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Born: May 30, 1962 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA Profession: singer, actor

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Newlyweeds (2013)
2.
 Enchanted (2007)
3.
 Premium (2006)
4.
8.
 Above The Rim (1994) Mailika
9.
 Strapped (1993) Janet Mazda; Atf Officer
10.
 See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) Leslie
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Raised in Chicago, Illinois
1976:
Made professional debut as a singer and actor at age 14 in local productions (date approximate)
1981:
Broadway debut in the musical version of "Merrily We Roll Along"
1983:
Had regular role of Heather Dalton on the CBS daytime serial "As the World Turns"
1984:
Film debut in "Beat Street"
1989:
Acted in the Gene Wilder-Richard Pryor vehicle "See No Evil, Hear No Evil"
1991:
Originated role of Sweet Anita in Los Angeles staging of the musical "Jelly's Last Jam"
1991:
Joined the cast of the ABC daytime drama "All My Children" in May; cast as attorney Livia Frye
1992:
Garnered praise and numerous accolades, including a Tony Award, for repeating Sweet Anita opposite Gregory Hines in the Broadway staging of "Jelly's Last Jam", directed by George C Wolfe
1994:
Had supporting role in the film "Above the Rim"
1994:
Appeared in the New York Shakespeare Festival production of "The Merry Wives of Windsor" in Central Park
1995:
Had regular role on the short-lived syndicated series "University Hospital"
1995:
Was featured in the stage musical "Chronicle of a Death Foretold"
1997:
Co-starred in "Play On!", a musical version of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" with a score by Duke Ellington; received a Tony Award nomination
2000:
Returned to Broadway as a featured player in "The Wild Party", written by Michael John LaChiusa and staged by George C Wolfe
2001:
Solo cabaret debut at Joe's Pub in NYC
2004:
Starred in Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori's "Caroline, or Change"; received a Tony nomination for her performance
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Education

Carnegie-Mellon University: Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania -
Carnegie-Mellon University: Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania -

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husband:
Ron Brawer. Musical director. Born c. 1943; Jewish; Caucasian; met in 1986 when she auditioned for him; married on February 10, 1987; he served her with divorce papers on November 12, 1992; resulting custody battle was widely reported; judge found in favor of Brawer; divorced c. 1995; Pinkins regained visitation rights with her two older sons in September 1996.

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son:
Maxx Brawer. Born on November 15, 1987.
son:
Myles Brawer. Born on June 19, 1990.
daughter:
Maija. Born in November 1996.

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