Heather Headley Bio, Age, Husband, Songs, Movies, Net Worth

Heather Headley Biography

Heather Headley is a Trinidadian-American singer, record producer, and songwriter known for songs such as God of Abraham. Likewise, she is an actress known for portraying the role of Gwen Garrett in Chicago Med.

How old is Heather Headley? – Age

The Strength of My Life singer is 48 years old as of October 2022. She was born in Barataria, San Juan, Trinidad and Tobago, on 5 October 1974, and grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States.

How tall is Heather Headley? – Height

Heather is 5 feet 8.5 inches (1.74 m) tall.

Heather Headley Mother, Father – Family

Headley was born to parents Hannah Headley and Eric Headley in Barataria, San Juan, Trinidad. It is known that her father was the pastor of McKee Street Church of God in Anderson, Indiana. Nonetheless, she was brought up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, along with her brother Eric Junior.

Heather Headley Education

Heather enrolled at Northrop High School where she studied and graduated. Afterward, she joined Northwestern University where she pursued communications and musical theatre studies. However, it is known that she dropped out to become a part of the musical Ragtime.

Is Heather Headley Married? – Husband

The Sweet Magnolias actress has been married to her lovely husband Brian Musso since 2003. He is an investment advisor and entrepreneur. Likewise, it is known that he made brief appearances with the New York Jets.

Singer and Actress Heather Headley with her Husband Photo
Singer and Actress Heather Headley with her Husband Photo

Heather Headley Children

Headley and her husband have been blessed with three children together. They are a daughter and two sons named John David and Jordan Chase. It is known that John was born on December 1, 2009, w, while Jordan was born on August 18, 2014. Afterward, the couple welcomed their daughter in April 2019.

Heather Headley Acting Career

Heather is a vastly recognized actress who is known for playing the role of Helen Decatur in Sweet Magnolias. Most recently, she was cast in the Encores! version of Into the Woods where she portrayed the character of Witch.

Likewise, she starred as Dr. Jamison in She’s Gotta Have It Spike Lee’s Netflix reboot. She also made several appearances in Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights in the role of Rosa Negra Singer. She also played Pocket Queen in Elmo’s Magic Cookbook.

Furthermore, she landed the role of Helen Decatur in Sweet Magnolias. It is known that she voiced the role of Makini’s Mother in The Lion Guard. Some of her other popular films include Fantasmic!, Breakin’ All the Rules, and Respect.

Movies and TV Shows

  • The Bodyguard
  • The Color Purple
  • Fantasmic!
  • Elmo’s Magic Cookbook
  • Dirty Dancing: Havana
  • She’s Gotta Have It
  • Chicago Med
  • The Lion Guard
  • Sweet Magnolias

Heather Headley Music

Headley is a vastly recognized singer and songwriter known for her I’ll Never Fall In Love Again song performance in 2006. It is known that she sang the song from the 1968 musical Promises, Promises for The Kennedy Center Presents: The 2006 Mark Twain Prize.

Most noteworthy, she appeared at the We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial in 2009. During this time, she collaborated with Josh Groban in the performance of the song America also known as “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”.

In addition, she made a guest appearance during The Tonight Show where she sang “I Wish” with Jay Leno. Throughout her music career, she has been a recipient of several accolades including a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album in 2010.


  • Yes I Will
  • I Wish I Wasn’t
  • Spirit of the Living God
  • In My Mind
  • Faithful Now
  • Shadowland
  • Open Up the Heavens
  • He Is
  • God of Abraham
  • Strength of My Life


  • Tony Award Grammy Award
  • Soul Train Lady of Soul Award
  • Drama Desk Award
  • Sarah Siddons Award

Heather Headley’s Net Worth

Citing her acting and music career, Headley sits at an estimated net worth of $5 Million.

Heather Headley Instagram

You can find and follow Heather on Instagram using the account name: @heatherheadley

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