Who is Shar Jackson?

Sharisse “Shar” Jackson was born on 31 August 1976, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and is an actress as well as a singer, probably best known for gaining prominence through the television series “Moesha”, in which she played the character Niecy Jackson. She was also the winner of the reality television show “Celebrity Rap Superstar” in 2007.

The Net Worth of Shar Jackson

How rich is Shar Jackson? As of late-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $1.5 million, earned through a successful career in the entertainment industry. She’s been active as an actress since 1993, including working on several films during her career.

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As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life and Breakthrough

Jackson grew up in Boston, and is of African-American as well as Native American descent, and also of Puerto Rican and Mexican descent through her father. While she pursued a career in acting from a young age, she later completed her education, graduating with a degree in psychology, and then a master’s degree in forensic science.

She started pursuing acting roles in 1993, appearing in episodes of various shows such as “Roc”, “South Central”, and “Me and the Boys”. In 1996, she got her breakthrough when she was cast in the show “Moesha”, a role she would hold on to for the next five years until the show’s termination; the series starred Brandy Norwood as the titular character, who lives in Los Angeles with her family. The show was initially intended to air through CBS but was rejected, leading it to find a home on UPN as a mid-season replacement, and became one of the biggest successes of the network.

Shar Jackson

Rise to Prominence

While working on “Moesha”, Jackson also had a starring role in the Nickelodeon movie entitled “Good Burger”, alongside Kel Mitchell and Kenan Thompson, based on the comedy sketch segment of the same name, which became popular through the series “All That”. The film received mixed reviews, but still managed to earn well at the box office. After that project, she continued with television projects, including an appearance in “The Bernie Mac Show”, starring the titular Bernie Mac as he raises three kids with his wife. The show aired for a total of five seasons, though she was only in it as a guest.

Later on, Shar forayed into reality television projects as well, and was featured in the ABC program called “The Ex-Wives Club”, in which she worked alongside Angie Everhart and Maria Maples. The program helps people as they go through difficult and painful divorces; Debbie Ford made an appearance on the show as a life coach, which ran for a few months. During this period, she also busy working on “Smart Guy”, “Sister, Sister”, and ‘Clueless”.

Latter Career and Recent Projects

In 2009, Shar worked on the film “I Do…I Did” before having a role in “Steppin: The Movie”, a musical comedy starring Wesley Jonathan and Chrystee Paris. It follows the story of students who participate in an official step competition season, to win prize money and bragging rights. She also had a guest role in “Everybody Hates Chris”, a sitcom starring comedian Chris Rock,  based on his experiences as a teenager, also starring Tyler James Williams as well as Terry Crews. The show parodied the title of “Everybody Loves Raymond”, and aired through The CW.

In 2010, she made an appearance during the seventh season of “Celebrity Fit Club: Boot Camp”. The show followed overweight celebrities as they tried to lose weight during the course of a season, and was based on a British show of the same name which aired on ITV. Other participants of the show include Kaycee Stroh, Sebastian Bach and Nicole Eggert. One of her latest appearances was in the second season of the program entitled “Hollywood Divas”, which airs on TV One, and follows the lives of five African-American actresses as they try to navigate their career, relationships, and family.

Personal Life and Social Media

For her personal life, it is known that Jackson had a relationship with rapper Kevin Federline, and they have two children together, with the second being born after their separation. They were engaged prior to breaking-up, but he then began a relationship with singer Britney Spears. Shar commented negatively on his new relationship, but apparently maintains an amicable friendship with Federline, and even complimented his parenting. She also has two other children from a high school boyfriend named Donovan Antonio Jackson. It isn’t known if she started another relationship after Federline – certainly there are no public reports.

In 2017, a restraining order was filed against her after she was accused of hitting her granddaughter in the face, leaving a cut across her forehead, which occurred when the granddaughter stayed at her home. She denied all allegations, and nothing came of the supposed altercation. One of the reasons why there is very limited information about her current endeavors is due to the lack of any strong online presence. She does not have accounts on any of the major social media websites, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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