SHERRI SHEPHERD (Leomia) has a magnetic personality and
hilarious sense of humor that
never fails to delight audiences, whether she is performing on stage or screen.
The actress, comedienne and
bestselling author also serves as a weekly co-host of the nationally syndicated
radio program "The Tom
Joyner Morning Show." Shepherd has been busy touring on the successful "Ladies
Night Out" comedy tour
with fellow female comics Loni Love, NeNe Leakes and Adele Givens.
Shepherd has several television and film projects being released this year,
including the film
Walk.Ride.Rodeo, Netflix comedy series "Mr. Iglesias" and the Game Show
Network's "Best Ever Trivia
No stranger to daytime TV, Shepherd was the co-host of "The View" during
seasons 11-17 and in
2009 helped earn the seminal talk show its only Daytime Emmy for Outstanding
Talk Show Host. That same
year she and her co-hosts were included in Time magazine's list of the "100 Most
Influential People in the
World" and Forbes ranked them No. 11 among "30 of the Most Influential Women in
returned to "The View" as a contributor for Season 19.
Shepherd has co-starred in a number of primetime series, including "Trial and
Error," "Man With a
Plan," "Less Than Perfect," "Suddenly Susan," "How I Met Your Mother,"
"Everybody Loves Raymond,"
"The Jamie Foxx Show," "Rosewood" and "30 Rock." In addition to executive
producing and starring in her
own Lifetime sitcom, "Sherri," Shepherd received strong reviews for playing the
lead in the Lifetime movie
"Abducted: The Carlina White Story."
Shepherd is the first African-American woman to host a game show, serving as
host of the highly
rated "The Newlywed Game" for four seasons. She also co-executive produced and
hosted "Match Made in
Heaven," the critically acclaimed dating show. Under Shepherd's reign, the
second season tripled the ratings
of the first. She also starred in her own Epix comedy standup special, "Sherri
Shepherd: It's My Time to
Talk" and served as an executive producer and host of the cooking series "Holy &
On the film side, Shepherd co-starred with Katherine Heigl in One for the
Money and appeared with
Chris Rock in Top Five. Her other film credits include Precious, Woodlawn,
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Guess
Who?, Who's Your Caddy?, Beauty Shop and Ride Along 2.
Shepherd enjoyed a successful run in the critically acclaimed Off Broadway
hit "Love, Loss and What
I Wore" and also broke new ground on stage as the first African American to
portray the evil stepmother in
Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella."
As author of the New York Times bestseller Plan D: How to Lose Weight and
Beat Diabetes (Even If
You Don't Have It), Shepherd shared her passion for maintaining good health. She
also penned the
humorous Permission Slips: Every Woman's Guide to Giving Herself a Break.
Shepherd deems motherhood as her greatest accomplishment and is the grateful
parent of a 14-yearold son, Jeffrey. Well acquainted with the tragedy and
triumph of raising a child with special needs, she has
partnered with the YAI National Institute to raise awareness about children and
adults with disabilities.
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