Vocalist known on her behalf function in the jazz, pop, and R&B genres. Through the past due 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s, she was a back-up vocalist for Madonna. She was raised in Michigan and started her singing profession after attending university in California. She released several jazz albums, including Niki Haris and Close friends. Her dad, Gene Haris, was a prominent jazz musician. Her romantic relationship with Jay Ruler led to a daughter called Jordan. She made an appearance in the 1995 Al Pacino film Warmth.