Shari Rigby understands the power of purpose, and how it impacts one's life and career. She made her start modeling and doing commercials, and after moving to Los Angeles, she began a career in acting at an age when most actresses were retiring. A former model who represented numerous companies such as Mercedes Benz, Humira, American West Airlines, Suzuki, Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Cox Cable, got her start in acting as a lead in the Dove award-winning music video, “Slow Fade,” by Casting Crowns.
She also appeared in The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful. Her most recent feature films include Boonville Redemption and Wildflower, releasing 2015, Not Today, which received seven awards, and October Baby, named one of the “Top 15 Impressive Box Office Performances of 2012” by CNN. Shari is currently working on creating faith-based film and Television, Bible Studies and women’s conferences.
Shari now speaks to thousands of people at churches and conferences, and is a regular guest on radio and television programs—appearing on CBN, TBN, American Family Radio, Focus on the Family, K-Love Radio, and many more. She is the founder of The Women in My World, a women's group focusing on identity, purpose, ministry and living life in Hollywood.
Shari co-wrote her biography, Beautifully Flawed, with Claire Yorita Lee, which was published in Feb. 2015, and the screenplay has been completed. Recently, Shari has completed a new 7-day devotional titled, Pursue The Passion, for the re-release of The Passion Of The Christ.
Shari’s passion is serving others by creating and sharing powerful stories of individuals overcoming the odds. Shari is the founder of “The Women In My World,” a women's group focusing on identity, purpose, ministry, serving others and living life in Hollywood. Shari speaks on these topics and has spoken to over 70,000 people and counting.
Shari is also a devoted mother to two boys, Donnie and Levi, and has been married to her husband, Matt, for seventeen years.
"Shari was AWESOME! She spoke from her heart and got her message to us loud and clear! I totally appreciate that she lets the Holy Spirit lead her for each community, how much more powerful her message is!"