Sheryl Lee Ralph Biography
Sheryl Lee Ralph is an American actress, author, singer, and activist. She made her screen debut in the comedy film A Piece of the Action before landing her breakthrough role as Deena Jones in Broadway musical Dreamgirls in 1981, for which she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.
Sheryl Lee Ralph Age
Sheryl is 65 years old as of 2021. She was born on December 30, 1956, in Waterbury, Connecticut, United States of America.
Sheryl Lee Ralph Height
She is 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Sheryl Lee Ralph Education
Sheryl enrolled in Uniondale High School in Uniondale, New York. She starred in a production of the musical Oklahoma where she portrayed Ado Annie in high school. In the year 1972, she has crowned Miss Black Teenage New York and also graduated in that same year. She was the
Sheryl was among the earliest winners of the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship awarded by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. She worked as the commencement speaker at Rutgers for the Class of the year 2003.
Sheryl Lee Ralph Parents
Sheryl was born to her parents Ivy and Stanley Ralph. Her mother served as a fashion designer and her father was a college professor of African-American ethnicity. She grew up between Mandeville, Jamaica, and Long Island.
Sheryl Lee Ralph Husband
Sheryl was married to Eric Maurice. The couple married in 1990 and later divorced in 2001. Then, in 2005, she married Vincent Hughes.
Sheryl Lee Ralph Actress
Sheryl was nominated for a Tony Award for best actress in a Musical for her role as Deena Jones in Dreamgirls. She released her only album In the Evening, in which the title track peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart that same year 1984.
Sheryl in the Disney movie Oliver & Company provided the voice of Rita in 1988. Her first leading role in a film came as Denzel Washington’s wife in The Mighty Quinn released in 1989. She starred with Robert De Niro in the title role in Mistress in 1992. She also co-starred with Eddie Murphy in The Distinguished Gentleman.
She was the cast of the CBS daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow while starring on Broadway in Dreamgirls. In Justice League and Justice League Unlimited she provided the voice of Cheetah. In the 1993 film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, she played Florence Watson the mother of Rita Louise Watson (Lauryn Hill).
On the Showtime series Barbershop, she appeared as Claire. She was also featured with her son Etienne on MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 and BET’s Baldwin Hills, as well as an episode of Clean House that also featured her two children, Etienne and Ivy-Victoria (aka Coco), named after Ralph’s mother.
On June 16, 2009, It was reported, that she would join the cast of the Broadway-bound musical The First Wives Club as Elyse. She guest-starred in the Young Justice episode “Terrors” as Amanda Waller in 2011.
Sheryl starred at the 2013 Columbus Middle School youth rally in Columbus, Mississippi on February 9, 2013. Also, she appeared on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn as the rich lady who claimed her dog from Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn in November 2014.
Sheryl Lee Ralph Net Worth
Sheryl has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars as of 2022.
Sheryl Lee Ralph Instagram
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