Denise Nicholas

Highest Rated: 83% Let's Do It Again (1975)
Lowest Rated: 7% Ghost Dad (1990)
Birthday: Jul 12, 1944
Birthplace: Not Available
A graduate of the University of Michigan, actress Denise Nicholas made her first off-Broadway appearance in the 1966 revue Viet Rock. She later appeared in such New York productions as Ceremonies in Dark Old Men and Dame Lorraine, and was active with the Free Southern Theater and the Negro Ensemble Company. She co-starred with Bill Cosby in a number of films, including Let's Do It Again (1975), A Piece of the Action (1977), and Ghost Dad (1990). Nicholas was been a regular on three TV series, playing guidance counselor Liz McIntyre in Room 222 (1969-1974), for which she received three Golden Globe nominations; Olivia Ellis in Baby, I'm Back (1978); and Harriet De Long in In the Heat of the Night (1988-1994). She later starred as an alcoholic mother in domestic drama Ritual (2000). Nicholas is also author of The Denise Nicholas Beauty Book.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Proud Gordon's Mother 2004
No Score Yet Ritual Sylvia 2000
No Score Yet In the Heat of the Night: By Duty Bound Harriet Gillespie 1995
7% Ghost Dad Joan 1990
No Score Yet Supercarrier (Deadly Enemies) Actor 1988
No Score Yet Marvin and Tige Vanessa Jackson 1983
No Score Yet The Sophisticated Gents Actor 1981
65% Capricorn One Betty Walker 1978
No Score Yet Ring of Passion (Countdown to the Big One) Actor 1978
No Score Yet A Piece of the Action Lila French 1977
83% Let's Do It Again Beth Foster 1975
No Score Yet Mr. Ricco Irene Mapes 1975
No Score Yet The Soul of Nigger Charley Elena 1973
48% Blacula Michelle 1972

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet My Wife and Kids
2001-2005
Ann
  • 2002
No Score Yet Living Single
1993-1998
Lilah Synclaire's Mother
  • 1997
No Score Yet Hangin' With Mr. Cooper
1992-1997
Mrs Walker
  • 1992
No Score Yet A Different World
1987-1993
Carol
  • 1990
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Lorraine
  • 1989
No Score Yet Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
Sondra
  • 1980
No Score Yet Marcus Welby, M.D.
1969-1976
  • 1975
No Score Yet The Flip Wilson Show
1970-1974
Guest
  • 1970
No Score Yet It Takes a Thief
1968-1970
Toosdhi
  • 1969
  • 1968

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