Sheryl Lee Ralph

Actor, Singer, Dancer
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Born: 12/30/1956 in Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

Filmography

Actor (59)

Instant Mom 2013 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

2 Broke Girls 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Baby of the Family 2014 (Movie)

Mamie (Actor)

Designing Women 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2007 - 2008, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Jury Duty 1995 - 1999, 2007 - 2008, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Moesha 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2007 - 2008, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ray Donovan 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The District 1992 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2007 - 2008, 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Lot 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Smash 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

JD Lawrence's Community Service 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Christmas in Compton 2011 (Movie)

Abuta (Actor)

Niecy Nash's Wedding Bash 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills Groomer 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

7th Heaven 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Barbershop 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Las Vegas 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel 2001 (Movie)

Nurse (Actor)

The 80th Annual Miss America Pageant 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Deterrence 2000 (Movie)

Gayle Redford (Actor)

Personals 1999 (Movie)

Chantal (Actor)

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Secrets 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The Parkers 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Unconditional Love 1999 (Movie)

Linda Cray (Actor)

Bogus 1996 (Movie)

Ruthie (Actor)

It's Hot in Here: UPN Fall Preview 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Lover's Knot 1996 (Movie)

Charlotte (Actor)

Secrets 1996 (Movie)

(Actor)

White Man's Burden 1995 (Movie)

Roberta (Actor)

George 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

No Child of Mine 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The 1994 Miss USA Pageant 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

The Flintstones 1994 (Movie)

Mrs Pyrite (Actor)

Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit 1993 (Movie)

Florence Watson (Actor)

Mistress 1992 (Movie)

Beverly Dumont (Actor)

The 24th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Performer

The Distinguished Gentleman 1992 (Movie)

Miss Loretta (Actor)

The Luck of the Draw: The Gambler Returns 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

Voices That Care 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

New Attitude 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

The 22nd Annual NAACP Image Awards 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Performer

To Sleep With Anger 1990 (Movie)

Linda (Actor)

16th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Performer

Skin Deep 1989 (Movie)

Receptionist (Actor)

The Mighty Quinn 1989 (Movie)

Lola (Actor)

Oliver & Company 1988 (Movie)

of Rita (Voice)

Happy Birthday, Hollywood! 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

The 19th Annual NAACP Image Awards 1986 - 1987 (TV Show)

Performer

Pros and Cons 1985 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Neighborhood 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

The Krofft Komedy Hour 1977 - 1978 (TV Show)

Actor

A Piece of the Action 1977 (Movie)

Barbara Hanley (Actor)

Code Name: Foxfire (TV Show)

Actor

The Jennie Project (TV Show)

Actor

Witch Hunt (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Secrets 1996 (Movie)

(Director)

Relationships

Vincent Hughes

Husband
Married July 30, 2005 in Los Angeles, CA

Eric Maurice

Husband
Ralph filed for divorce March 8, 2000

Ivy-Victoria Maurice

Daughter
born in December 1994

Etienne Maurice

Son
born in November 1991

Stanley Ralph

Father

Ivy Ralph

Mother

EDUCATION

Rutgers University

New Brunswick , New Jersey
graduated at age 19

Negro Ensemble Company

New York , New York

Uniondale High School

Uniondale , New York

Rutgers University

New Brunswick , New Jersey
graduated at age 19

Milestones

2002

Returned to Broadway in the role of Muzzy Van Meer n the stage musical "Thoroughly Modern Millie"

2000

Co-starred as a government official in the political thriller "Deterrence"

1999

Made directorial debut with the 12-minute short "Secrets"; also produced and scripted; aired on "Showtime Black Filmmaker Showcase"

1992

Cast as Vegas showgirl Etienne (named after her child) on the long-running series, "Designing Women"

1990

Co-starred as Vicki St James in the series, "New Attitude"

1989

First leading role in features, "The Mighty Quinn", opposite Denzel Wazshington

1987

Co-authored book, produced video, "Sheryl Lee Ralph's Beauty Basics"

1985

Co-starred in the TV series, "Code Name: Foxfire"

1984

Recorded album, "In the Evening"

1981

Appeared in over 1,200 performances of the Broadway hit, "Dreamgirls" as Deena Jones, the character loosely based on Diana Ross

1980

Broadway debut, "Reggae"

1978

TV debut on "The Krofft Komedy Hour", an unsold pilot

1977

Professional acting debut in "A Piece of the Action"

1973

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"

Bonus Trivia

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Ralph runs the annual L.A. Children's Toy Drive with Denzel Washington.

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She produces "Divas", an annual benefit for minorities with AIDS.

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Ralph also oversees the design and management of a children's clothing line, Le Petit Etienne.

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She filed a million-dollar lawsuit against The National Enquirer for defamation of character and emotional distress.

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