Nina

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She was one of the century's most extraordinary talents, a 15-time Grammy nominee and Grammy Hall of Fame Recipient her mesmerizing songs and passionate politics combined to make her the unforgettable Nina Simone (Zoe Saldana). read more
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She was one of the century's most extraordinary talents, a 15-time Grammy nominee and Grammy Hall of Fame Recipient her mesmerizing songs and passionate politics combined to make her the unforgettable Nina Simone (Zoe Saldana). But fame and fortune came with a price, and her later years were riddled with depression, alcohol abuse and isolation. Rediscovering the meaning of her life and work took courage, strength and one true friend: Clifton Henderson (David Oyelowo), the man who started out as her assistant and eventually became her loyal manager. With Clifton's encouragement, the "high priestess of soul" began a courageous journey back to her music ... and, eventually, herself.

Original Release

04/22/2016

US Release

04/22/2016

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Cast

Zoe Saldana Nina Simone
David Oyelowo Clifton Henderson
Mike Epps Richard Pryor
Ronald Guttman Henri Edwards
Mary Pat Gleason Orderly
Ella Thomas Lorraine Hansbury
Ella Joyce Clifton's Mom
Siena Goines Heather
Samm Allen Nina Drummer
Joshua Anantharaman Baritone Saxophone Player
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Cynthia Mort

Writers

Cynthia Mort

Cast

Zoe Saldana Nina Simone
David Oyelowo Clifton Henderson
Mike Epps Richard Pryor
Ronald Guttman Henri Edwards
Mary Pat Gleason Orderly
Ella Thomas Lorraine Hansbury
Ella Joyce Clifton's Mom
Siena Goines Heather
Samm Allen Nina Drummer
Joshua Anantharaman Baritone Saxophone Player
Vincent M. Biscione Nina's Entourage
Jason Boots young Al Schackman
Kenneth I. Brown Black Panther Member
Jack Cook Harmonica Player
Travis Dukelow Harry's Band Guitarist
Sky Elobar Nina's Bass player
Josh Harp Harry's Bass Player
Kelechi Kalu Omar
Benee Leavy String quartet violinist
Dakota Lupo Harry's Drummer

Producers

Mark Burton Executive Producer
Aigerim Jakisheva Executive Producer
Gene Kirkwood Executive Producer
Pierre Lagrange Executive Producer
Lauren Lloyd Executive Producer
David Oyelowo Executive Producer
Paul Rosenberg Executive Producer
Allison Sarofim Executive Producer
James Spring Executive Producer
Abdullah Helwani Producer
Ben Latham-Jones Producer
Stuart Parr Producer
Chris Stinson Producer
Barnaby Thompson Producer

Editors

Mark Helfrich, Susan Littenberg, Josh Rifkin

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