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Born: August 16, 1958 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1985:
First primetime TV guest spot, "Spenser: For Hire" (ABC)
1988:
Acted in Broadway production of August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," directed by Lloyd Richards
1989:
Appeared on episodes of "Spenser: For Hire" spin-off "A Man Called Hawk" (ABC)
1991:
First film with independent writer-director John Sayles, "City of Hope"
1992:
Portrayed Jackson family matriarch Katherine in ABC miniseries "The Jacksons: An American Dream"
1994:
Provided voice of writer Zora Neale Hurston for TBS documentary miniseries "A Century of Women"
1995:
Reprised role of Betty Shabazz for uncredited cameo in Mario Van Peebles' "Panther"
1995:
Co-starred in female ensemble "Waiting to Exhale," directed by Forest Whitaker and scripted by Terry McMillan
1999:
Cast as a school principal in "Music of the Heart"
2000:
Appeared in less than stellar sci-fi flick "Supernova"
2000:
Co-starred with Danny Glover in "Boesman and Lena"; film adapted from Athol Fugard's play
2001:
Cast as Robert De Niro's love interest in "The Score"
2001:
Played the owner of a waterfront joint in 1960s Louisiana who begins a relationship with a white male singer in Showtime movie "Ruby's Bucket of Blood"; also served as co-producer
2002:
Starred in "Sunshine State" with Edie Falco as a failed actress who goes with her friend home to their northern Florida town
2003:
Cast in Bob Dylan film "Masked & Anonymous"
2005:
Joined cast of "Alias" (ABC) as the new CIA director
2006:
Portrayed the mother of a young girl trying to make it to the National Spelling Bee in "Akeelah and the Bee"
2008:
Joined cast of NBC's "ER" as Dr. Cate Banfield, an exacting Chief of the ER; husband Courtney Vance played her television husband
2011:
Played Dr. Amanda Waller, a government agent in film adaptation of DC Comics superhero "Green Lantern"
2012:
Landed supporting role in "This Means War," an action comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Tom Hardy
2013:
Played the head of the Secret Service in action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen"
2015:
Nabbed a supporting role in the crime-thriller "Survivor"
2016:
Nabbed a supporting role on the mini-series "Close to the Enemy"

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