Sherri Shepherd


Sherri Shepherd Trivia


  • Trivia

    • Sherri is still good friends with her now ex-husband Jeffery Tarpley.

    • Sherri has stated on The View that her son doesn't live in New York with her because of the weather. Her son, Jeffery, lives in Los Angeles.

    • In 2007, Sherri Shepherd hosted ABC'S Super Soap Weekend.

    • Sherri is known to be outspoken on Christian beliefs.

    • Sherri Shepherd has been known to disagree with fellow The View co-host Whoopi Goldberg on discussions of who came first in America, Greeks or Christians.

    • Sherri Shepherd is known to have strong beliefs in God.

    • Sherri Shepherd has appeared at the convention Women Of Faith.

    • Sherri Shepherd is involved with many philanthropic organizations including the March of Dimes.

    • When Sherri Shepherd was in high school, she relocated to Los Angeles.

    • Before joining The View in 2007, it was speculated that Buena Vista was working on another project for Sherri Shepherd.

    • When the money where Sherri was working at the time wasn't enough, she would return to work as a legal secretary.

    • People learned of Sherri Shepherd's divorce with Jeffery Tarpley when she announced it on The View.

    • The place where Sherri Shepherd was a legal secretary was in Beverly Hills.

    • Sherri Shepherd was supposed to be a regular on Suddenly Susan until it got canceled.

    • While on The View, Sherri has drew controversy when asked by moderator Whoopi Goldberg "Is the world flat?" Sherri responded "I don't know" and began to quote scripture. Sherri defended herself the next day and indeed knew that the world is round.

    • On September 10, 2007, Sherri Shepherd was announced as Star Jones' replacement on The View.

    • Her father worked as a manager at a McDonald's franchise and he paid for her to attend a trade college in order to work as a legal secretary.

    • She was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. In her later years she converted to Christianity.

    • She spent eight days in jail for traffic warrants.

    • She still performs standup comedy at Los Angeles area clubs like the Comedy Store and the Laugh Factory.

    • She worked as a legal secretary while doing standup comedy at night.

    • When she turned 11, her family moved to Hoffman Estates in Chicago.

    • She has three sisters.

    • She is the mother of one son, Jeffrey Tarpley whose father is Jeffery Tarpley.

    • She taped her live comedy DVD No Refund, No Exchange in April, which is available online.

    • She is 5' 1" (1.55 m) in height.

    • When she originally started dating Jeff, they eventually broke up because Jeff wasn't a Christian. However, Jeff later returned to Sherri and he expressed that he was attending church services and that he was a born-again Christian. They were married soon after.

    • After appearing on the series entitled Less Than Perfect, she expressed that she was originally bothered by working with Andy Dick, though she said that she learned that he was a sweet man and that they prayed together every day.

    • During her earlier years as a comedian, she performed at the Comedy Store, a reputable comedy club where many famous comedians have performed at.

    • At one point in her life, she considered becoming a mortician.

    • During her time at school, her friends always considered her to be the class clown, though she didn't always think such was true.

    • In 2005, she appeared in the films Beauty Shop and Guess Who.

    • She has released one comedy CD entitled No Refund, No Exchange, which contains recordings of one of her performances in front of a live crowd.

    • She credits her success as a comedian to Jesus Christ and she is a member of the Greater Bethany Baptist Church.

    • Before she became a comedian, she worked as a legal secretary for roughly seven years.

    • During her career as a stand-up comedian, she provided the opening acts for comedians such as Richard Pryor, Martin Lawrence and Sinbad.

    • In her spare time she enjoys many activities including karaoke, skiing, skating and attending church related activities.

    • As a teenager she dreamed of growing up to marry Michael Jackson.

    • She has two retriever dogs named Angel and Shatzi.

    • She was always interested in becoming a comedian, though it wasn't until after she watched comedian Andrew Dice Clay perform that she decided to pursue such as a career.

  • Quotes

    • Sherri: I believe that God and Christians were here before everyone else.

    • (regarding Rosie O'Donnell's comment on Kelly Ripa)
      Sherri: Men talk crazier to women then they do men. And the fact that he (Clay Aiken) didn't do that to Regis. He would've never put his hand on Regis' mouth. And he did that to Kelly? Girl I wanted to whoop his (ass) with you.

    • Sherri: Why am I as successful as I am? I have no idea. I have no idea what I'm doing.

    • Sherri: If I didn't have God in my life, I'd be either in jail, on drugs, or dead.

    • Sherri: I let people know I'm a Christian. It comes up naturally when I do things.

    • Sherri: I was in a jail for six or eight days, for traffic warrants. I felt like I was going to die.

    • Sherri: My father was and is a great father.

    • Sherri: I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and savior. I believe that Jesus died for my sins, and rose again, and that's my belief.

    • Sherri: Stand-up will always be my first love. I enjoy writing my own material and having my own voice onstage.