Sheryl Lee Ralph
American actor-singer
Sheryl Lee Ralph
Sheryl Lee Ralph is an American actress, singer, and activist.
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Friday's TV Highlights: 'Emerald City' on NBC
LATimes - 5 days
SERIES MacGyver Mac and Jack (Lucas Till, George Eads) try to capture a fugitive (guest star Anthony DiRocco) but are challenged by the bounty-hunting Colton family (Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lance Gross, Javicia Leslie and Jermaine Rivers), characters from the original version of the show. 8 p.m. CBS ...
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Sheryl Lee Ralph And Ben Harney On The Long Reach Of 'Dreamgirls'
Huffington Post - about 2 months
On Dec. 20, 1981, “Dreamgirls’’ opened at the Imperial Theater, bringing a “seismic emotional jolt” to Broadway, as the critic Frank Rich wrote in The New York Times. Written by Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen and directed by Michael Bennett, the musical followed the path of a Supremes-style girl group and its driven, unscrupulous manager. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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A Word With: Sheryl Lee Ralph and Ben Harney on the Long Reach of ‘Dreamgirls’
NYTimes - 2 months
For the 35th anniversary of the hit musical’s Broadway opening, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Ben Harney look back on a “dream come true” and its aftermath.
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Ryan Coogler, Reginald Hudlin, John Singleton honored by African American film critics
Chicago Times - about 1 year
“I am an endangered species, but I sing no victim’s song. I am a woman. I am an artist and I know where my voice belongs.” These words, borrowed from jazz singer Dianne Reeves’ “Endangered Species,” rang out in Hollywood’s Taglyan Complex on Wednesday night as actress Sheryl Lee Ralph belted them...
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How Charlie Sheen Helped Reignite This AIDS Activist's Passion
Huffington Post - about 1 year
For decades, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph of Broadway's "Dreamgirls" and TV's "Moesha" and "Ray Donovan" has worked tirelessly as an activist for HIV/AIDS research through her nonprofit, Divinely Inspired Victoriously Aware (D.I.V.A.) Foundation. Now, 25 years after the launch of her foundation, Ralph told The Huffington Post that she's felt a renewed sense of purpose in raising awareness for HIV/AIDS thanks, in part, to Charlie Sheen's revelation that he was HIV-positive on the “Today” show. Ralph noted that she hopes Sheen's public admission will help the black community pay better attention to the disease. “No matter how you may feel about Charlie Sheen, I say, ‘Thank God for Charlie Sheen’ cause he came out with his own reality no matter what you might feel about his reality, but I never had so many people wanting to talk about HIV in years, and I mean in years,” she said. “I would love to be able to get more access on black radio to talk about HIV and testing, but you try to r ...
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How Charlie Sheen Helped Reignite This AIDS Activist's Passion
Huffington Post - about 1 year
For decades, actress Sheryl Lee Ralph of Broadway's "Dreamgirls" and TV's "Moesha" and "Ray Donovan" has worked tirelessly as an activist for HIV/AIDS research through her nonprofit, Divinely Inspired Victoriously Aware (D.I.V.A.) Foundation. Now, 25 years after the launch of her foundation, Ralph told The Huffington Post that she's felt a renewed sense of purpose in raising awareness for HIV/AIDS thanks, in part, to Charlie Sheen's revelation that he was HIV-positive on the “Today” show. Ralph noted that she hopes Sheen's public admission will help the black community pay better attention to the disease. “No matter how you may feel about Charlie Sheen, I say, ‘Thank God for Charlie Sheen’ cause he came out with his own reality no matter what you might feel about his reality, but I never had so many people wanting to talk about HIV in years, and I mean in years,” she said. “I would love to be able to get more access on black radio to talk about HIV and testing, but you try to r ...
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Mo'Nique Still Loves Lee Daniels Enough To Want To Work With Him
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Mo'Nique is at the center of her biggest press blitz since winning Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars five years ago. But don't call it a comeback just yet: The attention rose out of her supposed feud with "Precious" director and "Empire" co-creator Lee Daniels. Not that any controversy has turned Mo'Nique sour. During our interview, the 47-year-old was engaging and kind (she closed the phone call by saying, "Thank you, my sweet baby"), and insisted on clearing up the fracas that began three weeks ago when Mo'Nique said that Daniels informed her she was "blackballed" by Hollywood for "not play[ing] ball." (He was alluding to Mo'Nique's refusal to campaign for her 2010 Oscar and her not having thanked the "Precious" producers, or Daniels, during her acceptance speech.) That remark ignited a firestorm that escalated with Daniels' response and Mo'Nique's claim that she'd been offered Taraji P. Henson's celebrated role on the Fox hit "Empire." Co-creator Danny Strong refuted Mo'Ni ...
