“Abbott Elementary” Star Sheryl Lee Ralph Shares That Her Career Is In The Best Place

Sheryl Lee Ralph Abbott elementary

ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” is undoubtedly one of the best new series to hit our TV screens in the last few years and the show is receiving tons of praise!

With only two seasons, the show and the cast are already Emmy winners and Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph who plays Barbara on the show is speaking up about how the win has changed her career for the better.

Hollywood Reporter asked:

Things have shifted for you, and I wonder whether you feel that in a material sense. Obviously you’re getting a lot of praise and warmth, but what do you think it bodes professionally for you?

She responded:

“It’s so interesting because, first of all, yesterday’s price is not today’s price. Aha! That changes immediately. There are doors that have probably been closed that on September 13th [the day after the Emmys] flew open, and people want you to know that the door was open. People have been very, very direct in saying things like, “This is the best time in your whole career; ask for what you want and don’t be shy about it.” To hear people say to you, “It might have been good for you before, but it’s about to get a whole lot better,” it’s been absolutely amazing.”

We love this for her because she deserves every recognition. She’s a legend and she industry should treat her like one!

Abbott Elementary stars series creator Quinta Brunson, as well as Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Chris Perfetti, Lisa Ann Walter, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and William Stanford Davis. The story follows a group of dedicated, passionate teachers (as well as a slightly tone-deaf principal) as they navigate the Philadelphia public school system. Despite the odds stacked against them, the staff at Willard R. Abbott Public School is determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children. The teachers include Janine Teagues (Brunson), Gregory Eddie (Williams), Melissa Schemmenti (Walter), Jacob Hill (Perfetti), and Barbara Howard (Ralph). Ava Coleman (James) is the school’s inept principal, and Mr. Johnson (Davis) is the eccentric janitor.

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