Sheryl Lee Ralph
Sheryl Lee Ralph
|Born||December 30, 1956|
Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S.
|Other names||Sheryl Lee Ralph-Hughes|
|Education||Rutgers University, New Brunswick (BFA)|
|Known for||Dreamgirls (Broadway; 1981)|
Motherland: Fort Salem
(m. 1990; div. 2001)
Sheryl Lee Ralph OJ (born December 30, 1956) is an American actress and singer. She made her screen debut in the 1977 comedy film A Piece of the Action, before landing the role of Deena Jones in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls (1981), for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. As of 2023[update], she stars as Barbara Howard on the ABC mockumentary sitcom Abbott Elementary, for which she won a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Critics' Choice Television Award; at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, she became the first Black woman in 35 years to win the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, for the role.
Ralph has appeared in a number of films during her career. She starred alongside Denzel Washington in the film The Mighty Quinn (1989). In 1991, she won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her performance in the 1990 comedy-drama film To Sleep with Anger. Ralph later starred in the 1992 films Mistress and The Distinguished Gentleman. The following year, she portrayed the role of Florence Watson in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993).
Ralph has also starred in the syndicated television sitcom It's a Living (1986–1989), the short-lived ABC sitcom New Attitude (1990), and the Nick at Nite sitcom Instant Mom (2013–2015). Her role as Dee Mitchell, in the UPN sitcom Moesha (1996–2001), earned her five nominations for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Furthermore, Ralph played the role of Madame Morrible in the 2003 Broadway musical Wicked.
Ralph was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, the daughter of Stanley Ralph, a college professor, and Ivy Ralph O.D., a Jamaican fashion designer and the creator of the kariba suit. She has a younger brother, actor and comedian Michael Ralph. According to a DNA analysis, she descends partly from the Tikar people of Cameroon. She was raised between Mandeville, Jamaica, and Long Island. Ralph attended Uniondale High School in Uniondale, New York.
She starred in a high-school production of the musical Oklahoma!, portraying Ado Annie. Sheryl graduated in 1972. Earlier that year, she was crowned Miss Black Teen-age New York. At 19, Ralph was the youngest woman to ever graduate from Rutgers University. During her time at Rutgers, Ralph was one of the earliest winners of the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships awarded by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
That year she was named one of the top ten college women in America by Glamour magazine. Initially she hoped to study medicine, but after dealing with cadavers in a pre-med class and winning a scholarship in a competition at the American College Theater Festival, she gave up medicine for the performing arts. Many years later, she served as the commencement speaker at Rutgers for the Class of 2003.
Ralph began her career in the 1970s, starring in the 1977 American crime comedy film A Piece of the Action directed by Sidney Poitier. She also made several appearances in television shows, such as Good Times, Wonder Woman and The Jeffersons. Ralph then landed a role in the Broadway production Reggae (1980), before portraying Deena Jones in the original Broadway musical Dreamgirls (1981). On television, she was in the cast of the CBS daytime soap opera Search for Tomorrow while starring on Broadway in Dreamgirls. For her performance in Dreamgirls, Ralph was nominated in 1982 for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
Afterwards, she signed with Sid Bernstein's music label, and released her only studio album In the Evening in 1984. The album's title track peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart and No. 64 on the UK Singles Chart that same year. Ralph landed the leading role of Ginger St. James on the television series It's a Living. In 1988 she starred in the Disney film Oliver & Company, providing the voice of Rita, a sassy Afghan Hound. Her first leading role in a film came as Denzel Washington's wife in The Mighty Quinn, released in 1989.
