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Bio of Sheryl P. Underwood

Pack Rat Productions, Inc. • 23rd International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.


Sheryl Underwood is a savvy businesswoman, philanthropist and a multi-faceted, multi-media entrepreneur who is recognized as one of the most articulate, well-informed women of our time. Underwood is co-host of the Emmy award winning CBS television show THE TALK, watched by an average of 3+ million viewers per day and is a much sought after entertainer and public speaker who is described as one of the world’s brightest contemporary humorists. Underwood is Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Pack Rat Productions, Inc. and is the 23rd International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.; the only full-time entertainer to ever hold the sorority’s highest post. Underwood holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from both Benedict College in Columbia, SC and South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, SC; is national spokesperson for Kimberly-Clark’s DEPEND brand Underwareness Campaign, hosts Sheryl Underwood Radio and recently launched Sheryl Underwood Radio – The APP. Committed to using her visibility and influence in positive ways, Sheryl Underwood is Founder & Chief Executive Officer of the Pack Rat Foundation for Education (PRFFE) and is currently raising money to support the 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the students committed to pursuing a higher education. Her life story was the subject of the TVOne bio-documentary UNSUNG Hollywood: Sheryl Underwood.

Underwood joined the television show THE TALK on CBS for the start of season two, sitting alongside hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Aisha Tyler. With Underwood at the table, THE TALK received its first Daytime Emmy, and multiple year renewals on CBS television. Underwood, who has received numerous awards and accolades, was named one of the 10 most influential talk show hosts on Twitter in 2012 and currently has over 760k Twitter followers. As part of THE TALK hosting team, Underwood recently received a 2016 People’s Choice Award for “Favorite Daytime TV Hosting Team,” an NAACP Image Award winner for “Outstanding Talk Series” and an exclusive feature article in PEOPLE Magazine.

Underwood has been featured in Ebony, ESSENCE, Entertainment Weekly and in other major media outlets and has been a guest on numerous television programs including multiple episodes of the Emmy winning CBS daytime drama The Young and the Restless. She made her first of several scheduled appearances as the character “Diane” on the CBS comedy THE ODD COUPLE and as “Emmy” on the Bold and Beautiful; and she brings her signature personality and energy to Celebrity Name Game for multiple episodes.

She has starred in such films as Bullworth (starring Warren Beatty), I Got the Hook Up and Beauty Shop (starring Queen Latifah). In addition, Underwood was the host of Black Entertainment Television’s (BET’s) Comic View and Holla, a talk show she created and produced which was loosely based on Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect. She is a weekly contributor on the Steve Harvey Morning Show, also serving as “guest host,” and appears on The Steve Harvey Project, the television version of the show airing on BET Centric. Underwood also hosted The Sheryl Underwood Show on Jamie Foxx’s The Foxxhole, airing on Sirius 106/XM 149, where she provided a mix of political satire, comedy and music.

Sheryl Underwood Radio, currently airs weekdays on:

