Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield

Highest Rated: 81% Eve's Bayou (1996)

Lowest Rated: 0% Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

Birthday: May 6, 1953

Birthplace: Not Available

African American leading lady Lynn Whitfield made her film bow in 1983's Dr. Detroit. Three years later, the Louisiana born and bred Whitfield played the title character in the fact-based TV movie Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI, the story of the first black female FBI agent. After gaining recognition for her work in a number of TV dramas, including The Women of Brewster Place (1990), Whitfield won an Emmy award and international acclaim for her starring performance in the HBO biopic The Josephine Baker Story in 1991. Whitfield subsequently split her efforts between TV and film, doing particularly strong work in Kasi Lemmons' much-feted Eve's Bayou (1997) as a family matriarch struggling with her husband's infidelity. In 1999, she earned an NAACP Image Award nomination for her work in Oprah Winfrey Presents: The Wedding, a 1950s drama in which she was cast as the wealthy mother of a young woman (Halle Berry) intent on marrying a poor white musician.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Solace Irene 2019
71% Nappily Ever After Paulette Jones 2018
No Score Yet Espionage Tonight Sydney Greenstreet 2017
No Score Yet Prayer Never Fails Loral Hess 2016
No Score Yet Curveball Dr. Lane 2015
No Score Yet My Other Mother Mary Jo 2014
No Score Yet The Trace Actor 2014
No Score Yet The Last Letter Lorraine 2013
No Score Yet Lonely Boy Dr. Christine Nolan 2013
No Score Yet King's Faith Vanessa $59.8K 2013
No Score Yet The North Star Miss Grace 2013
No Score Yet The Dempsey Sisters Actor 2013
No Score Yet Someone to Love (And Then There Was You) Sophia Brent 2013
No Score Yet Act Like You Love Me Harriett 2013
No Score Yet Redemption Of A Dog Actor 2012
8% Battlefield America Actor Producer $0.2M 2012
No Score Yet All Things Fall Apart Bee 2012
No Score Yet 24 Hour Love Actor 2012
No Score Yet Somebody's Child Constance Rivers 2012
73% Kings of the Evening Gracie $99.2K 2010
No Score Yet March On!... and More Stories About African American History Actor 2010
No Score Yet Mama, I Want to Sing! Lillian Winter 2009
41% The Rebound Laura $0.6M 2009
No Score Yet March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World Actor 2009
14% The Women Glenda Hill $26.9M 2008
No Score Yet Confessions of a Call Girl (Confessions) Dr. Page 2006
25% Madea's Family Reunion Victoria $63.3M 2006
57% The Cheetah Girls 2 Dorothea Garibaldi 2006
No Score Yet Is Your Mama a Llama?... and More Stories About Growing Up Actor 2004
No Score Yet Redemption Barbara Becnel 2004
71% The Cheetah Girls Dorothea Garibaldi 2003
30% Head of State Debra Lassiter $37.8M 2003
No Score Yet A Time for Dancing Linda 2002
No Score Yet A Girl Thing Nia Morgan 2001
No Score Yet Love Songs Miss Jean 1999
No Score Yet Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story Lori Jackson 1999
No Score Yet Deep in My Heart Corrine Burrell 1999
45% Stepmom Dr. Sweikert 1998
No Score Yet Oprah Winfrey Presents 'The Wedding' Corinne Coles 1998
No Score Yet The Color of Courage Minnie McGhee 1998
No Score Yet The Planet of Junior Brown (Junior's Groove) Actor 1997
4% Gone Fishin' Angie $19.8M 1997
81% Eve's Bayou Roz Batiste 1996
12% A Thin Line Between Love and Hate Brandi Web 1996
6% In the Army Now Sgt. Ladd 1994
No Score Yet State of Emergency Dehlia Johnson 1994
No Score Yet Taking The Heat Carolyn Hunter 1993
No Score Yet The Josephine Baker Story Josephine Baker 1990
No Score Yet The Women of Brewster Place Ciel 1989
No Score Yet Dead Aim Sheila Freeman 1987
0% Jaws: The Revenge Louisa 1987
No Score Yet The George McKenna Story Bobbie Maxwell 1986
No Score Yet Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI Johnnie Mae Gibson 1986
0% The Slugger's Wife Tina Alvarado 1985
76% Silverado Ray $33.3M 1985
33% Doctor Detroit Thelma Cleland 1983
No Score Yet For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide Actor 1982


No Score Yet The Resident
Josephine Okeke 2019
No Score Yet Greenleaf
Lady Mae Greenleaf 2019
No Score Yet Mistresses
Marjorie 2016
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
Guest 2013
No Score Yet Are We There Yet?
80% FlashForward
Anastasia Markham 2009
52% Shark
Anita Astin 2006
No Score Yet Without a Trace
Paula Van Doran 2006
No Score Yet Strong Medicine
Dr. Delia Marshall 2004
No Score Yet Boston Public
Louanna Harper 2001
No Score Yet Martin
Stalker 1997
No Score Yet Touched by an Angel
Guest Dr. Serena Hall 1997
No Score Yet Matlock
Angela Page Angela 1990
No Score Yet St. Elsewhere
Annie Callan 1988
No Score Yet Miami Vice
Odette 1985
100% Equal Justice
Maggie Mayfield


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