In 1990, she was cast as Vicki St. James in the ABC sitcom New Attitude. The following year, Ralph won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her performance in the 1990 drama film To Sleep with Anger. In 1992, she starred with Robert De Niro in the title role in Mistress. That same year, she played Etienne Toussaint-Bouvier on Designing Women, and co-starred with Eddie Murphy in The Distinguished Gentleman. She also played Florence Watson, the mother of Rita Louise Watson (Lauryn Hill) in the 1993 film Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit. Her role as Dee Mitchell on Moesha (1996–2001), earned her five nominations for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
During the 1990s she also had roles in The Flintstones, Deterrence, and Unconditional Love. She provided the voice of Cheetah in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. Ralph produced Divas Simply Singing, which has become an important AIDS fundraiser. She also appeared on the Showtime series Barbershop as Claire. Sheryl brought a new face to the sufferings of war in the NBC hit series ER. Ralph's 2002 project Baby of the Family concerns a young child who is born with a caul over her head, which enables her to see ghosts and the future. Ralph was also featured with son Etienne on MTV's My Super Sweet 16 and BET's Baldwin Hills, as well as an episode of Clean House that also featured her two children, Etienne and Ivy-Victoria (aka Coco), named after Ralph's mother.
On June 16, 2009, it was announced that Ralph would join the cast of the Broadway-bound musical The First Wives Club as Elyse. She replaced Adriane Lenox, who withdrew from the show due to health concerns. In 2011, Ralph guest-starred in the Young Justice episode "Terrors" as Amanda Waller. In 2013, Ralph appeared in the NBC television show Smash as Cynthia, the mother of Jennifer Hudson's character. On February 9, 2013, Ralph appeared at the 2013 Columbus Middle School youth rally in Columbus, Mississippi. In August 2014, she appeared on KTLA Los Angeles Morning News as a fill-in entertainment reporter. In November 2014, Ralph appeared on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn as the rich lady who claims her dog from Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn.
Some of her recent TV appearances include the TNT dramedy Claws, and on the Nickelodeon sitcom Instant Mom as Stephanie's (Tia Mowry-Hardrict's) mother.
From January 10 to April 11, 2019 Ralph appeared as one of the main characters, Rose, in the television series Fam which ran for one season and was canceled in May 2019. In 2022, Ralph joined the new hit sitcom Abbott Elementary, portraying a 30-year veteran elementary school teacher. For her role, Ralph won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, becoming the second Black actress to win in the category after Jackée Harry, who won in 1987 for 227., and the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2023. In October 2022, Ralph became the recipient of the Order of Jamaica.
In 2023, Ralph performed "Lift Every Voice and Sing", also known as the Black national anthem, at the Super Bowl LVII pre-show.
Ralph was married to French businessman Eric Maurice from 1990 to 2001, and they have two children, a son born in 1991 and daughter in 1994. She has been married to Pennsylvania State Senator Vincent Hughes since July 30, 2005.
