Whether on stage or screen, Daytime Emmy® Award-winner Sherri Shepherd’s magnetic personality and hilarious sense of humor never fail to delight audiences.
In August 2009, Shepherd was a part of groundbreaking history when the hosts of “The View” won the Daytime Emmy® for Outstanding Talk Show Host. That same year, she and her 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, Shepherd just wrapped a recurring role for this upcoming final season of “How I Met Your Mother.” She competed in the fourteenth season of 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. Shepherd executive produced and starred in her own sitcom “SHERRI”on Lifetime, and has made laugh-out-loud appearances in “Less than Perfect,””Everybody Loves Raymond,””Joan of Arcadia,””Suddenly Susan” and “The Jamie Foxx Show.” She received rave reviews in the lead dramatic role of Joy White in the Lifetime movie “Abducted: the Carlina White Story,” co-starred with Katherine Heigl in “One for the Mone,” and co-stars in Chris Rock’s upcoming film “Finally Famous.” 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.” Shepherd also had a successful run in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”
Going back to her roots in stand up, Shepherd taped her first one-hour comedy special “Sherri Shepherd: It’s My Time to Talk”, which premiered on the EPIX network June 21. Sharing her passion for staying healthy, Shepherd authored 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 is also the author of a 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, Shepherd has partnered with the YAI National Institute to raise awareness for children and adults with disabilities.
Taking her not-so-secret passion for wearing wigs, Shepherd recently created a high fashion wig collection, “Luxhair Now by Sherri Shepherd™” which consists of 12 wigs in various lengths, from short pixies to long and luscious waves, and come in 18 colors.
Shepherd has an eight-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.
Shepherd and her family reside in New Jersey.