Jayne Kennedy Net Worth

Jayne Kennedy Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Jayne Kennedy net worth is
$2 Million

Jayne Kennedy Wiki Biography

Jayne Harrison Overtone was born on the 27th October 1951, in Washington, D.C., USA, and is a producer and actress, probably best recognized for producing the musical “The Journey Of The African American”, and for starring in the role of Julie Winters in the film “Body And Soul” (1981). She is also known for being a sports broadcaster, spokeswoman, as well as a model and the 1970 Miss Ohio. Her career has been active since 1969.

So, have you ever wondered how rich Jayne Kennedy is, as of mid-2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Jayne’s net worth is over $2 million, accumulated through her successful involvement in the entertainment industry.

Jayne Kennedy Net Worth $2 Million

Jayne Kennedy is the daughter of Virginia and Herbert Harrison, who worked as a machinist. She went to Wickliffe High School in Wickliffe, Ohio, and represented the school at the American Legion’s Girls State mock-government program, after which was named as the Senator of the American Legion’s Girls Nation program in Washington, D.C., and she won the office of Vice-President of the United States.

Parallel with that, she began to pursue her modeling career, participating at various beauty pageants until she was crowned Miss Ohio in 1970, becoming the first African American woman to achieve that status. Afterwards, she entered the semi-final of the Miss America contest in 1970 and this marked the beginning of an increase of her net worth. She also appeared in such magazines as Essence, Jet, and Ebony, which named her as One of the 20 Greatest Sex Symbols of the 20th Century. She also became the first black actress to appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine.

In 1971 she moved to California to pursue her career as an actress; however, at the beginning she performed in various night clubs as a dancer and singer, until she made her debut film appearance in the 1972 film “Lady Sings The Blues”, which was followed by the role of Judy in the film entitled “Group Marriage” (1973), directed by Stephanie Rothman. During the next three years she made a number of guest-starring appearances, then in 1976 was selected to portray Serena in the film “The Muthers”. She continued with small roles, and her next memorable role came in the next decade, when she was cast as Julie Winters in the 1981 film “Body And Soul”, for which she won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture in the following year, which added a considerable amount to her net worth.

Jayne continued her career as a producer, and one of her major projects was the musical “The Journey Of The African American”, which earned her the NAACP Theater Award for Best Producer.

Apart from her career in the world of acting, Jayne became also known as a sports broadcaster in 1978, working for “The NFL Today”. Furthermore, she produced and starred in her own exercise videos entitled “Love Your Body”, which increased her net worth by a large margin.

Speaking about her career as a spokeswoman, Jayne worked for different brands, including Diet Coke, Coca Cola’s Tab, Revlon, Esoterica, Fashion Fair Cosmetics, etc. All of these collaborations increased her wealth.

Regarding her personal life, Jayne Kennedy has been married to actor Bill Overton since 1985; the couple has four children. Previously, she was married to Leon Isaac Kennedy from 1970 to 1982. In free time, she is very active working with such charitable organizations as the Children’s Miracle Network, which helps children with health issues.

Full NameJayne Kennedy
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 27, 1951
Place Of BirthWashington, D.C., United States
Height1.78 m
EducationWickliffe High School
SpouseBill Overton (m. 1985), Leon Isaac Kennedy (m. 1970–1982)
ChildrenKopper Joi Overton, Savannah Re Overton, Zaire Ollyea Overton
ParentsVirginia Harrison, Herbert Harrison
AwardsNAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
MoviesBody and Soul, Death Force, The Muthers, Mysterious Island Of Beautiful Women
TV ShowsThe NFL Today
1I was in pain all the time. Sometimes I would be standing in the kitchen, lift the top off a pot and pains came in my stomach. They were not dull aches, they were all sharp pains. It was difficult to walk and certainly almost impossible to exercise.
2[on her battle with endometriosis]: I was really lucky. Within two months I was pregnant. The pains stopped, and it went away. I was pain-free during the entire pregnancy and while I breast-fed. Two months after I stopped breastfeeding the pain came back.
3Don't believe everything you hear, and don't take anything for granted. A lot of women have pain, and they're having total or partial hysterectomies for the wrong reasons. If you have symptoms of pain around your ovaries, have it checked out for endometriosis. Find out if it's endometriosis before you take any steps.
4[When she recalled playing a model]: When the Halston girls walked onstage, everybody else bowed down. My career had never really been as a model because, even at my bone-thinnest, I still weighed about 140 pounds. But after that show aired, everyone knew me as a model. There was no way out of it.
5I don't necessarily preach my desires for my kids, but rather I try to live them every day.
6[In 1992]: I had just turned 40 in October and I didn't feel good about myself. I didn't like who I was anymore.
7[on how she felt about reaching her goal]: I feel so much better about myself since I took off the weight, being in shape is so important to feeling good and being healthy.... Right now I'm feeling good about this diet and, most important, I'm feeling good about myself again..
8[In 2001]: In the early '80s I had an exercise video called Love Your Body with music by the Commodores, which was third in the market after Jane Fonda and Richard Simmons. I had a contract with Coke for Tab and Diet Coke. We did the tie-in with fitness and diet drinks. Everything was going so well. Then quickly, it got to a point where I couldn't even do a sit-up. The pain was so debilitating."
9[on her diagnosis]: Finally my doctor said, 'I'm going to have you tested for endometriosis. Don't worry about it, you probably don't have it but let's run the test anyway. We did an ultrasound and he said, 'Yup, you have it.' That was the first time I heard of endometriosis.
10I didn't feel that I was a good example to my children because I always taught them how important it is to be in shape, and I didn't feel like I was the best that I could be in my marriage.
11[on her contract]: I wasn't psyched to do it because I had tried so many diets and .... I felt that no diet works without exercise.
1Was considered to have her own TV show as a spin off from the TV movie Cover Girls (1977), however, it never materialized.
2Was considered for one of the roles on Charlie's Angels (1976), but it never materialized.
3Was considered for her own spin-off series to Wonder Woman (1975) but the series didn't go through
4Was a Ding-a-ling Sister on Dean Martin Presents the Golddiggers (1968).
5Starred in a film portraying Dorothy Dandridge in the never released movie "The Dorothy Dandridge Story" in 1980. Utimately, the story was produced by HBO and starred another Cleveland native, Halle Berry.
6Is a member of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority.
7Was the first black actress to grace the cover of Playboy magazine.
8Once aspired to pursue politics, wanting to pattern herself after congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1972.
9Was one of the 10 semi-finalists in the Miss USA pagent, 1970.
10She met her present husband, Bill Overton, in the 1977 movie, Cover Girls (1977), in which she starred and he played a small part.
11Was a Ding-a-ling sister on Laugh-In (1967).
12Her face was once insured for 1 million dollars