In July 2004, Ralph was inducted as an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority at the 47th National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In May 2008, Ralph was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Tougaloo College after giving the commencement address.
|1977||A Piece of the Action||Barbara Hanley|
|1978||The Krofft Comedy Hour||Various Characters||TV movie|
|1982||The Neighborhood||Doris Campbell||TV movie|
|1986||Pros and Cons||Roberta||TV movie|
|1987||Sister Margaret and the Saturday Night Ladies||Corelle||TV movie|
|1988||Oliver & Company||Rita (voice)|
|1989||The Mighty Quinn||Lola Quinn|
|Skin Deep||Rose the Receptionist|
|1990||To Sleep with Anger||Linda|
|1991||The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw||Miss Rosalee||TV movie|
|The Distinguished Gentleman||Miss Loretta|
|1993||No Child of Mine||Marjorie Duncan||TV movie|
|Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit||Florence Watson|
|1994||The Flintstones||Mrs. Reneè Pyrite|
|Witch Hunt||Hypolyta Kropotkin||TV movie|
|1995||White Man's Burden||Roberta Wellison|
|Lover's Knot||Charlotte Lee|
|1997||Jamaica Beat||Sylvia Jones|
|1998||The Easter Story Keepers||Risa (voice)||Video|
|Unconditional Love||Linda Cray|
|2000||Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel||Nurse Betty Redford|
|2001||The Jennie Project||Dr. Pamela Prentiss||TV movie|
|2002||Baby of the Family||Mamie|
|2004||Da Kink in My Hair||Novelette||TV movie|
|2007||Frankie D||Mama D|
|2010||Pastor Jones: The Complete First Season||Mother Kelly||Video|
|The Cost of Heaven||Paulette Randolph|
|Blessed and Cursed||Lady Elise Wright|
|2012||Christmas in Compton||Abuta|
|He Knows My Heart||First Lady Jameson||Short|
|2017||Just Getting Started||Roberta|
|Christmas at Holly Lodge||Nadine||TV movie|
|2018||Step Sisters||Yvonne Bishop|
|No Sleep 'Til Christmas||Mrs. Wright||TV movie|
|2019||Christmas Hotel||Marnie||TV movie|
|2020||Fashionably Yours||Janet||TV movie|
|The Comeback Trail||Bess Jones|
|Christmas Comes Twice||Miss Nelson||TV movie|
|Christmas in My Heart||Ruthie Sampson||TV movie|
|2023||The Young Wife||-|
|1978||Baa Baa Black Sheep||Elizabeth||Episode: "A Little Bit of England"|
|A.E.S. Hudson Street||Nurse||Episode: "Shut Down"|
|Husbands, Wives & Lovers||Joelle||Episode: "Murray Gets Sacked and Paula Gets Hired"|
|Good Times||Vanessa Blake||Episode: "J.J and the Plumber's Helper"|
|1979||Wonder Woman||Bobbie||Episode: "The Starships Are Coming"|
|The Jeffersons||Jeanie||Episode: "Louise's Convention"|
|1983||The Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon||Herself||Episode: "1983"|
|Search for Tomorrow||Laura McCarthy||Regular Cast|
|1984||V: The Series||Glenna||Episode: "The Overload"|
|1985||Code Name: Foxfire||Maggie Bryan||Main Cast|
|1986||Hunter||Josie Clifford||Episode: "The Return of Typhoon Thompson"|
|1986–89||It's a Living||Ginger St. James||Main Cast: Season 4-6|
|1987||Wordplay||Herself/Celebrity Panelist||Episode: "Episode #1.75-#1.79" & "Episode #1.120-#1.124"|
|L.A. Law||Renee Quintana||Episode: "Beef Jerky"|
|Amazing Stories||Show Singer||Episode: "Gershwin's Trunk"|
|1988||Family Feud||Herself/Celebrity Contestant||Episode: "All Star Special: Funny Women vs. Funny Men Game 1-3"|
|1990||Falcon Crest||Mooshy Tucker||Episode: "Dark Streets" & "Crimes of the Past"|
|New Attitude||Vicki St. James||Main Cast|
|1992||An Evening at the Improv||Herself/Host||Episode: "Episode #9.6"|
