TV One's long-running docu-series Life After returns for a fifth season with back-to-back new episodes tonight at 8 p.m. ET and 8:30 p.m. Tonight's premiere episode features one of America's noted, "Best T.V Moms," Sheryl Lee Ralph. The Broadway and comedic sensation will provide a glimpse into her life as a senator's wife, a mother and a lifelong performer.
A triple threat dream girl, Ralph is an acclaimed veteran of film, television and the Broadway stage. Her award-winning work includes creating the role of Deena Jones in the legendary Broadway musical, "Dreamgirls," and earning Best Actress nods for Tony and Drama Desk Awards. Sheryl Lee Ralph credits include "It's a Living," "Designing Women," "The District," and most notably, "Moesha."
On the big screen, she has worked with some of Hollywood's leading and award-winning men with film credits that include "The Mighty Quinn" with Denzel Washington; "Mistress" with Robert de Niro; "To Sleep With Anger" with Danny Glover and "The Distinguished Gentlemen" with Eddie Murphy. Ralph picked up a win for Best Supporting Actress at the Independent Spirit Awards for her performance in "To Sleep With Anger."
Currently, Sheryl Lee Ralph is touring the one-woman play, "Sometimes I Cry," a production written and performed by her, which explores the lives, loves, and losses of women infected and affected by HIV. Ralph is also enjoying the success of her best-selling autobiographical book, "REDEFINING D.I.V.A: Life Lessons from an Original Dreamgirl." In the Fall of 2013, Ralph will be starring with actress Tia Mowry in Nickelodeon's Nick-At-Nite's newest show, "Instant Mom."
Click here for a preview of tonight's 'Life After' premiere episode.