Sheila Legette started her professional career in the entertainment industry at the age of 22 when she landed her first full-time position at WIS-TV (NBC Affiliate) in Columbia, South Carolina. She was one of the 1st African Americans to hold the position of Front Desk Receptionist. It was less than six months that she was promoted to Local Programming Executive and also held the title of Floor Director and Guest Coordinator for the Carolina Today Show, The Awareness Show, and the Mr. Knozit Show. She was responsible for booking many guests on the show including Maya Angelou, Dionne Warwick, Bryant Gumble, Stevie Wonder, and Prince.
After a long tenure at WIS-TV, Sheila with her actress daughter in tow relocated to Los Angeles. Sheila not only acted as manager for her daughter's career, as a series regular on a CBS sitcom, she also found time to hold down a position with AMU Productions, working as Office Manager/Casting Director. When AMU closed its doors, Sheila worked at the Producers Guild of America as their Director of Member services. Sheila also free-lanced with Disney ABC Media Network, DreamWorks and Paramount Studios, where she worked in Casting, Legal Affairs, Film, and Television Production.
After years at KTA and Diverse Talent Group, for the last several years, Sheila has been with Media Artists Group as VP of Talent. She has signed some of Hollywood's finest talent to her talent roster including her beautiful daughter actress, Angell Conwell and the very talented Vivica A. Fox. In 2018, Sheila branched out on her own to form Sheila Legette Entertainment/SLE; and is running a thriving company as well as Producing several film projects. She loves to win and keep her clients winning.