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Lynn Whitfield

Highest Rated:   80% Kings of the Evening (2010)
Lowest Rated:   0% Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
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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.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Prayer Never Fails
  • Loral Hess
2016
No Score Yet Curveball
  • Dr. Lane
2015
No Score Yet The Trace
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet My Other Mother
  • Mary Jo
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
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 The North Star
  • Miss Grace
2013
No Score Yet Redemption Of A Dog
  • Actor
2012
8% Battlefield America
  • Producer
  • Actor
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
80% Kings of the Evening
  • Gracie
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
42% The Rebound
  • Laura
2009
No Score Yet March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World
  • Actor
2009
13% The Women
  • Glenda Hill
2008
No Score Yet Confessions of a Call Girl (Confessions)
  • Dr. Page
2006
25% Madea's Family Reunion
  • Victoria
2006
No Score Yet 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
No Score Yet The Cheetah Girls
  • Dorothea Garibaldi
2003
31% Head of State
  • Debra Lassiter
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
44% 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
1997
No Score Yet Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI
  • Actor
1997
80% 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
76% Silverado
  • Ray
1985
0% The Slugger's Wife
  • Tina Alvarado
1985
40% Doctor Detroit
  • Thelma Cleland
1983
No Score Yet For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide
  • Actor
1982

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Mistresses
2013
  • Marjorie
No Score Yet Are We There Yet?
2010-2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet Martin
1992-1997
  • Stalker
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Paula Van Doran
89% FlashForward
2009-2010
  • Anastasia Markham
79% Greenleaf
2016
  • Lady Mae Greenleaf

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