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
|Occupation||Actress, singer, comedian, director, television personality|
|Known for||Sandra Clark – 227 |
Lisa Landry – Sister, Sister
|Home town||Harlem, New York|
Elgin Charles Williams(m. 1996–2003)
|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 a black 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.
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Marla Gibbs is an American actress, comedian, singer, writer and television producer, whose career spans five decades. Gibbs is known for her role as George Jefferson's maid, Florence Johnston, in the CBS sitcom, The Jeffersons (1975–85), for which she received five nominations for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
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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.
Winston-Salem is a city in and the county seat of Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States. With a 2018 estimated population of 246,328 it is the second largest municipality in the Piedmont Triad region, the fifth most populous city in North Carolina, the third largest urban area in North Carolina, and the eighty-ninth most populous city in the United States. With a metropolitan population of 676,673 it is the fourth largest metropolitan area in North Carolina. Winston-Salem is home to the tallest office building in the region, 100 North Main Street, formerly the Wachovia Building and now known locally as the Wells Fargo Center.
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Long Island University (LIU) was founded on the principle of educating and empowering men and women from all walks of life. Through our mission of Access and Excellence, the LIU community remains committed, above all else, to the educational needs and interests of our diverse student body. LIU strives to cultivate and expand academic, professional, artistic and co-curricular opportunities, enabling students to realize their full potential as ethically grounded, intellectually vigorous, and socially responsible global citizens.
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 .
A Broadway Musical is a musical with a book by William F. Brown, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. The Broadway production closed after 14 previews and only one performance on December 21, 1978.
Eleanora Fagan, better known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years. Nicknamed "Lady Day" by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. She was known for her vocal delivery and improvisational skills.
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill is a play with music by Lanie Robertson, recounting some events in the life of Billie Holiday. The play originally premiered in 1986 at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, and soon played Off-Broadway. The play opened on Broadway in 2014.
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.
Another World is an American television soap opera that aired on NBC from May 4, 1964, to June 25, 1999. It was created by Irna Phillips along with William J. Bell, and was produced by Procter & Gamble Productions at NBC Studios, 1268 East 14th Street in Brooklyn.
227 is an American sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 6, 1990. The series stars Marla Gibbs as Mary Jenkins, a sharp-tongued, inner-city resident gossip and housewife, and lower floor neighbors Sandra Clark and Pearl Shay.
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 .
Oprah Gail Winfrey is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and ran in national syndication for 25 years from 1986 to 2011. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she was the richest African American of the 20th century and North America's first black multi-billionaire, and has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history. She has also been sometimes ranked as the most influential woman in the world.
The Women of Brewster Place is an American television miniseries that was broadcast on March 19 and 20, 1989 on ABC. The miniseries is based upon the critically acclaimed 1982 novel of the same name by Gloria Naylor. It was produced by Oprah Winfrey's Harpo Productions with a teleplay by Karen Hall.
Gloria Naylor was an American novelist, known for novels including The Women of Brewster Place (1982), Linden Hills (1985) and Mama Day (1988).
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.
The United Paramount Network (UPN) was an American broadcast television network that launched on January 16, 1995. The network was originally owned by Chris-Craft Industries and United Television; Viacom turned the network into a joint venture in 1996 after acquiring a 50% stake in the network, and subsequently purchased Chris-Craft's remaining stake in 2000. In December 2005, UPN was spun off to CBS Corporation when Viacom split into two separate companies.
The CW Television Network is an American English-language free-to-air television network that is operated by The CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network (UPN); and AT&T, whose WarnerMedia subsidiary is the parent company of Warner Bros., former majority owner of The WB. The network's name is an abbreviation derived from the first letters of the names of its two parent corporations.
Everybody Hates Chris is an American period sitcom that is based on the troubled teenage experiences of comedian Chris Rock during the 1980s. The show is set between 1982 and 1987, although Rock himself was a teenager between 1978 and 1984, having been born in 1965. The show's title parodies the hit CBS sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.
Harry became the first African American to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for 227 in 1987.She won NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Sister, Sister two consecutive years in 1999 and 2000.
Harry was married to Elgin Charles Williams from 1996 to 2003.They adopted their 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|
|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, 120 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–present||Tyler Perry's The Paynes||JoAnn Payne||Lead role|
|2019||The Cool Kids||Lorraine||Episodes: "Funeral Crashers", "Vegas, Baby!"|
Lisa Valerie Kudrow is an American actress, comedian, writer, and producer. After making guest appearances in several television sitcoms, including Cheers, she came to prominence with her recurring role of Ursula Buffay in Mad About You (1993-1999), receiving a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. Kudrow gained worldwide recognition for portraying Phoebe Buffay, Ursula's twin sister, on the television sitcom Friends (1994–2004), for which she received several accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series from six nominations, two Screen Actors Guild Awards from 12 nominations, and a Golden Globe Award nomination. Her character was widely popular while the series aired and was later recognized as one of the greatest female characters in American television.
