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Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield
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Birth Date

February 15, 1953

Age

68 years old

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Aquarius

Natural hair color

Black

Eye color

Dark brown

Height

5 ft 3 in | 160 cm tall

Net Worth

$3 Million

Body Measurements

34-26-35 in | 86.5-66-89 cm

Weight

52 kg | 115 lbs

Bra Size

33B

Shoe size

6 US | 36.5 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Lynn Whitfield was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States, on February 15, 1953, is an American actress.

Young Lynn Whitfield first started performing on stage, with the Black Repertory Company in Washington, D.C.

She made her big screen debut in comedy film Doctor Detroit (1983) in role as Thelma Cleland.

She got her television debut in NBC police procedural series Hill Street Blues (1981) in role as Jill Thomas.

Her breakthrough performance came as Josephine Baker in HBO biographical film The Josephine Baker Story (1991).

Best Movies

She won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie and was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for her role as Josephine Baker in HBO biographical film The Josephine Baker Story (1991), also she won two NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Mini-Series or Television Movie.

She won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-series) for her role as Mrs. Brown in drama film The Planet of Junior Brown (1997).

She won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special and the Black Reel Award for Best Actress for her role as Barbara Becnel in biographical crime drama film Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004).

She won the Los Angeles Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Cast for her role as Irene in drama movie Solace (2017).

She was nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture for her role as Roz Batiste in southern gothic drama film Eve's Bayou (1997).

She was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Television Movie or Mini-Series for her role as Corinne Coles in romantic drama movie The Wedding (1998).

Silverado (1985) Western opposite Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn and Kevin Costner

Doctor Detroit (1983) comedy with Dan Aykroyd, Howard Hesseman and Donna Dixon

Head of State (2003) comedy opposite Chris Rock, Bernie Mac and Dylan Baker

A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996) romantic comedy with Martin Lawrence and Regina King

Gone Fishin' (1997) comedy opposite Joe Pesci and Danny Glover

Hard Lessons (1986) biographical drama with Denzel Washington and Akosua Busia

Confessions (2006) crime drama opposite Tamala Jones and Bokeem Woodbine

Nappily Ever After (2018) romantic comedy with Sanaa Lathan, Ernie Hudson and Lyriq Bent

Vacation Friends (2021) buddy comedy in role as Suzanne, opposite Annabelle John Cena, Lil Rel Howery and Yvonne Orji

Best TV Shows

She won three NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and the Gracie Award for Actress in a Supporting Role - Drama for her role as Lady Mae Greenleaf in Oprah Winfrey Network mystery drama television series Greenleaf (2016-2020).

She won the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Dr. Serena Hall in CBS fantasy drama television series Touched by an Angel (1997), in episode "Amazing Grace" (Parts 1 & 2).

The Cosby Mysteries (1994-1995) NBC mystery drama series in role as Barbara Lorenz

Boston Public (2001) Fox drama series in role as Louanna Harper

Without a Trace (2002-2006) CBS police procedural drama series in role as Paula Van Doren

Are We There Yet? (2012) TBS sitcom in role as Pamela "Pam" Washington

How to Get Away with Murder (2014-2015) ABC legal thriller series in role as Mary Walker

Chasing Life (2015) ABC drama series in role as Karen Callahan

Mistresses (2015-2016) ABC soap opera in role as Marjorie

Facts

Graduated from Howard University.

Has two younger sisters and a younger brother.

Has African American and Native American ancestry.

Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Lives in a New York Townhome on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Relationships

She dated Don Johnson (1976) and Kweisi Mfume (1970-1972).

She was married to:

Brian Gibson (1990-1992) they had a daughter, Grace

Vantile Whitfield (1974-1978)

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