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Jakee Harry Hurt On Set Of The First Family

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There was a bit of a scare for actress, Jackee Harry, on the set of The First Family. The veteran actress was shooting a scene with a magician, when she fell on Thursday. As is routine on any set, the paramedics were called as a precaution. The actress is reported to be doing fine. 

The First Family is an African American sitcom, created by Byron Allen. The sitcom is about William Johnson, a Democrat who is elected to become the second black president of the United States. Harry plays Pauletta , the sister-in-law on the show. Jakee Harry is best known for originating the role of Sandra Clark on the classic sitcom, 227, opposite Marla Gibb.

Harry also played Lisa Landry in the 1990s sitcom Sister, Sister, opposite Tia and Tamara Mowry. Before turning professional actress, Harry taught history at Brooklyn Technical High School. Harry made her Broadway debut in A Broadway Musical, playing a chorine. Other theatre credits include, Lady Day, and The Boys From Syracuse.

Harry actually made her television debut in the long running soap opera, Another World, as Lily Mason, in 1983.  Harry was the first African American to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy. In 1989 Harry landed the made for television movie, Women of Brewster Place, which starred Oprah Winfrey, Robin Givens, and Lonette McKee. She starred in the feature film Ladybugs, as the assistant coach, opposite Rodney Dangerfield, in 1992. Harry was also seen on VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club 2, in 2005. Harry had a recurring role on the sitcom, Everybody Hates Chris and BET’s Let’s Stay Together.  On April 12th, it was announced that the actress was cast in a new television pilot, Girl Meets World.  

Asa Lovechild is an accomplished actress and singer out of New York City and a supporter of  One Billion Rising

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