Other Free Encyclopedias » Online Encyclopedia » Encyclopedia - Featured Articles » Contributed Topics from P-T

Ralph, Sheryl Lee (1956–)

women series piece film

RALPH, SHERYL LEE (1956–). Actress, singer. She was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, although her parents were from Jamaica. She won a scholarship to Rutgers University and earned a degree in English literature and theater. She earned a Tony nomination for her role as Deena Jones in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls , and quickly moved to television with guest starring roles in The Jeffersons, Hunter, L. A. Law , and Amazing Stories . She had a recurring role in the TV series The District , and was a regular on Code Name: Foxfire, It’s a Living, New Attitude , and Designing Women , and the daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow . She costarred in the sitcom Moesha , and has appeared in many telefilms, including The Neighborhood , 1982; No Child of Mine , 1993; and Witch Hunt , 1994. Ralph has also pursued a singing career and recorded several albums. She made her film debut in A Piece of the Action , 1977. She organizes the Jamerican Film and Music Festival in Kingston, Jamaica. She also tours with her powerful one-woman show, Sometimes, I Cry , a series of monologues about women affected by and infected with HIV and AIDS.

Filmography: A Piece of the Action , 1977; The Mighty Quinn , 1989; Skin Deep , 1989; To Sleep with Anger , 1990; Mistress , 1992; The Distinguished Gentleman , 1992; Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit , 1993; The Flintstones , 1994; White Man’s Burden , 1995; Lover’s Knot , 1996; Bogus , 1996; Secrets , 1997; Personals , 1999; Deterrence , 1999; Unconditional Love , 1999; Lost in the Pershing Hotel , 2000; Baby of the Family , 2002.

Ramón y Cajal, Santiago [next] [back] Ralph Lauren - Early Life, Education, Personal Life, Trivia

User Comments

Your email address will be altered so spam harvesting bots can't read it easily.
Hide my email completely instead?

Cancel or