Birth Name: Sherri Shepherd
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Born Sherri Evonne Shepherd on April 22, 1970 in Chicago, IL, Shepherd and her three sisters were raised by her parents in the all-white suburb of Hoffman Estates. A self-confessed class clown, Shepherd harbored an interest in a performing career from an early age, but her father (a fast food restaurant manager) paid for her to attend a trade college and earn a living as a legal secretary. Her love for comedy, however, was re-ignited after catching Andrew "Dice" Clay in concert. So with the encouragement of friends, she began the brutal practice of playing comedy clubs at night. Shepherd relocated to Los Angeles in the early '90s and quickly found her way into the West Coast stand-up comedy ...
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