Known to many for her iconic roles as Lisa Landry on Sister, Sister and Sandra on 227, Emmy-winning actress Jackée Harry has gained newfound prominence for her role as Paulina Price on the long-running NBC soap opera Days of our Lives. Harry is now bringing her soap-opera alter ego around for the holidays in a new Days of our Lives project.
Harry has joined the cast of Days Of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas, the first-ever holiday movie set in the Days Of Our Lives universe. The movie will stream exclusively on Peacock starting Thursday, Dec. 16.
Other stars include Eileen Davidson, Alison Sweeney, Chandler Massey, Deidre Hall, Drake Hogestyn, Camila Banus, Arianne Zucker, Raven Bowens, Eric Martsolf, Billy Flynn, Paul Telfer, Lindsay Arnold, Lucas Adams, Carson Boatman, Dan Feuerriegel, Zach Tinker and Blake Berris.
Harry joined the cast of Days Of Our Lives in 2020 and also recently appeared in the Peacock limited series spinoff of Days of our Lives, called Days of our Lives: Beyond Salem. During her tenure on the show so far, Harry has reunited with her 227 co-star Marla Gibbs, who joined the long-running soap opera Olivia Price. She is the mother of Harry's character, Paulina Price. The two played the respective roles of Mary Jenkins and Sandra Clark.
In an interview withTV Insider, the Emmy-winning actress talked about her time in Salem thus and compared the character of Paulina to iconic Dynasty characters Dominique Deveraux and Alexis Carrington.
"She’s rich!" Harry said. I’m Dominique Deveraux. I’m Joan Collins! I love Joan and I loved her sister Jackie. I always wanted to be Tallulah Bankhead but not in the movie Lifeboat. I like to play rich, powerful women who are also glamorous and who have plenty of men… did I mention that?