Sherri Shepherd is a cohost on the Emmy-nominated television show The View. She is also the star of her own series on Lifetime and has a recurring role on Tina Fey’s 30 Rock. She has appeared in numerous movies, including 2: Escape 2 Africa, Beauty Shop, Guess Who, and Precious. Shepherd has also appeared on many talk shows, including The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, The Bonnie Hunt Show, and The Ellen Show. She is the author of Permission Slips: Every Woman’s Guide to Giving Herself a Break.