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Sherri Evonne Shepherd (born April 22, 1967) is an American actress, comedian, author and television personality. She has appeared in several TV shows in recurring roles, and starred as Ramona Platt on the ABC sitcom Less than Perfect from 2002 to 2006, for which she was well received and was nominated for the BET Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2005.
Sherri Shepherd in May 27, 2010
Sherri Evonne Shepherd
April 22, 1967
|Occupation||Actress, comedian, author, television personality|
(m. 2001; div. 2010)
(m. 2011; separated 2014)
From 2007 to 2014, Shepherd was a co-host on The View, for which she received multiple Daytime Emmy Award nominations, winning one in 2009. In 2009, she starred in a sitcom of her own on Lifetime, Sherri, which was cancelled after one season, and also published the novel Permission Slips: Every Woman's Guide to Giving Herself a Break. In 2012, she appeared as a celebrity contestant on the fourteenth season of Dancing with the Stars.
Shepherd first became recognized for recurring roles on the sitcoms Suddenly Susan, Everybody Loves Raymond and The Jamie Foxx Show in the late 1990s, before starring in the show Less Than Perfect in the lead role of Ramona Platt from 2002-2006. In 2009, she starred for one season in Lifetime Television's Sherri, a sitcom about Shepherd's life. She played Daphne in several episodes of How I Met Your Mother in 2013. As of 2017, Shepherd starred in NBC's mockmumentary legal comedy series Trial and Error in the lead role of Anne Flatch. The show is currently being shopped around to networks for a third season.
Shepherd has appeared as a guest host and contestant on several television shows such as Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Rachael Ray, and To Tell The Truth. Shepherd also hosted Nickelodeon's NickMom Night Out special from 2013-14,
She co-hosted the 35th Daytime Emmy Awards on June 20, 2008.
In 2006, Shepherd was a frequent guest co-host on ABC's The View. She became a permanent co-host from 2007 to 2014. She received several awards for her work on the show. Since leaving The View in 2014, Shepherd has continued to make several appearances on the show as a guest host and "lead contributor" throughout 2015 and 2016.
Shepherd was criticized after one 2007 broadcast of The View. The show was often filmed "live", with little or no editing. She stated that she didn't "believe in evolution. Period." Co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked her, "Is the world flat?" She first responded, "I don't know," and expanded that she "never thought about it". Shepherd continued that it was more important to her that she thought about how she was "going to feed [her] child". Barbara Walters replied by pointing out, "You can do both." However, Shepherd then went on to quote Scripture. Shepherd later referred to her statement as a "brain fart" brought on by nerves. Barbara Walters and Shepherd talked after that episode: Walters said, "Dear, the Earth is round", and Shepherd responded with: "Barbara, I know that!"
Similar criticism erupted after the December 4, 2007, broadcast of The View when, during a discussion initiated by Joy Behar about Epicurus, Shepherd attempted to assert that Christians existed in classical Greece, and that the Greeks threw them to the lions. When confronted on this point, she further claimed that "Jesus came first" (before Greeks and Romans) and stated, "I don't think anything predated Christians", to which Joy Behar responded: "The Jews."
Shepherd garnered criticism after admitting to never voting partly due to her upbringing as a strict Jehovah's Witness. She was quoted as saying that she just "never knew the dates or anything"; she stated, "I've never voted for anything in my life." In January 2008, Sherri referred to Gospel singer Shirley Caesar as "the black Patti LaBelle." LaBelle, like Caesar, is black.
Sherri said, "I was taught not to confront and interrupt people, but that's what I do every day on The View." 
Dancing with the StarsEdit
|Week #||Dance/Song||Judges' score||Result|
|1||Foxtrot / "Sherry"||8||7||8||No Elimination|
|2||Jive / "Proud Mary"||8||7||8||Safe|
|3||Rumba / "If I Could"||8||8||8||Safe|
|4||Tango / "Cum On Feel the Noize"||7||7||7||Eliminated|
As of 2015, a project includes a line of wigs and hair add-ins.
Shepherd wrote the book Permission Slips: Every Woman's Guide to Giving Herself a Break, published in October 2009. Shepherd also has a co-author credit on Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes, published in 2013.
Sherri raises funds for the YAI Sherri Shepherd "Believe in Abilities" Fund.
YAI  organization encourages autistic and developmentally challenged children to participate in life.
Shepherd was previously married to Jeff Tarpley from 2001 to 2010.
