Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland

Highest Rated: 78% A Ballerina's Tale (2015)

Lowest Rated: 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

Birthday: Sep 10, 1982

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Misty Copeland was born in Kansas City, Missouri but spent most of her childhood in southern California. Misty was first introduced to ballet at classes held at a local Boys & Girls Club in her community. Copeland had become the captain of her school's drill team, and the coach had recommended that she try to study dance. Copeland was a quick learner, deemed a prodigy and was en pointe as a ballerina after only 3 months of study. Only 5 months later she was cast as Clara in the Nutcracker, drawing over 2,000 patrons per show, and capturing the attention of the Los Angeles media. Due to her mother's many relationships, the family moved around a great deal, and, rather than force Copeland to give up ballet, her teachers agreed to host her. This decision caused problems involving an emancipation suit, restraining orders and custody battles, but legal proceedings were ultimately dropped, and Copeland returned home with her mother and began studying ballet under the tutelage of a former member of the American Ballet Theatre. Copeland herself joined the ABT in 2000, after a number of summer workshops, and was made a corps de ballet member in 2001. She was a soloist with the company by 2007 and in 2015 she became the first African-American woman in the theatre's history to be made principal dancer. Copeland wrote two autobiographical books about her experiences, and was the narrator of "A Ballerina's Tale" (2015), a documentary about the challenges she faced in pursuit of her dreams.

Highest rated movies

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
83% 80% Mariah Carey's Magical Christmas Special Unknown (Character) - 2020
32% 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Unknown (Character) $54.8M 2018
78% 56% A Ballerina's Tale Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer
$93.9K 2015

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Dine For With Kate Sullivan Guest 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today With Hoda & Jenna Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2020 2018 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bookmarks Guest 2020
100% 90% Dear... Unknown (Character) 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tamron Hall Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Little Big Shots Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2018
No Score Yet 15% World of Dance Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Hollywood Live Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women of Power Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chew Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Dr. Oz Show Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2017 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2016 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Black America Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Guest 2015
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet 60 Minutes Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet So You Think You Can Dance Unknown (Guest Star),
Guest
2014
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Arsenio Hall Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Our World With Black Enterprise Guest 2013

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