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Sheryl Lee Ralph


Sheryl Lee Ralph


Sector:ENTERTAINMENTAge: 65Los Angeles
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The legendary multi-hyphenate won her first and, let's be honest, long overdue Emmy for her role in the ABC sitcom Abbott Elementary in 2022. In fact, she became only the second Black woman to win the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series since Jackée Harry in 1987. We should all take a moment to give thanks and praise for her acceptance speech that night, during which we were reminded that this diva can truly sang. She's been on a roll ever since, from her stunning catwalk appearance during Rihanna’s recent Savage X Fenty Vol. 4 show, to receiving the TV Humanitarian Award from the Creative Coalition and being honored at the Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS for her work as an AIDS activist, to being presented with the Honorary Order of Jamaica. At the latter ceremony, her gratitude was palpable as she told the Jamaica Information Service, “I thought it was a feeling of elation when I won the Emmy, but to be conferred with the Order of Jamaica, my mother having been conferred Order of Distinction. Ivy Ralph OD ...we say Original Diva. I feel so proud.”

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