|Sheryl Lee Ralph Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||December 30, 1956|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Sheryl Lee Ralph is an American actor, singer, voice actor, stage artist, musician, producer, writer, and activist who has been cast in various films like A Piece of the Action, The Distinguished Gentleman, Skin Deep, Oliver & Company, The Mighty Quinn, To Sleep with Anger, Bogus, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, The Comeback Trail, White Man’s Burden, Unconditional Love, Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel, Christmas in Compton, and Step Sisters. She is also known for her television roles like playing Deidra “Dee” Mitchell (née Moss) in the UPN sitcom Moesha, Barbara Howard in the ABC mockumentary sitcom Abbott Elementary, Maggie Turner in the sitcom Instant Mom, Hayden Montgomery in the CBS police procedural crime drama series Criminal Minds, Maggie Foster in the sitcom George, Felicia Hollingsworth in the semi-autobiographical comedy series One Mississippi, President Kelly Wade in the Freeform supernatural drama series Motherland: Fort Salem, and Vicki St. James in the ABC sitcom New Attitude.
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Sheryl L. Ralph
Waterbury, Connecticut, United States
Sheryl Lee Ralph studied at Uniondale High School and graduated in 1972. She portrayed Ado Annie in a high-school production of musical Oklahoma!.
Afterward, she got enrolled at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree, becoming the youngest woman to ever graduate from Rutgers University at the age of 19. During her time at the university, she was one of the earliest winners of the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships awarded by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
Actor, Singer, Voice Actor, Stage Artist, Musician, Producer, Writer, Activist
- Father – Stanley Ralph (College Professor)
- Mother – Ivy Ralph O.D. (Jamaican fashion designer and the creator of the kariba suit)
- Siblings – Michael Ralph (Younger Brother) (Actor, Voice Actor, Comedian)
Sheryl Lee Ralph has been signed with LINK Entertainment, Talent Management Company, Los Angeles, California, United States.
According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, her net worth has been $5 Million.
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Sheryl Lee Ralph has dated –
- Eric Maurice (1990-2001) – She got married to French businessperson and art collector Eric Maurice in 1990 and they have 2 children – a son named Etienne Maurice (b. 1992) and a daughter named Ivy Maurice (b. 1995). Sheryl and Eric divorced in 2001.
- Vincent Hughes (2005-Present) – On July 30, 2005, she got married to Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes at the First African Methodist Episcopal Church in Los Angeles.
Race / Ethnicity
Sheryl is of African-American and African-Jamaican (including Cameroonian) descent.
- High cheekbones
- Dimpled smile
Sheryl Lee Ralph Facts
- Sheryl uses she/her pronouns.
- She was named one of the top ten college women in America by Glamour magazine.
- She had initially planned to study medicine but later decided to opt for the performing arts.
- For her performance in Moesha, Sheryl Lee Ralph was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” in 2000 and 2002.
- She served as the commencement speaker at Rutgers for the Class of 2003.
- Sheryl was inducted as an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority at the 47th National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada in July 2004.
- In 2010, she did voiceover work for the video game BioShock 2.
- She has been friends with Loretta Devine, Marla Gibbs, Patti LaBelle, Mablean Ephriam, Vesta Williams, and Tim Reid.
- Sheryl Lee Ralph bagged a Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” in 2022 and a Critics’ Choice Television Award for “Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series” in 2023 for her work in Abbott Elementary.
- In March 2023, during an appearance on the Way Up with Angela Yee podcast, Sheryl revealed that she was s*xually assaulted by a “famous TV judge” in the past.
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