Actress and comedian Lori Ann Rambough, more popularly known as Sommore
, was born on May 15, 1966 in Trenton, New Jersey. She is the half-sister of Third Watch actress Nia Long
Sommore was seen on two UPN sitcoms. She was Olivia Radcliffe on The Parkers and Keshia on The Hughleys. She was also the first female host for BET's Comicview and also hosted an episode of Live at Gotham. In the big screen, she played the roles Cookie on Friday After Next, Stephanie on A Miami Tale, Cherry on Soul Plane and Abby on Dirt
y Laundry. She was seen as herself on the romantic comedy Something New and was part of the video entitled Blunts & Stunts: Class of 94.
She is the highest grossing comedienne in the U.S. and was featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show
. Oprah described her as “a force to be reckoned with in the new millennium.” She guest-starred on The Jay Lennon Show, Def Comedy Jam and Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top.
Sommore starred in the Queens of Comedy tour together with comediennes Mo'Nique, Laura Hayes and Adele Givens. It was filmed and aired on Showtime. Eventually, a copy of it was released in DVD format.
In 1995, she won Comic of the Year award at the Richard Pryor Awards.
In Atlanta, Georgia, she performed to 50,000 audience and was listed on the Guinness Book of World Records for her feat.
Sommore is one of the new participants on VH1's reality TV series Celebrity Fit Club
: Boot Camp. The show divides the 8 contestants into two groups and the teams are given several physical challenges every week. Each members are also weighed regularly to see if they achieved their target goal weights. A team composed of a nutritionist, a psychologist and a physical trainer oversees the participants.
(Photo courtesy of VH1)