Updated: 03/13/2017 12:28 PM | First Published: 03/09/2017 01:31 PM

Former host of 'The View' Sherri Shepherd had an eventful career

Sherri Shepherd with 'The View' co-host Jenny McCarthy

Sherri Shepherd made her silver screen debut three years after launching herself from television. She portrayed the role of Marci in 2000 film King of the Open Mics. The turn of the century was a vital period in the actresses career. She was thriving in her television career and was slowly gathering pace in her silver screen career. She appeared in multiple films in that period including Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003), Cellular (2004) and Guess Who (2005) before getting a major breakthrough from Precious (2009).

Sherri portrayed the role of Cornrows in the movie, which later went on to claim the Boston Society of Film Critics Award. The American drama boosted Sherri’s silver screen career but despite the movie’s success, Sherri failed to pick up a serious speed in her silver screen career. A versatile and talented diva, Sherri recently portrayed the role of Maureen Jones in Jean of the Joneses (2016), earning a nomination at the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a supporting role. 

Apart from her acting skills, Sherri has also established herself as one of the sought after TV host in the American media. Her journey with The View began as a guest co-host, before being named a permanent co-host in 2007. Sherri, along with Jenny McCarthy, remained at the helm of the show till 2014. In that time she took home the 2009 Daytime Emmy Awards and the 2009 & 2011 NAACP Image awards. 

It does not the only awards and applauds that her time with The View has provided her with. Apart from that, her career as a host has also given her some nasty moments which later landed her in criticisms. In an episode in 2007 when the shows’ co-host Whoopi Goldberg asked whether the world is flat she said “I don’t know. Never thought about it”. 

Shortly after the incident, Sherri once again puts herself in a criticism while discussing “Epicurus” with Joy Behar on her talk show The View. Reacting to Behar’s quotes on Christians, Sherry, who herself is a devoted Christian, said “Jesus came first. I don’t think anything predated Christians”.  

The outstanding Sherry left the show in 2014 after a successful stint with the show. “Every good thing must come to an end. So I don’t know if its’ time, but my good thing came to an end after Barbara left and I don’t regret it. I went from being a stand-up comic and a sitcom actress to being a co-host on ‘The View’. So it was wonderful for me’ the actress said speaking about leaving the show. 

In her career spanning over 22 years, the multi-talented actress has experienced all the high and lows her career has to offer. From stand-up comedian to sitcom actress to Hollywood actress, her journey has been an inspiring one. In her journey, she has garnered several honours and an estimated net worth of around 10 million dollars.