Sheryl Lee Ralph receives flowers from Beyonce after winning Emmy

Abbott Elementary star Sheryl Lee Ralph receives flowers from Beyonce after winning the Emmy for her role in the hit ABC sitcom

Sheryl Lee Ralph received a bouquet of flowers from none other than Beyonce after taking home an Emmy last weekend for her role in ABC’s Abbott Elementary.

The 65-year-old actress opened a heartfelt note from the megastar, 41, in a video posted to TikTok on Saturday.

The note read, ‘To the original Dreamgirl. Sending you a beautiful congratulations. All my love, Beyonce.’

Major! Sheryl Lee Ralph received a bouquet of flowers from none other than Beyonce after taking home an Emmy last weekend for her role in ABC's Abbott Elementary

Major! Sheryl Lee Ralph received a bouquet of flowers from none other than Beyonce after taking home an Emmy last weekend for her role in ABC’s Abbott Elementary 

Ralph originated the role of Deena Jones in the Broadway show Dreamgirls for which she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.

Beyonce played the same role in the movie version of the musical that was released in 2006. 

After reading Beyonce’s sweet note, Ralph placed her hands on her head in shock as she took in the gravity of the gesture.

‘Oh Beyoncé,’ she sang with her overworked voice. ‘Wonderful. I don’t have a voice but it’s wonderful.’ 

The 65-year-old actress opened a heartfelt note from the megastar, 41, in a video posted to TikTok on Saturday

The 65-year-old actress opened a heartfelt note from the megastar, 41, in a video posted to TikTok on Saturday 

The note read, 'To the original Dreamgirl. Sending you a beautiful congratulations. All my love, Beyonce' (Beyonce pictured 2019)

The note read, ‘To the original Dreamgirl. Sending you a beautiful congratulations. All my love, Beyonce’ (Beyonce pictured 2019)

Award winner: Ralph became just second Black woman ever to win Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the Emmys

Award winner: Ralph became just second Black woman ever to win Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the Emmys

Dreamgirls, performed by Anika Noni Rose, Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson from the movie soundtrack, played over the minute-long clip. 

The Moesha actress’ speech at the Emmys has gained her national recognition in recent days. 

Ralph became just second Black woman ever to win Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series at the Emmys.

Ralph beat out Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), Hannah Einbinder (Hacks), Janelle James (Abbott Elementary), Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Sarah Niles (Ted Lasso), Juno Temple (Ted Lasso) and Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), and was so stunned she couldn’t leave her seat after she was announced. 

Helped onstage: After getting an escort to the stage from co-star Tyler James Williams, a stunned Ralph took to the stage, and surprised most when she started singing a verse from jazz singer Diane Reeves' 1993 song Endangered Species

Helped onstage: After getting an escort to the stage from co-star Tyler James Williams, a stunned Ralph took to the stage, and surprised most when she started singing a verse from jazz singer Diane Reeves’ 1993 song Endangered Species

Beautiful message: 'To anyone who has ever, ever had a dream and thought your dream wasn't, wouldn't, couldn't come true, I am here to tell you that this is what believing looks like,' she said in the speech (pictured Sept. 6, 2022)

Beautiful message: ‘To anyone who has ever, ever had a dream and thought your dream wasn’t, wouldn’t, couldn’t come true, I am here to tell you that this is what believing looks like,’ she said in the speech (pictured Sept. 6, 2022)

After getting an escort to the stage from co-star Tyler James Williams, a stunned Ralph took to the stage, and surprised most when she started singing a verse from jazz singer Diane Reeves’ 1993 song Endangered Species. 

I am an endangered species  but I sing no victim’s song/I am a woman, I am an artist and I know where my voice belongs,’ she sang, bringing the crowd to their feet.

‘To anyone who has ever, ever had a dream and thought your dream wasn’t, wouldn’t, couldn’t come true, I am here to tell you that this is what believing looks like,’ she added.

‘This is what striving looks like and don’t you ever, ever give up on you, because if you get a Quinta Brunson in your corner, if you get a husband like mine in your corner, if you get children like mine in your corner, and if you’ve got friends like everybody who voted for me, cheered for me, loved me, thank you. Thank you. Thank you!’ Ralph concluded.

Ralph – who got glammed up ahead of the Emmys with a facial from celebrity beauty pro Sarah Akram – becomes just the second Black actress to win Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, following Jackee Harry’s win for 227 back in 1987.

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