Sheryl Underwood is an American comedienne, writer, entrepreneur and actress best known as one of the permanent panelists on the daytime chat show The Talk, since 2011.
Underwood first gained public notice as the first female finalist in the Miller Lite Comedy Search in 1989. She won the BET "Funniest Female Comedian on Comic View" award in 1994 and the BET Comedy Awards' Platinum Mic Viewers Choice Award in 2005.
Following her stand up success, Underwood took a number of minor acting roles including Bad Mouth Bessie in the 1998 film I Got the Hook Up, and Catfish Rita in the 2005 film Beauty Shop.
In addition, she was the host of BET's Comic View and Holla, a talk show she created and produced which was loosely based on Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect.
Underwood is a weekly contributor on the Steve Harvey Morning Show, also serving as guest host, and appears on The Steve Harvey Project, the television version of the show airing on TV-ONE.
Underwood also hosts The Sheryl Underwood Show on Jamie Foxx's The Foxxhole, airing on Sirius 106/XM 149, where she provides a mix of political satire, comedy and music.
Also, Underwood hosted the fifth season of Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Up and is a former contributor to the Tom Joyner Morning Show.
Underwood has appeared on the Dr. Phil Show, Fox and Friends, The Joy Behar Show, WPIX in New York City and The View.