Kimberly Elise
Actress
Kimberly Elise
Kimberly Elise is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her roles in the films Set It Off, Beloved, John Q, The Manchurian Candidate, Woman Thou Art Loosed, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and most notably for her performance in the film For Colored Girls. For television, she best known for her role as Maureen Scofield on the CBS drama Close to Home.
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'Doctor Strange' Takes Top Spot At The Box Office For Second Weekend In A Row
Huffington Post - 3 months
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Almost Christmas
Huffington Post - 4 months
Watching this humorous film is like getting a funny Christmas card that makes you laugh uncontrollably as it warms you heart. This ode to the joy and angst people feel as their family reconvenes for the certain chaos, gluttony and joy during Christmas, is a nice way to start the holiday season. It's a very entertaining stocking stuffer. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) The cast of the holiday film Almost Christmas. Under writer/director David E. Talbert's (First Sunday) guidance you know there will be equal parts comedy and inspirational message. Toss in producer Will Packer's (Think Like a Man) sensibility and you can pile on the silliness and bawdy humor. What's on view is a raucous comedy that feels almost TV sitcommish. It's seasoned with enough soap opera-ish drama to make you laugh at the characters, be astonished by their schemes and heartened by the way they resolve their problems. Walter Meyers (Danny Glover, The Color Purple), the successful owner of severa ...
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Out of Bounds for Season 3 of "Hit The Floor "
Huffington Post - about 1 year
(Photo Courtesy of VH1) Devil's Nation is waiting for the return of VH1's hit sports drama "Hit The Floor." The highly anticipated third season, following the team and dancers of the fictional Los Angeles Devils, returns to hopefully answer some of the burning questions that left many of with mouths open on the edge of our seat. Season two closed out with a killer revealed in assistant coach, German (Jonathan McDaniel). Asha (Taylour Paige) decided to leave the drug using Derrick Roman (McKinley Freeman) behind. Star player Terrance Wall (Robert Christopher Riley) broke a bone in his leg. Devil girl Kyle (Katherine Bailess) and lounge manager Raquel (Valery Ortiz) decided to get hitched. Oscar (Don Stark) went off to jail, while his son Jude (Brent Antonello), zeroed in on hottie newcomer, Zero (Adam Senn). Lionel (Jodi Lyn O'Keefe) married Oscar and took control of the team. Jelena (Logan Browning) seems to be getting everything that she wants. Sloane (Kimberly Elise) is in the c ...
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Mortgage Cakes
Huffington Post - about 3 years
You can't keep a good woman down. In 2009, when Angela Logan was faced with foreclosure, she got to cooking. A beautiful actress, model and single mother of three sons, Angela had been making ends meet with odd jobs. When the $2,559 mortgage payment on her Teaneck, N.J., house was due, she used her grandmother's recipe for a cake filled with Red Delicious and Gala apples iced with cream cheese frosting to raise the funds. Angela reminisces: "My grandmother passed along the quest for great flavor, aroma, and all natural products. Using produce from her garden and from local farms, she could make anything taste good. As a child. the only thing greater than cooking with my grandmother was eating her cooking. Throughout my life I have sought fresh natural flavors." Mortgage Cakes was born when Angela calculated she could sell 100 cakes at $40 a pop in 10 days she could save her home. She sold out by email to friends, asked her church members, farmers markets, online sales, res ...
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Who is the most shocking new member of the film academy? [poll]
LATimes - over 3 years
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, otherwise known as the people who give out the Oscars, let loose with a torrent of 276 new member invitations today. Perhaps in response to statistics that the group skewed toward old white men in a way that did not reflect the modern culture at large, there was a surprising diversity among those new members, including Ava DuVernay, Rosario Dawson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Peña, Kimberly Elise, Sandra Oh, Jafar Panahi, Finola Dwyer, Rian Johnson, Sarah Polley and many others.
