Sheryl Lee Ralph
Sheryl Lee Ralph is an American actress, singer, and activist. Making her screen debut in the 1977 comedy film A Piece of the Action, she landed her breakthrough role as Deena Jones in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls (1981), for which she received Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical. Ralph has appeared in a number of movies. She received Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female for her role in the drama film To Sleep with Anger. Her other film credits include The Mighty Quinn, The Distinguished Gentleman, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, and Deterrence. On television, Ralph starred in the sitcom It's a Living, in ABC’s sitcom New Attitude, and in CBS’ medical drama Street Gear. She starred as Dee Mitchell in the UPN sitcom Moesha, and as Maggie Turner in the Nick at Nite sitcom Instant Mom. Sheryl Lee Ralph released her first book in 2012 and is currently starring as Madame Morrible in Wicked on Broadway.