• Sherry Holmes was born in Ontario, Canada and is a TV personality.
• She gained recognition after appearing in the “Holmes Makes it Right” and “Holmes Inspection” reality TV shows.
• She married fellow builder Blake Steed in St. Lucia in 2018 and they had a baby girl.
• She was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2002 and underwent life-saving surgery.
• Her father Mike Holmes is a contractor, builder, businessman, investor, TV host, and philanthropist.
Who is Sherry Holmes? Wiki Bio
Sherry Holmes was born in Ontario, Canada on 21 June 1987 – her birth sign is Cancer and she holds Canadian nationality. She is a TV personality, who gained recognition after she began appearing in the “Holmes Makes it Right” reality TV show.
Early life and education
Sherry grew up in Ontario where she was raised by her father Mike Holmes Sr. who is a builder, contractor, and a TV personality, and her mother Alexandra who is a housewife; Sherry has a brother named Holmes Jr. and a sister called Amanda. Her parents divorced before she turned 10, and she was later raised by her father and his girlfriend Anna.
Sherry matriculated from a high school in Ontario, and then traveled across Canada, often changing jobs before she settled down and began working with her father.
Career as a TV personality and other jobs
Sherry found her first steady job in 2008, when she began working for the Make It Right Foundation, which is owned by noted American actor Brad Pitt. When she and her family first joined the organization, they were helping those who were left without a roof over their heads after everything was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. She started building and repairing houses, together with her father and her brother, and decided it was the right job for her to become a residential builder.
In 2012, the entire family launched a show together entitled “Holmes Makes it Right” – it counted two seasons and 36 episodes before it stopped airing in 2014. Sherry’s father Mike previously had another show called “Holmes on Homes”, which aired from 2001 to 2009 – Shelly appeared in three episodes in 2007, while she was also the show’s production assistant for 31 episodes from 2005 to 2009.
Starting in 2009, Mike and his family launched another show called “Holmes Inspection”, which has been airing ever since, with Sherry appearing in 46 episodes from 2009 to 2012.
Love life and marriage with Blake Steed
For a while, Sherry was rumored to be dating Damon Bennett, a fellow builder who has also appeared in every show Mike has launched, however, these rumors turned out to be false after Sherry announced she was dating Blake Steed.
Blake Steed is a builder as well; the two met in 2012 when they had an opportunity to work together. Sherry and the rest of the team were rebuilding High Park’s castle playground located in Toronto, and as they were at risk of breaking the deadline, they hired a framing company to help with the project.
One of the framers was Blake, and Sherry described him as “…pretty quiet, but I remembered his name as soon as I met him. We became friends while working on different projects, eventually started dating secretly, and somehow ended up moving in together before we even realized it.”
They married on their fifth anniversary on 12 December 2018 in St. Lucia – they chose “Then” by Brad Paisley as their first dance song, and part of the song goes “I can just see you, with a baby on the way”.
Work can be tough and stressful. I’m tired and can get pretty short-tempered. I have to remind myself to take a step…
Sherry and Blake found out that she was pregnant shortly after they picked the song, and announced they were expecting at the wedding, later revealing that it was a girl.
Sherry’s brain tumor
In 2002 when Sherry was 15, she had a CT scan which showed that she had a brain tumor – doctors reacted quickly and she underwent life-saving surgery in the same week. After the surgery Sherry was safe, her father commented ‘Without question, the doctors did their jobs well, but as far as I’m concerned it was the CT scan that saved her life’ – he went on to donate money to the hospital, so that they could buy new CT scanning machines.
Likes and other interests
Sherry’s main hobby is travelling, and she has been all around Canada and several in the US. When she first began working, she couldn’t handle staying in one place, but rather chose to work all around Canada. She was physically very active during her teenage years, as she found it boring to sit and do nothing – she competed in several sports while at high school, including soccer and volleyball, and later often visited the gym. She is still working-out today, with several training sessions at the gym each week, while she often goes jogging with her husband Blake.
We’ve come a long way! As a woman in the trades, I love seeing more women be part of our job sites. The trades are a viable career for anyone who has the passion and drive – no matter their gender. #womeninconstruction #skilledtrades pic.twitter.com/y8r7cJ5lFI
— Sherry Holmes (@thesherryholmes) October 20, 2019
Sherry enjoys reading books and watching TV in her spare time – some of her favorite actors and actresses are Vin Diesel, Angelina Jolie, and Julia Roberts, while her favorite movies include “Nothing Hill”, “Mr. and Mrs Smith”, and “Riddick”.
Appearance and net worth
Sherry is 32 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.75m) tall, and weighs around 158lbs (72kgs). Her net worth is over $1 million, while her father Mike’s wealth is estimated at over $30 million.
Who is Mike Holmes, Sherry’s father?
Sherry owes her career as a builder and a TV personality to her father Mike Holmes, who made it all possible for her – he was born in Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada, on 3 August 1963 so his birth sign is Leo and he holds Canadian nationality.
Mike is a contractor and a builder, businessman, investor, TV host, and a philanthropist.
Mike learned the craft from his father, who began teaching him about construction when Mike was only six years old – after turning 19, Mike launched his own contracting company which counted 13 employees at the time, and two years later he launched his renovation company. During the next 20 years, he maintained the running of both companies.
In 2006, Mike founded The Holmes Foundation which is there to help those in poverty who cannot afford to have their houses fixed and renovated – this led to him being recognized in Canada’s House of Commons in the same year. Mike is a writer as well, as he has written two books entitled “Home Renovation with Canada’s Most Trusted Contractor” and “Holmes Inspection: Everything you Need to Know Before You Buy or Sell Your Home”.
It was revealed in May 2010 that Mike is the second most trusted person in Canada – first place goes to David Suzuki, a Canadian academic, science broadcaster, and environmental activist.