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Shari Belafonte: A Multifaceted Star Everything You Need To Know

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Shari Belafonte
Shari Belafonte

Early Life and Education

Shari Belafonte was born September 22 in New York City to separated parents who split while she was gestating. From David Belafonte from his second marriage, as well as Gina and Scott from her adoption process.

Shari Belafonte attended several schools across different states, such as Georgetown Day School in Washington DC; Windsor Mountain School in Lenox Massachusetts and Buxton School in Williamstown Massachusetts.

After studying at Hampshire College in Amherst Massachusetts she transferred to Carnegie-Mellon University Pittsburgh where she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama degree.

Career as a Model and Actress

Shari Belafonte
Shari Belafonte

Shari Belafonte began her fashion modeling and acting career in the late 1970s, becoming an influential cover girl and appearing in commercials for Calvin Klein jeans.

She made her feature film debut in 1982 with Time Walker and If You Could See What I Hear before moving west.

Shari Belafonte

Additionally, she served as production assistant/assistant director in public television on both coasts before eventually settling in Los Angeles.

In 1983, she earned her breakthrough role of Julie Gillette on ABC drama series Hotel which ran for five seasons until 1988 and earned two Golden Globe nominations.

From 1991-1993 she also appeared as an anchor on Canadian science fiction series Beyond Reality.

Shari Belafonte

Noteworthy films and television credits by she include The Midnight Hour (1985), Speed Zone (1989), The Player (1992), Nip/Tuck (2008), General Hospital (2016-2017), Sofia the First (2015), Primrose Lane (2015) and Plastic Daydream (2018).

Career as a Singer and Producer

Shari Belafonte

Shari Belafonte has an accomplished singing and producing career. She released two studio albums: Eyes of Night (1987) and Shari (1989), as well as singing on various soundtracks such as The Midnight Hour, Fire and Ice and Hotel.

She has also explored production work with projects such as Betty’s Treats (2004), Great Family Adventures (2011) and Plastic Daydream (2018).

Additionally, she has ventured into documentary filmmaking such as Sing Your Song (2011) which documents the life and activism of Harry Belafonte, her father.

Personal Life and Activism

Shari Belafonte has been married twice. Her first husband was Robert Harper whom she wed in 1977 but divorced ten years later in 1988; Sam Behrens became her second spouse whom she wed nine years later in 1989; they do not share children together. She does not currently have any biological children of her own.


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 Shari Belafonte is an activist dedicated to animal rights, environmental preservation, human rights and social justice issues. She has participated in organizations like PETA, UNICEF, Amnesty International and The Humane Society as part of this pursuit.


Q: How old is Shari Belafonte?

A: Shari Belafonte is 68 years old as of 2022.

Q: Who are Shari Belafonte’s parents?

A: Shari Belafonte’s parents are Harry Belafonte, a singer and actor, and Marguerite Byrd, a psychologist.

Q: What is Shari Belafonte’s net worth?

A: According to Celebrity Net Worth, Shari Belafonte’s net worth is estimated at $5 million as of 2022.

Q: Is Shari Belafonte related to Halle Berry?

A: No, Shari Belafonte and Halle Berry are not related. They are often mistaken for each other because of their similar appearance and surname. However, they have no blood or marital connection.

Q: What is Shari Belafonte’s latest project?

A: Shari Belafonte’s latest project is Plastic Daydream (2018), a short film that she starred in and executive produced. It is a psychological thriller about a woman who suffers from dissociative identity disorder

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