Kasi Lemmons

Kasi Lemmons

Highest Rated: 96% The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Lowest Rated: 5% 'Til There Was You (1997)

Birthday: Feb 24, 1961

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

An attractive African-American player of stage, screen and TV who often projects an appealing vulnerability and intelligence, Kasi Lemmons began her professional career playing a hostage in the TV-movie "11th Victim" (1979), directed by Jonathan Kaplan. She then took several years off to study with The Lee Strasberg Institute, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Centre, NYU, UCLA and famed mime Marcel Marceau. She returned to acting with a supporting role in Lanford Wilson's "Balm in Gilead" (1984) Off-Broadway, and a guest spot on the detective series "Spenser: For Hire" (1985). After attending film school at the New School for Social Research in NYC, Lemmons made her entrance into features by writing, directing, shooting and editing the documentary short "Fall From Grace" (1987). The next year, she appeared in two drastically different films: "School Daze," Spike Lee's musical study of black-on-black prejudices; and "Vampire's Kiss," a dark comedy starring Nicolas Cage as a man who may be a vampire.

Highest rated movies

The Silence of the Lambs
Fear of a Black Hat
Vampire's Kiss
Hard Target
Drop Squad
'Til There Was You




73% 97% Harriet Director,
$43.0M 2019
50% 51% Black Nativity Director,
$7.0M 2013
70% 75% Disconnect Roberta Washington (Character) $1.4M 2012
83% 77% Talk to Me Director $4.5M 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sisters in Cinema Self - 2003
45% 52% The Caveman's Valentine Director $687.1K 2001
82% 90% Eve's Bayou Director,
$14.8M 1997
5% 35% 'Til There Was You Angenelle (Character) $3.5M 1997
14% 46% Drop Squad June Vanderpool (Character) $595.7K 1994
58% 49% Hard Target Det. Marie Mitchell (Character) $31.5M 1993
86% 86% Fear of a Black Hat Nina Blackburn (Character) $232.5K 1993
77% 62% Candyman Bernadette 'Bernie' Walsh (Character) $23.5M 1992
96% 95% The Silence of the Lambs Ardelia Mapp (Character) $130.7M 1991
No Score Yet 60% The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson Rachel (Character) - 1990
61% 53% Vampire's Kiss Jackie (Character) $96.7K 1989


No Score Yet 87% Finding Your Roots Guest 2021
68% 63% Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker Executive Producer 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet They've Gotta Have Us Guest 2018
No Score Yet 84% ER Chemo Tech (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 8% Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet 100% The Equalizer Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Spenser: For Hire Unknown (Character) 1985