Night Trap1993Face in the Fire
Throb1988TV SeriesMary Rodgers
2271986TV SeriesBetty Mumphry
Benson1984-1986TV SeriesElizabeth Burnett
Diff'rent Strokes1983TV SeriesMrs. Jenkins
The Love Boat1981-1983TV SeriesMs. Farrell / Kate Langley
CHiPs1980-1981TV SeriesPaula Woods / Pat Blake
Body and Soul1981Julie Winters
Ms .451981Seamstress
Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women1979TV MovieChocolate
Trapper John, M.D.1979TV SeriesLinda
Death Force1978Maria Russell
Police Woman1977TV SeriesCora
Wonder Woman1977TV SeriesCarolyn Hamilton
Police Story1977TV SeriesSgt. Janice Wesley
Big Time1977Shana Baynes
Cover Girls1977TV MovieMonique Lawrence
The Muthers1976Serena
Starsky and Hutch1976TV SeriesGretchen Hollander
The Rockford Files1976TV SeriesJanice
Let's Do It Again1975Girl at Factory
The Six Million Dollar Man1975TV SeriesLouise
That's My Mama1975TV SeriesGirl #3
Sanford and Son1974TV SeriesBrenda
Banacek1974TV SeriesGirl Demonstrator
Kojak1974TV SeriesTour Guide
Ironside1973TV SeriesMaylene
Shaft1973TV SeriesDebbie
The All-American Boy1973Minor Role (uncredited)
Group Marriage1973Judy
Lady Sings the Blues1972Louis's Date (uncredited)


Death Force1978associate producer


Bob Hope for President1980TV Special
Men Who Rate a 101980TV SpecialHerself
Dinah!1980TV SeriesHerself
The 32nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1980TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Speak Up, America1980TV Series documentaryHerself
The Hollywood Squares1978-1980TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The 6th People's Choice Awards1980TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Favourite Male Performer in New TV Program
Sha Na Na1980TV SeriesHerself
The 2nd Annual Black Achievement Awards1979TV SpecialHerself
Look Magazine Gala Party1979TV MovieHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHerself - Football Host
The NFL Today1978TV SeriesHerself
The Dean Martin Show1973TV SeriesHerself
Life After2011TV SeriesHerself
Way Black When: Primetime2011TV SeriesHerself
Machete Maidens Unleashed!2010DocumentaryHerself
An Evening of Stars: 25th Anniversary Tribute to Lou Rawls2004TV MovieHerself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1983-1990TV SeriesHerself
Lou Rawls Parade of Stars1986-1989TV SeriesHerself
Jackie Robinson: An American Journey1988TV Short documentaryOn Screen Narrator
Greatest Sports Legends1982-1988TV SeriesHerself - Hostess
Family Reunion: A Gospel Music Celebration1988TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Jayne Kennedy Overton)
20th NAACP Image Awards1988TV SpecialHerself
Breastfeeding Your Baby: A Mother's Guide1987Video documentaryHerself
Happy 100th Birthday, Hollywood1987TV Special documentaryHerself
The 8th Annual Black Achievement Awards1987TV SpecialHerself
Fame, Fortune and Romance1986TV SeriesHerself
Star's Table1986TV SeriesHerself
Passion and Memory1986TV Movie documentaryHerself
Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour1984TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
Breakaway1984TV SeriesHerself
Battle of the Video Games1983TV MovieHerself - Host
The 4th Annual Black Achievement Awards1983TV SpecialHerself
The John Davidson Show1982TV SeriesHerself
Tomorrow Coast to Coast1981TV SeriesHerself
All American Ultra Quiz1981TV Mini-SeriesAssistant
All-Star Salute to Mother's Day1981TV SpecialHerself - Host
Circus of the Stars #51980TV Special documentaryHerself

Won Awards

1982Image AwardImage AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion PictureBody and Soul (1981)

Known for movies

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