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Whether on stage or screen, Sherri Shepherd's magnetic personality and hilarious sense of humour never fail to delight audiences. A self-described "class clown," she relocated to Los Angeles throughout high school and considered being a mortician, but took a job as a legal secretary instead. She was encouraged by friends to put together her own stand-up act after seeing Andrew Dice Clay perform. Ms. Shepherd's love of performing was instantaneous. Success, however, was not. For five years she toiled as a secretary by day and performed stand-up at night. She finally got her first real break in the comedy "Cleghorne!" [+]