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Denise Nicholas



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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 Big Stuffed Dog
  • Actor
1981
No Score Yet The Sophisticated Gents
  • Actor
1981
61% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT
Diff'rent Strokes
1978-1986
  • Sondra

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