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Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Jackée Harry moved to New York City at the age of nine. After graduating from New York's High School of Music and Art, Harry earned a degree in Education from the Long Island University and taught History at Brooklyn Technical High School, before deciding to give acting a try. She performed in a number of plays and made her way to Broadway before her first on screen appearance with Morgan Freeman on "Another World" (NBC, 1964-1999) in 1983. In 1985, Harry debuted as a series regular on "227" (NBC, 1985-1990). The role of Sandra Clark, nemesis to the series leading lady, earned Harry the honor of becoming the first African-American woman to win the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, and made Jackée a household name. In 1994, Harry premiered in a series regular role on the popular show "Sister, Sister" (ABC, 1994; The WB, 1995-1999). That show ended its run after six seasons, and Harry kept busy with supporting guest roles until she landed a recurring role on "Everybody Hates Chris" (UPN, 2005-06; The CW, 2006-09) a semi-autobiographical show from Chris Rock. In 2012, she played sister-in-law to the President, a series regular role on the sitcom "The First Family" (Syndication, 2012-15). After that show ended, Harry continued to appear in supporting roles.
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Cast (TV Mini-Series)
Stage debut (as Jacqueline Harry), "Two Plays By Richard Wesley"
Broadway debut, "A Broadway Musical"
Appeared as Lily Mason on NBC daytime drama, "Another World"
Film debut as dancer, "The Cotton Club"
TV-movie debut, "Crash Course"
Miniseries debut, "The Women of Brewster Place"
Joined TV series, "The Royal Family" after Redd Foxx's death
Starred on stage as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill"
Made directorial debut with episode of "Sister, Sister"
Returned to the stage to act in NYC revival of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf"