Margaret Avery

Highest Rated: 85% The Color Purple (1985)
Lowest Rated: 20% Which Way Is Up? (1977)
Birthday: Not Available
Birthplace: Not Available
Having worked steadily through the '70s on television and in blaxploitation films, African-American actress Margaret Avery did not become a star until she was cast as Shug in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of The Color Purple (1985), a performance that won her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Though the quality of her films briefly improved, her stardom was only fleeting and she returned to less visible work.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet Grand-Daddy Day Care Actor 2019
26% Proud Mary Mina 2018
33% Meet The Browns Sarah $42M 2008
23% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins Mamma Jenkins $42.2M 2008
No Score Yet Lord Help Us Darinda Thomas 2007
No Score Yet Night Trap Actor 2007
No Score Yet Waitin' to Live Pearline Loggins 2006
No Score Yet Tyler Perry's Meet The Browns Sarah 2005
No Score Yet Second to Die Insurance Agent 2001
24% White Man's Burden Megan 1995
No Score Yet The Set Up Olivia Dubois 1995
No Score Yet Night Trap (Mardi Gras for the Devil) Miss Sadie 1993
No Score Yet Heat Wave Roxie Turpin 1990
No Score Yet The Return of Superfly Francine 1990
No Score Yet Riverbend Bell Coleman 1989
No Score Yet Blueberry Hill Hattie 1988
85% The Color Purple Shug Avery 1985
No Score Yet For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers Dottie 1983
No Score Yet The Lathe of Heaven Heather LeLache 1980
No Score Yet The Sky is Gray Actor 1980
No Score Yet The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh Toby Millman 1979
20% Which Way Is Up? Annie Mae 1977
No Score Yet Scott Joplin Belle Joplin 1977
No Score Yet Louis Armstrong---Chicago Style Actor 1976
58% Black Caesar Actor 1973
82% Magnum Force Call Girl 1973
22% Hell Up in Harlem Sister Jennifer 1973
No Score Yet The Psychopath Nurse 1973
No Score Yet Something Evil Irene 1972
No Score Yet The Folks at Redwolf Inn Edwina 1972
No Score Yet Curtain Up Mary 1952
No Score Yet A Boy, a Girl and a Bike Ginger 1949

TV

CREDIT
90% Being Mary Jane
2014-2017
Helen Patterson
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
86% The Carmichael Show
2015-2017
  • 2017
90% Bones
2005-2017
Ivy Gillespie
  • 2005
No Score Yet Roc
1991-1994
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Leah
  • 1992
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
Regina Jeffries
  • 1991
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Sally
  • 1987
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Dixie
  • 1985
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Dottie
  • 1983
No Score Yet Sanford and Son
1972-1977
Denise
  • 1975
No Score Yet Kojak
1973-1978
Lula Perry
  • 1974

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