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ALERT CENTER: CT native Sheryl Lee Ralph wins Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy series

Connecticut native Sheryl Lee Ralph made history Tuesday becoming the second Black woman to win an Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy series.

News 12 Staff

Sep 13, 2022, 11:02 AM

Updated 649 days ago

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Connecticut native Sheryl Lee Ralph made history Tuesday becoming the second Black woman to win an Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy series.
The Abbott Elementary actress told the audience during her acceptance speech "this is what striving looks like."
Ralph, who grew up in Waterbury, told the audience to never give up on their dreams.
She is the second Black woman to win an Emmy for best actress in a comedy series.
Jackée Harry was the first Black woman to win the same Emmy in 1987.  


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