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Rhonda Honey Shear net worth:
$10 Million

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Rhonda Shear Net Worth, Biography, Wiki 2017-2016

Rhonda Honey Shear was born on 12 November 1954, in New Orleans, Louisiana USA, of Jewish descent. She is a television personality, comedienne, actress, and entrepreneur, best known for starring in the film “Basic Training” and for hosting the television series “USA Up All Night”.

So just how loaded is Rhonda Shear now? According to sources in early 2017, Shear has acquired a net worth of over $10 million. Her fortune has been established during her acting and stand-up career, as well as through her lingerie business.

Rhonda Shear Net Worth $10 Million

Shear grew up in New Orleans, where she attended John F. Kennedy High School. She later enrolled in New Orleans’ Loyola University, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Upon her graduation in 1977, she moved to Hollywood, California, to pursue her dreams of becoming a star.

Prior to her Hollywood success, Shear had won numerous beauty pageants, holding the titles of Miss Louisiana USA 1975 for Miss USA, as well as of Miss Louisiana for both the Miss World and the Miss International pageants. She was then involved in a brief but impressive attempt to build a career in politics in her home town. When that didn’t work out, she headed for Hollywood.

Shear’s talents were quickly recognized by Bob Hope, who cast her in one of his specials in 1980, and from then on, opportunities began coming her way. She made appearances in numerous television projects, such as the soap operas “Happy Days”, “The Young and the Restless” and “Dallas”, and television series like “ChiPs”, “Hart to Hart”, “The Fall Guy” and “The A-Team”. She soon expanded her range into film roles as well, initially appearing in low-budget films like “Galaxina”, “Doin’ Time” and “Spaceballs”, and starred as Debbie in the 1985 sex comedy film “Basic Training”. Although the film was considered as one of the worst films of that year, it still gave Shear a dose of much needed recognition. By the end of the decade she had tackled a mix of television projects, including the series “The Dukes of Hazzard”, “The New Mike Hammer”, “Cheers” and “Hard Knocks”, to name a few. Her net worth began to rise.

In 1991 Shear was invited to host the USA Network late night television series “USA Up All Night”, the position that quickly shot her to stardom. The show featured low-budget films, along with various skits, comedy and witty commentary. Shear’s way of speaking the title of the show, by stressing/lifting her voice for the word “Up”, became her famous catchphrase. She hosted the show for eight years, which enabled her to gain many other opportunities, and which significantly added to her wealth.

The show led Shear to numerous talk show appearances, as well as to features in major magazines, including People and Playboy. It also served as a perfect way for Shear to make a transition into the world of stand-up comedy. Finding great success in this industry too, Shear subsequently opened for some of the major names in comedy, and her TV stand-up comedy credits include “Girl’s Night Out”, “Evening at The Improv”, “Women Aloud” and “Caroline’s Comedy Hour”. In 2013 she created the comedy show called “Comedy PJ Party”, an on-stage female slumber party with a number of comedic talents, and has since toured across the USA, reinforcing her status as a star and improving her net worth.

Aside from her acting and stand-up career, Shear has established herself as a successful entrepreneur as well. In 2003 she and her husband founded a company called Shear Enterprises, LLC, to create a line of sexy intimates for women – Rhonda Shear Intimates. The business grew rapidly and Shear’s line is today represented in more than 40 countries. Its biggest success has been the Ahh Bra, the #1 selling bra worldwide. Shear Enterprises had an explosive 72 million in sales in 2011. All this enabled Shear to amass an impressive fortune.