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Dean Cain Gets A Surprise On 'Hit The Floor'
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
VH1’s latest scripted series, “Hit The Floor,” follows the trials and tribulations of a group of dancers called the Los Angeles Devil Girls, who are basically a fictional version of the Lakers Girls. The premiere showed Ahsha (Taylour Paige) -- the daughter of an original Devil Girl -- audition and make the squad. Ahsha’s mom Sloane, played by Kimberly Elise, vowed never to return to the arena after leaving the squad, but came back to congratulate her daughter -- and surprise former Devils player/current coach Pete Davenport (Dean Cain). Sloane asked Pete to look out for her daughter in the competitive world she was now a part of, and Pete pointed out that the dancers weren't his responsibility, to which Sloane replied, “Ahsha is your responsibility. She’s your daughter.” Dun-dun-dun! There's more drama to come on the series -- the show’s creator, James LaRosa, described it as “So You Think You Can Dance” meets "Black Swan" -- telling The Hollywood Reporter that the ...
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Ernest Owens: Tyler Perry, Stop Vilifying Black Success
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Dear Tyler Perry, It has been 13 films and eight years of perpetual stereotype. Through the years, I have found myself supporting your movies because you are one of the few consistent black filmmakers in Hollywood. Your films have grossed over $500 million in the box office worldwide and continue to launch television spin-offs and other media based endeavors. Even though Spike Lee, an even better director in my opinion, has critiqued you with good reason, I still had faith that you were adjusting to the business and would progress in your talent. As I continue to view your work however, I have noticed that you have gotten better actors filling crappier roles for even more godforsaken screenplays. The movies continue to go below the belt and your attention to detail is becoming more minimal. Even your dramatic scenes that are meant to provoke us are being dismissed as farce. What is even more alarming is that as I used to watch your movies as a child and as I am now payi ...
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Erikka Yancy: Black Barbies: Love Me or Leave Me
Huffington Post - over 4 years
I have really terrible taste in music. Ask any of my friends and they will tell you my taste in music stalled somewhere in 1997 when Sarah McLachlan's Surfacing came out. If I can't sing along to it, I can't listen to it -- sorry Radiohead. As a result I have incredible taste in one very specific area of music: female vocalists. When I have insomnia I turn on Billie Holiday and clean my house until her depression exhausts me; "Love is a Battlefield" must be sung at the top of your lungs on Fridays; there is no shame in your game if a Celine Dion ballad makes you cry and Nina Simone is my hero. Nina Simone was beautiful. She had dark skin, full lips, nappy hair and a wide nose. She was proud of the way she looked and was often frustrated about the treatment of others based on skin tone alone. She was this amazing proud creature who had a voice from another world. She was an activist, a storyteller and a fighter, so it is no wonder that Cynthia Mort wants to bring her story t ...
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Vogue Gap 1969 Event - Handbago (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Soon after the event had started celebs such as Regina King, Garcelle Beauvais, Kimberly Elise, Designers Tarina Tarantino, David Meister, Kevan Hall, Vogues Ann Vincent and 1969's men's design director Jason Ferro! I got to speak with Garcelle
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More great jobs at - Worcester Telegram
Google News - over 5 years
... to the hospital and Tom must perform surgery on a friend. Elsewhere, Kelly experiences a game-changing moment; Bobbie and Steve contemplate an all-important change; Camille mulls over leaving for college. Chi McBride and Kimberly Elise guest star
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Daren A. Herbert - Bernews
Google News - over 5 years
The son of Lilette and Brian Herbert, Daren A. Herbert is a Bermudian actor who has appeared on screen opposite stars such as Beyonce, Eddie Murphy, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Kimberly Elise, and Thandie Newton. He has appeared on stages around the
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Omotola ready for Psquare - Nigerian Tribune
Google News - over 5 years
... an African movie written and produced by Leila Djansi where she acted alongside four-time NAACP Image Award winner, Kimberly Elise as well as 'Amina', a movie she shot in UK where she acted alongside British renowned actor and boxer, Will Johnson
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For Colored Girls - DVD Review - RockStar Weekly
