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Actress, Sheryl Lee Ralph

Updated on January 23, 2014
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I started working in the performing arts industry after attending Colgate University in 1981. My early work was as a personal manager.

Sheryl Lee Ralph

Media Diva!
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Sheryl Lee Ralph is ~ A Media DIVA!

Sheryl Lee Ralph first came to national prominence in 1982 where she originated the role of Deena Jones in the Broadway hit, 'Dreamgirls'.

She was nominated for a Tony Award for her iconic portrayal that many believe was the character created about Diana Ross and the events leading to the rise of one of Motown's all time best selling groups, 'The Supremes'.

The play and her character was reprised by Beyonce in the movie version of the same name, 'Dreamgirls', in 2006.

Sheryl is on Television in two series currently, 'Ray Donovan' on Showtime, and 'Instant Mom' on Nikelodeon with Tia Mowry-Hardrict. Although she has been in several motion pictures including 'The Mighty Quinn' with Denzel Washington, 'The Distinguished Gentleman' with Eddie Murphy and 'Sister Act 2' with Whoopi Goldberg and Lauryn Hill, she is considered one of America's favorite TV moms, best remembered for her step-mom role with Brandy in the sit-com, 'Moesha'.

Sheryl is also a regular contributing Analyst on News Shows such as 'The Jane Velez-Mitchell Show' on HLN and on CNN news shows.

Her highly successful 'DIVAS Simply Singing', the annual concert gala event that is now the longest running charity event of it's kind, 23 years and continuing, raises awareness about HIV/AIDS and features great singers from Pop, Gospel and R&B music. Both the concert and the year long work of HIV/AIDS awareness is run through her DIVA Foundation (http://www.thedivafoundation.org/).

As if that were not enough, add Author to her resume with her new book, "Redefining DIVA: Life Lessons from the Original Dreamgirl", and, she now hosts her own radio show, 'The Sheryl Lee Ralph DIVA Talk Radio Show', currently heard on WKND Radio (www.http://www.goisradio.com/power-1480/) and on WXRP Blog Talk (http://www.wxrpradio.com/), internationally.

Actor, Michael Boatman, Sheryl's co-star on 'Instant Mom', while being interviewed by her on the radio show, referred to Sheryl affectionately as a "Hurricane in a Dress"!

Hats off to this very busy Star who is a, Media DIVA!

Sheryl Lee Ralph Talks About Being Honored

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