Sheryl Lee Ralph was born and raised in Waterbury, Connecticut. She graduated from Rutgers University when she was 19.
She is the youngest female student to graduate from the school in its history. .
She made her professional acting debut on Broadway in "Dreamgirls" and was nominated for a Tony Award. .
In 1984, she released "In the Evening," her first album. .
It inspired the hit single "In the Evening," which reached number 6 on the Billboard charts. .
She appeared on television shows such as "V: The Series," Hunter," "Pros and Cons," Sabrina, Teenage Witch," and "Smash." .
Her roles include "The Mighty Quinn," 'The Distinguished Gentleman," 'Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit', 'White Man's Burden' and 'Deterrence.'
Her co-starring roles in "It's a Living," Designing Women, and Moesha are her most notable achievements. .