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Sheryl Lee Ralph stars in "Instant Mom" on Nickelodeon as Maggie.

With continued success on stage, screen, television and music along with her philanthropic endeavors, Sheryl Lee Ralph has never been one to rest on her laurels. A triple threat, Ralph is an acclaimed veteran of film, television and the Broadway stage. Her award-winning work includes creating the role of Deena Jones in the legendary Broadway musical, "Dreamgirls," earning her Best Actress nods for Tony and Drama Desk Awards. She returned to Broadway for a 12-month stint in the Tony-award winning musical, "Thoroughly Modern Millie," portraying the sassy chanteuse Muzzy Van Hossmere.

Ralph recently toured the one-woman play, "Sometimes I Cry," a production written and performed by herself, which explores the lives, loves, and losses of women infected and affected by HIV.

No stranger to television, Ralph is perhaps best known for starring for all six seasons on UPN's comedy "Moesha." Other credits include "Smash," "Hannah Montana," "ER," "Barbershop," "Whoopi," "It's a Living," "Designing Women," "The District" and "The Parkers."

On the big screen, Ralph has worked with some of Hollywood's leading and award-winning men with film credits that include "The Mighty Quinn" with Denzel Washington; "Mistress" with Robert de Niro; "To Sleep with Anger" with Danny Glover and "The Distinguished Gentlemen" with Eddie Murphy. Ralph picked up a win for Best Supporting Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards for her performance in "To Sleep with Anger."

Finding success in writing and directing, Ralph's award-winning short film, "Secrets," co-starring award-winning actress Alfre Woodard and Robin Givens, was a finalist in the HBO Film Short Competition, Showtime's Filmmaker Award Series, and the BET Filmmaker Award Competition. The film was also selected as the audience favorite at the Outfest Film Festival. "Secrets" was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, as well as the Hollywood Film Festival, the Acapulco Film Festival and the Urban World Film Festival.

Ralph is also the creator of the Jamerican Film and Music Festival.


How old is Sheryl Lee Ralph? Find out here.

Age: 59 years old
Birthday: December 30, 1956
Birthplace: Waterbury, CT
Husband: Vincent Hughes (7/30/2005)
Eric Maurice (1990 - 2001, divorced, 2 children)

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