Widely known for portraying the character of Romana Platt on the popular TV sitcom ‘Less Than Perfect’, Sherri Shepherd is an American actress, comedian, TV personality, and author. She is involved in many professions and achieved the success in each of them. Here are the complete details about the career, achievements, awards, and net worth of Sherri Shepherd in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Sherri Shepherd was born as Sherri Evonne Shepherd on April 22, 1967, in Chicago, Illinois. Her father, Lawrence A. Shepherd, was a church deacon while her mother, LaVerne, was probably a homemaker. She is the eldest of her three sisters. Sherri’s childhood was not pleasant. She faced racism. When she was nearly 11 years old, her family moved to Suburb Hoffman Estates. First, she attended Winston Churchill Elementary School and then moved to Hoffman Estates High School. There is not much information about her higher studies.
Talking about her love life, Sherri has married twice in her life, and both of her marriages didn’t really work out. First, she married Jeff Tarpley in 2001. They remained together till 2010 and then divorced. The same year, she came into the relationship with TV writer Lamar Sally whom she married in 2011. Her second marriage lasted only for three years and in 2014, they separated. The same year, they welcome their first child who was born via surrogacy.
Career, Awards, & nominations
After her studies, Sherri started working as a legal secretary because, at that time, she had no money. At the same time, she also gave a direction to her stand-up career. Initially, she performed on small stages and honed her skills for almost five years. In 1995, she took a big decision and left her job so that she could completely devote her time to the acting and stand-up comedy. She made her debut in glamour world as an actress in 1995 with the TV series ‘Cleghorne’. She went unnoticed. Eventually, she again had to join her law firm in order to earn some bucks.
She made a comeback in 1997, and since then, she has been ruling the industry on her own ways. In 2002, she appeared in the TV sitcom ‘Less Than Perfect’ which pushed her popularity to the sky. In 2007, she came out as the TV host of the talkative show ‘The View’. She hosted the show for next seven seasons. After that, she certainly became a household name in the industry.
Sherri Shepherd is a successful comedian. She has won many awards throughout her career including Daytime Emmy Award, Gracie Allen Award, and BSFC Award. She has also won 4 Daytime Emmy Award nominations, 1 Gold Derby Award nomination, and 1 Screen Actors Guild nomination.
Net worth & Earnings
We know, Sherri Shepherd is making her presence in many professions. She is not only involved in these professions but making really big in each of them. Considering the fact, she must be having a huge net worth. Right? Well, as of now, the multi-talented lady has an outstanding net worth of $13 million. She has majorly churned out the money as a TV host. She reportedly charges $1.5 million per year.
If you’re getting failures after failures, just look at Sherri Shepherd. You’ll find a reason to get up and try again. Success doesn’t come easily. Look at her. She had to rejoin her job just because she was broke.