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      Maya Angelou

      Maya Angelou

      Highest Rated: 100% Under African Skies (2012)

      Lowest Rated: 26% Madea's Family Reunion (2006)

      Birthday: Apr 4, 1928

      Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

      Transcendent as an actor, teacher, writer, civil rights activist and much more, African-American Renaissance woman Maya Angelou was a potent mixture of the spiritual and the earthy who inspired millions with her multifaceted career. Tall (6') and proud, with a laugh as large as her formidable presence, she possessed the innate and compelling grace of a woman who had constructed a full life, one lived without concession or false excuse. Her feet, tough and covered with calluses, testified to her years studying under Martha Graham and dancing with Alvin Ailey, and her exuberance caused her to break spontaneously into song, revealing the voice of the nightclub performer and calypso singer of her first feature film, "Calypso Heat Wave" (1957). Long one of the country's most sought-after speakers, she first gained widespread critical attention for her autobiographical "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" (1969), recounting the story of her rape at the age of eight and the five years of silence that ensued, during which she listened intensely and found the unique voice of the poet she was born to be. Upon her death on May 28, 2014, the United States and the world as a whole mourned the loss of a singular artistic and humanitarian vision.

      Highest rated movies

      Under African Skies poster
      Under African Skies
      How to Make an American Quilt poster
      How to Make an American Quilt
      The Ballad of Greenwich Village poster
      The Ballad of Greenwich Village
      Poetic Justice poster Poetic Justice Madea's Family Reunion poster
      Madea's Family Reunion

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      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      86% No Score Yet Why Is We Americans? Self - 2020
      100% 91% Under African Skies Unknown (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 79% On the Shoulders of Giants Unknown (Character) - 2010
      94% 69% Good Hair Self $4.2M 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Black Candle Narrator,
      Writer
      - 2008
      No Score Yet 60% African American Lives 2 Unknown (Character) - 2007
      26% 93% Madea's Family Reunion May (Character) $63.2M 2006
      44% No Score Yet The Ballad of Greenwich Village Unknown (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sisters in Cinema Self - 2003
      No Score Yet 33% The Runaway Conjure Woman (Character) - 2000
      77% 71% Down in the Delta Director $5.7M 1998
      63% 63% How to Make an American Quilt Anna (Character) $23.6M 1995
      34% 83% Poetic Justice Aunt June (Character) $27.5M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet There Are No Children Here Unknown (Character) - 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister, Sister Writer - 1982

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Generation Guest 2013
      No Score Yet 96% Sesame Street Unknown (Guest Star),
      Music Performer,
      Guest
      1994 1996 1998 2000 2004-2005
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 2000
      No Score Yet 100% Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Living Edens Narrator 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Touched by an Angel Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
      76% 71% Roots Nyo Boto (Character) 1977