|Sherri Shepherd Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 1 in|
|Date of Birth||April 22, 1967|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Sherri Shepherd is an American actress, voiceover artist, comedian, producer, author, and television personality who is known for her critically acclaimed performances in several shows and movies like The View, Precious, and Jean of the Joneses. She has also gained an immense social media fan base with more than a million followers on Instagram, more than 800k followers on Twitter, and more than 200k followers on Facebook.
Sherri Evonne Shepherd
Chicago, Illinois, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Sherri Shepherd studied at Winston Churchill Elementary School and later got enrolled at Hoffman Estates High School located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
Actress, Voiceover Artist, Comedian, Producer, Author, Television Personality
- Father – Lawrence A. Shepherd (born c. 1947) (A Church Deacon)
- Mother – LaVerne (d. 1991)
- Siblings – Sherri Shepherd has 2 younger sisters.
Sherri Shepherd is represented by ICM Partners, Talent and Literary Agency, Los Angeles, California, United States.
5 ft 1 in or 155 cm
65 kg or 143.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Sherri Shepherd has dated –
- Montel Vontavious Porter – She had a fling with wrestler Montel Vontavious Porter in the past.
- Jeff Tarpley (2001-2010) – Between 2001 and 2010, she was married to actor Jeff Tarpley. They parent a son named Jeffrey Tarpley who was born on April 22, 2005.
- Lamar Sally (2010-2014) – She got engaged to TV writer Lamar Sally after he proposed to her on December 26, 2010, and the duo later married at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago in August 2011. They were blessed with a son named Lamar Sally, Jr. who was born on August 5, 2014, via surrogacy. Sherri Shepherd and Lamar Sally ended their relationship the same year.
Race / Ethnicity
- Pointed chin
Sherri Shepherd did endorsement work for Nestle‘s Cranberry Raisinets “Crandulgence Life-in-Balance” sweepstakes in 2009.
Sherri Shepherd Facts
- In September 1995, she made her first TV show appearance by playing the role of Victoria Carlson in an episode, titled Genesis, of the comedy sitcom, Cleghorne!.
- Sherri Shepherd served as a co-host for the talk-show, The View, from 2007 to 2014 and won the Daytime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Talk Show Host” in 2009.
- She starred as Cornrows in the 2009 drama film, Precious, alongside the likes of Gabourey Sidibe, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey, and Lenny Kravitz.
- She shares her birthday with her son Jeffrey Tarpley.
- It has been revealed that she has type 2 diabetes.
- Sherri Shepherd appeared as Maureen Jones in the 2016 film, Jean of the Joneses, and was nominated for an Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award in the “Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role” category.
- As an author, she has published books such as Permission Slips: Every Women’s Guide to Give Herself a Break.
- She has done voiceover work in projects like Kim Possible and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa.
- In April 2021, she revealed that she had lost 20 lbs weight after an initial goal of losing 15 lbs.
- In December 2021, Sherri had undergone emergency surgery for appendicitis.
- In February 2022, Sherri was reportedly announced as the “permanent guest host” of The Wendy Williams Show.
Featured Image by Sherri Shepherd / Instagram