|1992–93||Designing Women||Etienne Toussaint Bouvier||Recurring Cast: Season 7|
|1993–94||George||Maggie Foster||Main Cast|
|1994–96||Soul Train||Herself/Guest Host||Episode: "Joe/Chantay Savage" & "Tony Rich/Boyz of Paradise/Suga"|
|1995||Street Gear||Sarah Davis||Main Cast|
|1996–2001||Moesha||Deidra "Dee" Mitchell (née Moss)||Main Cast: Season 1-5, Recurring Cast: Season 6|
|1997||Wild On!||Herself||Episode: "Wild on Jamaica"|
|1998||The Wild Thornberrys||Lioness #2 (voice)||Episode: "Flood Warning"|
|1999||The Directors||Herself||Episode: "The Films of Norman Jewison"|
|Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||Zsa Zsa Goowhiggie||Episode: "What Price Harvey?"|
|The Parkers||Dee Mitchell||Episode: "Daddy's Girl"|
|1999–2001||Hollywood Squares||Herself/Panelist||Recurring Guest|
|2000||Recess||Mrs. Lasalle (voice)||Episode: "Me Know No"|
|2000–01||The District||Lt. Dee Banks||Recurring Cast: Season 1|
|2001||The Test||Herself/Panelist||Episode: "The Stripper Test"|
|2002||Justice League||Cheetah/Barbara Ann Minerva (voice)||Episode: "Injustice for All: Part I & II"|
|The Proud Family||Aunt Dee/Diana (voice)||Episode: "Romeo Must Wed" & "Behind Family Lines"|
|2002–03||Static Shock||Trina Jessup (voice)||Episode: "Pop's Girlfriend" & "Consequences"|
|2003||Whoopi||Florence||Episode: "She Ain't Heavy, She's My Partner"|
|Las Vegas||Janet Ellis||Episode: "Luck Be a Lady"|
|2004||Justice League Unlimited||Cheetah/Barbara Ann Minerva/Teacher (voice)||Episode: "Kids' Stuff"|
|2006||Real Life Divas||Herself||Episode: "Sheryl Lee Ralph"|
|7th Heaven||Nurse Yvonne Rockwell||Episode: "And Baby Makes Three"|
|ER||Gloria Gallant||Recurring Cast: Season 12|
|2007||Exes and Ohs||Reverend Ruby||Episode: "There Must Be Rules..."|
|2008||Baisden After Dark||Herself||Episode: "Has Black Comedy Become a Hot Ghetto Mess?"|
|My Super Sweet 16||Herself||Episode: "Etienne"|
|Hannah Montana||Clarice Johnson||Episode: "We're All on This Date Together"|
|2009||Beverly Hills Groomer||Herself||Episode: "Grooming Up"|
|2010||E! True Hollywood Story||Herself||Episode: "Usher"|
|Inside||Herself/Narrator||Episode: "Polygamy: Life in Bountiful"|
|Running Russell Simmons||Herself||Episode: "You Only Live Once"|
|Zevo-3||Grams (voice)||Episode: "Control"|
|2011||Young Justice||Amanda Waller (voice)||Episode: "Terrors"|
|2012||Celebrity Wife Swap||Herself||Episode: "Niecy Nash/Tina Yothers"|
|2013||Life After||Herself||Episode: "Sheryl Lee Ralph: Life After Dreamgirls"|
|Smash||Cynthia Moore||Episode: "The Song"|
|JD Lawrence's Community Service||Carolyn||Main Cast|
|2013–15||Instant Mom||Maggie Turner||Main Cast|
|2013–20||Ray Donovan||Claudette Boone||Recurring Cast: Season 1-2 & 7|
|2014||RuPaul's Drag Race||Herself/Guest Judge||Episode: "Shade: The Rusical"|
|Oprah: Where Are They Now?||Herself||Episode: "Darva Conger, Brigitte Nielsen & Original Dreamgirl Sheryl Lee Ralph"|
|2 Broke Girls||Genét Bromberg||Episode: "And the Not Broke Parents"|
|One Love||Carolyn Winters||Main Cast|
|See Dad Run||Vanessa Ralph||Episode: "See Dad Run Until He Drops" & "See Dad Watch Janie Run Away"|
|Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn||Ms. Edin Dumont||Episode: "The Sad Tail of Gary-Chip-Tiny-Elvis-Squishy-Paws"|
|2015||Unsung||Herself||Episode: "Jennifer Holliday"|
|2016||Being||Herself||Episode: "Sheryl Lee Ralph"|
|Unsung Hollywood||Herself||Episode: "Sheryl Lee Ralph"|
