Danitra Vance

Danitra Vance

Highest Rated: 85% The War of the Roses (1989)

Lowest Rated: 73% Little Man Tate (1991)

Birthday: Jul 13, 1954

Birthplace: Not Available

Danitra Vance was a highly regarded stage actress who occasionally ventured into films and television. Vance debuted on stage in the early '80s and subsequently worked closely with New York Shakespeare Festival producer George C. Wolfe. Her stage work won her some prestigious awards, including two Dramalogues, an NAACP Image Award, and an Obie. On television, she spent the 1985 season in the cast of the long-running sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live. She was the first black woman to become a cast regular. She played supporting roles in a handful of feature films, including Little Man Tate (1991) and Sticky Fingers (1988). She played a lead in her final film, Jumpin' at the Boneyard (1992). Vance was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1990 and incorporated the experience into a solo skit The Radical Girl's Guide to Radical Mastectomy. Despite her efforts to fight the disease, Vance passed away on August 21, 1994.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Jumpin' at the Boneyard Jeanette 1992
73% Little Man Tate Clinic Doctor 1991
83% Hangin' with the Homeboys Pool Hall Woman 1991
85% The War of the Roses Manicurist Trainee 1989
No Score Yet Limit Up Nike 1989
No Score Yet The Cover Girl and the Cop Actor 1989
No Score Yet Sticky Fingers Evanston 1988


No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Performer 1986


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