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|Birth Place:||Cleveland, Ohio, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
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Raised in Ohio
Won Miss Teen All-American Pageant, representing state of Ohio
Became first runner-up in Miss USA Pageant
Worked as a model in Chicago, IL
Won dress competition in Miss World pageant
Made TV debut as model Emily Franklin on ABC sitcom "Living Dolls"
Feature debut, playing a junkie in Spike Lee's "Jungle Fever"
Played recurring role of Frank's girlfriend Debbie Porter on "Knots Landing" (CBS)
Cast as title character in CBS miniseries "Queen," based on book by Alex Haley
Cast as the sultry secretary who seduced Fred Flintstone in live-action "The Flintstones"
Played a former drug addict struggling to regain custody of her son in "Losing Isaiah," co-starring Jessica Lange
Portrayed title character in thriller "The Rich Man's Wife"
Signed by Revlon to model cosmetics in print and TV advertising
Appeared opposite Warren Beatty in political comedy "Bulworth"
Co-starred as one singer Frankie Lymon's the three wives in "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?"
Realized dream project by co-producing and starring in HBO biopic "Introducing Dorothy Dandridge"
Featured as Storm, a mutant with power to produce adverse weather conditions in "X-Men"
Landed female lead in action feature "Swordfish"
Cast as the widow of a death row inmate who falls in love with a former prison guard in Marc Forster's "Monster's Ball"; became first black woman to win Best Actress Academy Award
Portrayed Jinx opposite Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in "Die Another Day"
Reprised role of Storm in superhero sequel "X2"
Starred in psychological horror feature "Gothika"
Took on feline superhero role in poorly received "Catwoman"
Starred in adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston's novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" (ABC)
Produced HBO original movie "Lackawanna Blues," based on Ruben Santiago-Hudson's play about a boarding house in Lackawanna, NY
Reprised role of Storm in "X-Men: The Last Stand"
Received star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Co-starred with Benicio Del Toro in "Things We Lost in the Fire"
Produced and starred in "Tulia," which reunited her with Billy Bob Thornton
Played multiracial woman with dissociative identity disorder in "Frankie and Alice"
Cast in ensemble romantic comedy "New Year's Eve," directed by Garry Marshall
Played multiple roles in "Cloud Atlas," based on David Mitchell's 2004 novel; film co-directed by Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer
Starred in thriller "The Call" as a veteran 911 operator
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