Pam Grier

Pamela Grier

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

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

Birthday: May 26, 1949

Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Actress Pam Grier was a 1970s pop culture icon thanks to a string of roles as tough and sexy heroines in such blaxploitation classics as "Coffy" (1973), "Foxy Brown" (1974) and "Sheba, Baby" (1975). A statuesque figure who radiated confidence and determination, she surpassed the conventions of the genre to establish herself as the first black female action hero and box office draw. A revival of interest thanks to the home video boom brought her back to films in the '80s and '90s. Unabashed fan Quentin Tarantino paid homage to her screen persona with "Jackie Brown" (1997), which led to a long-overdue career boost; she was soon tackling substantive roles in the Showtime series "The L Word" (2004-09) and reaping the rewards of a career forged in hard work and determination. She remained an enduring symbol of female empowerment at its funkiest and most ferocious.

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Movies

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No Score Yet No Score Yet A Christmas Wish Mary (Character) - 2019
35% 74% Poms Olive (Character) $13.6M 2019
No Score Yet 58% Bad Grandmas Coralee (Character) $17.9K 2017
No Score Yet 44% Being Rose Lily (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 51% Cleveland Abduction Carla (Character) - 2015
20% 69% Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day Detective Barrick (Character) $1.3M 2012
51% 40% The Man With the Iron Fists Jane (Character) $15.6M 2012
37% 41% Larry Crowne Frances (Character) $35.6M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mafia James Womack (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kiss and Tell: The History of Black Romance in Movie Unknown (Character) - 2011
46% 61% Just Wright Janice Wright (Character) $21.5M 2010
No Score Yet 25% The Invited Zelda (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 44% Ladies of the House Birdie (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 58% Back in the Day Mrs. Cooper (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 47% 1st to Die Claire Washburn (Character) - 2003
4% 19% The Adventures of Pluto Nash Flura Nash (Character) $4.4M 2002
21% 24% John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars Helena Braddock (Character) $8.4M 2001
23% 40% Bones Pearl (Character) $7.3M 2001
28% 66% Love the Hard Way Detective Linda Fox (Character) $43.6K 2001
No Score Yet 42% 3 a.m. George (Character) - 2001
29% 27% Snow Day Tina (Character) $60M 2000
No Score Yet 25% Wilder Detective Della Wilder (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 25% No Tomorrow Diane (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hayley Wagner, Star Sam (Character) - 1999
0% 22% Fortress 2: Re-Entry Susan Mendenhall (Character) - 1999
39% 75% In Too Deep Det. Angela Wilson (Character) $14M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Blessings Mrs. Quincy (Character) - 1999
11% 55% Jawbreaker Detective Vera Cruz (Character) $3.1M 1999
45% 47% Holy Smoke Carol (Character) $1.8M 1999
No Score Yet 41% Strip Search Janette (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 62% Fakin' Da Funk Annabelle Lee (Character) - 1997
87% 85% Jackie Brown Jackie Brown (Character) $39.6M 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Serial Killer Capt. Maggie Davis (Character) - 1996
53% 46% Original Gangstas Laurie Thompson (Character) $3.3M 1996
53% 39% John Carpenter's Escape From L.A. Hershe Las Palmas (Character) $25.5M 1996
54% 53% Mars Attacks! Louise Williams (Character) $37.8M 1996
29% 48% Posse Phoebe (Character) $16.4M 1993
57% 56% Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Ms. Wardroe (Character) $38M 1991
67% 49% Class of 1999 Ms. Connors (Character) $1.4M 1990
60% 44% The Package Ruth Butler (Character) $9.3M 1989
53% 48% Above the Law Delores "Jacks" Jackson (Character) $18.6M 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frankenstein '88 Hunter (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 24% The Vindicator Hunter (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 80% On the Edge Cora (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet 43% Stand Alone Cathryn Bolan (Character) - 1985
60% 64% Something Wicked This Way Comes Dust Witch (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 62% Tough Enough Myra (Character) - 1983
86% 65% Fort Apache, the Bronx Charlotte (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twilight of Love Sandra (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 51% Greased Lightning Mary Jones (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet 40% Friday Foster Friday Foster (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet 51% Bucktown Aretha (Character) - 1975
33% 28% Sheba, Baby Sheba Shayne (Character) - 1975
60% 66% Foxy Brown Foxy Brown (Character) - 1974
29% 37% Scream Blacula Scream Lisa Fortier (Character) - 1973
No Score Yet 22% Naked Warriors Mamawi (Character) - 1973
79% 76% Coffy Coffy (Character) - 1973
100% 66% The Big Bird Cage Blossom (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 22% Twilight People Ayesa (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 39% Black Mama, White Mama Lee Daniels (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 44% Hit Man Gozelda (Character) - 1972
100% 50% The Big Doll House Grear (Character) - 1971
No Score Yet 25% Women in Cages Alabama (Character) - 1971

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No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019-2020
82% 83% Bless This Mess Constance (Character) 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2020
92% 86% This Is Us Joyce (Guest Star) 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Real Guest 2019 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Access Daily Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Couch Surfing Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2018 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sister Circle Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet InnerVIEWS With Ernie Manouse Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet q Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oprah Winfrey Show Guest 2011
78% 81% Smallville Amanda Waller (Guest Star) 2010
57% 73% The L Word Kit Porter (Character) 2004-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Women & the Badge Host 2006 2002-2004
78% 93% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Asst. US Attorney Claudia Williams (Guest Star) 2002-2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Feast of All Saints Unknown (Character) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Strange Frequency Unknown (Character) 2001
70% No Score Yet Linc's Eleanor Braithwaite Winthrop (Character) 1998-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Your Love Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Unknown (Voice) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild Thornberrys Unknown (Guest Voice) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sparks Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marshal Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet 93% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Monsters Unknown (Character) 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Knots Landing Unknown (Guest Star) 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Miami Vice Unknown (Guest Star) 1990 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet Frank's Place Unknown (Guest Star) 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free SHOWTIME: L Word, The Kit Porter (Character)
67% No Score Yet The Preston Episodes Unknown (Guest Star)

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