Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield (née Smith, born February 15, 1953) is an American actress. She began her acting career in television and theatre before progressing to supporting roles in film. She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special and a NAACP Image Award for her performance as Josephine Baker in the HBO movie The Josephine Baker Story (1991). She also won NAACP Image awards for her work in Touched by an Angel (1998), The Planet of Junior Brown (2000) and Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004). Her film work includes performances in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996), Eve's Bayou (1997), Stepmom (1998), Head of State (2003), The Cheetah Girls (2003), The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006), Madea's Family Reunion (2006), The Women (2008), Nappily Ever After (2018), and Vacation Friends (2021). From 2016 to 2020, she starred as Lady Mae Greenleaf on OWN's dramatic series Greenleaf, for which she won critical acclaim and garnered two NAACP Image Awards and a Gracie Award. She has won a total of seven NAACP Image Awards.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
    Birthday
    2/15/1953
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate
5.7
The Josephine Baker Story
The Josephine Baker Story
6.5
King's Faith
King's Faith
6.6
Somebody's Child
Somebody's Child
6.2
Dangerous Evidence
Dangerous Evidence
0
The Planet of Junior Brown
The Planet of Junior Brown
4.2
Sophie and the Moonhanger
Sophie and the Moonhanger
7
Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI
Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI
5
Stompin' at the Savoy
Stompin' at the Savoy
0
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story
5.9
The George McKenna Story
The George McKenna Story
6.1
Mama, I Want to Sing!
Mama, I Want to Sing!
10
Deep in My Heart
Deep in My Heart
6
Kings of the Evening
Kings of the Evening
0
The Color of Courage
5.5
State of Emergency
State of Emergency
4
Taking the Heat
Taking the Heat
6
My Other Mother
My Other Mother
8.5
Battlefield America
Battlefield America
4.3
The Redemption of a Dog
The Redemption of a Dog
5.5
And Then There Was You
And Then There Was You
5.4
The Wedding
The Wedding
9.5
30 Days in Atlanta
30 Days in Atlanta
0
Confessions
Confessions
3
Intimate Portrait: Josephine Baker
Intimate Portrait: Josephine Baker
0
We Need a Little Christmas
We Need a Little Christmas
6.5
John Henry
John Henry
0
Gone Fishin'
Gone Fishin'
4.8
All Things Fall Apart
All Things Fall Apart
5.7
Eve's Bayou
Eve's Bayou
6.3
Madea's Family Reunion
Madea's Family Reunion
6.4
Lonely Boy
Lonely Boy
4
A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story
5.1
The Dempsey Sisters
The Dempsey Sisters
7.2
Prayer Never Fails
Prayer Never Fails
5
Solace
Solace
5
The Rebound
The Rebound
6.5
The Cheetah Girls
The Cheetah Girls
6
Head of State
Head of State
5.6
24 Hour Love
24 Hour Love
4.8
Espionage Tonight
Espionage Tonight
4
Love Songs
Love Songs
8
Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story
Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story
5.5
Doctor Detroit
Doctor Detroit
5.1
In the Army Now
In the Army Now
5
Nappily Ever After
Nappily Ever After
7.2
Stepmom
Stepmom
7.1
Vacation Friends
Vacation Friends
7.1
The Making of Jaws The Revenge
The Making of Jaws The Revenge
6
Jaws: The Revenge
Jaws: The Revenge
4.1
The Last Letter
The Last Letter
4.1
Woman in Motion
Woman in Motion
8
Act Like You Love Me
Act Like You Love Me
5.5
Tales from the Hood 3
Tales from the Hood 3
5.3
The Retirement Plan
The Retirement Plan
6.4
A Time for Dancing
A Time for Dancing
6.7
The Cheetah Girls 2
The Cheetah Girls 2
6.3
A Girl Thing
A Girl Thing
4.2
The Slugger's Wife
The Slugger's Wife
4
Silverado
Silverado
7
Dead Aim
Dead Aim
4.3
Lap Dance
Lap Dance
4.4
Zora is My Name!
Zora is My Name!
0
The Women of Brewster Place
The Women of Brewster Place
7.5
The Women
The Women
5
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Enuf
10
PoliWood
PoliWood
6.5
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