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Olivia Cole



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.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
13% First Sunday
  • Momma T
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
81% Coming Home
  • Corrine
1978
No Score Yet Heroes
  • Jane
1977

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet House
2004-2012
  • Thirteen

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