Sheryl Lee Ralph: Surprise Reaction to First Emmy Nomination

With a solid 50-year career in show business, Sheryl Lee Ralph is enjoying the fruits of her labor with her first Emmy nomination for her role as teacher Barbara Howard on ABC’s “Abbott Elementary.”

Etienne Maurice, Ralph’s son, recorded his mother’s joyous reaction in a Twitter post.

“Oh, my God,” she repeats, while jumping and fanning her face. “Oh, my God!”


Ralph is nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series. She has been acting on screens and Broadway stages for decades.


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