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Birth Name: Sherri Evonne Shepherd.
Born: April 22, 1967, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Height: 5' 1" (1.55 m).
-Jeff Tarpley (10 March 2001 - present) (filed for divorce) they have one child.
Sherri Shepherd biography (bio):
Sherri Evonne Shepherd is an American comedian and actress. Shepherd is perhaps best known for her roles on the TV shows Less Than Perfect and Everybody Loves Raymond, as well as her extensive work in television commercials and her recurring appearances as a guest co-host on "The View".
Shepherd was born in Chicago. At age 11, her family, which includes Shepherd's three sisters, moved to Hoffman Estates, a Chicago suburb, where Sherri enjoyed riding bikes with one of her younger sisters, Sierra. Raised a Jehovah's Witness, Shepherd later became a born-again Christian after moving to Los Angeles.
Shepherd is married to comedian Jeff Tarpley; they have a son, Jeffrey Charles. Though on the road to divorce after discovering that her husband was having an affair, Sherri Shepherd reported on The View on May 23, 2007 that she and her husband were back together. Tarpley had a child during the affair and Shepherd said she thought it would be wrong to keep the children apart.
Shepherd worked a "day job" as a legal secretary while doing standup comedy at night.
Her first TV role was on the show Cleghorne!, starring former Saturday Night Live cast member Ellen Cleghorne. Three years later, she pursued acting and stand-up comedy full-time, working again as a legal secretary in the meantime.
She had guest roles on Friends, Living Single, as well as regular roles on Suddenly Susan and The Jamie Foxx Show.
Her most visible role was as Ramona Platt on Less Than Perfect. The sitcom ran on ABC for four seasons, with the last episodes airing in 2006.
Shepherd has branched out to film, with roles in Guess Who, Beauty Shop and Cellular.
She still performs standup comedy at Los Angeles area clubs like the Comedy Store and the Laugh Factory. She has also been a frequent and popular guest on Ellen DeGeneres' syndicated daytime talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show for which she holds a record for being on the show the most amount of times.
Sherri Shepherd has also become a frequent guest co-host on ABC's The View. On the morning of May 23, 2007, while guest hosting, Shepherd became caught in the middle of one of The View's more heated exchanges between full time hosts, and political opposites, Rosie O'Donnell and Elisabeth Hasselbeck. As the clash grew more heated, a visibly shaken Shepherd made several attempts to step in and stop the argument, calling for producers to cut to the next commercial break, only to be told they had more time before the segment was finished. Shepherd eventually pulled herself and regular host Joy Behar completely away from the table, before the bickering came to an end, ironically with a stilted reference to Shepherd's latest comedy DVD offering.
On July 27, 2007 The LA Times reported that Shepherd was a contender for a regular co-host spot on The View along with Whoopi Goldberg. On August 1, 2007 it was announced that Whoopi Goldberg will be the program's new moderator, replacing Rosie O'Donnell. Shepherd was also expected to be announced as co-host on this date, but Shepherd and ABC could not reach a deal. As of August 1, a replacement for Star Jones has yet to be announced.
Although talks are in very early stages, Buena Vista is currently in the process of finding a project for Shepherd, potentially her own talk show.