Sherri Evonne Shepherd (born April 22, 1967) is an American comedian, author, actress, and television personality.
She is one of five co-hosts on the ABC daytime talkshow The View, currently hosts the Newlywed Game, and had a recurring role as Angie Jordan on the NBCseries 30 Rock. As an actress, she has starred in the sitcom Less than Perfect and her own sitcom Sherri on Lifetime. Shepherd previously had a recurring role on the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond as police Sgt. Judy Potterbrother, the partner of officer Robert Barone.
In 2006, Sherri Shepherd became a frequent guest co-host on ABC’s The View. She eventually became a permanent co-host on Monday, September 10, 2007. She co-hosted the 35th Daytime Emmy Awards on June 20, 2008. Her fellow co-host was All My Children star Cameron Mathison. Shepherd was nominated for her first Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host.
On May 14, 2009, she was nominated again for her second Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Talk Show Host, when nominations for 36th Daytime Emmy Awards were announced on the Today Show. Shepherd won her first Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host that year.
She was also a contestant on “Dancing With The Stars” which had some controversy. She was accused of cheating by taking dance lessons before her stint on “Dancing with the Stars.” But Sherri said she hadn’t cheated and continued to insist previous dance lessons hadn’t helped her.