Google News - over 5 years
The characters in this movie had a lot of sharp words, action, thoughts, and a lot of believable acting from Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson, Kimberly Elise, Phylicia Rashad, Loretta Devine, Tessa Thompson and Thandie Newton
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What Would You Say Is The Most Important Black Film Of The Decade? - Indie Wire (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington, Viola Davis, Whoopi Goldberg, Janet Jackson, Kimberly Elise all praise Tyler. Tyler is important because his movies focus on the black female experience even though he's a black male. How many black male directors make
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Thandie Newton to Star in West End Revival of Dorman's Death and the Maiden - Playbill.com
Google News - over 5 years
Other recent credits include "For Colored Girls," the adaptation of Ntozake Shange's choreopoem directed by Tyler Perry for LionsGate in which she starred opposite Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, Janet Jackson and Kimberly Elise; and the independent
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Charakterna Mama z "Chicago" - Plejada.pl
Google News - over 5 years
Pierwsza pierwszoplanową rolę zagrała pięć lat później w obrazie "Desperatki", w którym wraz z Jadą Pinkett Smith, Vivicą A. Fox i Kimberly Elise szykowała się do napadu na bank. Choć rzadko grywa główne role w pierwszoligowych filmach Hollywood,
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'Prominent Republican' gives First Lady Obama her props - Tri State Defender
Google News - over 5 years
... documentary filmmaker Janks Morton, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, NPR's Michel Martin, Democratic Congresswoman Terrie Sewell, Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., actresses Kimberly Elise and Taraji P. Henson, and The View's Sherri Shepherd
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kimberly Elise
    FORTIES
  • 2010
    Age 42
    One journalist described her as "the great lost Best Supporting Actress contender of the 2010 season". Since 2013 Kimberly is part of the cast of VH1's new series Hit The Floor. Elise was married to Maurice Oldham from 1989 to 2005.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had two daughters, Ajableu Arial Oldham (born March 16, 1990) and Butterfly Rose Oldham (born October 19, 1998). Maurice Oldham died from a "massive blood clot" in 2007. Elise's maternal descent is of the Songhai people. Elise is vegan and has worked with PETA to promote the lifestyle. Acapulco Black Film Festival African-American Film Critics Association Black Reel Awards CableACE Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Golden Satellite Awards NAACP Image Awards Independent Spirit Awards
  • THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 37
    From 2005 to 2007, she was part of the main cast of the CBS crime drama Close to Home, playing the Marion County, Indiana (Indianapolis) prosecutor Maureen Scofield.
    More Details Hide Details Her character was killed off in the last episode of the series. The series was cancelled on May 2007. She has since made a guest appearance on the situation comedy Girlfriends, in which she played an HIV-positive woman. Her most recent film role was in Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls (2010), as the battered wife Crystal. While the film itself received mixed to negative reviews, her performance was praised by many critics.
  • 2004
    Age 36
    In 2004, she appeared in Woman Thou Art Loosed portraying Michelle, an abused young woman who finally got the help she needed behind bars.
    More Details Hide Details This role won her a Black Reel award for Best Actress. She also appeared in John Q, The Manchurian Candidate and Diary of a Mad Black Woman (she won a NAACP Image Award for the latter).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 29
    She received critical acclaim for her role in this film, and in 1997, she was recognized as Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries at the 19th annual CableACE Awards.
    More Details Hide Details A relative unknown at the time, she conveyed her anonymity upon receiving the award by saying: "Who is Kimberly Elise?" Her performance helped her land a role the next year in Beloved alongside Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. She is often compared to a young Cicely Tyson, whom she resembles.
    Her big break came in 1997 when she was cast in the Family Channel original television movie The Ditchdigger's Daughters, based on the Pulitzer-prize nominated and critically acclaimed 1995 memoir The Ditchdigger's Daughters: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story, written by Yvonne S. Thornton and Jo Coudert.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on April 17, 1967.
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