Sherri Shepherd is a renowned actress, Emmy Award-winning co-host, comedienne, and best-selling author. Whether on stage or screen, her magnetic personality and hilarious sense of humor never fails to delight audiences.
She has a co-starring role in the Netflix comedy series “Mr. Iglesias,” which just released season 2. Sherri is also starring in the upcoming Netflix musical “A Week Away,” premiering later this year. Through her own production company, Faith Walker, Sherri recently launched her podcast, “Two Funny Mamas,” with fellow actress Kym Whitley.
She is currently on the Fox syndicated series “Dish Nation” as a co-host. And later this year, Sherri will hit the road on a 12-city comedy tour, “Ladies Night Out,” with Loni Love, Nene Leakes, B. Simone, Kym Whitley & Adele Givens. In 2019, she had roles in multiple film and television projects, as co-star of the biopic “BRIAN BANKS,” alongside Aldis Hodge, Morgan Freeman, and Greg Kinnear, as well as a role in the Netflix movie, “Walk.Ride.Rodeo.”
She previously served as a weekly co-host of the nationally syndicated radio program, “The Tom Joyner Morning Show.” Additionally, Sherri was co-host of “The View” from seasons 2007 – 2015. In 2009, along with her co-hosts, Shepherd was awarded a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host on “The View,” was included in the list of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and was named one of Forbes’ “30 of the Most Influential Women in Media.” Sherri was the first African-American woman to host a game show when she served as host of four seasons of “The Newlywed Game” and portrayed the first African-American version of the Evil Stepmother in the Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.”
Shepherd has also co-starred in several primetime series, including “Trial and Error,” “Rosewood,” “Man With a Plan,” “30 Rock,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “The Jamie Foxx Show.” She starred in and executive produced her own Lifetime sitcom, “Sherri” and starred in a comedy stand-up special, “Sherri Shepherd: It’s My Time to Talk.” Some of her film credits include roles in “One for the Money,” “Top Five,” “Precious,” “Woodlawn,” “Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa,” and “Beauty Shop.” Sherri is the author of two books, “Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don’t Have It),” and “Permission Slips: Every Woman’s Guide to Giving Herself a Break.”