Shari Belafonte-Harper

She is best known to the public as TV's crew-cut, uniformed Hotel employee, so Shari Belafonte-Harper, 31, likes to compensate for that contained image the rest of the time. ''You go out so many times, you sort of feel like, 'What can I do that will make me a little different?'' she says. At a recent awards ceremony, she turned heads with a glittering turquoise outfit, complete with matching wig. This month at a celebrity ''epicurean gala'' in Los Angeles benefiting cancer research, she fried up a batch of her mother-in-law's sesame chicken, complete with ''beer, spices and everything that is...

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