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NickMom: Stars of 'Instant Mom' usher in network's new comedy
LATimes - over 3 years
Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and Michael Boatman have joined the Nickelodeon family to star in NickMom’s first scripted comedy, "Instant Mom." Premiering Sunday, this Mom-centric, primetime program is built around Tia Mowry-Hardrict’s character, who becomes an "Instant Mom" after inheriting her new husband’s three children.
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Sheryl Lee Ralph And Adina Howard Share Personal Stories On 'Life After'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Before Sheryl Lee Ralph sat down to film her episode of TV One’s hit docu-series, Life After she wasn’t sure where life would take her next. This surprising confession comes from a woman who earned a Tony Award nomination for originating the role of Deena Jones in the Broadway classic Dreamgirls; won over TV audiences on sitcoms such as Designing Women and Moesha; and is a long-time crusader in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
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Christopher Rosen: 55 Eye Rolls From The Latest Episode Of 'Smash'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Previously on "Smash": Jennifer Hudson! "Just because I shagged a couple of actresses?" "He's a professional dramaturg." "Someone tipped off your government." "One shot's all we need." No one watched, again. Presented in chronological order and without commentary, the most absurd moments from Season 2, Episode 4, "The Song." 1. Tom and Julia high-five like Maverick and Goose. 2. "You can never have enough love." 3. Sheryl Lee Ralph. 4. "Your name is why it took six instead of one." 5. "Peter invited me to talk to his acting class today." 6. Jimmy flips coins into a jar. 7. Joe's Pub reference. 8. "The lawyer questioning you is a friend." 9. "As long as he's missing, they can't corroborate anything." 10. Julia's glasses. 11. "You know Ivy?" 12. "If you bring him the right song, you'll get more than noticed; you'll get famous." 13. The "Smash" opening credits. 14. Chyron: "Live tweeting now @NBCSmash." 15. Julia's "my book sucks" face. 16. Julia getting owned by a colle ...
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EXCLUSIVE: 'Smash' Heats Up
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"Smash" is dialing up the romance between Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Jimmy (Jeremy Jordan) in "The Song." In the exclusive preview above, Karen confronts an inebriated Jimmy in the alley. He's upset over rejection, but that's the nature of the business, according to Karen. Her pep talk seems to succeed ... in getting attention from his lips. Here's how NBC describes the episode: Derek (Jack Davenport) calls in help for a special event, but Jimmy’s (Jeremy Jordan) pride might get in the way of a huge opportunity Karen (Katharine McPhee) orchestrates for him and Kyle (Andy Mientus). Peter (guest star Daniel Sunjata) challenges Julia’s (Debra Messing) pride as they continue to work together. Meanwhile, Ronnie (guest star Jennifer Hudson) struggles to assert her independence from a powerful mother (guest star Sheryl Lee Ralph), as Eileen (Anjelica Huston) finds herself at a moral crossroads with huge ramifications for “Bombshell.” Christian Borle and Megan Hilty also st ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of Dec. 30-Jan. 5
Yahoo News - about 4 years
Dec. 30: Actor Joseph Bologna is 78. Actor Russ Tamblyn is 78. Singer Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary is 75. Director James Burrows ("Cheers," ''Taxi") is 72. Actor Fred Ward ("The Right Stuff") is 70. Singer Mike Nesmith of The Monkees is 70. Singer Patti Smith is 66. Musician Jeff Lynne is 65. TV host Meredith Vieira ("Today," ''The View") is 59. Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph ("Moesha") is 57. Country singer Suzy Bogguss is 56. Actress Patricia Kalembar ("Sisters") is 56. "Today" show anchor Matt Lauer is 55. Actress-comedian Tracey Ullman is 53. TV host Sean Hannity is 51. Singer Jay Kay of Jamiroquai is 43. Drummer Byron McMackin of Pennywise is 43. Actress Meredith Monroe ("Dawson's Creek") is 43. Actor Jason Behr ("The Grudge," ''Roswell") is 39. Actress Lucy Punch ("Ben and Kate") is 35. Singer-actor Tyrese is 34. Actress Eliza Dushku ("Dollhouse," ''Buffy the Vampire Slayer") is 32. Guitarist Tim Lopez of Plain White T's is 32. Actress Kristin Kreuk ("Smallville") is 30. Si ...
