Whether on stage or screen, Daytime Emmy Award-winner Sherri Shepherd’s magnetic personality and hilarious sense of humor never fails to delight audiences. In August 2009, Sherri was a part of groundbreaking history when the hosts of “The View” won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host. That same year, Sherri and the co-hosts were chosen as part of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine while Forbes ranked “The View” hosts #11 among the top “30 of the Most Influential Women in Media.” In addition to daytime television, Sherri competed in the fourteenth season on ABC’s wildly popular, “Dancing with the Stars.” She continues to be a memorable player in prime time and frequently guest-starred on the Emmy award-winning series 30 Rock as Tracy Morgan’s wife, Angie Jordan. Sherri executive produced and starred in her own sitcom “SHERRI” on Lifetime and has made laugh out loud appearances in Cedric, Less than Perfect, Everybody Loves Raymond, Joan of Arcadia, Suddenly Susan and The Jamie Foxx Show. She most recently co-starred in the Lifetime movie Abducted: The Carlina White Story.
Sherri appeared on the silver screen in Steve Harvey’s Think Like a Man and prior to that, stole the spotlight in One for the Money, based on the best-selling book series by Janet Evanovich. Additionally, she has appeared in such feature films as the award-winning Precious based on the novel Push by Sapphire, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Guess Who, Who’s Your Caddy, Beauty Shop and Cellular. Also she has had a successful run in the critically acclaimed Broadway hit “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”
Going back to her roots in stand up, Sherri just made a one hour stand up special “Sherri Shepherd: It’s My Time to Talk.” It will premiere on EPIX on June 21. The multi-faceted Shepherd is the author of PLAN D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes Even If You Don’t Have It (Harper Collins) which will be published on April 30. She is also the author of a humorous autobiography, Permission Slips: Every Woman’s Guide to Giving Yourself a Break (Grand Central Publishing). Sherri is a celebrity spokesperson for March of Dimes and helped kick off 2010’s “March for Babies” by ringing the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange. She is also the spokesperson for the YAI National Institute.
Sherri has a not so secret passion for wigs and thus recently created a high fashion wig collection, “Luxhair Now by Sherri Shepherd™” that consists of 12 wigs in various lengths, from short pixies to long and luscious waves, and come in 18 colors.
She has a seven-year-old son, Jeffrey, and recently married Lamar Sally. Their wedding was captured by The Style Network and “Wedding Fabulous: Sherri Shepherd Gets Married” garnered the highest ratings for a wedding special on the network. They reside in New Jersey.