TV writer Lamar Sally proposed to Shepherd on December 26, 2010. They married in August 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, and in September 2012, Shepherd said the couple was searching for a surrogate in order to have a child. Sally filed for separation on May 2, 2014, and Shepherd filed for divorce days later. In July 2014, Sally petitioned a Los Angeles court for full legal and physical custody of the child expected via surrogacy, who was born in August 2014. On April 21, 2015, a Pennsylvania court ruled Shepherd is the legal parent of a child born from a surrogate mother.
|1997||Claude's Crib||Lorene||1 episode|
|1997||Living Single||Comedian||1 episode|
|1997, 1999–2000||Suddenly Susan||Roni, Miranda Charles||23 episodes|
|1998||Friends||Rhonda, The Tour Guide||1 episode|
|1998–1999||Holding the Baby||Miss Boggs||8 episodes|
|1998–2003||Everybody Loves Raymond||Officer Judy Roseman||9 episodes|
|1999–2001||The Jamie Foxx Show||Sheila Yarborough||10 episodes|
|2000||The Trouble with Normal||Nina||1 episode|
|2001||Emeril||Melva LeBlanc||11 episodes|
|2001||Rendez View||Herself||1 episode|
|2002||Men, Women & Dogs||Dr. Michaels||1 episode|
|2002||My Adventures in Television||Joanna Walker||8 episodes|
|2002–2006||Less than Perfect||Ramona Platt||79 episodes||Nominated - BET Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series|
|2003||Joan of Arcadia||MVA Clerk Good||1 episode|
|2003–2004||Hollywood Squares||Herself||30 episodes|
|2003–2005||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Herself||3 episodes|
|2004||50 Most Outrageous Moments on TV||Herself||1 episode|
|2004||My Coolest Years||Herself||Multiple episodes|
|2004||E! 101 Most Awesome Moments in Entertainment||Herself||1 episode|
|2004||The Sharon Osbourne Show||Herself||1 episode|
|2004||The Wayne Brady Show||Herself||1 episode|
|2004–2006||Brandy & Mr. Whiskers||Cheryl/Meryl (voice)||17 episodes|
|2004–2006||The Ellen DeGeneres Show||Herself||9 episodes|
|2004–2005, 2007||Kim Possible||M.C Honey (voice)||3 episodes|
|How I Met Your Mother||Daphne||Season 9|
|2005||Big Time||Herself||1 episode|
|2006||Capitol Law||Glynda Johnson||TV pilot|
|2006||The Megan Mullally Show||Herself||1 episode|
|2007–2014, 2016||The View||Herself||600 episodes||Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host|
(Nominated in 2011, 2010, 2009 & 2008, winning in 2009)
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series
(Nominated in 2009, 2010, 2011, winning in 2009 & 2011)
|2007||The Wedding Bells||Debbie Quill||4 episodes|
|2007||Wheel of Fortune||Herself||1 episode|
|2007–2008, 2012, 2013, 2014||The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||Herself||10 episodes|
|2007–2014||Entertainment Tonight||Herself||32 episodes|
|2007, 2009–2012||30 Rock||Angie Jordan||11 episodes|
|2007, 2009||The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson||Herself||3 episodes|
|2008–2014||Rachael Ray||Herself||9 episodes|
|2009||Larry King Live||Herself||2 episodes|
|2009||Sherri||Sherri Robinson||13 episodes||Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Female Lead in a Comedy Series|
Nominated - NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
|2009||The Bonnie Hunt Show||Herself||2 episodes|
|2009, 2011||The Joy Behar Show||Herself||2 episodes|
|2009||The Mo'Nique Show||Herself||1 episode|
|2009||WWE Raw||Herself||1 episode|
|2009||WWE Smackdown||Herself||1 episode|
|2009, 2011||Who Wants to Be a Millionaire||Guest Host||5 episodes|
|2010||The Electric Company||Herself||1 episode|
|2010||82nd Academy Awards||Red Carpet Commentator|
|2010||The Emeril Lagasse Show||Herself||1 episode|
|2010||Nickelodeon MegaMusic Fest||Herself||1 episode|
|2010–2013||Newlywed Game||Host||195 episodes|
|2010, 2011||The Nate Berkus Show||Herself||1 episode|
|2010||Celebrity Holiday Homes||Herself||1 episode|
|2010||Sesame Street||Herself||1 episode|
|2010||WWE Tribute to the Troops||Herself||1 episode|
|2011||Hot in Cleveland||Judge Lesser||2 episodes|
