About Sheryl Underwood
Sheryl Underwood, a savvy businesswoman and multi-faceted,multi-media entrepreneur, skillfully balances the roles of in-demandEntertainer, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Pack Rat Productions,movie and television actress, radio personality and philanthropist. She is23rd International President of her beloved Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. andhas the distinction of being the only full-time entertainer to ever hold theorganization’s highest post. Sheryl Underwood is one of the mostarticulate, well-informed women of our time and is a much sought afterentertainer who has been described as one of the world’s brightestcontemporary humorists.
Underwood joined the television show The Talk on CBS for the start of season two. She sitsalongside hosts Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne and Aisha Tyler. The Talk, which averages2.21 million viewers per day, has a strong profile in the daytime viewing line-up on CBS and, withUnderwood at the table, The Talk received its first Daytime Emmy nomination.
Named one of today’s hardest working comediennes, Underwood has starred in such films asBullworth, I Got the Hook Up, and Beauty Shop (starring Queen Latifah). In addition, Underwood wasthe host of Black Entertainment Television’s (BET’s) Comic View and Holla, a talk show she created andproduced which was loosely based on Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect. She is a weekly contributor onthe Steve Harvey Morning Show, also serving as “guest host,” and appears on The Steve Harvey Project,the television version of the show airing on BET Centric. Underwood also hosts The Sheryl UnderwoodShow on Jamie Foxx’s The Foxxhole, airing on Sirius 106/XM 149, where she provides a mix ofpolitical satire, comedy and music.
Underwood is host of the fifth season of Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Stand-Upand is a former contributor to the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Underwood has appeared on the Dr. PhilShow, FOX television network morning show Fox and Friends, the Joy Behar Show, WPIX in NewYork City and The View, created by ABC News Correspondent Barbara Walters.
A dynamic business-woman, striving not only to change the world through her sorority,Underwood takes her role as Owner and CEO of Pack Rat Productions, Inc. seriously and is committed tosharing the wisdom and insight she has gathered as the Chief Executive of her entertainment companywith generations to come and other woman business owners.
In 2009 Underwood, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from the University ofIllinois at Chicago and Masters Degrees in Media Management and Mass Communication from GovernorState University, was included in the 100 Most Influential Organization Leaders published in the Juneissue of Ebony magazine.
In 2008 Underwood was elected 23rd International President of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. AsInternational President of the Sorority, Underwood represented thousands of women who comprise thescholarly institution committed to “finer womanhood.” In her rise to the post of International President,Underwood assumed several other respected and influential roles within the Sorority including Chair ofthe National Executive Board, Graduate Member-At-Large, Co-Chair of the Capital CampaignCommittee, Director of Honorary Membership, Pacific Regional Secretary and Southern CaliforniaCorresponding Secretary. Underwood was made a Zeta in the Great Lakes Region – Zeta Tau ZetaChapter, Chicago, IL. Her commitment to advancing her sorority led her into several leadership positionson the local level in Southern California including serving as President, First Vice-President, ExecutiveBoard Chair, Historian, Graduate Advisor and Charter Member of Omicron Rho Zeta. She exercised thiscommitment to Zeta while simultaneously managing her expanding entertainment career. She is currentlya Golden Life Member of the sorority and a member of Alpha Psi Zeta Chapter in Los Angeles, CA.
By daring not only to think outside the box, but to completely break the mold, Sheryl P.Underwood has become a source of inspiration for woman, across the country and the world, who jugglethe many facets of their lives. She is a supreme model of what it takes to lead in business, lead aninternational organization and lead in life.