|Criminal Minds||Hayden Montgomery||Recurring Cast: Season 11|
|2017||Brunch with Tiffany||Herself||Episode: "Episode Two: Sheryl Lee Ralph"|
|One Mississippi||Felicia Hollingsworth||Recurring Cast: Season 2|
|2017–19||MacGyver||Mama Emma Colton||Guest Cast: Season 1-3|
|2018||We Are Washington||Herself||Episode: "The Wedding Experience & Groom and Grub"|
|The Quad||Ula Pettiway||Recurring Cast: Season 2|
|Claws||Matilde Ruval||Recurring Cast: Season 2|
|2019||Diva Defined||Herself/Host||Main Host|
|Young Justice||Amanda Waller (voice)||Episode: "Leverage"|
|A Black Lady Sketch Show||Asia's Mother||Episode: "3rd & Bonaparte Is Always in the Shade"|
|2020–22||Motherland: Fort Salem||President Kelly Wade||Recurring Cast|
|2021||History of the Sitcom||Herself||Recurring Guest|
|2021–present||Abbott Elementary||Barbara Howard||Main Cast|
|2022||Soul of a Nation||Herself||Episode: "X / o n e r a t e d – The Murder of Malcolm X and 55 Years to Justice"|
|Celebrity Family Feud||Herself/Contestant||Episode: "Abbott Elementary vs. Hacks and Kal Penn vs. Erika Christensen"|
|How We Roll||Loretta||Episode: "The Big Secret"|
|2023||Celebrity Wheel of Fortune||Herself/Contestant||Episode: "Janelle James, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Chris Perfetti"|
|2011||Kiss and Tell: The History of Black Romance in Movie||Narrator|
|2016||Struggle and Triumph: The Legacy of George Washington Carver||Narrator||Short|
|2010||BioShock 2||Grace Holloway||Voice role|
|Reggae||Faith||Original Broadway production|
|1981||Dreamgirls||Deena Jones||Original Broadway production|
|2002||Thoroughly Modern Millie||Muzzy Van Hossmere||Original Broadway production|
|2021||Goosebumps The Musical||Miss Walker||Original studio cast recording|
|Thoughts of a Colored Man||Producer; Original Broadway production|
|2022||Ohio State Murders||Producer; Original Broadway production|
In the Evening (1984, The New York Music Company)
- "You're So Romantic" (4:38)
- "In the Evening" (3:50)
- "Give Me Love" (3:34)
- "Evolution" (4:02)
- "Back to Being in Love" (3:01)
- "Be Somebody" (3:35)
- "I'm Your Kind of Girl" (3:55)
- "B.A.B.Y." (3:15)
- "Ready or Not" (3:46)
- "I'm So Glad That We Met" (3:56)
Produced and arranged by Trevor Lawrence
- “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (2:11)
- “Holiday Cheer (We Made It)” (4:03)
- “Wreck The Halls” feat. B Slade (1:09)
- “Silent Night” (2:52)
- “Little Drummer Boy” (6:57)
- “I Love The Holidays” feat. J Minor 7 (1:09)
- “Commercial Break” (0:08)
- “Sleigh. (Jingle Bells)” (3:43)
- “The Real Meaning” feat. B Slade (5:26)
- “The Gift” (1:04)
- “Hark The Herald Angels Sing” (1:10)
- “O Holy Night” (3:16)
- “O’ Come All Ye Faithful” feat. Ann Nesby and B Slade (5:24)
- “Muva Has Spoken” feat. Ivy Ralph O.D. (1:06)
- “Silent Night Vibes” feat. Hubie Wang (2:05)
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Album|
|"When I First Saw You"||1983||—||50||—||—||—||—||Non-album single|
|"In the Evening"||1984||6||—||—||16||18||64||In the Evening|
|"You're So Romantic"||1985||37||84||—||—||—||—|
|"In the Evening (Remix)"||1997||—||—||17||—||—||—||Non-album singles|
|"Here Comes the Rain Again"||1999||37||44||—||—||—||—|
Awards and nominations
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- ^ "Sheryl Lee Ralph Becomes First Black Woman to Win Supporting Actress in Comedy Series in 35 Years". TheWrap. September 12, 2022. Retrieved September 13, 2022.
