Sheryl Lee Ralph (Deena Jones / Deena Jones) made her theatrical debut at the age of six in The Miracle Worker. She made her Broadway debut starring in Michael Butler's Reggae, and was called "one of the finest actresses I've seen" by Sidney Poitier after he directed her in his film, A Piece of the Action. Miss Ralph has guest starred on nearly a dozen television shows, including "The Jeffersons," "Good Times," "Wonder Woman" and starred in her own ABC TV pilot "Lookin' Good." Born in Connecticut and raised on Long Island by parents of Jamaican and American descent, Miss Ralph is a graduate of Rutgers University. She won the Irene Ryan Scholarship Award for her performance as Bea Crisp in The Soft Touch at the American College Theatre Festival. Glamour magazine recognized her achievements by naming her one of the "Top Ten College Women in America." She has been associated with Dream Girls since its inception.

Sheryl last appeared on Broadway in Thoroughly Modern Millie. Her career has been focused on film, television and recording. Notable television appearances have been on "Moesha," "It's A Living," and "Designing Women."