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Birth name Sherri Evonne ShepherdNationality USABirth 22 april 1967
(53 years) at Chicago (USA
Sherri Evonne Shepherd (born c. 1966/1967) is an American comedienne, author, businesswoman, actress, and television personality. She headlined her own sitcom, Sherri, on Lifetime television. Shepherd hosts Nickelodeon channel's "NickMom Night Out" television program.
Shepherd appeared on Broadway in Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical Cinderella. In 2014, Shepherd played an ex-girlfriend of Chris Rock's character in Rock's film Top Five.
Shepherd was previously married to Jeff Tarpley. Their twin daughter was stillborn. The surviving twin, a son, Jeffrey, was delivered prematurely.
TV writer Lamar Sally proposed to Shepherd on December 26, 2010. They married in August 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, and in September 2012, Shepherd said the couple was searching for a surrogate in order to have a child. Sally filed for separation on May 2, 2014, and Shepherd filed for divorce days later. In July 2014, Sally petitioned a Los Angeles court for full legal and physical custody of the child expected via surrogacy, who was born in August 2014. On April 21, 2015, a Pennsylvania court ruled Shepherd is the legal parent of a child born from a surrogate mother. The child has no DNA link to Shepherd.
Shepherd has type 2 diabetes after having had pre-diabetes for years.
A devout Christian, Shepherd discussed the role God has played in her life and career, stating "If I didn't have God, I would have been dead."