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 and her fellow hosts of The View won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host and they were chosen as part of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine. Forbes ranked The View hosts #11 among the top “30 of the Most Influential Women in Media.”
Sherri also competed in ABC’s, “Dancing with the Stars.” She frequently guest-starred on the Emmy award-winning series 30 Rock, and also executive produced and starred in her own sitcom SHERRI on Lifetime. She has appeared in Less than Perfect, Everybody Loves Raymond, Joan of Arcadia, Suddenly Susan and The Jamie Foxx Show, and received rave reviews for the lead role of Joy White in the Lifetime movie “Abducted: the Carlina White Story.” She co-starred with Katherine Heigl in “One for the Money, “.and appeared in the feature film, Precious, as well as Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Guess Who, Who’s Your Caddy, Beauty Shop and Cellular. She appeared on stage in the off-Broadway hit “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”
Her first one hour comedy special “Sherri Shepherd: It’s My Time to Talk,” premiered on the EPIX network June 21.
Her passion for health, led her to author PLAN D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes Even If You Don’t Have It (Harper Collins) which debuted April 30 and hit #13 on the New York Times Best Seller List. She authored her humorous autobiography, Permission Slips: Every Woman’s Guide to Giving Yourself a Break (Grand Central Publishing).
Knowing the heartache and joy of raising a child with special needs, Sherri partnered with the YAI National Institute to raise awareness for children and adults with disabilities.
Sherri’s not-so-secret love for wearing wigs led her to create a high fashion wig collection, “Luxhair Now by Sherri Shepherd™” consisting of of 12 wigs in various lengths and in 18 colors.
Sherri has an 8 year-old son, Jeffrey, and recently married Lamar Sally. They reside in New Jersey.