Helen Goldsby is an American actor, opera singer, and activist recently seen in the Hallmark movie Girlfriendship alongside Tamera Mowry-Housley, Lyndie Greenwood, and Krystal Joy Brown.
The singer-actor plays the role of Deborah Gibbs in the comedy-drama movie Girlfriendship which premiered on October 1, 2022, on the Hallmark channel.
The actor Helen Goldsby is famously known for her roles in Harriet (2019), P-Valley (2020), Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin (2022), and Dopesick (2021). She has 11 acting credits, according to IMDb.
The singer received a lot of praise and appreciation for playing the role of Hany, a formerly enslaved person, in “Harriet.”
The Girlfriendship actor also has been part of many theatres and musical/operatic shows.
Girlfriendship Actor Helen Goldsby Is Fifty-one Years Old
According to her Facebook post, Helen “Gigi” Goldsby is fifty-one years old as of 2022. The actor wants to age gracefully and is proud of her wrinkles and undereye lines.
The singer was raised in Goldsboro, North Carolina. She attended Goldsboro High School and went to Howard University to become an entertainment lawyer but graduated with a degree in music & drama.
In 1995, Goldsby got a graduate degree from Julliard School.
The singer is the second Black woman to win Miss Goldsboro. In 1995, she crowned “Miss New York.” The actor competed in the 1995 Miss America and was a finalist in the top ten.
As a survivor of sexual abuse, the beauty pageant winner supported several programs to raise awareness against child sexual abuse and was the spokesperson of the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA).
In 1996, due to her continuous efforts and activism, former governor Pataki passed the Goldsby-Miss New York Law (reforming legal criteria for child molestation so that abusers are appropriately prosecuted).
Unfortunately, the opera singer was stripped of her Miss New York title due to some complaints from the pageant officials.
Goldsby has graced some of the most prestigious halls and art centers, including the John F. Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts as a trained soprano singer.
The actor-singer performed for President Bill Clinton’s inaugural festivities in 1993. President Clinton praised the singer’s voice and said, “I could listen to Helen Goldsby sing all day.”
Opera Singer Helen Goldsby Is A Proud Mother Of Two Kids
Helen Goldsby has a son and daughter who, like their mother, are artists.
The actor’s son, Muhjahid Jr., is a 15-year-old classical pianist. Her daughter, Niambi, is an 11-year-old dancer, singer, visual artist, and actress.
Goldsby was previously married to Muhjahid Jr’s Father, Muhjahid Qahhar.
The singer took her husband’s last name and was introduced as Helen Goldsby Qahhar in 2009 during a performance at the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
However, the couple seems to have amicably separated now. The singer takes great pride and joy in being a mother and describes it as “one of the best gigs in the world.”
Helen is close to her parents and often posts pictures of them on Facebook. The actor’s mother used to sing in church and oratorios, so she influenced Helen to become a singer.
Helen Goldsby Net Worth: How Much Is The Girlfriendship Actor Worth?
Helen Goldsby is estimated to have a net worth of $500,000 – $1,000,000.
The actor has had a diverse career spanning movies, TV, theatre, Broadway, radio, and commercials. However, most of her fortune comes from being an actor and a soprano singer.
Goldsby’s first TV appearance was on the CBS drama “As the World Turns” as Pamela McCloud. She also guests starred on another CBS sitcom “Cosby.”
The former Miss New York is the regional winner of the Marian Anderson Vocal Competition and recipient of the Aspen Music Festival Scholarship.