The Jeffersons is an American sitcom that was broadcast on CBS from January 18, 1975, to July 2, 1985, lasting 11 seasons and a total of 253 episodes. The Jeffersons is one of the longest-running sitcoms, the second-longest-running American series with a primarily African American cast, and the first to prominently feature a married interracial couple.
Phylicia Rashād is an American actress, singer and stage director. She is known for her role as Clair Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (1984–92), which earned her Emmy Award nominations in 1985 and 1986. She was dubbed "The Mother" of the black community at the 2010 NAACP Image Awards.
Susan Michaela Sullivan is an American actress. Sullivan is best known for her roles as Lenore Curtin Delaney on the daytime soap opera Another World (1971–76), as Dr. Elaina Marks in the television series pilot The Incredible Hulk, as Lois Adams on the ABC sitcom It's a Living (1980–81), as Maggie Gioberti Channing on the primetime soap opera Falcon Crest (1981–89), as Kitty Montgomery on the ABC sitcom Dharma & Greg (1997–2002), and as Martha Rodgers on Castle (2009–2016).
Tia Dashon Mowry-Hardrict is an American actress. She first gained recognition for her starring role as Tia Landry in the sitcom Sister, Sister (1994–1999), opposite her identical twin sister Tamera Mowry. The sisters then starred together in the Disney Channel Original Movie Twitches (2005) and its sequel, Twitches Too (2007). They were also featured in the reality series Tia & Tamera (2011–2013).
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Halroy Candis Williams is an American actor, best known for his recurring role as Police Officer Smith ("Smitty") on Sanford and Son (1972–76) and as the patriarch Lester Jenkins, the husband of Marla Gibbs's character, on the NBC sitcom 227 (1985–90).
Debra Renee Wilson, also known as Debra Wilson Skelton or Debra Skelton, is an American actress and comedian. Wilson is known for being the longest-serving original cast member on the sketch comedy series Mad TV, having appeared for the show's first eight seasons. She has also done voice work for various productions including Avatar, American Dad!, Family Guy, Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil, The Proud Family, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and The Boondocks.
Christina Pickles is a British-American actress. She is known for her role as Nurse Helen Rosenthal in the NBC medical drama St. Elsewhere (1982–88), for which she received five nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She is also known for her recurring role as Judy Geller on the NBC sitcom Friends (1994–2003), for which she was nominated for the 1995 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.
Sister, Sister is an American television sitcom starring identical twins Tia and Tamera Mowry. It premiered on April 1, 1994, and concluded after airing six seasons on May 23, 1999. The premise of the show was that the girls were separated and adopted at birth. One was adopted by a single mother while the other was adopted by a couple, although the mother died a short time later. The two accidentally found each other fourteen years later and reunited.
Susie Garrett was an African American actress of theatre and television, jazz vocalist, and acting teacher. She is best known for playing Betty Johnson on the TV series Punky Brewster.
"The Virgin" is the 50th episode of the sitcom Seinfeld. It was the tenth episode of the fourth season. It aired on November 11, 1992. The cast assembled to read this episode's script on October 14, 1992, and it was filmed six days later, on October 20.
Jan Clayton was a film, musical theater, and television actress. She starred in the popular 1950s TV series Lassie.
Keesha Ulricka Sharp is an American actress and director. She began her career appearing on television dramas, before her regular role as Monica Charles Brooks in the UPN/The CW comedy series, Girlfriends (2002–08), for which she received NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nomination.
Christina Applegate is an American actress and dancer. As an adolescent actress, she started playing the role of Kelly Bundy on the Fox sitcom Married... with Children (1987–97). In her adult years, Applegate established a film and television career, winning an Emmy Award and earning Tony and Golden Globe nominations.
Melanie Barnett-Davis is a fictional character, portrayed by actress Tia Mowry, who appears in the American sitcom The Game, which aired on the CW Television Network and BET from 2006 to 2015. Introduced in a backdoor pilot on the sitcom Girlfriends as the cousin of Joan Clayton, Melanie chooses to support her boyfriend Derwin Davis' career with the San Diego Sabres, a fictional National Football League (NFL) team, rather than attend medical school at Johns Hopkins University. The series focuses primarily on Melanie and Derwin's complicated relationship, with her fears of his infidelity at the center of many of the episodes' storylines. Mowry left the series in 2012 upon learning that her role would be reduced as a result of co-star Pooch Hall's decision to leave The Game to appear in the crime drama series Ray Donovan. Both actors reprised their roles in the series' finale, in which Melanie gives birth to twins.
Tia & Tamera is an American reality television series on that aired on the Style Network from August 8, 2011, until September 22, 2013. Originally titled Tia & Tamera Take 2, the series started off as a television special that aired on July 17, 2010. It was announced in February 2011 that the special was picked to series. Later, the series was changed to its current title and debuted on August 8, 2011, on the now defunct Style Network. In September 2011, Style Network renewed the show for a second season, which later premiered on June 11, 2012. Season 3 was announced on February 12, 2013, with it premiering on July 14, 2013. The third season concluded September 22, 2013, and was the last program to air on Style, which re-branded as Esquire Network the next day. Tia & Tamera began airing on E! starting October 15, 2013, along with former Style Network series Giuliana and Bill.
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