Sheryl Lee Ralph is receiving love and congratulations from Beyoncé.
Following her historic Emmy victory on Monday night, the 65-year-old Ralph was presented with a sentimental bouquet of flowers by the 41-year-old singer of “Break My Soul,” which the actress shared on Instagram on Saturday.
In a video, the Abbott Elementary actress reads a note from Queen Bey inside a card that was linked to an arrangement of white and yellow flowers. The card says, “To the original Dreamgirl, offering you a beautiful congratulations.” Love to you, Beyoncé.
Ralph’s big break came in 1981 when she won a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway classic Dreamgirls. Beyoncé starred in the show’s motion picture adaptation in 2006. Deena Jones was portrayed by both celebrities.
Ralph read the card and was stunned and speechless. She praised the bouquet, saying, “So lovely.
Associated: Sheryl Lee, star of Abbott Elementary Following his historic victory, Ralph ends the Emmys with “My Voice Belongs.”
“Everybody has a unique dream, and all of your wishes can come true. Just love what’s in front of you when you look in the mirror, Ralph advised the “Dreamgirls” in the caption of her post “played in the video’s backdrop.
In the caption, Ralph added, “Thank you @beyonce. “Girls, remember to dream!”
Sheryl Lee Ralph attends the Emmys in an “Anything But Basic” black gown with a bejeweled braid.
Ralph created history on Monday night at the 2022 Emmy Awards when she took home the award for best-supporting actress in a comedy series for her work in Abbott Elementary.
After Jackée Harry, who won 227 in 1987, the veteran of the profession became just the second Black woman to win an Emmy in the category. Ralph seemed to relish this achievement in her scene-stealing acceptance speech.
Ralph broke into song after reaching the stage to accept the honor from Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers, performing a stanza from the 1993 jazz classic “Endangered Species” by jazz vocalist Diane Reeves.
She sang, holding out a few phrases for emphasis as the names of people she wished to thank flashed across the screen, “I am an endangered species, but I sing no victim song. I am a female artist and I am aware of where my voice belongs.
Sheryl Lee, star of Abbott Elementary, in a related video This Is What Believing Looks Like: Ralph’s Historic Emmys Win
What Song Did Sheryl Lee Ralph Sing After Winning an Emmy? Information about “Endangered Species”
Janelle James (Abbott Elementary), Juno Temple (Ted Lasso), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Sarah Niles (Ted Lasso), Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Hannah Einbinder (Hacks), Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), Janelle James (Abbott Elementary), Juno Temple (Ted Lasso), and Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso) all received
Ralph remarked, “I’m here to inform everybody who has ever had a dream but didn’t think their dream would or could come true that this is what believing looks like. Don’t give up on yourself ever, ever. This is exactly what striving looks like.
Barbara Howard, a strict but kind kindergarten teacher, is portrayed by Ralph at Abbott Elementary.
In the Brunson-produced mockumentary, which debuted in December 2021, the group of Philadelphia-based teachers who work in one of the nation’s worst schools is followed. Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Lisa Ann Walter, and Chris Perfetti are featured in the ABC series as well.
The sitcom has fully achieved Emmy nominations, including a nomination for outstanding comedy series, demonstrating its popularity with both viewers and critics.
Brunson, 32, also received nominations for outstanding main actress and writing for the pilot, setting a new mark for Black women across comedy Emmy categories in a single year. Williams and James, their co-stars, also received nominations for best-supporting actor and actress.