Cheryl Francis Harrington

Award winning actress Cheryl Francis Harrington was born and raised in Harlem, New York. Cheryl officially began her acting career at The High School For The Performing Arts where she was classically trained in theater. As one of the few African Americans attending the school at the time, Cheryl learned to overcome adversity with excellence. This commitment to excellence helped her earn the title and crown of “Miss Black New York State”. After conquering New York City, Cheryl headed for the City of Angels. Once in Los Angeles, Cheryl began a slew of notable film, television, and theater work. In theater, she received an NAACP Image Theatre Award for her performance in the one act play AH-Ha Moments: “Butterscotch & Fudge”. She was also nominated for a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for her leading role as Annetta Barton in the Los Angeles Actors Theatre production of “Eden”. Cheryl has received rave reviews for her performances at the Old Globe Theatre in “Rebel Armies Deep Into Chad”. On the small screen, Cheryl’s sharp voice work earned her a series regular role as The Haiti Lady on Eddie Murphy’s hit animated show The PJ’s. Cheryl has starred on hit television shows such as Up All Night, Criminal Minds, Glee, and Brothers & Sisters. Some of her feature film credits include The Under Shepard, Into the Wild, Sgt. Bilko, and Lethal Weapon. Over the years, Cheryl has maintained a presence on the screen and stage by studying her craft. She has been coached by some of the best in the business to include Lee Strasberg, Estelle Parsons, Sandra Seacat, Lesly Kahn, Diana Castle and Steve Tietsort. In 2011, Cheryl reflected on her own life experiences and wrote her first one woman show entitled I Met Someone. Cheryl is currently preparing to tour I Met Someone while continuing to pursue a variety of television and film projects.