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Sherri Evonne Shepherd was born April 22, 1967 in Chicago, Ill. She was raised in Chicago and its suburbs. She now lives in New York. Her parents are Lawrence and LaVerne Shepherd. She is married to Lamar Sally and has one child, Jeffrey Charles Tarplay, with her ex-husband Jeff Tarpley. Shepherd is the eldest of three sisters and was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness.
Since 2007, Shepherd has been a co-host on daytime talk show “The View.” She had been a frequent guest co-host in 2006. She also hosts the “Newlywed Game. ”Shepherd’s work earned her a Daytime Emmy Award in 2009 for Outstanding Talk Show Host. Between 2002 and 2006, Shepherd portrayed Ramona Platt in the comedy “Less Than Perfect.” She got her start in comedy while doing stand-up to earn money to supplement her income as a legal secretary. Her first television break came in the situation comedy “Cleghorne!” which aired briefly in 1995. She has her own self-named situation comedy on the Lifetime Channel. She also appeared in “30 Rock” and “Everybody Loves Raymond” in recurring roles. She also had a recurring role also in Season 9 of “How I Met Your Mother.”
Her film roles include “Guess Who,” “One for the Money,” the award-winning “Precious,” “Beauty Shop,” and “Cellular.” Shepherd co-wrote “Permission Slips: Every Woman’s Guide to Give Herself a Break” with Laurie Kilmartin in 2009. She continues to do stand-up comedy in Los Angeles. Shepherd was a celebrity contestant on “Dancing With the Stars” in 2012 and was eliminated in the fourth week.
Shepherd’s net worth is estimated at $10 million and her annual salary at $1.5 million. Her monthly earnings as host on “The View” are $54,767.