One who bills herself alternately as "more than just a comedian" and "The Queen of Comedy," the assertive and ebullient comic-turned-actress Sommore first started turning heads when her behind-the-mike routines helped her reel in the Richard Pryor Comic of the Year Award in 1995. A subsequent appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show, along with astounding record sales and a CNN article exploring Sommore's enduring impact on the comedic landscape helped ensure her celebrity. She performed alongside Mo'nique and others in the Queens of Comedy standup film, appeared on BET ComicView, and landed bit parts in such farces as Friday After Next (2002) and Soul Plane (2004). In 2006, Sommore tackled a supporting role in the gender-bending comedy drama Dirty Laundry. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

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