Played by Sherri Shepherd
Sherri Shepherd stars as Anne Flatch on the new NBC comedy "Trial & Error."
Shepherd serves as a weekly host of "The Tom Joyner Morning Show" and as executive producer and host of the upcoming cooking series "Holy & Hungry." She has also made recent guest appearances on "The Soul Man," with Niecy Nash, and "Rosewood," starring Morris Chestnut.
No stranger to daytime TV, her role as co-host of "The View" during seasons 11-17 helped earn the seminal talk show its only Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host in 2009. That same year, she and her co-hosts were included in the list of the "100 Most Influential People in the World" by Time magazine, and Forbes ranked the show's hosts No. 11 among the top "30 of the Most Influential Women in Media." Shepherd returned to "The View" as a contributor for Season 19.
Shepherd has appeared in several primetime series, including "Less Than Perfect," "Suddenly Susan," "How I Met Your Mother," "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Joan of Arcadia," "The Jamie Foxx Show" and as Tracy Morgan's firecracker of a wife on the Emmy Award-winning series "30 Rock." In addition to executive producing and starring in her own Lifetime sitcom, "Sherri," Shepherd received strong reviews in the lead role of Joy White in the Lifetime movie "Abducted: The Carlina White Story." She also starred in her own Epix comedy stand-up special, "Sherri Shepherd: It's My Time to Talk."
On the film side, Shepherd co-starred with Katherine Heigl in "One for the Money" and with Chris Rock in "Top Five." Additionally, she has co-starred in such movies as the award-winning "Precious," "Woodlawn," "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa," "Guess Who," "Who's Your Caddy," "Beauty Shop" and "Ride Along 2," starring Kevin Hart.
Shepherd also enjoyed a successful run in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway hit "Love, Loss and What I Wore" and she broke new ground on stage by playing the first African-American to portray the Evil Stepmother in Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Cinderella."
As author of the New York Times bestseller "Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It)," Shepherd shares her passion for maintaining good health. She also penned the humorous "Permission Slips: Every Woman's Guide to Giving Herself a Break."
Shepherd deems motherhood as her greatest accomplishment. Well acquainted with the tragedy and triumph of raising a child with special needs, she has partnered with the YAI National Institute to raise awareness for children and adults with disabilities.
Shepherd is the grateful mother of her 11-year old son, Jeffrey.