Olivia Cole

Highest Rated: 82% Coming Home (1978)
Lowest Rated: 12% First Sunday (2008)
Birthday: Nov 26, 1942
Birthplace: Not Available
A black supporting actress, Olivia Cole studied acting at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, going on to appear onstage. She worked for nearly five years on the TV soap opera Guiding Light, and appeared on episodes of various prime-time TV shows. Cole came to prominence as Chicken George's wife Matilda in the historical TV mini-series Roots a role for which she won the 1976/77 Emmy for "Best Supporting Actress (Single Performance) in a Drama Series." She played supporting roles in a number of films, and occasionally played leads, as in Backstairs at the White House (1979); most of her work has been on TV.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
12% First Sunday Momma T $38M 2008
No Score Yet The Women of Brewster Place Miss Sophie 1989
No Score Yet Big Shots Mrs. Newton 1987
No Score Yet Go Tell It on the Mountain Elizabeth Grimes 1985
No Score Yet Some Kind of Hero Jesse 1982
No Score Yet Children of Divorce Actor 1980
No Score Yet The Sky is Gray Actor 1980
No Score Yet Backstairs at the White House Actor 1979
82% Coming Home Corrine 1978
No Score Yet Heroes Jane 1977

TV

CREDIT
91% House
2004-2012
Thirteen
  • 2007
No Score Yet Murder, She Wrote
1984-1996
Callie Yvette Dauphin Melinda Coop
  • 1995
  • 1991
  • 1985
No Score Yet Brewster Place
1990
Miss Sophie
  • 1990
86% Roots
1977
Mathilda
  • 1977
No Score Yet American Playhouse
1982-1996
Elizabeth

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