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SpouseBooker T
FactSigned a contract with the WWF in August 2001.

Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman (born October 21, 1971) is an American former professional wrestler, dancer and model. She is best known for her time with World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Sullivan began her career as a dancer, model and actress. She made her professional wrestling debut in 1999 in WCW, where she used the name “Sister Sharmell”. She quickly began managing wrestlers, such as Booker T and Kevin Nash. In 2001, she accompanied Nash to the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where she briefly managed him before the two returned to WCW.

In 2006, Sullivan was signed by WWE. She was initially assigned to their development territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), where she managed The Miz. She was called up to the main roster in 2007 and began managing then-United States Champion Montel Vontavious Porter. She also appeared on the reality television show WWE Tough Enough.

Sullivan was released from WWE in 2010. She made a few sporadic wrestling appearances afterwards, before retiring from professional wrestling in 2012.

Since retiring from wrestling, Sullivan has made several television and film appearances, including a role on the soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. She has also worked as a producer and director.

Early Life

Sharmell Sullivan was born on October 21, 1971, in Chicago, Illinois. Her father was a police officer and her mother was a schoolteacher. She has two older sisters.

Sullivan began dancing when she was three years old. She studied ballet, jazz and tap dancing. She also played the violin. Sullivan graduated from high school in 1989.


Early career

After graduating from high school, Sullivan moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in dance and modeling. She appeared in music videos for artists such as Bobby Brown, Janet Jackson and Luther Vandross.

Sullivan also had roles in television shows such as In the House and The Steve Harvey Show. In 1998, she appeared in the film Senseless starring Marlon Wayans.

Professional wrestling

World Championship Wrestling (1999–2001)

In 1999, Sullivan made her professional wrestling debut in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) as “Sister Sharmell”. She was the manager of wrestlers such as Booker T and Kevin Nash.

In 2001, Nash brought Sullivan with him when he left WCW for the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).

General Info

Full Namesharmell sullivan-huffman
Height1.7 m
ProfessionActor, Professional Wrestler, Dancer
EducationSpelman College


SpouseBooker T


TV ShowsWCW Monday Nitro, WCW Thunder, Saturday Night's Main Event, Impact Wrestling, Fall Brawl

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1Released by WWE from developmental contract due to injury. [July 2002]
2Sharmell was sent to OVW in late September 2001.
3Is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
4Attended Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia
5Became the real-life girlfriend of WCW/WWE wrestler Booker T. After she tore her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) while training, she retired from wrestling to run Booker T's clothing store out of Houston, Texas.
6Worked for a brief time as an interviewer on WWE Smackdown.
7Joined the pop group Diversity 5, along with several other former Nitro Girls.
8Originally started out in the wrestling business as a member of the WCW Nitro Girls, known as "Storm". The name was later changed to Paisley and she began managing The Artist Formerly Known As Prince Iakae, and later KweeWee (Allen Funk).
9(April 19 2002) Tore her ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)in her knee while training in Ohio Valley Wrestling. She is expected to be out of action for 4 to 6 months.
10Signed a contract with the WWF in August 2001.
11Crowned Miss Black America in 1991.



Hard Justice2009TV MovieSharmell
Victory Road2009TV MovieSharmell
Lockdown2009TV MovieSharmell
TNA Impact! Wrestling2007-2009TV SeriesSharmell
Against All Odds2009TV MovieSharmell
E.C.W.2006-2007TV SeriesQueen Sharmell
The Smackdown! Special2005TV MovieSharmell
The Great American Bash2005TV MovieSharmell
WCW Mayhem2000TV MoviePaisley
WCW Thunder2000TV SeriesPaisley
WCW Monday Nitro2000TV SeriesPaisley
Fall Brawl2000TV MoviePaisley
Ready to Rumble2000Storm (as Storm)
WCW SuperBrawl 20002000TV MoviePaisley


WWE Hall of Fame2016Herself (as Sharmell Sullivan)
W.W.E. 242015TV Series documentaryHerself
WWE Hall of Fame2014TV SpecialHerself (as Sharmell Sullivan)
WWE Hall of Fame 20132013TV SpecialHerself (as Sharmell Sullivan)
WWE Hall of Fame 20122012TV SpecialHerself (as Sharmell Sullivan)
TNA Wrestling: Bound for Glory IV2008TV SpecialSharmell
TNA Wrestling: Hard Justice2008TV SpecialSharmell
TNA Wrestling: Lockdown2008TV SpecialSharmell
TNA Wrestling: Final Resolution2008TV SpecialSharmell
TNA Wrestling: Turning Point2007TV SpecialSharmell
TNA Wrestling: Genesis2007TV SpecialSharmell
Family Feud2007TV SeriesHerself
WWE Smackdown!2002-2007TV SeriesSharmell Queen Sharmell
WWE Raw2001-2007TV SeriesQueen Sharmell Sharmell
Summerslam2007TV SpecialHerself
WWE Great American Bash2007TV SpecialQueen Sharmell
WWE Vengeance2007TV SpecialQueen Sharmell
WWE Draft Special2007TV SpecialSharmell
WrestleMania 232007TV SpecialQueen Sharmell
WWE Hall of Fame 20072007TV SpecialHerself (as Sharmell Sullivan)
WWE No Way Out2007TV SpecialSharmell
Royal Rumble2007TV SpecialHerself
Survivor Series2006TV SpecialHerself
WWE Cyber Sunday2006TV SpecialQueen Sharmell
WWE No Mercy2006TV SpecialSharmell
WWE Unforgiven2006TV SpecialSharmell
Summerslam2006TV SpecialHerself
WWE Great American Bash2006TV SpecialSharmell
WWE Saturday Night's Main Event2006TV SeriesQueen Sharmell / Sharmell
The World's Greatest Wrestling Managers2006VideoHerself (as Paisley)
WWE Judgment Day2006TV SpecialSharmell
WrestleMania 222006TV SpecialSharmell
WWE Hall of Fame 20062006TV SpecialHerself (as Sharmell Sullivan)
WWE Divas Do New York2006Video documentaryHerself / Sharmell (as Sharmell)
WWE No Way Out2006TV SpecialSharmell
WWE Royal Rumble2006TV SpecialSharmell
WWE Armageddon2005TV SpecialSharmell
Survivor Series2005TV SpecialSharmell
WWE No Mercy2005TV SpecialSharmell
WWE Velocity2005TV SeriesSharmell
WWE Judgment Day2005TV SpecialSharmell
WWF Divas: Tropical Pleasure2002Video documentaryHerself (as Sharmell Sullivan)
WWF Divas: Sex on the Beach2002TV Special documentaryHerself (as Sharmell)
BET Tonight with Ed Gordon2000TV SeriesHerself - Interviewee
WCW Slamboree2000TV SpecialPaisley

Archive Footage

WWE: Triple H - Thy Kingdom Come2013VideoQueen Sharmell
WWE: Batista - I Walk Alone2009VideoSharmell
WWE: The Rise and Fall of WCW2009VideoPaisley
WWE Royal Rumble: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 42008VideoSharmell

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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