Sheri Mann Stewart

Sheri was trained as an actor by Stella Adler, one of the most famed Master teachers of our times and received a double-major degree with honors at age 19 from the respected Catholic University of America’s Theater and Psychology programs, later completing a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She is starting 2015 with a bang in the Table 19 ensemble in the role of Sherry Grotsky. She has been directed on screen in comedic and dramatic supporting and starring roles by such luminaries as Jeffrey BlitzMike NewellJamie BabbitTyler PerryPeter Segal and numerous talented young directors whose names will be familiar someday. She has acted with and opposite such box office stars as Jack LemmonJames Garner, Craig Robinson, Janet JacksonEsai MoralesJames Earl Jones and Dwayne Johnson and numerous highly talented, lesser-known colleagues.Sheri

Directors and critics have agreed that over 40 years of working and continuing to train in the craft have resulted in powerful performances time after time: “…an underappreciated performer who garnered well-deserved attention…unsentimental performance”, Backstage; “her portrayal of Lindsey is heart-wrenching” Atlanta Journal Constitution; “Stewart’s performance is brave and subtle — no pathos or cheap sentiment here”, Southern Voice, etc.

Over time, Sheri has also become a distinguished production acting and vocal coach and teacher of acting and voice to students of all ages in NY and Atlanta via her positions on the Acting Faculty at the Tony Award Winning Alliance Theater, Theater Faculty at Emory University, Film Faculty at The Art Institute, and as voice teacher at Baruch College and Acting Instructor at her private studio in Atlanta. She is also honored to have been chosen for several years to be a judge for Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theater’s August Wilson acting competition and for the Governor’s Honors Program in Theater.

Born and raised in Georgia (Atlanta and Athens), Sheri began acting in major theater productions as a child, debuting as Baby June in Gypsy at age 8 at the University of Georgia. Recently, she starred in 5 Indie shorts which have proceeded to the festival circuit: comedies “Plan B” and “Small Talk” and dramas “The Way of Justice”, “Red” and “Insanity du Jour” and she played Professor Stewart in Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married” and “Why Did I Get Married Too”, both opening at the top of the box office. She made her directing debut this year with the short, Heart Land, now on the festival circuit and she has co-written and produced other award-winning shorts.

Sheri is a busy political activist and co-founder of Grassroots social justice groups and was elected as a Delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. She is a lover of fine wine, fine food and fine people and is the proud mother of actors Tendal Mann and Royce Mann and is spouse to Barry Stewart Mann. Sheri currently makes her home in GA for family reasons. She keeps a valid passport and is committed to traveling wherever worthwhile projects take her, so far including Italy, Canada, New Orleans, New York, California, Tennessee, North Carolina, Michigan and Florida.