Born and raised in Gary, Indiana, Sharmell Huffman showcases the harmonious marriage of beauty and brains. She is armed with a degree in Mathematics from Spelman College ,and also holds titles from state and national beauty pageants, including the coveted and prestigious title of Miss Black America. In her childhood Sharmell championed all that she attempted. She has served as her varsity cheerleader captain, varsity pom-pom captain, choreographer for the majorette squad, senior class treasurer, Honor Society member, captain of the winning Academic Superbowl Team, and an Academic All-American in Mathematics.
Post college Sharmell entered the entertainment industry with full force. She became a working model, actress and professional dancer. Sharmell was the featured actor in several national commercials. She also appeared in print ads and music videos. Sharmell toured as a background dancer with numerous R&B groups, including several years with the legendary Godfather of Soul, James Brown. But it wasn’t until she applied her athletic ability with her passion for entertainment that a new career was born.
Sharmell joined World Championship Wrestling in 1999 and enjoyed a successful stint as a Nitro Girl, an on air personality and even a professional wrestler until the company was bought out by WWE. Sharmell was featured in the Warner Brothers major motion picture, Ready To Rumble, where she played her wrestling persona “Storm” and she choreographed the movie as well. Sharmell eventually went to WWE and became WWE’s Queen of the Ring, a title she earned with her husband, World Heavyweight Champion Booker T. (aka King Booker). As Queen Sharmell, she became an international superstar with merchandise in her image that included action ﬁgures, tshirts, posters, trading cards, etc.
Sharmell and Booker T. are now the proud parents of twins, Kendrick and Kennedy. Sharmell is very active in her community. Along with her husband, she is the co-founder of the Booker T. Wrestling Network. Sharmell also spearheads their foundation, Booker T. Fights For Kids. She runs the daily operations of their monthly wrestling events, Booker T’s Pro Wrestling Alliance, now rebranded as Reality of Wrestling. Reality of Wrestling, ROW, can be seen on Reality Of Wrestling’s social media platforms. Sharmell’s goal is to have international distribution for ROW within a year. With her proven track record of success, the possibilities are limitless! Sharmell is now focusing once again on her acting career. She is currently featured in several commercials, television shows and movies.