Sheryl Lee Ralph
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Source Sheryl Lee Ralph
is an American actress and singer. She is well known for her roles as she starred as Dee Mitchell in
and as Maggie Turner in
For Disney, she provided the speaking voice of
Rita in Disney's 1988 animated feature film . She also played Florence Watson in Oliver & Company , Clarice Johnson in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit , Hayden Montgomery in Hannah Montana , and Dr. Pamela "Pam" Prentiss in Criminal Minds . She even voiced The Jennie Project Diana Parker in episodes " The Proud Family Romeo Must Wed" and " Behind the Family Lines."
Ralph at the
Instant Mom panel at the Nickelodeon / Viacom segment of the 2013 Summer TCA Tour
For an unknown reason, Ralph did not provide the singing voice of Rita for " Streets of Gold", which was done by Ruth Pointer. Instead she provided the singing voice for the reprise of " Why Should I Worry" at the end of the film, though she is also a pop singer.