November 19, 2020

Sheryl Lee Ralph Shares Stunning Photo of Look-Alike Son Etienne as She Celebrated His Birthday

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Veteran actress Sheryl Lee Ralph recently celebrated her son's birthday with a stunning picture and a touching tribute that left many gushing.

Sheryl Lee Ralph's look-alike son Etienne recently turned 29, and the veteran actress was sure to celebrate him with a heartwarming tribute on social media.

Taking to Instagram, Ralph shared a photo of Etienne wearing a tuxedo while sitting on a black and gold chair with his legs crossed.

Actress Sheryl Lee Ralph speaks onstage during the Viacom TCA Summer 2013 presentaton at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 26, 2013. | Photo: Getty Images


With his hands leaning against the armrests, Etienne stylishly held one hand against his head while striking a boss-like pose. Ralph accompanied the image with a sweet caption wishing Etienne a happy birthday. The proud mom continued and wrote:

"Keep digging! Keep making me proud!! It's your time. no weapon formed!!"


Ralph's sweet birthday post to her son was met with several reactions from fans and followers who took to the comments section to leave their thoughts.

While some gushed over Etienne's good looks, other users joined Ralph in wishing him a happy birthday. Many others also sent their best wishes and offered prayers for the birthday boy.

Etienne's birthday came only a few days after the 7th anniversary of a robbery incident that left him hospitalized after being shot three times.


Ralph was not the only one to celebrate her son as Etienne also shared an Instagram birthday post dedicated to himself. His post featured a picture where he was captured posing in a vintage car.

He shared the image alongside a quote from famous novelist James Baldwin. Etienne also added a note thanking people for celebrating him on his big day and concluded it by writing:

"I'm so blessed to see another year. I love you all."


Etienne's birthday came only a few days after the 7th anniversary of a robbery incident that left him hospitalized after being shot three times. Recalling the horrific incident, Etienne took to Instagram last week to share an inspiring post encouraging people who struggle with addiction.

In 2013, Etienne opened up about the incident and noted that he had been drunk that night. This frightening experience, however, forced him to go sober, and he has been thriving ever since.


In addition to being a proud mom to Etienne and his sister Ivy, Ralph is also an accomplished actress with a career spanning over four decades.

While speaking about her love for acting in 2013, Ralph admitted that her favorite thing about acting was seeing great actors in great roles.

Her love for acting is perhaps why Ralph has continued to keep herself busy with movie roles. Currently, the actress is set to appear as a lead character in ABC's family restaurant drama "Harlem's Kitchen."

When Ralph is not on the screen, her favorite role is being a mom to her kids, and it is safe to say that Etienne and his sister are indeed lucky!