Harry at a December 2010 performance of The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.
Jacqueline Yvonne Harry
August 14, 1956
|Education|| High School of the Performing Arts |
C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University
|Known for||Sandra Clark – 227 |
Lisa Landry – Sister, Sister
|Home town||Harlem, New York, U.S.|
|Spouse(s)|| Jerry Jemmott |
Elgin Charles Williams
(m. 1996;div. 2003)
|Awards||1987 – Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Sandra Clark (227)|
1999 – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Lisa Landry (Sister, Sister)
2000 – NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Lisa Landry (Sister, Sister)
Jacqueline Yvonne Harry (born August 14, 1956), better known by her mononymous stage name Jackée, is an American actress, singer, comedian, director, and television personality.She is best known for her roles as Sandra Clark, the sexy nemesis of Mary Jenkins (played by Marla Gibbs), on the NBC TV series 227 (1985–90), and as Lisa Landry on the ABC/The WB sitcom Sister, Sister (1994–99). She is noted for being the first and only African-American to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Harry was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1956, and raised in Harlem, New York,to an Afro-Trinidadian mother and African-American father. Harry began studying acting at the High School of the Performing Arts in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Harry graduated from Long Island University with a Bachelor of Arts in education. She worked as an American History teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School for two years before beginning a career on the New York stage.
In 1978, Harry made her Broadway debut in A Broadway Musical .Throughout the 1980s she starred in numerous productions both on and off Broadway, and in national touring productions. In 1994, Harry made her return to the theater by starring as Billie Holiday in the play Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill . Following that stage production, she fulfilled the role of "madam who runs a bordello" in the Broadway musical The Boys from Syracuse . In the mid-2000s, she appeared in stage productions of The Sunshine Boys , Damn Yankees , and A Christmas Carol . She also toured nationally in JD Lawrence's The Clean Up Woman .
In 1983, Harry made her television acting debut in Another World as Lily Mason, a role she continued until 1986. [ citation needed ] In 1985, Harry began a co-starring role as Sandra Clark, on the NBC sitcom 227 . Her mother, Flossie, celebrated her getting the role but died before the show started airing. During the series run, Harry and Marla Gibbs began feuding privately over who was the series' lead. They have since reconciled and collaborated on a number of projects. Her performance on 227 inspired NBC producers to create a television pilot for her entitled Jackée . Although the pilot episode was a success with audiences, the series did not last and the episode is now shown as an episode of 227.In 2003, she was a surprise guest on the Another World Reunion that SOAPnet coordinated and aired.
After leaving 227 in 1989, Harry starred opposite Oprah Winfrey in The Women of Brewster Place , an adaptation of Gloria Naylor's novel of the same name.In 1990, she headlined an NBC comedy pilot from Witt/Thomas titled We'll Take Manhattan; it aired as a summer special that year, but did not make it to series. In late 1991, she joined the cast of The Royal Family after the star, Redd Foxx, unexpectedly died. She starred opposite two-time 227 guest-star Della Reese. In 1992, she starred as the assistant coach in Ladybugs . Harry served as a guest panelist on the 2000 revival of To Tell the Truth and appeared on the second season of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club 2 in 2005. From 1994 until 1999, Harry played Lisa Landry, the adoptive mother of Tia Mowry's character, on the sitcom Sister, Sister .
She had a recurring role as Vanessa on the UPN/The CW series Everybody Hates Chris and had a recurring role on the BET Series Let's Stay Together .She is starring in Byron Allen's syndicated sitcom The First Family , which also features Marla Gibbs in a recurring role. On April 12, 2013, it was announced that she was cast in the episodes "Girl Meets Crazy Hat" and the pilot of Disney sitcom Girl Meets World . Later, she also appeared in "Girl Meets Demolition". That same year, she also joined Gibbs in the movie Forbidden Woman. In 2014, she made a guest appearance on Instant Mom as her character Lisa Landry. She appeared in the 2 Broke Girls episode "And the Sax Problem" in 2016, as Earl's ex and lounge owner.
In 1987, Harry became the first African American to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for 227.In addition to her Emmy Award, Harry also won NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Sister, Sister two consecutive years in 1999 and 2000.
Harry has one child. Harry was once married to arranger and conductor Jerry Jemmott. [ citation needed ] In 1996, Harry married Elgin Charles Williams; they later divorced in 2003. During their marriage, Harry and Williams adopted a son, Frank, in 1997.