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A Day with HIV Photo Contest
Outtake - over 4 years
UPDATE: Photos Are Begin Accepted Until Monday :) Positively Aware is asking people to take a digital photograph on Friday September 21st to record a moment of their day that will focus the world’s attention on the daily trials & triumphs of people living with HIV. For the third year A Day with HIV will help remove the stigma of HIV & advance an international community of care through this collective photographic portrait. Anyone can record a special image, a time with friends & family, at work or play, or any moment in the day that helps people better understand how HIV impacts people, loved ones, colleagues & communities. Jeff Berry, Editor of Positively Aware magazine stated, "By coming together on one single day, we can build a virtual community of support & help raise awareness about HIV not only in our own communities but everywhere. Our hope is that by bringing together individuals from all walks of life, both HIV-positive & negative, we can not only s ...
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Myrdith Leon Mccormack: Dream Girls and Dream Makers
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Since the beginning of time, mankind has longed to interpret dreams. Wars have been waged in fulfillment of dreams. Soldiers have believed in the promise of greatness brought forth in visions. Pharaohs have sought out and promoted men into power and position because they were told it would prolong their reign. Kings have broken their religious laws to seek out sorcerers and fortune tellers to determine the next step they should take. Yes, men have lived and died for their dreams. This thing we call dreams has created opportunities, jobs, and careers for modern day man. We have increasingly seen their role in our society expand -- tarot card readers, palm readers, mediums are some of the names they are given today. Hollywood has glamorized it, created movies, TV shows to explore these types of "interpreters." It is with great excitement that I introduce you to some of the most extraordinary dream makers that I have had the pleasure of meeting. These women hold a dear place ...
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Celebrities weigh on Martin shooting
CNN - almost 5 years
A.J. Hammer discusses hot button issues in Trayvon Martin's case with Todd Bridges, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Janet Hubert.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sheryl Lee Ralph
    FIFTIES
  • 2014
    Age 57
    In November 2014, Ralph appeared on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn as the rich lady who claims her dog from Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn.
    More Details Hide Details Ralph is married to Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes. In June 2000, Ralph sued The National Enquirer for one million dollars over a piece they had written about her and her former husband Eric. In July 2004, Ralph was inducted as an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority at the 47th National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. In May 2008, Ralph was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Tougaloo College after giving the commencement address. Features: Short Subjects: In the Evening (1984, The New York Music Company) Produced and arranged by Trevor Lawrence
    In August 2014, she appeared on KTLA Los Angeles Morning News as a fill-in Entertainment Reporter.
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  • 2013
    Age 56
    On February 9, 2013, Ralph appeared at the 2013 Columbus Middle School youth rally in Columbus, Mississippi.
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    In 2013, Ralph appeared in the NBC television show Smash as Cynthia, the mother of Jennifer Hudson's character.
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  • 2011
    Age 54
    In 2011, Ralph guest-starred in the Young Justice episode "Terrors" as Amanda Waller.
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  • 2009
    Age 52
    On June 16, 2009, it was announced that Ralph would join the cast of the Broadway-bound musical The First Wives Club as Elyse.
    More Details Hide Details She replaced Adriane Lenox, who withdrew from the show due to health concerns.
  • FORTIES
  • 2002
    Age 45
    Ralph's 2002 project Baby of the Family concerns a young child who is born with a caul over her head, which enables her to see ghosts and the future.
    More Details Hide Details Ralph was also featured with 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, Etienne and Ivy-Victoria (aka Coco), named after Ralph's mother.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1993
    Age 36
    She also played Florence Watson, the mother of Rita Louise Watson (Lauryn Hill) in the 1993 film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit.
    More Details Hide Details Ralph produced Divas Simply Singing, which has become an important AIDS fundraiser. She also appeared on the Showtime series Barbershop as Claire. Sheryl brought a new face to the sufferings of war in the NBC hit series ER.
  • 1992
    Age 35
    In 1992 she starred with Robert De Niro in the title role in Mistress.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, she co-starred with Eddie Murphy in The Distinguished Gentleman. During the 1990s she also had roles in The Flintstones, Deterrence, and Unconditional Love. On television, she was in the cast of the CBS daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow while starring on Broadway in Dreamgirls. She is known for playing Ginger St. James on It's a Living, Etienne Toussaint-Bouvier on Designing Women, and Dee Mitchell on Moesha. She provided the voice of Cheetah in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.
  • 1989
    Age 32
    Her first leading role in a film came as Denzel Washington's wife in The Mighty Quinn, released in 1989.
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  • 1988
    Age 31
    In 1988 she starred in the Disney movie Oliver & Company, providing the voice of Rita.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 27
    In 1984, Ralph released her only album In the Evening, in which the title track peaked at #6 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart that same year.
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  • 1982
    Age 25
    Ralph began her career on the stage, and was nominated in 1982 for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Deena Jones in Dreamgirls.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1956
    Born
    Born on December 30, 1956.
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