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Sheryl Lee Ralph Had Her Emmys Speech Prepared Since She Was 5 Years Old

Written by on September 22, 2022

It’s been over a week since the Emmys and we are still talking about the iconic speech from the one and only Sheryl Lee Ralph. Well, it turns out that Ralph has had this speech planned since she was five years old. While appearing as a guest on The Jennifer Hudson Show, the Abbott Elementary star reflected on winning her first Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy.

Ralph stated: “You know what? Like many of you, I have had a speech prepared since I was 5 years old. I was ready, you know, ever since Tinker Bell came out of that steeple and was starting to make dreams come true, I’ve been practicing the speech…When they called my name, all of it went out of my head, I could remember absolutely nothing. And you know, center stage is my home so when I got there, it was like, ‘Gather yourself, gather yourself because this is your moment!”

Sheryl Lee Ralph is the second Black woman to take home an Emmy in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy category after Jackée Harry, who won for 227 in 1987.

Source: BET

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