Shelby Rabara

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Actress, Dancer, Voice-artist (1983)
Thu Aug 25 2022
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Shelby Rabara, widely popular as the wife of Harry Shum Jr., is a Filipino-American actress, dancer, and voice artist. She is known for giving the voice of Peridot (a fictional cartoon character) in the famous animated TV series Steven Universe.

Shelby's full name is Shelby Ann Narito Rabara Shum. She is also famous for her role as Sumi Sen in the legal drama series Goliath.

Uncovering Shelby's Relationship!

The lovely couple Shelby Rabara and Harry Shum Jr. started dating in mid-2007. At that time, when she was twenty-four. 

After dating each other for several years, they decided to upgrade their bond and take the relationship to another level. So they got engaged in October 2013 in Hawaii, which she claims is her dream place.

Shelby Rabara and her husband Harry Shum Jr cuddling
Shelby Rabara and her husband, Harry Shum Jr. (Source: Instagram @shellbyrabara)

After eight years of being together, they finally made the big move and married on November 22, 2015, in Costa Rica. The lovey-dovey couple is still together and wishes to be like this forever.

About Shelby's Husband: Harry Shum Jr.

Harry Shum Jr. is a Chinese-American actor, choreographer, and voice-over artist. People often refer to him as Mike Chang because of his outstanding performance as the protagonist of the musical-comedy drama Glee.

Harry started his career as a dancer, but he shifted to the acting field. Some of his popular TV series are Glee, Fake-off, and Shadowhunters

Harry Shum Jr wearing silvery white coat
Image of Harry Shum Jr.  (Source: filmdaily.com)

He has also won the ''People's Choice Award'' for The Male TV Star of 2018 for his role as Magnus Bane in Shadowhunters.

The Glee superstar Harry has also done voiceovers for some games like ReCore and other podcast series.

Do Harry & Shelby Have Any Children?

Yes, the fantastic Asian duo Harry and Shelby has already become parents in their married life. In November 2018, Shelby's husband Harry surprised his fans by posting photos on the internet of Shelby being pregnant.

Harry Shum Jr. with his daughter Xia during a holiday
Shelby Rabara's husband, Harry Shum Jr., and her daughter Xia. Source: IG handle @shelbyrabara.

The Asian power couple welcomed their first daughter on Sunday, April 11, 2019. They named her Xia. Shelby often posts her child's photos on her social media. 

Currently, the family of three is living a wonderful and cheerful life.

Net Worth: Is Shelby Rich?

Steven Universe voiceover artist Shelby Rabara never likes to brag about her jewelry, properties, cars, and her other luxuries on social media. As per authoritative sources, the estimated net worth of Shelby is $2 million, just like Merle Dandridge

Similarly, Shelby's husband, Harry Shum Jr., a well-known TV actor, has an estimated net worth of $16 million, making the total net worth of the celebrity duo around $18 million.

At the end of the day, Shelby and her husband Harry live a comfortable and luxurious life.

Early Life

The celebrity wife Shelby was born on October 5, 1983, in Orange county, a southern region of California, USA. 

Childhood pic of Shelby Rabara wearing white clothes
Shelby Rabara in her childhood, source: IG handle- @shelbyrabara

Sadly, her parents separated when she was too young, so she was nurtured by a single parent. She grew up with her mother and two siblings. 

Shelby's Family: Parents & Siblings 

Shelby often posts her photos with his mother and siblings on the internet. She claims that raising three kids in the USA is tough, so she is fortunate and blessed to have a mother and siblings like them.

Shelby Rabara with her mother during her mother's birthday chiiling in a restro
Shelby Rabara and her mother, Tessie Rabara. source: Instagram @shelbyrabara

Shelby's mother, Tessie Rabara, is a Filipino woman. When she divorced his husband, she moved to America with her three kids when she divorced his husband.

Professionally Shelby's mother, Tessie, is from a medical background. She works as a nurse at Hoage hospital, the highest-ranked hospital in Orange County.

Brother and Sister

Shelby has two siblings, a brother, and a sister. Her brother is Larry H. Parker, and her sister's name is Barb.

 Childhood picture of Shelby with her brother and sister
Shelby Rabara and her siblings, Larry H. Parker, and Barb. Source: Instagram @shelbyrabara

Moreover, she wished her siblings a happy siblings' day on her Insta handle, quoting:


Happy #nationalsiblingday to my bro and sis. These OG’s bequeathed to me the nickname Shubs. 😎#gladitstuck

Charlie: Shelby's Dog Name

Being an animal lover, Shelby owns a Yorkshire Terrier and named him Charlie. She frequently uploads Charlie's photos on her social media accounts.

Shelby Rabara with her pet dog Charlie in their car
Shelby Rabara and her pet Charlie. source: IG handle- @shelbyrabara

However, her pet died on August 8, 2021, which was very unfortunate. She posted a post on behalf of Charlie's death.

 If dogs had thumbs and scrolled through Instagram in puppy heaven- Charlie would be the first to like and comment with some witty remark. Probably. ❤️

Education: Shelby Academic Qualification

Shelby graduated from a high school in her hometown, Orange county. Just like her mother, she thought to be in a professional medical line. 

However, she got a scholarship from UCLA in dance. Therefore decided to pursue her hobby and passion for the future.

The University of California, Los Angeles where Shelby Rabara studied. (Source: newsroom.ucla.edu)

After getting the scholarship, she went to the University of California, Los Angeles, and did her under graduation. Currently, she holds a bachelor's degree in world arts and cultures.

A Short Glimpse At Shelby's Career

Shelby started her career as a dancer. She used to dance as a professional cheerleader for Los Angeles Lakers basketball team. 

She made her first TV-industry debut in 2005 by playing the role of Jessica in the American sitcom Grounded For Life. She has also shared the screen with her husband, Harry Shum Jr., in the popular TV series Glee.

Shelby Rabara dancing as a member of Lakers Girls wearing their golden-blue outfilts
Shelby Rabara wearing Lakers Girls jersey. (Source: Twitter @Shelbyvoice )

In 2015 she started giving voice to Peridot of the Steven Universe created by Rebecca Sugar for Cartoon Network. Similarly, in 2016 she signed a contract with Amazon Studios for the legal drama series Goliath.

Shelby On The Internet

As an active internet user, Shelby has her social media account in various social media and has a good amount of fan following.

Her Instagram account has over 135k followers, which goes by @shelbyrabara. Likewise, Shelby has got over 50k followers on Twitter. Her Twitter handle goes by @Shelby_Rabara.

 

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