Sheryl Lee Ralph

1956 - Today

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Sheryl Lee Ralph OJ (born December 30, 1956) is an American actress and singer. Known for her performances on stage and screen she earned acclaim for her role as Deena Jones in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls (1981), for which she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Since 2021 she has starred as Barbara Howard on the ABC mockumentary sitcom Abbott Elementary, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, becoming the first Black woman in 35 years to win the award.She made her film screen debut in the 1977 comedy film A Piece of the Action. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sheryl Lee Ralph has received more than 4,624,848 page views. Her biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 17 in 2019). Sheryl Lee Ralph is the 8,303rd most popular actor (up from 8,749th in 2019), the 12,271st most popular biography from United States (up from 12,820th in 2019) and the 3,877th most popular American Actor.

Memorability Metrics

  • 4.6M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 40.69

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 21

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.51

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Sheryl Lee Ralphs by language

Over the past year Sheryl Lee Ralph has had the most page views in the with 763,019 views, followed by German (12,467), and French (11,653). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Korean (221.76%), Ukrainian (209.66%), and Kashmiri (146.11%)


Among actors, Sheryl Lee Ralph ranks 8,303 out of 13,578Before her are Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Emma Caulfield, Iben Hjejle, Tim O'Connor, Tom Hopper, and Rochelle Aytes. After her are Hazel Court, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Orla Brady, Joan Caulfield, Danila Kozlovsky, and Xavier Beauvois.

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Among people born in 1956, Sheryl Lee Ralph ranks 584Before her are Álvaro Pino, Linda Haglund, Gerardo Miranda, Chéri Samba, Michele Bachmann, and Fernando Quirarte. After her are Theodoros Kontidis, Lothar Thoms, Dinah Manoff, Vasile Pușcașu, Brahmanandam, and Uri Caine.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Sheryl Lee Ralph ranks 12,271 out of 20,380Before her are Emma Caulfield (1973), Tina Brooks (1932), Hyapatia Lee (1960), Tim O'Connor (1927), Crispus Attucks (1723), and Rochelle Aytes (1976). After her are Ebon Moss-Bachrach (1977), Russell Carpenter (1950), Jesse Jackson Jr. (1965), Joan Caulfield (1922), John Wright (1909), and Natalie Merchant (1963).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Sheryl Lee Ralph ranks 3,877Before her are Barbara Bosson (1939), Kitty Carlisle (1910), Ellen Sandweiss (1958), Emma Caulfield (1973), Tim O'Connor (1927), and Rochelle Aytes (1976). After her are Ebon Moss-Bachrach (1977), Joan Caulfield (1922), Rya Kihlstedt (1970), William Bendix (1906), Kari Wuhrer (1967), and Amanda Schull (1978).

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