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Margaret Avery

Highest Rated:   88% The Color Purple (1985)
Lowest Rated:   13% Hell Up in Harlem (1973)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
32% Meet The Browns
  • Sarah
$42M 2008
22% 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 The Jacksons: An American Dream
  • Martha
1992
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
88% 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
81% Magnum Force
  • Call Girl
1973
13% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Being Mary Jane
2014
  • Helen Patterson
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Ivy Gillespie
  • 2005
No Score Yet MacGyver
1985-1992
  • Regina Jeffries
  • 1991

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