Pam Grier young
May 26, 1949
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm
40-28-40 in | 102-71-102 cm
73 kg | 160 pounds
10 US | 41 EU
Pamela Suzette Grier was born in Winston Salem, North Carolina, U.S., on May 26, 1949, is an American actress.
Young Pam Grier began her acting career in local stage productions in Denver, Colorado and in beauty contests.
She made her big screen debut in drama action film The Big Doll House (1971) in role as Grear.
She got her television debut in ABC miniseries Roots: The Next Generations (1979) in episode: "Part IV (1917–1921)", in role as Francey.
Her breakthrough performance came as Charlotte in crime drama film Fort Apache The Bronx (1981) opposite Paul Newman.
She is best known for her performances as a leading heroine of the "blaxploitation" movie genre of the 1970s.
Poms (2019) comedy in role as Olive, opposite Diane Keaton
A Christmas Wish (2019) comedy in role as Mary
She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Jackie Brown in drama crime thriller film Jackie Brown (1997) directed by Quentin Tarantino.
Above the Law (1988) drama mystery opposite Steven Seagal and Sharon Stone
Escape from L.A. (1996) post-apocalyptic action with Kurt Russell
Ghosts of Mars (2001) science fiction action horror directed by John Carpenter
Coffy (1973) crime blaxploitation in role as Coffy
Foxy Brown (1974) crime blaxploitation in role as Foxy Brown
Posse (1993) western with Mario Van Peebles
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey (1991) science fiction comedy opposite Keanu Reeves
Black Mama White Mama (1973) drama crime in role as Lee Daniels
Sheba Baby (1974) blaxploitation action in role as Sheba Shayne
The Big Bird Cage (1972) drama action in role as Blossom
Mafia (2012) action opposite Ving Rhames
The Man with the Iron Fists (2012) martial arts opposite Russell Crowe and RZA
Bones (2001) horror with Snoop Dogg
She was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Kate "Kit" Porter in television series The L Word (2004-2009).
She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Eleanor Winthrop in comedy drama television series Linc's (1998-2000).
She had a recurring role as Valerie Gordon on NBC crime drama series Miami Vice (1985-1989).
She had a recurring role as Suzanne Terry in NBC drama series Crime Story (1986–1988).
Bless This Mess (2019) ABC sitcom in role as Constance
Attended East High School in Denver, Colorado.
Has one sister and one brother.
She was the first Black woman to appear on the cover of MS. Magazine in 1975.
She wrote her memoir "Foxy: My Life in Three Acts" (2010).
Lives in Franktown, Colorado.
Has been engaged to Kevin Evans (1998-1999).
She dated Richard Pryor (1976), Robert Plant (1973), Freddie Prinze (1973-1974), Peter Hempel (2000-2008) and basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Movie and television is the bulk of my work. I get my personal fulfillment from theater; plays are where you can take chances and really work with the moment. Movies and TV just aren't like that.
People see me as a strong black figure, and I'm proud of that, but I'm a mix of several races: Hispanic, Chinese, Filipino. My dad was black, and my mom was Cheyenne Indian. So you look at things beyond just race, or even religion: I was raised Catholic, baptized a Methodist, and almost married a Muslim.
Driving a cab is not really a nurturing type of relationship. You take people and they tip you, they may not tip you, you don't know their names, they don't care about you, you don't care about them.
I don't believe that I should just do A-movies, I just do the work as an artist.
Each time you do a film you gain a lot of experience and build a visual resume where people get to know who you are.
Women are allowed more freedoms and we're fighting for more freedoms, we're experiencing more freedoms won.