|2011||The Oprah Winfrey Show||Herself||1 episode|
|2011||GMA Dove Award||Host|
|2011||Season 25: Oprah Behind The Scenes||Herself|
|2011||38th Daytime Emmy Awards||Herself||Presenter|
|2011||Neicy Nash Wedding Bash||Herself|
|2011||The Early Show||Herself||1 episode|
|2011||VH1 Divas Celebrate Soul||Herself||Presenter|
|2011||Wedding Fabulous: Sherri Shepherd Gets Married||Herself|
|2011||Top 10 Wedding of 2011||Herself|
|2012||The Daily Show||Herself||1 episode|
|2012, 2013, 2014||Wendy Williams Show||Herself||4 episodes|
|2012||The Colbert Report||Herself||1 episode|
|2012||Dancing With The Stars||Herself||8 episodes||Contestant|
|2012||Jimmy Kimmel Live!||Herself||1 episode|
|2012, 2015||The Soul Man||Nikki||11 episodes||Guest Season 1, recurring Season 4|
|2012, 2013||The Chew||Herself||1 episode|
|2013||The Home and Family Show||Herself||1 episode|
|2013||Watch What Happens Live||Herself||2 episodes|
|2013||Good Day L.A.||Herself||1 episode|
|2013||The Steve Harvey Show||Herself||1 episode|
|2013||The Dr. Oz Show||Herself||1 episode|
|2013||The Chew||Herself||1 episode|
|2013||Showbiz Tonight||Herself||1 episode|
|2013||How I Met Your Mother||Daphne||8 episodes||Season 9 |
|2013||The Arsenio Hall Show||Herself||1 episode|
|2013||Fox and Friends||Herself||2 episodes|
|2013–2014||NickMom Night Out||Host||23 episodes|
|2014||The Mommy Show||Herself||1 episode|
|2014||Extreme Weight Loss||Herself-Guest||1 episode|
|2014||The Insider||Herself||2 episodes|
|2014||Celebrity Name Game||Herself||1 episode|
|2014||The Meredith Vieira Show||Herself||1 episode|
|2014||QVC||Herself||Ongoing||Spokesperson for Sherri Shepherd™ LUXHAIR™ Wigs|
|2014, 2016||Steve Harvey||Herself||2 episodes|
|2015-2018||K.C. Undercover||Agent Beverly||3 episodes|
|2016||Match Made in Heaven||Host||Season 2|
|2016||The $100,000 Pyramid||Herself (celebrity guest)||1 episode||Sherri Shepherd vs. Anthony Anderson|
|2017–present||Trial & Error||Anne Flatch|
|2017||To Tell the Truth||Herself (celebrity guest)||1 episode|
|2017–present||Man with a Plan||Joy||3 episodes|
|2014||Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella||Madame, the Evil Stepmother||Broadway musical|
Awards and nominationsEdit
Daytime Emmy Award and Nominations
- 2008 Nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host(s) (The View)
- 2009 Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host(s) (The View)
- 2010 Nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host(s) (The View)
- 2011 Nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host(s) (The View)
- 2012 Nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host(s) (The View)
- 2013 Nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host(s) (The View)
- 2014 Nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host(s) (The View)
People's Choice Award Nomination
- 2013 Nomination for Outstanding Talk Show Host(s) (The View)
Screen Actors Guild Award Nomination
- 2010 Nomination for Outstanding Cast in a Motion Picture Precious (Shared with rest of cast)
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award Nomination
- 2009 Nomination for Best Ensemble, Precious (Shared with all cast members)
- 2009 Award for Best Ensemble Cast (Precious)
Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Nomination
- 2010 Nomination for Best Acting Ensemble, Precious (Shared with rest of cast)
Black Reel Award Nomination
- 2010 Nomination for Best Ensemble Cast, Precious (Shared with rest of cast)
BET Comedy Award Nomination
- 2005 Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Less than Perfect)
NAACP Image Awards and Nominations
- 2009 Award for Outstanding Talk Series (The View)
- 2010 Nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series (Sherri)
- 2010 Nomination for Outstanding Talk Series (The View)
- 2011 Award for Outstanding Talk Series (The View)
- 2010 Award for Leading Actress in a Comedy Series (Sherri)
- 2010 Powerful Women in Hollywood Award
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