- ^ Henry, Balford (October 9, 2018). "Fashion designer Ivy Ralph dies at 90". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
- ^ Blumenthal, Ralph (March 24, 1976). "Kareeba: Jamaica's 'Uniform". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
- ^ Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph Proud of Her Cameroon Ancestry, archived from the original on December 21, 2021, retrieved January 29, 2020
- ^ ""Sheryl Lee Ralph a Passionate AIDS Activist", The Caribbean Current".
- ^ "Sheryl Lee Ralph". www.tcm.com.
- ^ "Previous Winners of the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship". KennedyCenter.org. The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
- ^ Collier, Aldore, "Sheryl Lee Ralph Talks About Her New TV Series And How She Kept A String On Her Finger Until She Found The Right Man", pp 56–58, August 27, 1990, Jet magazine, retrieved via Google Books on February 10, 2010
- ^ LLC, New York Media (April 7, 1980). New York Magazine. New York Media, LLC.
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- ^ "Sheryl Lee Ralph Tony Awards Info". www.broadwayworld.com. Retrieved October 17, 2022.
- ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (February 9, 1985). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.
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- ^ "Tell Us, Miss Jones: Sheryl Lee Ralph Will Be Part of First Wives Club" Archived June 19, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, playbill.com, June 16, 2009
- ^ "Dreamgirls Sheryl Lee Ralph to Guest Star as Jennifer Hudson's Mother in NBC's Smash Season 2!". BroadwayWorld.com. August 14, 2012. Retrieved August 14, 2012.[permanent dead link]
- ^ Gross, Terry (September 12, 2022). "From 'Dreamgirls' to 'Abbott Elementary,' Sheryl Lee Ralph forged her own path". NPR.
- ^ "Emmy Award-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph is awarded the Order of Jamaica, the nation's fourth highest honor". news.yahoo.com. Retrieved October 18, 2022.
- ^ "Sheryl Lee Ralph, Babyface to perform at Super Bowl - 7sport Canada". January 25, 2023. Retrieved January 26, 2023.
- ^ "Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph Marries Senator". People. July 31, 2005. Retrieved June 14, 2020.
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- ^ "Discography Sheryl Lee Ralph". Hung Medien. australian-charts.com. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
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- ^ "iTunes Music – Brontosaurus – Single by Tkay Maidza". iTunes Store (Australia). Apple Inc. December 6, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- ^ "iTunes Music – U-Huh – Single by Tkay Maidza". iTunes Store (Australia). Apple Inc. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
- ^ "Tkay Maidza drops new track 'Switch Lanes', national tour dates". Triple J (Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC))accessdate=March 29, 2015.
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- ^ Hailu, Selome (September 12, 2022). "'Abbott Elementary' Star Sheryl Lee Ralph Brings Crowd to Its Feet Singing at Creative Coalition's TV Humanitarian Awards". Variety. Retrieved September 17, 2022.
- ^ Major, Michael. "Sheryl Lee Ralph Honored at The Elizabeth Taylor Ball to End AIDS". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved September 17, 2022.
- ^ "SAG Awards 2023: See the full list of winners". CNN. Retrieved February 27, 2023.
- Official website (archived)
- Sheryl Lee Ralph at IMDb
- Sheryl Lee Ralph discography at Discogs
- Sheryl Lee Ralph at the Internet Broadway Database
- Works by or about Sheryl Lee Ralph in libraries (WorldCat catalog)
- 20th-century American actresses
- 21st-century American actresses
- Living people
- Actors from Waterbury, Connecticut
- African-American actresses
- American actors of Jamaican descent
- American film actresses
- American television actresses
- American voice actresses
- American people of Cameroonian descent
- American people of Tikar descent
- Delta Sigma Theta members
- HIV/AIDS activists
- Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female winners
- Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Primetime Emmy Award winners
- People from Long Island
- People from Mandeville, Jamaica
- People from Uniondale, New York
- Rutgers University alumni
- Spouses of Pennsylvania politicians
- Writers from Waterbury, Connecticut
- 20th-century African-American women
- 20th-century African-American people
- 21st-century African-American women
- Tikar people
- 1956 births