1. Family and Personal Life
Shepherd was married to Jeff Tarpley in 2001. The couple was blessed with a son named Jeffery. However, their married life came to an end after 9 years in 2010.
In December 2010, TV writer Lamar Sally made a proposal of marriage to Shepherd. Lamar and Shepherd got married in 2011. Later, the couple decided to have a surrogate baby which was born on August 2014. Sadly, the couple filed for divorce in 2014, her husband requested the court for the custody of their surrogate child. Nevertheless, the Court decided to give custody to Shepherd a year later.
Born on April 22, 1967, in Chicago Illinois, Shepherd is the daughter of Lawrence A. Shepherd and Laverne. Among the three children, she is the eldest daughter of the family. During her early age, she attended Winston Churchill Elementary School and Eisenhower Junior High School. Later, she enrolled at Hoffman Estates High School of District 211.
Additionally, she has also served for the society as a social worker. She helped to raise the fund for YAI organization that supports the development of the children.
2. Lifestyle and measurements
She is living sophisticated lifestyle. Currently, Shepherd is living in her luxurious house in New Jersey. Usually, she enjoys exploring new places with her friends and family. with a strict diet and intense workout, She has maintained her figure. Her height is 5 feet 1 Inches whereas her body measurements are 40-33-37.
3. Professional Life
In 1999, She appeared in the recurring role in comedy show ‘Suddenly Susan’. Later, she performed in the comedy ‘Less than Perfect’ From 2002-2006. For her outstanding supporting role, she was nominated for the BET Award in 2005. Two years later, she joined as the co-host of the talk show 'The View'. She continuously appeared for seven successive years till 2014. For that, she has won 2009’s Emmy Award and nominated several times. The same year, she starred in a sitcom Sherri. She has also co-hosted the 2008’s 35th Daytime Emmy Awards.
Additionally, in 2012, she has participated in the American dance show ‘Dancing With the Stars’ in its 14th season on ABC. She was partnered with Val Chmerkovskiy. Prior to that, she published a book “Permission Slips: Every Woman’s Guide to Giving Herself a Break” in 2009. In 2015, she began a project including a line wigs and hair adds-ins. She made a guest appearance in “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”. Since early 2017, she is performing on the American Sitcom “Trial & Error”.
4. Net Worth and Salary
Shepard's estimated net worth of Shepherd is $10 million whereas her annual salary is around $1.5 million. She has accumulated a good amount of fortune from her multiple professional careers.