|Birth name||Shamari Jaqua Fears|
|Born||February 22, 1980|
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
|Origin||Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, dancer, actress|
|Labels||Columbia, Elektra, Darkchild|
Shamari DeVoe (née Fears; born February 22, 1980) is an American singer-songwriter, dancer and actress. She is best known as the lead singer in the pop/R&B girl group Blaque. She also starred in the reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
DeVoe was born on February 22, 1980, in Detroit, Michigan. She was moved to and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Georgia State University in 2013 with a bachelor of arts degree in Sociology.
She was discovered by American rapper Lisa Lopes, who mentored Blaque. She formed Blaque with Brandi Williams and Natina Reed. The group made their first appearance in 1997, in the music video for Lil' Kim's "Not Tonight". Their debut album Blaque (1999) sold more than 1.5 million copies and was certified Platinum. Billboard named Blaque as the fourth "Best New Artist" in 1999.
In 2000, DeVoe portrayed a cheerleader named Lava in the comedy film Bring It On.
Blaque went on hiatus until 2007 and eventually split in 2008. Natina Reed died after being hit by a car in 2012. DeVoe still performs with fellow group member Brandi Williams.
In November 2018, DeVoe joined the cast of the Bravo reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta for the show's eleventh season. On 26 September 2019, it was announced that DeVoe would not be returning for the twelfth season. She is working on a collaboration with her husband Ronnie DeVoe called Me & Mari. The duo released a single called "Love Comes Through" on December 7, 2018.
On March 10, 2006, she married Ronnie DeVoe of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe. The couple have twin boys, Ronald and Roman born in 2017. DeVoe became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority in December, 2014.
|2001||Da Hot S***(Aight) with Bell Biv DeVoe||BBD|
|2000||Bring It On||Lava|
|2001||V.I.P.||Herself||Episode: "Kayus Ex Machina"|
|2018–2019||The Real Housewives of Atlanta||Herself||Main cast member (Season 11)|
|2019||Watch What Happens: Live||Herself||Episode(s): Kandi Burruss & Shamari DeVoe / Shamari DeVoe & Bevy Smith|
|2020||Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta||Herself||Episode: Y'all Are Trying To Please 11 Women|
|2021||Genius||Backup Singer #2||Episode: "Young, Gifted and Black"|
|2021||BET Presents: The Encore||Herself||Main cast member
|1997||"Not Tonight"||Lil' Kim|
|2001||"Welcome To Atlanta"||Ludacris|