Pam Grier

Pam Grier

Highest Rated: 100% The Big Bird Cage (1972)

Lowest Rated: 0% Fortress 2: Re-Entry (1999)

Birthday: May 26, 1949

Birthplace: Not Available

African American actress Pam Grier is best known for her starring roles in '70s "exploitation" films aimed at black audiences. An "army brat" who grew up on various European military bases and in Denver, Colorado Grier left home for Hollywood at a young age. She found work as a switchboard operator for American International Pictures where she gradually landed supporting roles in low-budget action and exploitation films. In the early '70s she began starring in films, most of which were rowdy, low-budget crowd-pleasers; soon she was a sex symbol and, briefly, the "Queen of 'B'-movies," usually cast as a sexy, foul-mouthed woman of action who carried a gun and resorted to a variety of violent acts to get herself out of dangerous situations. She often disrobed in her films, and furthered her sexy image by posing nude in the magazine Players. For some time she had a large following, and her picture appeared on the covers of such magazines as Ms. and New York. When Grier tried to make more serious films later in the '70s, however, her popularity quickly waned. Nevertheless, she managed to sustain her career through movie and TV work, including an appearance in Posse (1993).After an all-star blaxploitation reunion in1996's Original Gangstas, Grier found herself in resurgence with roles in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown the following year, and later made appearances in such diverse efforts as Holy Smoke (1999), Snow Day (2000) and John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001). She is the niece of actor and former football star Rosie Grier.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies Self 2020
87% Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time Volume 1: Midnight Madness Actor 2020
36% Poms Olive 2019
No Score Yet A Christmas Wish Actor 2019
No Score Yet Poms - Livets Dans Actor 2019
No Score Yet Poms - Dans for livet Actor 2019
No Score Yet Being Rose Lilly 2019
No Score Yet Bad Grandmas Coralee $15K 2017
No Score Yet Cleveland Abduction Carla 2015
51% The Man With the Iron Fists Jane $15.7M 2012
20% Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day Detective Barrick $1.3M 2012
92% Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel Pam Grier $7.5K 2011
36% Larry Crowne Frances $35.6M 2011
No Score Yet Mafia Actor 2011
45% Just Wright Janice Wright $21.6M 2010
No Score Yet The Invited Actor 2009
No Score Yet Ladies of the House Birdie 2008
No Score Yet Serial Killer Capt. Maggie Davis 2004
No Score Yet Back in the Day Reggie's Mother 2004
No Score Yet Slow Burn Della Wilder 2003
28% Love the Hard Way Linda Fox 2003
No Score Yet James Patterson's '1st to Die' Claire Washburn 2003
4% The Adventures of Pluto Nash Flura $4.4M 2002
No Score Yet The Feast of All Saints Suzette Lermontant 2001
23% Bones Pearl $6.9M 2001
22% John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars Helena Bradock $7.4M 2001
No Score Yet 3 A.M. George 2001
No Score Yet Baadasssss Cinema Actor 2001
29% Snow Day Tina 2000
45% Holy Smoke Carol 2000
39% In Too Deep Det. Angela Wilson Producer 1999
No Score Yet No Tomorrow Diane 1999
11% Jawbreaker Det. Vera Cruz 1999
0% Fortress 2: Re-Entry Susan Teller 1999
87% Jackie Brown Jackie Brown 1997
No Score Yet Strip Search Janette 1997
No Score Yet Fakin' Da Funk Anneabelle Lee 1997
54% Mars Attacks! Louise Williams 1996
54% John Carpenter's Escape from L.A. Hershe 1996
53% Original Gangstas Laurie Thompson 1996
No Score Yet Serial Killer Actor 1995
29% Posse Phoebe 1993
No Score Yet A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story Linda Holman 1992
54% Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Ms. Wardrobe 1991
67% Class of 1999 Ms. Connors 1990
64% The Package Ruth Butler 1989
53% Above the Law Delores Jackson 1988
0% The Allnighter Sgt. MacLeish 1987
No Score Yet On the Edge Cora 1986
No Score Yet The Vindicator Hunter 1986
No Score Yet Stand Alone Cathryn Bolan 1985
No Score Yet Badge of the Assassin Alie Horn 1985
No Score Yet Miami Vice 2 - The Prodigal Son Actor 1985
No Score Yet Tough Enough Myra 1983
60% Something Wicked This Way Comes Dust Witch 1983
86% Fort Apache, the Bronx Charlotte 1981
No Score Yet Greased Lightning Mary Jones 1977
No Score Yet Drum Regine 1976
No Score Yet Sheba, Baby Sheba 1975
No Score Yet Bucktown, USA Aretha 1975
No Score Yet Friday Foster Friday Foster 1975
60% Foxy Brown Foxy Brown 1974
29% Scream, Blacula, Scream Lisa 1973
79% Coffy Coffy 1973
No Score Yet The Arena (Naked Warriors) Mamawi 1973
58% Black Caesar Actor 1973
100% The Big Bird Cage Blossom 1972
No Score Yet Black Mama, White Mama Lee 1972
No Score Yet Twilight People Ayesa, the Panther Woman 1972
No Score Yet Hit Man Gozelda 1972
No Score Yet Women in Cages Grear 1971
100% The Big Doll House Grear 1971
75% Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Fourth Woman 1970

TV

Credit
78% Smallville
2001-2011
Amanda Waller 2010
2002
57% The L Word
2004-2009
Kit Porter 2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Claudia Williams 2003
2002
95% Justice League
2004
Voice 2002
No Score Yet Night Visions
2001-2002
Dr. Lewis 2002
70% Linc's
1998-2000
Eleanor Braithwaite Winthrop 2000
1999
1998
No Score Yet For Your Love
1998-2002
Brenda 1999
No Score Yet The Wayans Bros.
1995-1999
1996
1995
No Score Yet Martin
1992-1997
1995
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
Janice 1994
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
Valerie 1990
1985
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Samantha 1987
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
Benay Benet Collins 1986
82% Bless This Mess
2019
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
Guest

QUOTES FROM Pam Grier CHARACTERS

Jackie Brown says: Shut your raggedy ass up & sit the fuck down!

Jackie Brown says: Shut your raggedy ass up and sit the fuck down!

Max Cherry says: How about the Hilton by the airport?

Jackie Brown says: Is it dark?

Max Cherry says: Kind of a sports bar.

Jackie Brown says: It doesn't sound dark.

Max Cherry says: Why does it have to be dark?

Jackie Brown says: Because it looks like I just got out of jail, that's why.

Max Cherry says: I'll bet, besides maybe an afro, you look exactly how you did at 29.

Jackie Brown says: Well, my ass ain't the same.

Max Cherry says: Bigger?

Jackie Brown says: Yeah.

Max Cherry says: Ain't nothin' wrong with that!

Jackie Brown says: [to Ordell] Shut your raggedy-ass up, and sit the fuck down!

Jackie Brown says: Shut your raggedy-ass up, and sit the fuck down!

Jackie Brown says: Pam is the true diva! She gets better w/ age just like a fine wine!