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Sherri Shepherd          

Actress and Comedian; Former Co-host of "The View"

Sherri Shepherd is an actress, comedian, author and television personality. Whether on stage or screen, Sherri Shepherd's magnetic personality and hilarious sense of humor never fail to delight audiences. A self-described "class clown," she relocated to Los Angeles during high school and considered being a mortician, but took a job as a legal secretary instead.

She was encouraged by friends to put together her own stand-up act after seeing Andrew Dice Clay perform. Ms. Shepherd's love of performing was instantaneous. Success, however, was not. For five years she toiled as a secretary by day and performed stand-up at night. She finally got her first real break in the comedy Cleghorne!

She is best known for being a co-host on The View from 2007 to 2014, for which she received multiple Daytime Emmy Award nominations, winning one in 2009. That same year, Sherri and the co-hosts were chosen as part of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine while Forbes ranked The View hosts #11 among the top “30 of the Most Influential Women in Media.” In 2009, she starred in a sitcom of her own on Lifetime, Sherri, which aired for one season.

Sherri has been featured in the motion pictures Who's Your Caddy, Beauty Shop, Cellular and Guess Who. For four seasons she starred on ABC's Less than Perfect. A groundbreaking performance on the hit series Friends earned her the reputation as one of Hollywood's most reliable sources for brilliant comedic delivery. She has appeared on Everybody Loves Raymond, Joan of Arcadia, Suddenly Susan, The Jamie Foxx Show, Living Single and Emeril. Shepherd is also the voice of twin toucans Cheryl and Meryl in the Disney Channel's comedy series, Brandy & Mr. Whiskers.

An accomplished stand-up comic, Ms. Shepherd has performed at The Comedy Store, The Improv and the Laugh Factory in Hollywood, and has released both a DVD and a CD of her routine entitled No Refund, No Exchange.

Sharing her passion for staying healthy, Sherri authored PLAN D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes Even If You Don’t Have It, a New York Times Best Seller. She is also the author of a humorous autobiography, Permission Slips: Every Woman’s Guide to Giving Yourself a Break.

The Chicago native is mother to two sons, Jeffrey and Lamar. Knowing the heartache and joy of raising a child with special needs, Sherri has partnered with the YAI National Institute to raise awareness for children and adults with disabilities. She is involved with numerous philanthropic organizations including the March of Dimes.

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Sherri Shepherd Finds Surrogate for Second Child | News | BET

Good news for the talk show host, who has been open about fertility issues.

Sherri Shepherd: How I Cope With Diabetes - US News and World ...

Shepherd, a co-host on ABC's “The View,” describes her diet and exercise routine in her new book.

Sherri Shepherd Talks How I Met Your Mother – Sherri Shepherd ...

One of the most beloved TV guest stars of all time, Sherri Shepherd, is joining How I Met Your Mother! Just when you couldn't be more excited about the ...

Sherri Shepherd To Return To ‘The View’

Shepherd was among the most popular View co-hosts of the past decade. She spent seven seasons on the show, sharing a hosting Emmy Award...

Sherri Shepherd to Remain Legal Mother of Child Born via ...

Sherri Shepherd will remain the legal mother of the child born to her and Lamar Sally via surrogate. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania denied ...

Sherri Shepherd Didn't Get a Breast Reduction: I Lost 12 Pounds ...

Sherri Shepherd is all about moving forward. The comedienne was in good spirits during her visit to The Wendy Williams Show, where the talk show host ...

Sherri Shepherd on How Whoopi Golberg Helped Her on The View

Sherri Shepherd has just come out of another messy divorce, but on Wednesday, she reflected on how her View costar Whoopi Goldberg helped her through her ...

Sherri Shepherd cried for three years because of Barbara Walters

The comedian and actress gets candid about the new book, "Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story of 'The View.'"

'View' alum Sherri Shepherd: Barbara Walters 'tough,' I 'cried' a lot

As former "View" co-host Sherri Shepherd sees it: "Barbara Walters was tough on the people that she loved and she helped me find my voice."

Sherri Shepherd Poses as Octavia Spencer to Get Into Delta Lounge ...

Sherri Shepherd is revealing the perks of posing as her good friend Octavia Spencer.

Sherri Shepherd on Her 13-Year-Old Son's 'Developmental Delays ...

Sherri Shepherd also opened up to PEOPLE about her "yummy and special" son Jeffrey's current comedic career aspirations.

'Mr. Iglesias': Sherri Shepherd To Co-Star In Netflix Comedy Series ...

Sherri Shepherd, actress and Emmy-winning former co-host of ABC's The View is set to co-star opposite Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias in Mr. Iglesias, Netflix's ...

Sherri Shepherd Shows Off Before and After Photos of Weight Loss: 'If I Can Do It You Can Too'

Sherri Shepherd revealed that she started the keto diet in the summer of 2018

Sherri Shepherd recalls doctors saying her son would be ‘paralyzed' and 'unable to speak’ in birthday tribute post: ‘But God said different’

The one-time co-host of The View took to social media on Monday as she turned 52 and the boy turned 14 to share a story about when Jeffrey was born prematurely at just 25 weeks and weighed one pound, 10 ounces.

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