“I've always liked the fact that I could make people laugh at crazy stuff that has happened to me. If it makes you feel better at me falling down the stairs...then I'm going to do it.”
“We were discussing creationism versus evolution, and Barbara asked if I thought the Earth was round or flat. It was just everything coming at me at once, like I was hearing things underwater, and I said, 'I don't know, I'm just trying to take care of my son!' At the end of the show, Barbara goes, 'Sherri, dear, the Earth is round.' I knew that!”
“With me being in so many pain from when you have a betrayal from your best friend - who was my husband - and the girl got pregnant, I couldn't even get out of bed. The only thing that saved me was my stand-up. I would get on stage and just talk about stuff, and I made people laugh. A lot of women e-mail me and say, 'How do you smile? How do you laugh at something like this?' That's how I do it. I laugh because that's how I get through pain.”
Sherri Shepherd (born Sherri Evonne Shepherd in Chicago, Illinois on April 22, 1967) is a comedienne, actress, and TV personality. Her first role was on a short-lived TV comedy, Cleghorne!. She landed regular roles on sitcoms, Suddenly Susan and The Jamie Foxx Show, before landing the role of main character, Ramona Platt, on Less than Perfect, from 2002-2006. In 2006, she began guest-hosting The View frequently, before becoming a permanent co-host, on September 10, 2007. In 2009, she had a one-season sitcom on Lifetime called Sherri, about her life. In 2012, she competed in season 14 of Dancing With The Stars. Sherri has also appeared in films like Beauty Shop, Cellular, and Precious.
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Sherri is best known as a co-host of The View.
In 2001, she married comedian Jeff Tarpley. Their son, Jeffrey, was born in April of 2005, after Sherri miscarried his fraternal female twin. She and Jeff separated in 2006, and divorced in 2009. On December 26, 2010, she announced her engagement to Lamar Sally, whom she married on August 13, 2011.