Mary Alice

Mary Alice

Highest Rated: 88% To Sleep With Anger (1990)

Lowest Rated: 10% Sparkle (1976)

Birthday: Dec 3, 1941

Birthplace: Indianola, Mississippi, USA

A stage and TV actress with some feature credits, Mary Alice is known for playing women of quiet dignity and strength and for her eyes which speak a thousand words. TV viewers have known her as Fred Sanford's nemesis sister-in-law on episodes of "Sanford and Son" (NBC, 1975), and as the housemother with a past on "A Different World" (NBC, 1988-89). But anyone who has seen her playing wife of James Earl Jones and mother to Courtney Vance in her Tony-winning role in "Fences" (1987; also on tour) or as the sassy sister in "Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years" (1995) on Broadway knows that Alice is a resource never properly cultivated by Hollywood.

Highest rated movies

To Sleep With Anger
Sunshine State
Down in the Delta
Teachers
Beat Street
Catfish in Black Bean Sauce
The Matrix Revolutions
The Inkwell

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
35% 60% The Matrix Revolutions The Oracle (Character) $139.3M 2003
80% 57% Sunshine State Eunice Stokes (Character) $3.1M 2002
No Score Yet 65% The Last Brickmaker in America Dorothy Cobb (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 68% The Wishing Tree Mattie (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 57% The Photographer Violet (Character) - 2000
47% 65% Catfish in Black Bean Sauce Dolores Williams (Character) $1.3M 1999
79% 71% Down in the Delta Rosa Lynn Sinclair (Character) $5.7M 1998
19% 67% Bed of Roses Alice (Character) $19.0M 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heading Home Unknown (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 83% The Vernon Johns Story Altona (Character) - 1994
22% 83% The Inkwell Evelyn (Character) $8.9M 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laurel Avenue Unknown (Character) - 1993
88% 79% To Sleep With Anger Suzie (Character) $1.2M 1990
No Score Yet 94% The Women of Brewster Place Unknown (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlotte Forten's Mission Blind Lily (Character) - 1984
59% 45% Teachers Linda Ganz (Character) - 1984
57% 83% Beat Street Cora (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet This Man Stands Alone Minnie Hayward (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lawman Without a Gun Minnie Hayward (Character) - 1978
10% 90% Sparkle Effie (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet Just an Old Sweet Song Helen Mayfield (Character) - 1976

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jury Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
60% No Score Yet Line of Fire Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
92% 98% Oz Eugenia Hill (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Food Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cosby Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laurel Avenue Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Women of Brewster Place Unknown (Character) 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Different World Unknown (Guest Star) 1988-1989
No Score Yet 100% Good Times Loretta Simpson (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sanford & Son Unknown (Guest Star) 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Police Woman Marnie (Guest Star) 1975