LaVerne Shepherd is the late mother of famous American actress, comedian, author, and television personality, Sherri Shepherd.
More about LaVerne
La Verne was born in 1941. She was married to a man named Lawrence A Shepherd.
He used to work as a church deacon. He also worked in a restaurant.
The couple has three children together. Sherri is the eldest daughter and famous of all of them.
La Verne used to live in Chicago, Illinois, with her family. The couple separated after several years of marriage.
She died in the year 1991.
Daughter's professional Life and Career
She started her acting career in 1995 with a short-lived sitcom called Celghorne. She played a character named Victoria Carlson.
She appeared on several sitcoms such as Suddenly Susan, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Jamie Fox Show, and many more.
She had also appeared on one of the episodes of the famous worldwide sitcom How I met your mother as the character Daphne.
Likewise, she has starred in the television shows like Who Wants to be a Millionaire, To Tell the Truth, Trial, and Error, The Masked Singer, The View, among others.
She has also hosted the Best Ever Trivia Show on the game show network.
After all, her life seems perfect and glamorous. But she has mentioned that she had to face financial problems before starting her career.
She said she became homeless, lost her car, and slept on a couch every day in different people's apartments.
Sherri stated that it was worth it. She also wants to let everybody know through her platform that bad days will pass and good days shall come.
Criticisms and Controversy of Daughter
Sherri was pulled into controversy and criticized by people in 2007.
She mentioned that she didn't believe in evolution on one of the television shows broadcasted live on TV. This show was called The View.
Her statement made everyone angry and pulled her into controversy.
The next controversy was in the same show when Whoopi Goldberg, one of the show hosts, asked her if the world was flat, and she replied, saying she didn't know and that it was a brain fart.
This got on everyone's nerves, making her a rude person.
Likewise, she was once again criticized for speaking without vast knowledge.
She said Jesus came before the Greeks and Romans. She also stated that Christians existed in classical Greeks and that Greeks threw lions at them.
She was next attacked for not having respectful attitudes and view points regarding sensitive topics like abortion.
Grandchildren of LaVerne
LaVerne was the grandmother of two grandchildren from her eldest daughter side.
One grandson is named Lamar Sally Jr, who was born in the year 2014. He is six years old.
The next grandson is named Jeffery Charles Tarpley Jr. He was born on April 22, 2005. He is 16 years old now.
Relationships of Daughter
Sherri was married to a man named Jeff Tarpley in the year 2001. Their marriage only lasted for eight years.
They got divorced in 2009. After her relationship ended with Jeff, she began dating another man named Lamar Sally.
They got engaged on December 26, 2010. Later they married in the year 2011 of August in Chicago.
Their marriage only lasted for four years. They got legally separated in the year 2014.
She has two sons, each from her ex-husbands.
Her daughter net worth and income sources are given below:
|$10 million||Actor, Comedian, Media personality, author|
Age, Height, and Weight
- LaVerne died at the age of 50 years.
- Her height and weight were never disclosed.
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