If you were privileged enough to grow up in the 80s and 90s, the golden era of black television, then you likely have a special place in heart for a woman who is responsible for bringing endless amounts of joy over the years. We’re talking about the one and only Jackée Harry—and today she turns 62 and looks absolutely fabulous!
227 and Sister, Sister are two of the biggest black sitcoms of all-time and they both have one thing in common, the immeasurable talent of Jackée Harry, first and currently only African-American to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. When she steps onto the set, she steals the scene, something that she has managed to do for over 30 years now. As she turns 62 years young and full of the same sassy, feisty spirit she’s always possessed, we wanted to not only celebrate her, but find out what her secret is to aging so gracefully.
Back in 1997, when Harry was 41, she was interviewed about her secret to looking her best and combating the aging process, and she credits it to good old-fashioned H2O and beauty rest. “Water really does great things for my skin,” she told the mag. “Also, my biggest thing that I haven’t told you is I take naps. I’ll take one at 11 when we have a break in the morning at the studio and then around 3. That’s my biggest secret. Water and naps.”
Last year she spoke about her life in her 60s and how staying positive and embracing age is the key to living your best life. Harry stated, “I really thought I’d be depressed as I got older, and it does take hold of me sometimes, maybe for an hour or so. But I stay positive.” She continued her sentiment, adding “I’m all right age-wise. I realized there’s nothing you can do about it. You can get plastic surgery up the yin-yang, but that old body is still going to be there.”
At 62, Harry has stated numerous times that she has no plans to retire and we couldn’t be happier. Besides, with rumors constantly swirling about a Sister, Sister reboot, she has to be involved if it actually happens because we need our beloved Lisa Landry in the house.
Happy Birthday Jackée Harry and here’s wishing you many more years of continued success and looking fabulous!