Lori Ann Rambough
May 15, 1966
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
|Education||McCorristin Catholic High School (1985)|
|Alma mater||Morris Brown College|
|Relatives||Nia Long (half-sister)|
Early life and education
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. Sommore is the older half-sister of actress Nia Long. She graduated from Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia, where she studied business administration.
Television and film appearances
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.
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.
Her 2015 special Sommore: The Reign Continues was aired on Netflix in 2018.
Aside from her hometown of Trenton, New Jersey, Sommore has lived in Los Angeles and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She reportedly lives in Atlanta, Georgia, but also lives in South Florida part-time.
|2001||The Queens of Comedy||Comedienne|
|2002||Friday After Next||Cookie|
|2003||A Miami Tail||Stephanie|
|2006||Blunts & Stunts: Class of '94||Comedienne #2|
|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|
|2015||Sommore: The Reign Continues||Comedienne||Stand-up Special|
|Def Comedy Jam||Herself||Episode 5.5 |
|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|
|Live at Gotham||Herself||Episode 1.6|
|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
- D. SIRIANNI. "Give Us Sommore". Miami New Times. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "Sommore, the newest queen of comedy, heads two Royal shows at PlayhouseSquare". The News-Herald (Ohio). Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "Comedian Sommore to perform at Patriots Theater". NJ.com. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "City-born comedienne living large". The Trentonian. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "Sommore brings her sassy, adult humor to MTI on Saturday". Star-Banner. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "Comic Sommore to perform at the Hu Ke Lau". masslive.com. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "Ebony". Ebony via google.com. November 2008. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "Comedienne Sommore Talks Chandelier Status & Comic View - JETmag.com". Jet. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "Class and sass collide when Sommore hits the Las Vegas stage". Los Angeles Times. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 24 September 2015.
- "The Queens of Comedy (2001)". The New York Times. March 11, 2008. Retrieved March 11, 2008.
- "Celebrity Fit Club with Toccara & Sommore". Brown Sista. 2010. Retrieved October 19, 2010.
- SFL (20 August 2013). "Sommore, the Queen of Comedy, to play Fort Lauderdale Improv in Hollywood - southflorida.com". southflorida.com. Retrieved 24 September 2015.