- Category : 1967-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Triple Split
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Wishes 1
American comedian, actress, author, and television personality. She first became recognized for recurring roles on the sitcoms Suddenly Susan, Everybody Loves Raymond and The Jamie Foxx Show before starring 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.
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. Shepherd also hosts Nickelodeon's NickMom Night Out special, and has appeared on Broadway in Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical production of Cinderella. In 2012, she appeared as a celebrity contestant on the fourteenth season of Dancing with the Stars.
Sherri raises funds for the YAI Sherri Shepherd "Believe in Abilities" Fund, an organization that encourages autistic and developmentally challenged children to participate in life.
Shepherd married Jeff Tarpley in 2001. Their son Jeffrey was delivered prematurely at 25 weeks in los Angeles, around 6pm, on 22 April 2005, after Shepherd miscarried his twin at 11 weeks. She married TV writer Lamar Sally in August 2011 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 2 May 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 21 April 2015, a Pennsylvania court ruled Shepherd is the legal parent of a child born from a surrogate mother. The child has no DNA link to Shepherd.
Shepherd has type 2 diabetes and is a devout Christian.