The best way to welcome home Sherri Shepherd, was with a chocolate shake from Portillo’s. If you do not know anything about Portillo’s then you are not a true Chicagoan, however Sherri is a true hometown girl. Recently, I had a chance to participate in a satellite media tour with the actress and her co-star Nick D’Agosto. When I heard she was coming back to Chicago, I had to chat with her in-person.
Sherri Evonne Shepherd was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. When she was 11, her family moved to the suburb Hoffman Estates. Her father, Lawrence, was a food service manager at Sambos Restaurant and a church deacon, and her mother, LaVerne, cleaned homes.
Sherri started her stand-up career in 1990 while working in Beverly Hills as a legal secretary. In 1995, she took the big plunge, stepped out on faith, and quit her secretarial job. 12 days later, she booked her first series as a regular on the WB’s Cleghorne! (1995). It lasted only a season. Since unemployment didn’t pay the bills, Sherri had to go back to the law firm for the next three years. She is best-known for her role as Ramona on ABC’s Less Than Perfect (2002). Not leaving her stand-up roots, Sherri still performs regularly at the Comedy Store, the Laugh Factory and the Improv.– IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
During my girl chat with Sherri we discuss Trial & Error, her wig line and staying positive. Check out the interview above.
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