandra Clark in "227".
23Grew up in New York City.
24Studied acting at the Henry Street Settlement on the Lower East Side, New York City.
25National spokesperson for the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund and supports the United Negro College Fund.




Cupid's Proxy2017post-productionOlive
Curtsy, Mister2017post-productionJackée
A Husband for Christmas2016TV MovieErin
Broadcasting Christmas2016TV MovieVeronika Daniels
Ladies Book Club2016TV MovieMrs. Roxanne Charles
Baby Daddy2015-2016TV SeriesJudge Johnson
2 Broke Girls2016TV SeriesRuby
Hail Mary2016TV MovieNurse Wanda
Young & Hungry2015TV SeriesJoJo
The Man in 3B2015Miss Bertha
In the Cut2015TV SeriesNadine Weaver
Transformers: Robots in Disguise2015TV SeriesZizza
The First Family2012-2015TV SeriesPauletta
Girl Meets World2014-2015TV SeriesEvelyn Rand
Family Time2014TV SeriesGladys
The Dirty 302014Linda
Knock 'em Dead2014Savannah
One Love2014TV SeriesNurse Beverly
Instant Mom2014TV SeriesLisa Landry
Glee2014TV SeriesJackée Harry
Forbidden Woman2013Sheila
The Love Letter2013TV MovieJosephine
Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious2013TV SeriesMrs. Jordan
How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)2013TV SeriesJessoka
Let's Stay Together2011-2013TV SeriesDelores Whitmore
The Sins of Deacon Whyles2013Mom
American Dad!2013TV SeriesShonteeva's Assistant
Brother White2012Veena (as Jackée)
For Richer or Poorer2012TV SeriesMrs. Henderson
Are We There Yet?2012TV SeriesJackée
JD Lawrence's the Clean Up Woman2012TV MovieJasmine
The Coalition2012VideoGrandmother Hathaway
Switchin' the Script2012Mrs. Shepard
She's Still Not Our Sister2011TV SeriesConnie
Nurse Jackée2011ShortNurse Jackée
The Ideal Husband2011TV MovieVivian (as Jackee Harry)
The Clean Up Woman2010Jasmine
Christmas Cupid2010TV MovieVivian (as Jackée)
Friends & Lovers2010TV SeriesOmar's Mother
Inside the Business of Acting2010TV Series
Knight to D72010ShortNurse Hamilton
Everybody Hates Chris2006-2009TV SeriesVanessa
Man of Her Dreams2009Louise Smith
Precious2009/IISandra Clark (uncredited)
The Mighty B!2008TV SeriesNurse
The Last Day of Summer2007TV MovieLola The Lobster (as Jackee Harry)
All You've Got2006Butt Short Salesman
One on One2005TV SeriesSherri St. Croix
That's So Raven2005TV SeriesDava
You Got Served2004Mama
The Nick at Nite Holiday Special2003TV MovieJackée, The Baker
7th Heaven2003TV SeriesMs. Beane
Twice in a Lifetime2000TV SeriesDarcy Green / Louise Lutrelle
Sister, Sister1994-1999TV SeriesLisa Landry
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child1995-1997TV SeriesLittle Bo Peep / Giant's Wife
Unhappily Ever After1996TV SeriesMs. Blake, guidance counselor
Dave's World1994TV SeriesEstelle
Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun1993VideoCharmayne (as Jackee)
Designing Women1992TV SeriesVanessa Chamberlain
Ladybugs1992Julie Benson (as Jackée)
The Royal Family1991-1992TV SeriesRuth 'CoCo' Royal
We'll Take Manhattan1990TV MovieYvonne
ABC TGIF1990TV SeriesLisa
2271985-1989TV SeriesSandra Clark
Amen1988-1989TV SeriesRoxanne Farley Florence Hawkins
Double Your Pleasure1989TV MovieLindaCavanaugh / Sharlene Cavanaugh
Jackée1989TV MovieSandra Clark (as Jackée)
The Women of Brewster Place1989TV SeriesEtta Mae Johnson
Crash Course1988TV MovieEdna Savage (as Jackée)
The Cheech Show1988TV MovieSheila
Alf Loves a Mystery1987TV MovieCountess (as Jackée)
The Incredible Ida Early1987TV MovieIda Early
Alvin Goes Back to School1986TV MovieGina Lipman
The Cotton Club1984Dancer
Moscow on the Hudson1984Woman (uncredited)
Another World1964TV SeriesLily Mason (1983-1986)


Hey Qween2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Access Hollywood Live2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
The First Family2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Good Day New York2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Life After2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sister, Sister1997TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Ladybugs1992performer: "Great Balls of Fire"
All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar1989TV Movie performer: "Your Feet's Too Big"
2271985-1989TV Series performer - 8 episodes
The 10th Annual Black Achievement Awards1989TV Special performer: "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend"
The 9th Annual American Black Achievement Awards1988TV Special performer: "Once In A Lifetime"
Dolly1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
Friday Night1987TV Series performer - 1 episode


Mr. Box Office2013-2015TV Series 2 episodes
The First Family2013-2015TV Series 2 episodes
Sister, Sister1996-1999TV Series 4 episodes


The Awakening2015/IShort executive producer
The Jackée Stride2012TV Short co-producer