KOSA Radio – Oakland CA
KEBN – Dallas TX
KMAZ-LPFM 102.5 – Houston TX
WHPR-FM 88.1 – Detroit MI
KMOJ-FM 89.9 – Minneapolis MN
WUJM-LPFM 99.1 – St. Peterburg FL
KTPG-LPFM 99.5 – St. Louis MO
WHPB-LPFM 98.5 – Orlando FL
KAZI 88.7 FM – Austin TX
WNSB 91.1 FM – Norfolk VA
WNAA 90.1 FM – Greensboro NC
WCLM 1450 AM – Richmond VA
WDAO 1210 AM – Dayton OH
WYGR 1530 AM – Grand Rapids MI
KMGG-LPFM 99.9 – Albuquerque NM
WWRN 1602 AM – Bethlehem PA
WBCT FM 90.9 – Columbia SC
KWCP-LPFM 98.9 – Little Rock AR
WMBT-LPFM 90.1 – Gainesville FL
WRWS-_LPFM 99.1 – Daytona Beach FL
WFHT-FM 107.5 – Lakeland FL
WFHT-AM 1390 – Lakeland FL
KYOM-LPFM 95.9 – Wichita KS
WEZO-AM 1230 – Augusta GA
WFQY-FM 99.1 – Jackson MS
KSSM-FM 103.1 – Killen-Temple TX
KISX-FM 107.3 – Tyler TX
WMEJ- AM 1190 – Gulfport MS
WGVV-LPFM 92.5 – Rock Island IL
WPNV-LPFM 106.3 – Peoria IL
WVAS-FM 90.7 – Montgomery AL
WRES-LPFM 100.7 – Asheville NC
103.7 Da Beat – Rockford IL
WDUP-LPFM 92.9 – New London CT
KBHT – LPFM 104.9 – Waco TX
KPPP-LPFM 88.1 – Fargo ND
WVAI-LPFM 101.3 – Charlottesville VA
KZWA-FM 104.9 – Lake Charles LA
KLEK-LPFM 102.5 Jonesboro AR
WXRJ-LPFM 94.9 – Bloomington IL
WUVS-LPFM 103.7 – Muskegon MI
KBOL-LPFM 100.1 – Waterloo IA
KOUS-LPFM 96.3 – Monroe LA
WASU-LPFM 92.7 – Albany GA
KTHN-LPFM 88.3 – Texarkana TX
KCGF-LPFM 100.5 – San Angelo TX
WMFA-AM 1400 – Raeford NC
WTSX-LPFM 104.9 – Kokomo IN
KOYO-LPFM 107.1 – Oroville CA
WOSB-LPFM 106.1 – Orangeburg SC
WQAT-LPFM 99.5 – Belton SC
WXRU-LPFM 107.9 – Piedmont SC
WVBH-LPFM 105.3 – Benton Harbor MI
WGNG-FM 106.3 – Greenwood MS
WPRL-FM 91.7 – Lorman MS
KJUK-LPFM 97.3 – Hooks TX
KBZE 105.9 FM – Berwick LA
KFRA 1390 AM – Franklin LA
WLBM-LPFM 105.7 – Danville IL
KCJM-LPFM 107.9 – Alexandria LA
KOCZ-LPFM 92.9 – Opelousas LA
KIEE 88.3 FM St. – Martinville LA
WGUP-LPFM 107.9 – Laplace LA
KSIP-FM 91.5 – Forrest City AR
KDIV-LPFM 98.7 – Bentonville AR
KHEE-LPFM 96.5 – Magee AR
WBFZ-FM 105.3 – Selma AL
WRML-LPFM 107.9 – Mays Landing NJ
WVIE-FM 107.3 – St. Croix VI
WVSD – 91.7 FM – Itta Bena, MS
WTBS-LPFM 87.7 – Atlanta, GA
KYLW-AM 1450 – Superior, MT
KMSO – 104.1 FM – Superior, MT
and online at


Underwood was the host of Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up and is a former contributor to the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Underwood has appeared on the Dr. Phil Show, FOX television network morning show Fox and Friends, the Joy Behar Show, WPIX in New York City, The View, created by ABC News Correspondent Barbara Walters, OMG! Insider and CBS This Morning.

In 2013 Underwood was honored with the UNCF Masked Award at the UNCF’s Annual Mayor’s Masked Ball in Los Angeles, California. She, along with NBA Hall of Famer and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson, were recognized for their support and donations that provided hope and opportunity to young people attending UNCF affiliated colleges and universities. She is the recipient of the Arch of Triumph Award presented by Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a member of the Board of Trustees for Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina.


The Power of Support

One person, in addition to her beloved father, that Underwood credits with her success thus far is legal counsel and friend Lawrence J. Turner of Lawrence J. Turner & Associates in Sherman Oaks, CA. Underwood says “Larry and I have been together for a very long time. He is there at every turn and is, and has been, a major influence in my life and career. He is my advisor, my business manager, my lawyer and the voice of reason that I need.

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