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Born Lori Ann Rambough
(1966-05-16) May 16, 1966 (age 49)
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Citizenship American
Education McCorristin Catholic High School (1985)
Alma mater Morris Brown College
Occupation Comedian
Years active 1992–present

Sommore (born Lori Ann Rambough; May 16, 1966) is an American comedian and actress. She appeared in the films Friday After Next, Soul Plane, Dirty Laundry.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Sommore was raised in Trenton, New Jersey. After attending Our Lady of the Divine Shepherd and The Pennington School, she graduated from McCorristin Catholic High School (now called Trenton Catholic Academy) in 1985.[3][4] Sommore is the older half-sister of actress Nia Long.[4] She graduated from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, where she studied business administration.[5][6][7][8]

Television and film appearances[edit]

Sommore has appeared on various shows including HBO's Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at the Apollo, ComicView, and BET Live from L.A. She has also done guest appearances on television sitcoms The Hughleys and The Parkers, and she has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She also appeared on Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav. In 2008, she appeared as one of the mob members on several episodes of the game show 1 vs. 100.[9]

Her film appearances include Soul Plane, A Miami Tail, Friday After Next, and Something New.

Sommore and fellow African American female comedians Mo'Nique, Laura Hayes, and Adele Givens were the stars on The Queens of Comedy tour, which was filmed and subsequently aired on Showtime and released on DVD.[10]

Sommore was a winning participant on the sixth season of Celebrity Fit Club. She lost 11 pounds during the show.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Aside from her hometown of Trenton, New Jersey, Sommore has lived in Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale, Florida.[4] She reportedly lives in South Florida part-time.[12]


Year Film Role Notes
2001 The Queens of Comedy Comedienne
2002 Friday After Next Cookie
2003 A Miami Tail Stephanie
2004 Soul Plane Cherry
2006 Blunts & Stunts: Class of '94 Comedienne #2
Something New Comedienne
Dirty Laundry Abby
TV Films
Year Title Role Notes
1995 Bitch House Herself Judge
2003 Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top Herself
2007 Sommore: The Queen Stands Alone Comedienne Stand-up Special
Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav Herself
2009 Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy Herself
2010 Cedric the Entertainer's Urban Circus Herself
2013 Sommore: Chandelier Status Comedienne Stand-up Special
2015 Sommore: Fun Non Amously Famous Comedienne Stand-up Special/Post-production
Year Title Role Notes
ComicView Host
1995 Snaps Herself Episode 1.2
Def Comedy Jam Herself Episode 5.5
Episode 7.1
1998 The Hughleys Keshia Episode: "Pilot"
1999 Def Comedy Jam: All Stars Vol. 11 Herself Episode 11.33
BET Live from L.A. Herself
2000 The Oprah Winfrey Show Herself
2001 The Ananda Lewis Show Herself Episode: "Two Can Play That Game"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Herself Episode 11.33
2002 The Parkers Olivia Radcliffe Episode: "Mother's Day Blues"
2004 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn Herself Episode: November 15, 2004
2005 Weekends at the DL Herself Episode 1.18
2005 BET Comedy Awards Herself
2006 The Tom Joyner Show Herself Episode 1.15
Something New Herself
Live at Gotham Herself Episode 1.6
2007-2014 Comics Unleashed Herself
2007 Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out Herself
2008 1 vs. 100 Herself
Flavor of Love 3 Herself Episode: "Things That Go Bump On The Lip"
Episode: "Reunion: After The Lovin'"
Celebrity Fit Club (Season 6) Herself
2009 The Mo'nique Show Herself Episode: October 29, 2009
2013 2013 Soul Train Awards Herself
The Arsenio Hall Show Herself Episode 1.65
2014 Just for Laughs: All-Access Herself Episode: Jeff Ross
Hit the Floor Herself Episode: "Blow Out"
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta Host/Herself Season 3 Reunion
Episode: Reunion – Part 1
Episode: Reunion – Part 2
Episode: Reunion – Part 3


  1. ^ D. SIRIANNI. "Give Us Sommore". Miami New Times. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Sommore, the newest queen of comedy, heads two Royal shows at PlayhouseSquare". The News-Herald (Ohio). Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Comedian Sommore to perform at Patriots Theater". Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c "City-born comedienne living large". The Trentonian. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Sommore brings her sassy, adult humor to MTI on Saturday". Star-Banner. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Comic Sommore to perform at the Hu Ke Lau". Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "Ebony". Ebony via November 2008. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  8. ^ "Comedienne Sommore Talks Chandelier Status & Comic View -". Jet. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  9. ^ "Class and sass collide when Sommore hits the Las Vegas stage". Los Angeles Times. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015. 
  10. ^ "The Queens of Comedy (2001)". The New York Times. March 11, 2008. Retrieved March 11, 2008. 
  11. ^ "Celebrity Fit Club with Toccara & Sommore". Brown Sista. 2010. Retrieved October 19, 2010. 
  12. ^ SFL (20 August 2013). "Sommore, the Queen of Comedy, to play Fort Lauderdale Improv in Hollywood -". Retrieved 24 September 2015. 

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