We'll Take Manhattan1990TV Movie consultant


Friends & Lovers: The Ski Trip 22008special thanks


The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Win, Lose or Draw1987TV SeriesHerself
The Morning Program1987TV SeriesHerself
Friday Night1987TV SeriesHerself
The New Hollywood Squares1986-1987TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself - Center Square
The 14th Annual American Music Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
Fame, Fortune and Romance1987TV SeriesHerself
The 8th Annual Black Achievement Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
19th Annual NAACP Image Awards1987TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Late Show1986TV SeriesHerself
The 38th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1986TV SpecialHerself
Star's Table1986TV SeriesHerself
Super Password1986TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
The $10,000 Pyramid1985-1986TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
2016 Election Night Viewing Party2016TV MovieHerself
Fox NFL Sunday2012-2016TV SeriesHerself
Guilty Pleasures2015-2016TV SeriesHerself
Unsung Hollywood2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Hey Qween2016TV SeriesHerself
Windy City LIVE2016TV SeriesHerself
Botched2016TV SeriesHerself
Gay for Play Game Show Starring RuPaul2016TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2013-2015TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Food Fight2015TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood Live2015TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Today Live2015TV SeriesHerself
Chopped2015TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
New Money2015TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Wife Swap2015TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2015TV SeriesHerself
Homeless Vets2015TV Series documentaryAnnouncer
The Real2014TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight2005-2014TV SeriesHerself
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2014TV SeriesHerself
The Ricki Lake Show2013TV SeriesHerself
TMZ Live2013TV SeriesHerself
Braxton Family Values2013TV SeriesHerself
Anderson Live2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Marie2013TV Series documentary
Washington Watch with Roland Martin2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Ghost Stories2013TV Series documentaryHerself
Tia & Tamera2011-2012TV SeriesHerself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2012TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
WNBC's New York Live2012TV SeriesHerself
Good Day New York2012TV SeriesHerself
Showbiz Tonight2012TV SeriesHerself
The Chew2012TV SeriesHerself
Reality TV: Perpetuating Stereotypes Against Women & People of Color2012DocumentaryHerself
The Jackée Stride2012TV ShortHerself
Watch What Happens: Live2011-2012TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie Show2012TV SeriesHerself
Life After2011TV SeriesHerself
Life After Emmy2011Video shortHerself
The Dr. Oz Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Beverly Hills Fabulous2011TV SeriesHerself
The Talk2011TV SeriesHerself
Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHerself
2010 Soul Train Awards2010TV SpecialHerself
RuPaul's Drag U2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest Judge
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself
KTLA Morning News2010TV SeriesHerself
Today1987-2010TV SeriesHerself
40 Most Slimmed Down Celebs2010TV MovieHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2009TV SeriesHerself
Split Ends2009TV SeriesHerself
Evening Exchange with Kojo Nnamdi2007TV SeriesHerself
The A-List2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Living Live!2007TV SeriesHerself
TV Land Confidential2007TV Series documentaryHerself - Interviewee
VH1: All Access2006TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Fit Club2005TV SeriesHerself
The View2005TV SeriesHerself
TV's Greatest Sidekicks2004TV SpecialHerself
227: Stories from the Stoop2004Video documentary shortHerself
Hollywood Squares1998-2004TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Ask Rita2003TV SeriesHerself
The Another World Reunion2003TV MovieHerself / Special Surprise Guest / Lily Mason (as Jackee Harry)
The Isaac Mizrahi Show2003TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael1992-2002TV SeriesHerself
The Caroline Rhea Show2002TV SeriesHerself
To Tell the Truth2000TV SeriesHerself / Guest Panelist
30th NAACP Image Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show1995TV SeriesHerself
The 9th Annual Soul Train Music Awards1995TV SpecialHerself
Soul Train1986-1994TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest Host / Herself
Ebony's 15th Annual Black Achievement Awards1994TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
26th NAACP Image Awards1994TV SpecialHerself
It's Lonely at the Top1992TV MovieHerself
The 44th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1992TV SpecialHerself
One on One with John Tesh1992TV SeriesHerself
The Arsenio Hall Show1989-1992TV SeriesHerself
CBS All American Thanksgiving Day Parade1991TV SpecialHerself
The Marsha Warfield Show1990TV SeriesHerself
An Evening at the Improv1990TV SeriesHerself
The 5th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards1990TV SpecialHerself (as Jackée)
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1989TV SeriesHerself
After Hours1989TV SeriesHerself
The Byron Allen Show1989TV SeriesHerself
All-Star Tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar1989TV MovieHerself (as Jackee Harry)
Later with Bob Costas1989TV SeriesHerself
The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards1989TV SpecialHerself
The 10th Annual Black Achievement Awards1989TV SpecialHerself - Host
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (as Jackée)
Hour Magazine1988TV SeriesHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1986-1988TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with David Letterman1987-1988TV SeriesHerself
One to Grow On1988TV Series shortHerself
The 9th Annual American Black Achievement Awards1988TV SpecialHerself - Host (as Jackee)
Dolly1987TV SeriesHerself
The Wil Shriner Show1987TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentary
50 Years of Funny Females1995TV Movie documentaryHerself


Won Awards

2000Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesSister, Sister (1994)
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesSister, Sister (1994)
1987Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series227 (1985)

Nominated Awards

1989Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television227 (1985)
1988Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series227 (1985)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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