What is Shar Jackson’s Net Worth?
Shar Jackson is an American actress who has a net worth of $500 thousand. Shar Jackson, also known as Sharisse Jackson, began her professional career in the early 90s, appearing in the film “CB4”, and guest starring on such television programs as, “Roc”, “Tall Hopes”, and “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”. Throughout the early to mid-90s, she made a name for herself guest-starring on multiple popular series, including, “Getting By”, “South Central”, “My So-Called Life”, “Me and the Boys”, “The Parent Hood”, and “The Steve Harvey Show”. In 1996, she was cast in the role that would make her a household name, as Niecy Jackson on the hit show, “Moesha”. Her work on “Moesha” led to a role in the hit film, “Good Burger”, and she appeared in the same role on episodes of “Clueless”, “The Parkers”, and “Girlfriends”. In addition to her acting career, she was also part of the pop group, Mpulz, which released one album, and she also won the MTV reality singing competition, “Celebrity Rap Superstar” in 2007. Shar Jackson has two children with Kevin Federline, who infamously left her while she was still pregnant so he could date Britney Spears.
Jackson was born on August 31, 1976 in Boston, Massachusetts. She is of African-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican descent. She was interested in acting and show business from a young age.
Jackson began her career in the spotlight in 1993 when she began appearing in episodes of various television series. She appeared in episodes of “Roc,” “Tall Hopes,” and “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.” She also briefly appeared in the film, “CB4.” She continued landing television roles in 1994, appearing in episodes of “Getting By,” “South Central,” “On Our Own,” “Me and the Boys,” and “My So-Called Life.” In 1995, she had roles in “Minor Adjustments,” “The Parent ‘Hood,” and again appeared in “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper.”
In 1996, she landed a role in the television film, “Grand Avenue,” and also an episode of “The Steve Harvey Show.” She also caught her big break that year by landing one of the main roles in the television series, “Moesha.” In the show, she played the role of Niecy Jackson, the best friend of the title character, played by Brandy. The show remained on air from 1996 to 2001 and aired on the UPN channel. It became one of the biggest hits over the course of the UPN network’s run and a couple of the episodes of the show wone SHINE Awards. Jackson appeared in 122 episodes of the series.
While on “Moesha,” Jackson was able to book more prominent roles in other television series and films. She had a starring role in the Nickelodeon movie “Good Burger” opposite Kel Mitchell an Kenan Thompson in 1997. Though the film did not receive entirely positive reviews, it did do well at the box office and has since become something of a cult classic. She also appeared in the films “Love & Basketball” in 2001 and “Roller Wheelz” in 2002. While on “Moesha,” she appeared in other series like “Smart Guy,” “Sister, Sister,” “Clueless,” “The Parkers,” and “Girlfriends.”
In 2002, she also briefly pursued a career in music. She was a member of the short-lived pop girl group, “Mpulz.” One of their songs was included on “The Princess Diaries” soundtrack and was the only single that the group released before disbanding the same year.
After “Moesha” ended, Jackson’s career in film and television continued, though she did not appear in as many productions during the early 2000s. In 2006, she appeared in an episodes of “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Everybody Hates Chris.,” and the ABC reality series “The Ex-Wives Club.” She hosted the latter show with Marla Maples and Angie Everhart and focused on helping guests on the show get over painful and difficult divorces.
She competed on the MTV reality show, “Celebrity Rap Superstar,” and ultimately won the competition in 2007. In 2009, she appeared in the film “Steppin: The Movie” as character Uwamma Layne,” “I Do…I Did” as Candy,” and “The House That Jack Built” as Alexa.” She also participated in the reality show, “Celebrity Fit Club,” in 2010, appearing in five episodes. In 2011, she landed a role in the film “Blood Effects” followed by a role in “One Blood” in 2012.
In 2013, she appeared in the television series “Trent & Tilly” and then in “Hollywood Divas” as herself in 2015. In 2016, she was featured in the reality show, “The Mother/Daughter Experiment: Celebrity Edition.” In 2019, she landed roles in two films, “Olden Times” and “Take a Stan.” The following year, in 2020, she appeared in the film “Reboot Camp.” She also reunited with several former castmates from “Moesha” for the 2021 show, “Kim and Niecy.”
Though she pursued acting from a young age, Jackson later returned to school and completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology, followed by a master’s degree in forensic science.
In high school, Jackson was dating a boy, Donovan Antonio Jackson, with whom she had two children. Later in life, she began dating rapper Kevin Federline. The couple had a daughter and then became engaged while Jackson was pregnant with their second child, a son. However, they broke off their engagement when Federline began dating singer and pop star, Britney Spears. Their son was born after they separated. While Jackson was originally critical of Federline’s relationship with Spears, they have since developed an amicable friendship and she has publicly commented positively on Federline’s parenting skills. Following her relationship with Federline, not much else is known about Jackson’s personal life as she does not maintain a strong online presence and does not post often on social media.
However, a restraining order was filed against her in 2017 after she was accused of hitting her granddaughter, the daughter of her daughter Casselay. Jackson subsequently denied the allegations and the charges were dropped.