Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$18.5 million
Date Of BirthMarch 24, 1962
SpouseAl Reynolds
FactUsed to work as a fry girl at McDonalds and was then promoted to cashier.

Star Jones is an American television personality, lawyer, and writer. She is best known for her work on the ABC daytime talk show The View, where she served as co-host from 1997 to 2006. She has also appeared as a guest on several other shows, including Oprah, The Tonight Show, and Good Morning America.

Born in Badin, North Carolina, Jones was raised in a single-parent household by her mother, Nancy. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a full academic scholarship, graduating with a degree in English in 1986. After working as a journalist and publicist, she enrolled in law school at the University of Houston. She was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1991.

Jones began her television career as a legal analyst on CNN’s Inside Edition in 1991. She joined The View as a co-host in 1997. During her time on the show, she became known for her outspoken views on various topics, including politics, race, and gender. She also wrote a column for Glamour magazine and authored two books, Star Jones’ Secrets (2000) and You Have to Stand for Something, or You’ll Fall for Anything (2004).

In 2006, Jones left The View amid rumors of a feud with fellow co-host Rosie O’Donnell. She later joined the cast of NBC’s The Celebrity Apprentice, but was fired after just two episodes. In 2010, she began appearing as a regular guest on the daytime talk show The Wendy Williams Show.

Jones has been married twice. Her first marriage, to former NFL player Michael Strahan, ended in divorce in 1996. She married businessman Al Reynolds in 2004; the couple divorced in 2008. Jones has two stepchildren from her second marriage.

As of 2021, Star Jones’ net worth is estimated to be $20 million.

General Info

Full NameStar Jones
Net Worth$18.5 million
Date Of BirthMarch 24, 1962
Height1.65 m
ProfessionTV Personality, Talk show host, TV Journalist, Fashion Designer, Actor, Advocate
EducationUniversity of Houston Law Center, American University, Notre Dame High School


SpouseAl Reynolds
ParentsShirley Byard
SiblingsSheila Jones


NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional
MoviesRelative Strangers
TV ShowsLarry King Live, Star Jones, The View, House Hunters, NBC Nightly News, Jones & Jury, The Bad Girls Club Season 2 reunion episode

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1What I'm saying to you is my response is going to be indicative of my character. I've sat with the most amazing female broadcaster in the history of the business and I thank her for the opportunity. (When asked if Barbara Walters had been disloyal to her)
2I will not denigrate Ms. Walters. That's not who I am. I have learned from that woman ... as much about television as I did about the law from my mentor, the late Johnnie L. Cochran Jr.. (When asked if she was going to denigrate Barbara Walters, who currently hosts The View (1997)).
3They said, 'You can make up a story'. The audience didn't deserve for me to make up a story. That's not fair. (When she had to lie, with the encouragement of her bosses about the reason for her departure on The View (1997), in 2006)
4"I've always thought about myself as an attractive person, and I do like to dress up and strut, but I've never focused on the size of my butt. I had a breast reduction, but only because my back hurt." (Journal National Examiner)
5"You can do health stories, you can do fitness stories - that stuff will impact on your health. But people go through every single day not worrying about what size they are." (Journal National Examiner)
6"A woman without good friends is a sad woman indeed." (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
7"You can't have it all. No matter how you slice it, it's a pretty tall order, yet many of us are bent on serving it up." (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
8You'll forgive me, but I'm from the South, so every adult Southern woman gets a 'Miss' in front of her name.
9Why can't I gush a little? Why can't I make them feel tremendously special? Who says you have to go in there and be critical and acerbic? I will not be that jaded journalist, I will not add to any of that nastiness.
10It's the bride's day ! She should do whatever she wants ! Who cares what other people think !
11I'm Sadie, Sadie, married lady
12"First of all, great figure...ummm...I'm not gonna pick on you and ask if you ate a donut and say you look pregnant, but what did you eat today?" (to Jorja Fox at the Screen Actors Guild Awards).
13Allie Reynolds better not be looking at other mares !
14I define Bitch, it's a Babe In Total Control of Herself.


1Her mentor was Barbara Walters.
2Counts Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. (legal advice) and Barbara Walters (the interview) among the most important mentors in her life.
3E! has announced that Star will no longer host their Red Carpet Pre-Awards show anymore. Both E! and Star have said it was a mutual decision. [October 2005]
4Lost 160 pounds over three years.
5Has a younger sister named Sheila.
6Tuesday, June 27, 2006; Star Jones decided to tell on-air that she will no long be apart of the long running show The View (1997) as the 10th season she feels is going in another direction that she is not comfortable with.
7Is often portrayed by Kenan Thompson on Saturday Night Live (1975).
8During the first quarter of the 54th annual NBA All-Star game, a waiter in the Pepsi Center dumped about 10 glasses of wine onto her fur coat.
9Was on PETA's Worst Dressed List four years in a row because she wears fur.
10Ex-husband, Al Reynolds, gave her a white robe for Valentine's Day.
11Her 2004 million-dollar wedding, held at Saint Bartholomew's Church in New York City in front of 500 guests, had three matrons of honor, twelve bridesmaids, two junior bridesmaids, three best men, twelve groomsmen, three junior groomsmen, six footmen, four ring bearers, and four flower girls. She wore a Reem Acra taffeta gown and a 27-foot crystal-encrusted veil. Corporate sponsors "donated" (footed the bill) for the entire outlandish extravaganza.
12Grew up in the Trenton projects.
13Was once a spokeswoman for Payless Shoes.
14Is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She was initiated at American University in Washington, DC.
15Accepted a diamond engagement ring from boyfriend Al Reynolds during an NBA all-star game. Denzel Washington led the cheers as she covered her face in amazement.
16Her ex-brother-in-law, Danta Jones, is a linebacker for the New Orleans Saints football team.
17Used to work as a fry girl at McDonalds and was then promoted to cashier.
18Earned her law degree at the University of Houston
19Former Brooklyn, NY assistant district attorney in the homicide bureau.
20Is a huge fan of the New York Knicks
21Graduated from American University in Washington, D. C.
22Owns over 500 pairs.




Donny!2015TV SeriesStar Jones
Drop Dead Diva2012TV SeriesJudge Grace Lyford
The Game2012TV SeriesStar Jones
The Boondocks2010TV SeriesBunny Ruckus
Relative Strangers2006Holly Davis
Less Than Perfect2005TV SeriesDr. Curtis
Soul Food2002TV SeriesShauna Black
Strong Medicine2001TV SeriesJenna Owens
Port Charles1999TV SeriesThe Gatekeeper


Daytime Divas2017TV Series executive producer completed
The Star Jones Reynolds Report2006TV Movie executive producer


Daytime Divas2017TV Series creator completed


The View1997-2016TV SeriesHerself - Co-Host / Herself - Co-host / Herself / ...
2016 Election Night Viewing Party2016TV MovieHerself
Unsung Hollywood2016TV Series documentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2005-2015TV SeriesHerself
Huffpost Live2014TV SeriesHerself
CNN Newsroom2014TV SeriesHerself - Attorney
Steve Harvey2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Piers Morgan Tonight2012-2013TV SeriesHerself
David's Food Court2013TV SeriesHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2011-2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
Rachael Ray2011-2013TV SeriesHerself
Today2008-2013TV SeriesHerself - Contributor / Herself
The Rosie Show2012TV SeriesHerself
The Apprentice2011TV SeriesHerself - Contestant / Herself - Team John Rich
The Mo'Nique Show2009-2011TV SeriesHerself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Fashion News Live2010TV SeriesHerself
The Insider2007-2010TV SeriesHerself
40 Most Slimmed Down Celebs2010TV MovieHerself
Heart of the City2009TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
The BET Honors2009TV MovieHerself
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?2009TV SeriesHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2009TV SeriesHerself
D.L. Hughley Breaks the News2009TV SeriesHerself
E! True Hollywood Story2007-2008TV Series documentaryHerself
Bad Girls Club2008TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2007TV SeriesHerself
The Tyra Banks Show2007TV SeriesHerself
Larry King Live2006-2007TV SeriesHerself
Live with Kelly and Michael2007TV SeriesHerself
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2007TV SeriesHerself
The Star Jones Reynolds Report2006TV MovieHerself - Host
T.D. Jakes Presents MegaFest: Let It Flow2006TV MovieHerself
American Morning2006TV SeriesHerself
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 33rd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch2006TV SeriesHerself
The Tony Danza Show2005-2006TV SeriesHerself
20/202006TV Series documentaryHerself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade2005TV SpecialHerself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2005TV SeriesHerself
All My Children1998-2005TV SeriesHerself
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List2005TV SeriesHerself
The 32nd Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself (as Star Jones Reynolds)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1998-2005TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHerself
Popping the Question with Star Jones2004TV SeriesHerself - Host
Sex and the City: A Farewell2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Celebrity Poker Showdown2004TV SeriesHerself
The 31st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
Pyramid2004TV SeriesHerself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade2003TV SpecialHerself
The 30th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2003TV SeriesHerself - Correspondent / Herself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade2002TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood Squares2000-2002TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001-2002TV SeriesHerself
Stars: An Oscar's Party2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Daily Show2001TV SeriesHerself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHerself - Host
Essence Awards2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Intimate Portrait1999-2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Bette2001TV SeriesHerself
Welcome to New York2001TV SeriesHerself
VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross2000TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2000TV SpecialHerself
Spin City2000TV SeriesHerself
VH1 Divas Live 21999TV Movie documentaryHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Jeopardy!1999TV SeriesHerself - Celebrity Contestant
Charlie Rose1994-1999TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Roseanne Show1999TV SeriesHerself
1999 Essence Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
Sports Night1998TV SeriesHerself
Masters of the Martial Arts Presented by Wesley Snipes1998TV Special documentaryHerself
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHerself
Wild On...1997TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America1994TV SeriesHerself
Jones & Jury1994TV SeriesHost

Archive Footage

The Apprentice2015TV SeriesHerself
Reality TV: Perpetuating Stereotypes Against Women & People of Color2012DocumentaryHerself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe View (1997)
2000OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe View (1997)

Nominated Awards

2006Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe View (1997)
2006OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host or Performer in a Miscellaneous Series or SpecialThe View (1997)
2005Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe View (1997)
2005OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe View (1997)
2004Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe View (1997)
2004OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe View (1997)
2003Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe View (1997)
2003OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe View (1997)
2002Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe View (1997)
2002OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe View (1997)
2001Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe View (1997)
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe View (1997)
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk Show HostThe View (1997)
1999OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe View (1997)
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Talk/Service Show HostThe View (1997)
1998OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Host of a Talk or Service ShowThe View (1997)

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