Sheryl Lee Ralph Age, Career, Marital Status, and Net Worth

This article will answer every question you have about Sheryl Lee Ralph. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about her.

  1. What does Sheryl do for a living?
  2. Who are Sheryl’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Sheryl’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Sheryl married or does she have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Sheryl have any children?
  6. Where is Sheryl now?
  7. How tall is Sheryl?
  8. How much money does Sheryl earn?
  9. What is Sheryl’s net worth?

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Who is Sheryl Lee Ralph?

Sheryl Lee Ralph is a Jamaican-American well-known actress and singer. In 1977, she made her screen debut in the comedy film A Piece of the Action, before landing her breakthrough role in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls (1981) as Deena Jones. She has won a Primetime Emmy Award and An Independent Spirit Award and has also received a Tony Award nomination.

In her career, she has appeared in a number of movies. Because of her role in the drama film, To Sleep with Anger, she received the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female in 1991. Her other film credits include; The Mighty Quinn (1989), The Distinguished Gentleman (1992), Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993), and Deterrence (1999). From 1986 to 1989, she starred o television in the syndicated sitcom It’s a Living and later had the leading roles in the short-lived ABC sitcom New Attitude (1990) and CBS medical drama, Street Gear (1995).

From 1996 to 2001, she starred in the UPN sitcom Moesha as Dee Mitchell and from 2013 to 2015 as Maggie Turner in the Nick at Nite sitcom Instant Mom. As of 2022, she is starring in the ABC mockumentary sitcom Abbott Elementary as Barbara, for which she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards. This made her become the first black woman t win the award in 35 years. In 2012, her autobiography, Redefining Diva: Life Lessons from the Original Dreamgirl was published. Since 2016, she has played Madame Morrible in Wicked on Broadway.

How Old Is Sheryl Lee Ralph?

She is 65 years old as of September 2022, having been born on December 30, 1956, in Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S. Sheryl shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; LeBron James, Kim Taehyung, Ellie Goulding, Nardo Wick, Tiger Woods, and many more.

Sheryl Lee Ralph Family

Who are Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Parents?

She was born to Staley Ralph (Father) a college professor. And Ivy Ralph (Mother, who died on October 8, 2018) was a Jamaican fashion designer.

A Photo of Sheryl Lee Ralph
A Photo of Sheryl Lee Ralph

Does Sheryl Lee Ralph have Siblings?

She has a younger brother by the name Michael Ralph (born in 1963) an American actor, comedian, and voice actor.

Sheryl Lee Ralph Education

She received her high school education at Uniondale High School where she graduated in 1972. After graduating from high school, she attended Rutgers University. Later, she attended Tougaloo College where she was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters in May 2008.

Sheryl Lee Ralph Marital Status

She is married to the love of her life, Vincent Hughes (born on October 26, 1956) a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate. They married on July 30, 2005. However, she was previously married to Eric Maurice, they were married from 1990 to 2001.

Sheryl Lee Ralph Kids

She has two kids with her ex-husband, Eric. A son by the name Etienne Maurice (born in 1992, a director) and a daughter by the name Ivy-Victoria Maurice (born in 1995).

Sheryl Lee Ralph Career

She began her on-stage career and in 1982, she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Deena Jones in Dreamgirls. In 1984, she released her only album, In the Evening, in which the title track peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart that same year. She went o to star in the Disney movie Oliver & Company in 1988, providing the voice of Rita, a sassy Afghan Hound. Her first film role came in 1989, as Denzel Washington’s wife in The Mighty Quinn. She then starred with Robert De Niro in 1992, in the title role of Mistress. That same year, she co-starred in The Distinguished Gentleman with Eddie Murphy. Moreover, she has had roles in The Flintstones, Deterrence, and Unconditional Love during the 1990s.

In addition to film work, she has had television roles. And on television, she was in the cast of the CBS daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow while starring on Broadway in Dreamgirls. Furthermore, she is known for playing on It’s a Living as Ginger St. James, Etienne Toussaint-Bouvier on Designing Women, and Dee Mitchell on Moesha. In addition, she has provided voice work, the voice of Cheetah in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. Moreover, she played Florence Watson in the 1993 film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. Also, she has appeared as Claire on the Showtime series, Barbershop. Her 2002 project, Baby of the Family, is about a baby girl who is born with a hood on her head, which allows her to see ghosts and the future.

Career Continuation

Also, she was featured with her son Etienne on MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 and BET’s Baldwin Hills, as well as an episode of Clean House that also featured her two children. It was announced on June 16, 2009, that Sheryl would join the cast of the Broadway-bound musical, The First Wives Club as Elyse. However, Adrianne Lenox withdrew from the show due to health concerns and was thus replaced by Sheryl. In 2011, Sheryl guest-starred in the Young Justice episode “Terrors” as Amanda Waller. Whereas in 2013 she appeared as Cynthia, the mother of Jennifer Hudson’s character in the NBC television show Smash. On February 9, 2013, she appeared at the 2013 Columbus Middle School youth rally in Columbus, Mississippi. The next year in August, she appeared on KTLA Los Angeles Morning News as a fill-in Entertainment Reporter.

In November 2014, she appeared on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn. Some of her recent TV appearances include the TNT dramedy Claws. And the Nickelodeon sitcom Instant Mom as Stephanie’s (Tia Mowry-Hardtrict’s) mother. From January 10 to April 11, 2019, she appeared as Rose (one of the main characters), in the television series Fam. The series went on to run for one season but was canceled in May 2019. In 2022, she portrayed a 30-year veteran elementary school teacher in the new hit sitcom, Abbott Elementary. Because of her role in the sitcom, she won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series. This made her become the second Black actress to win the category after Jackee Harry who won in 1987 for 227.

Sheryl Lee Ralph Height and Measurements

Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 7inches (1.70m) and a weight of 59kg (130lbs).

Sheryl Lee Ralph Salary and Net Worth

Her salary is not mentioned on the internet but has a net worth of $5 million.