Anna Maria Horsford

Anna Maria Horsford

Highest Rated: 82% Chasing the Blues (2017)

Lowest Rated: 0% Crackers (1984)

Birthday: Mar 06, 1948

Birthplace: Harlem, New York, USA

A veteran of African-American sitcoms, Anna Maria Horsford began charming audiences in the late 1970s thanks to supporting roles in the likes of "Amen" (NBC 1986-1991), "The Wayans Bros" (The WB 1995-99) and "Reed Between The Lines" (BET 2011). Born to a Dominican mother and Antiguan father in Harlem, NY in 1948, Horsford attended the Manhattan School of Performing Arts before landing a receptionist job at one of her hometown's PBS stations. After working her way up to the position of director of the landmark variety show "Soul" (PBS 1967-1973), she then made the switch from behind-the-scenes to on-screen when she appeared as a prisoner in soap opera institution "Guiding Light" (CBS 1952-2009). Horsford's acting career then ventured into film with small parts in Cannes Festival-set romantic comedy "An Almost Perfect Affair" (1979), cult classic "Times Square" (1980) and stalker thriller "The Fan" (1981) as well as more notable performances in the biopic of prisoner Terry Jean Moore, "Love Child" (1983), prep-school comedy "Class" (1983) and crime caper "Crackers" (1984). While after briefly rubbing shoulders with the Brat Pack in "St. Elmo's Fire" (1985), Lucille Ball in TV movie "Stone Pillow" (1986) and Jack Nicholson in "Heartburn" (1986), she landed her first major recurring TV role as the deacon's marriage-hungry daughter Thelma Frye in hit sitcom "Amen" (NBC 1986-1991). Following performances in Christopher Reeve's pet project "Street Smart" (1987) and legal drama "Presumed Innocent" (1990), Horsford returned to the sitcom world with a recurring role on "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" (NBC 1990-96), widowed radio station owner Veronica in the short-lived "Rhythm & Blues" (NBC 1992) and security guard Deirdre 'Dee' Baxter in "The Wayans Bros" (The WB 1995-99). But she continued to remain a presence on the big screen, appearing as Judge Harris in romantic drama "Mr. Jones" (1993), Miss Annie in the critically-acclaimed "Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored" (1995) and Ice Cube's mother in stoner buddy comedy "Friday" (1995), a role she would also reprise in its sequel "Friday After Next" (2002). Horsford then added several box office-hits to her filmography including "One Fine Day" (1996), "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" (2000), "Along Came A Spider" (2001) and "Minority Report" (2002) before landing recurring parts as the mother of rapper Method Man in "Method and Red" (Fox 2004) and Saigon in "Entourage" (HBO 2004-2011), cancer patient Liz Fallon in "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC 2005-) and A.D.A. Beth Encardi in "The Shield" (FX 2002-08). Following appearances in a string of music-based dramas including Toby Keith vehicle "Broken Bridges" (2006), Bone Thugs-n-Harmony biopic "I Tried" (2007) and gritty urban drama "Wigger" (2010), Horsford played matriarch Diane Boyd in "Our Family Wedding" (2010), office manager Ms. Helen in family sitcom "Reed Between The Lines" (BET 2011) and Madea's niece Eileen in "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas" (2013).


Highest Rated Movies



82% 44% Chasing the Blues Mrs. Walker (Character) $14K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gladys Brown Gladys Brown (Character) - 2017
20% 70% Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Eileen (Character) $52.5M 2013
No Score Yet 25% C'mon Man Mrs. Woods (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wigger Ruth (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 82% I Tried Unknown (Character) - 2007
5% 87% Broken Bridges Loretta (Character) $251.8K 2006
No Score Yet 86% Guarding Eddy Carol (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 25% My Big Phat Hip Hop Family Mamma Pearl (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 70% Ganked Mrs. Barry (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 60% Justice Chief Public Defender Poole (Character) - 2004
58% 78% Lockdown Saunders (Character) $449.5K 2003
26% 75% Friday After Next Mrs. Jones (Character) $33M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jacked Thelma Barnes (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 66% Jacked Up Unknown (Character) - 2001
26% 79% How High Mrs. King (Character) $31.2M 2001
26% 33% Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Mrs. Gaines (Character) $123.3M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Private Affair Unknown (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 73% Dancing in September Sitcom Mom (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masquerade Mrs. Scott (Character) - 2000
12% 28% Dear God Lucille Barnett (Character) $7.1M 1996
50% 66% One Fine Day Evelyn (Character) $46.1M 1996
71% 87% Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored Miss Annie (Character) $65.1K 1995
78% 91% Friday Mrs. Jones (Character) $27.4M 1995
No Score Yet 50% Widow's Kiss Lavanda Harrison (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Brokers Randi (Character) - 1994
46% 51% Mr. Jones Judge Harris (Character) $8M 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story Veronica Perry (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Killer Among Us Barbara Evans (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Taken Away Mrs. Pierson (Character) - 1989
64% 44% Street Smart Harriet (Character) $711K 1987
No Score Yet 29% Nobody's Child Nurse Betty (Character) - 1986
45% 47% Heartburn Della (Character) $24.3M 1986
43% 68% St. Elmo's Fire Naomi (Character) - 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlotte Forten's Mission Hannah (Character) - 1984
0% 33% Crackers Slam Dunk (Character) - 1984
29% 50% Class Maggie (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Benny's Place Charmaine (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Muggable Mary: Street Cop Kathy Thomas (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Child Mara (Character) - 1982
38% 32% The Fan Emily Stolz (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 94% Bill Ms. Marge Keating (Character) - 1981
46% 75% Times Square Rosie Washington (Character) - 1980
No Score Yet 67% An Almost Perfect Affair Amy Zon (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollow Image Monica (Character) - 1979


No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio City Jolene Hernandez (Character) 2020
93% 42% The Conners Nicole (Guest Star) 2020
No Score Yet 80% Mom Ms. Ferguson (Guest Star) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bold and the Beautiful Vivienne Avan (Guest Star) 2015-2018
31% 69% I Feel Bad Teri (Guest Star) 2018
95% 84% New Girl Charmaine (Guest Star) 2017 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Reed Between the Lines Helen Wilson (Character) 2015 2011-2012
100% No Score Yet Funny or Die Presents Anna Maria (Character) 2011
No Score Yet 91% American Dad Unknown (Guest Voice) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
90% 96% The Shield A.D.A. Beth Encardi (Character),
Unknown (Guest Star)
2008 2005
95% 98% Everybody Hates Chris Hattie Mitchell (Guest Star) 2008
84% 77% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2007 2005
66% 83% Entourage Saigon's Mother (Guest Star) 2005-2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Method & Red Unknown (Character) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chronicle Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Unknown (Character) 1995-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Doctors Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
57% No Score Yet Good News Unknown (Guest Star),
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sparks Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tall Hopes Lainie Harris (Character) 1993
No Score Yet 93% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Amen Thelma Frye (Character) 1986-1991
0% No Score Yet Baby Talk Unknown (Guest Star) 1991


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