Acted onstage in productions in Colorado
Appeared in the adventure/drama series "Smallville"
Appeared with Snoop Dogg in "Bones"
Auditioned for a part in Quentin Tarantino's "Pulp Fiction"; did not get the role but Tarantino promised to write a role for her
Moved to Los Angeles (date approximate)
Appeared in pivotal role in Jame Campion's "Holy Smoke"
Co-starred in the Showtime comedy-drama "Linc's"
Diagnosed with cancer; underwent treatment for two years
Had leading role in "Coffey"
Hired to answer phones at American International Pictures (AIP)
Played small role of a police detective investigating a possible homicide in "Jawbreaker"
Co-starred opposite Queen Latifah in "Just Wright"
Co-starred with Richard Pryor in "Greased Lightning"
Debut in a TV-movie, "Badge of the Assassin" (CBS)
Feature film debut, "The Big Doll House"
First blaxploitation feature, "Hit Man"
Participated in beauty contests in order to earn money for college
Along with Adrien Brody and Jon Seda, co-starred in the crime drama "Love The Hard Way"
Born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Co-starred in "The Adventures of Pluto Nash"
Episodic TV debut as guest, "Miami Vice"
Had co-starring role in "Ghosts of Mars"
Played the sister of Jennifer Beals' character in the showtime series "The L Word," a story about the lives and loves of a group of lesbian friends
Reunited with other blaxploitation stars for "Original Gangstas"
Starred in Tarantino's "Jackie Brown"; Tarantino tailored the part for Grier, her first leading role in over 20 years
Traveled around USA with family before settling in Denver, Colorado
TV debut in a miniseries, "Roots: The Next Generation" (ABC)