Sheryl Lee Ralph, the wife of State Senator Vincent Hughes who represents Conshohocken and Whitemarsh in addition to other communities, recently won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of a kindergarten teacher in the Philadelphia-set Abbott Elementary on ABC. In addition to Ralph’s win, the show also won Emmy’s for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for Quinta Brunson, and Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series.
Ralph and Hughes have been married since 2005.
Ralph’s breakthrough role was Deena Jones in the Broadway musical Dreamgirls in 1981. For that performance, she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.