|1984||Moscow on the Hudson||Woman||Uncredited|
|1984||The Cotton Club||Dancer|
|1986||Alvin Goes Back to School||Gina Lipman||TV Movie|
|1987||Alf Loves a Mystery||Countess||TV Movie|
|1987||The Incredible Ida Early||Ida Early||TV Movie|
|1988||Crash Course||Edna Savage||TV Movie|
|1988||The Cheech Show||Sheila||TV Movie|
|1989||Double Your Pleasure||Linda Cavanaugh / Sharlene Cavanaugh||TV Movie|
|1989||Jackée||Sandra Clark||TV Movie|
|1989||The Women of Brewster Place||Etta Mae Johnson||TV Movie|
|1990||We'll Take Manhattan||Yvonne|
|1993||Living and Working in Space: The Countdown Has Begun||Charmayne||Direct-to-video|
|2003||The Nick at Nite Holiday Special||Jackée / The Baker||TV Movie|
|2004||You Got Served||Mama|
|2006||All You've Got||Butt shorts salesman||TV Movie|
|2007||The Last Day of Summer||Lola the Lobster|
|2009||Man of Her Dreams||Louise Smith||Stage play|
|2010||Christmas Cupid||Vivian||TV Movie|
|2010||The Clean Up Woman||Jasmine||Stage play|
|2010||Knight to D7||Nurse Hamilton||Short film|
|2011||The Ideal Husband||Vivian Peterson||TV Movie|
|2011||Nurse Jackée||Nurse Jackée||Short film|
|2012||Brother White||Veena||TV Movie|
|2012||Switchin' the Script||Mrs. Shepard|
|2013||The Coalition||Grandmother Hathaway||Direct-to-video|
|2013||The Sins of Deacon Whyles||Mom|
|2013||The Love Letter||Josephine||TV Movie|
|2014||Knock 'Em Dead||Savannah|
|2014||The Dirty 30||Linda|
|2015||The Man in 3B||Miss Bertha|
|2016||Ladies Book Club||Mrs. Roxanne Charles||TV Movie|
|2016||Broadcasting Christmas||Veronika Daniels||TV Movie|
|2016||A Husband for Christmas||Erin||TV Movie|
|2017||Wrapped Up In Christmas||Arlene Simons||TV Movie|
|2018||It's a Date||Allison Cole|
|2018||When It Comes Around||Amina|
|2018||My Christmas Inn||Susan Taylor||TV Movie|
|2019||Pride & Prejudice: Atlanta||Mrs. Bennet||TV Movie|
|2019||The Wrong Tutor||Principal Callahan||TV Movie|
|2019||Carole's Christmas||Iris||TV Movie|
|2019||Christmas on My Mind||Dr. Caroline Albright||TV Movie|
|2020||Love in Store||Sharon St. Clair||TV Movie|
|1983–1986||Another World||Lily Mason||Main role|
|1985–1989||227||Sandra Clark||Main role (Seasons 1–4); recurring role (season 5)|
|1988–1989||Amen||Roxanne Farley / Florence Hawkins||3 episodes|
|1991–1992||The Royal Family||Ruth 'CoCo' Royal||Main role, 8 episodes|
|1992||Designing Women||Vanessa Chamberlain||Episode: "Shades of Vanessa"|
|1994||Dave's World||Estelle||Episode: "Saved by Estelle"|
|1994–1999||Sister, Sister||Lisa Landry||Main role, 119 episodes|
|1995–1997||Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child||Giant's Wife / Little Bo Peep||Voice; episodes: "Jack and the Beanstalk", "Mother Goose"|
|2000||Twice in a Lifetime||Darcy Green / Louise Lutrelle||Episode: "Used Hearts"|
|2003||7th Heaven||Ms. Beane||Episode: "It's Not Always About You"|
|2005||That's So Raven||Dava||Episode: "Goin' Hollywood"|
|One on One||Sherri St. Croix||Episode: "Waiting for Huffman"|
|2006–2009||Everybody Hates Chris||Vanessa||Recurring role, 26 episodes|
|2008||The Mighty B!||Nurse (voice)||Episode: "Bee Patients"|
|2010||Friends & Lovers||Omar's Mother||2 episodes|
|2011||She's Still Not Our Sister||Connie|
|2011–2013||Let's Stay Together||Delores Whitmore||Recurring role, 5 episodes|
|2012–2015||The First Family||Pauletta Birdsong||Main role, 36 episodes|
|2012||For Richer or Poorer||Mrs. Henderson||Episodes: "Ex Files", "The Switch"|
|Are We There Yet?||Jackée||Episode: "The Ghost Dog Episode"|
|2013||Celebrity Ghost Stories||Herself||(Season 4)|
|American Dad!||Shonteeva's Assistant (voice)||Episode: "For Black Eyes Only"|
|How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life)||Jessoka||Episode: "How to Help the Needy"|
|Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious||Mrs. Jordan|
|2014||Glee||Herself||Episode: "City of Angels"|
|Instant Mom||Lisa Landry||Episode: "Not Your Mother's Day"|
|One Love||Nurse Beverly||Episode: "Tea-Ball"|
|2014–2015||Girl Meets World||Evelyn Rand||Recurring role, 3 episodes|
|2015||In the Cut||Nadine||Main role, 4 episodes|
|2015||Family Time||Gladys||Episode: "Hospitality"|
|Baby Daddy||Judge Johnson||3 episodes|
|Transformers: Robots in Disguise||Zizza (voice)||Episode: "The Buzz on Windblade"|
|Young & Hungry||JoJo||Episode: "Young & Christmas"|
|2016||2 Broke Girls||Ruby||Episode: "And the Sax Problem"|
|2017||The Thundermans||Officer Bosco||Episode: "Orange Is the New Max"|
|2018||K.C. Undercover||Betty/Midge Turner||Episode: "The Gammy Files"|
|2018||Tyler Perry's The Paynes||JoAnn Payne||Lead role; 38 episodes|
|2019||The Cool Kids||Lorraine||Episodes: "Funeral Crashers", "Vegas, Baby!"|
|2019||Live in Front of a Studio Audience||Diane||Episode: “Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons”|
|2019||A Black Lady Sketch Show||Sandra Clark||Episode: "3rd & Bonaparte Is Always in the Shade"|
|2019||Family Reunion||Aunt Dot||Episode: “A Family Reunion Christmas”|
|2020–present||Tyler Perry's House of Payne||JoAnn Payne||Lead role|
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