Sheryl Lee Ralph

Sheryl Lee Ralph


12/30/1956, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA

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Sheryl Lee, Sheryl Ralph
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    • She quit Moesha due to the storyline. Like many fans, Sheryl Lee Ralph did not like when Dorian (Played by Ray J Norwood) went from being Frank's (Played by William Allen Young) nephew to his son out of wedlock. In Moesha's final season, Sheryl Lee Ralph only appeared when her character of Dee Mitchell was necessary.

    • Sheryl married Pennsylvania state senator Vincent Hughes in July 2005.

    • Spouse:
      Eric Maurice (c. 1991 - 2000) (divorce in progress)


      One of the original Dreamgirls on Broadway.

      Nominated (1982) for Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

      She appeared in the music video and sang in the choir on the song "Voices That Care."

      Studied medicine at Rutgers University.

      Named Best College Actress in 1974.

      1973 Miss Black Teen-Age New York

      Filing 1 million dollar lawsuit against The National Enquirer for libel and invasion of property [June 2000]

      Is half Jamaican.

      Ex-husband was an art collector. They have two children, Etienne, born in 1992, and Ivy-Victoria born in 1995.

      She was the first woman to graduate from Rutgers College at the age of 19. She missed her graduation to get a Skippy Peanut Butter commercial. She did get to wear a cap and gown on May 2, 2003 as the Commencement Speaker for the Class of 2003.

      "Dreamgirls" is considered by many as a loosely-based account of the meteroic rise of the 1960s super girl-group "The Supremes." Sheryl's Deena Jones' character closely follows the path taken by Diana Ross.

      Played Muzzy van Hossmere in the original cast of the Broadway production "Thoroughly Modern Millie" (2002 Tony winner for Best New Musical). While in the stage show, Muzzy is a black character, in the film she was white, played by Carol Channing.

      Sister of Michael Ralph.

      July 2004: Inducted as an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. at the 47th National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

      Was originally considered for a potential spin-off of the 1970s television series "Wonder Woman" but the project never made it past the green-light phase. Her ties to the show continued though as, 25 years later, she continues to play a nemesis to the Wonder Woman character in the Justice League animated series.

      Nominated for Broadway's 1982 Tony Award as Best Actress (Musical) for "Dreamgirls."

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