Speaking about her private life, Shear has been married to Van Fagen since 2001. The family resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Three's Company 1983 TV Series Pretty Girl
The A-Team 1983 TV Series Bonnie Webb
The Fall Guy 1983 TV Series Jenny
Hart to Hart 1983 TV Series Eva
CHiPs 1982 TV Series Jill
Galaxina 1980 Mime / Robot
The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo 1980 TV Series Beauty Contestant Janine
Bob Hope in the Starmakers 1980 TV Movie Starlet
Happy Days 1979 TV Series Michelle
J.D.'s Revenge 1976 1942 Girl
You Are All Going to Die 2013 Short Rhonda Shear
The Peter Austin Noto Show 2013 TV Series Actress
Prison-A-Go-Go! 2003 Jackpot
Love Bytes 2001 TV Series Comedian
Desperation Boulevard 1998
Unhappily Ever After 1998 TV Series Beggar Spice
The Fanatics 1997 Jill Digmie
Oddville, MTV 1997 TV Series
Don't Quit Your Day Job 1996 Video Game Comic's Table
Earth Minus Zero 1996 Penny "Poops" Cooper
Assault of the Party Nerds 2: The Heavy Petting Detective 1995 Tina
Silk Stalkings 1994 TV Series Cindy Blaine
Frogtown II 1992 Fuzzy
Legend of the Roller Blade Seven 1992 Officer Daryl Skates
The Roller Blade Seven 1991 Officer Daryl Skates
Doctor Doctor 1991 TV Series Miss Woonsocket
Married with Children 1990 TV Series Brenda Kostrowski
Full House 1990 TV Series Adult Kimmy
Spaceballs 1987 Woman in Diner
Basic Training 1985 Debbie
Doin' Time 1985 Adrianne
Dallas 1982-1985 TV Series
Cheers 1985 TV Series Sydney
Party Games for Adults Only 1984 Michele
Tender Loving Care 1984 Video Gretchen
The New Mike Hammer 1984 TV Series Andrea
The Dukes of Hazzard 1984 TV Series Flossie

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Peter Austin Noto Show 2013 TV Series writer - 9 episodes

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To Tell the Truth 2016 TV Series Herself - Contestant
Make Your Own Damn Movie! 2005 Video documentary Herself
E! 101 Most Starlicious Makeovers 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
Ask Rita 2003 TV Series Herself
WWE Raw 1994-1997 TV Series Herself
Sex Symbol Dynasty: Woman Behind the Dynasty 1996 Video documentary Herself
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1996 TV Series Herself
Crook & Chase 1996 TV Series Herself
Howard Stern 1995 TV Series Herself
WrestleMania X 1994 TV Special Herself
The 16th Annual CableACE Awards 1994 TV Special Herself
Hollywood Women 1993 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself - Hostess
The Word 1993 TV Series Herself
GMTV 1993 TV Series Hollywood Reporter (1993-1997)
Vicki! 1992 TV Series Herself
USA Up All Night 1989 TV Series Herself - Hostess (1991-1998)
Two Top Bananas 1982 TV Movie Herself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2015 TV Series Herself
Movie Nights 2012 TV Series Fuzzy

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004 B-Movie Award B-Movie Film Festival Best Movie Actress Prison-A-Go-Go! (2003)
1983 Miss Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA


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#Fact
1 Currently resides with her husband Van Fagen in St. Petersburg, Florida (2006).
2 In early 2006, she starred in a production of "Steel Magnolias" at the St. Petersburg Little Theater.
3 Markets a line of women's control undergarments, with regular appearances on the Home Shopping Network.
4 Briefly hosted a comedy program called "Spotlight Cafe", hosted previously by comedienne Judy Tenuta.
5 Was hired by actor Wally George to play one of his guest loonies on his TV talk show, before she became hostess of the USA Up All Night (1989) series.
6 Celebrity spokesperson for the Los Angeles Chapter of the United Scleroderma Foundation.
7 Married her high school sweetheart Van Fagan on January 11, 2001 just a few months after finding each other on Classmates.com.
8 Received her Bachelor's degree in Communications from Loyola University New Orleans (1977).
9 Miss Louisiana USA 1975.

#Quote
1 There's a problem when you date an older man; they're kinda like a parking meter. He's thinking, "How much money do I have to put into this chick?" and she's thinking, "How much time before he expires?".
2 The problem is that I'm this nice girl trapped in this bad girl's body!
3 My personality is sort of "Lucy-ish" -- there is always something askew, like toilet paper hanging off the back of my shoe.

#Trademark
1 Bubbly personality
2 Lisp, breathless voice
3 Voluptuous figure
4 Sparkling blue eyes
5 Platinum blonde hair
6 Best known for her manner of speaking the title of the USA Up All Night (1989) series - by raising her voice an octave when saying the word "Up" - as her memorable catchphrase
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