Sheryl Lee Ralph
Negro Ensemble Company
Uniondale High School
Returned to Broadway in the role of Muzzy Van Meer n the stage musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie"
Co-starred as a government official in the political thriller "Deterrence"
Made directorial debut with the 12-minute short "Secrets"; also produced and scripted; aired on "Showtime Black Filmmaker Showcase"
Cast as Vegas showgirl Etienne (named after her child) on the long-running series, "Designing Women"
Co-starred as Vicki St James in the series, "New Attitude"
First leading role in features, "The Mighty Quinn", opposite Denzel Wazshington
Co-authored book, produced video, "Sheryl Lee Ralph's Beauty Basics"
Co-starred in the TV series, "Code Name: Foxfire"
Recorded album, "In the Evening"
Appeared in over 1,200 performances of the Broadway hit, "Dreamgirls" as Deena Jones, the character loosely based on Diana Ross
Broadway debut, "Reggae"
TV debut on "The Krofft Komedy Hour", an unsold pilot
Professional acting debut in "A Piece of the Action"
Named Miss Black Teen-Age New York
Played the title character's stepmother on the UPN series, "Moesha"
Started own production company, Island Girl Productions
TV series regular as Ginger St. James on "It's a Living"
Ralph runs the annual L.A. Children's Toy Drive with Denzel Washington.
She produces "Divas", an annual benefit for minorities with AIDS.
Ralph also oversees the design and management of a children's clothing line, Le Petit Etienne.
She filed a million-dollar lawsuit against The National Enquirer for defamation of character and emotional distress.