The United States vs. Billie Holiday

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Billie Holiday spent much of her career being adored by fans. In the 1940’s, the government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial ballad, “Strange Fruit.”
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Billie Holiday spent much of her career being adored by fans. In the 1940’s, the government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial ballad, “Strange Fruit.”

Original Release

02/26/2021

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Cast

Trevante Rhodes Jimmy Fletcher
Andra Day Billie Holiday
Blake DeLong Agent Carter
Richard Jutras Uptown Restaurant Maître d'
Evan Ross Agent Williams
Dana Gourrier Sadie
Erik LaRay Harvey James Monroe
Karl Graboshas Congressman Andrew Jacobs
Tristan D. Lalla Mr. Jordon Green
Melvin Gregg Joe Guy
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Lee Daniels

Writers

Suzan-Lori Parks, Johann Hari

Cast

Trevante Rhodes Jimmy Fletcher
Andra Day Billie Holiday
Blake DeLong Agent Carter
Richard Jutras Uptown Restaurant Maître d'
Evan Ross Agent Williams
Dana Gourrier Sadie
Erik LaRay Harvey James Monroe
Karl Graboshas Congressman Andrew Jacobs
Tristan D. Lalla Mr. Jordon Green
Melvin Gregg Joe Guy
Miss Lawrence Miss Freddy
Arthur Holden Salesman
Eric Clark New York Police
Picardy Jean-Pierre Cock Fighter
Kwasi Songui Working Class Man
Miryam Magri Hooker
Mark Antony Krupa Drunk White Guy
Christopher Ricardo Price Drug Dealer
Letitia Brookes Velva
Jesse Mitchell Saxophonist

Producers

Jeremy Allen Executive Producer
Mark Bomback Executive Producer
Cassian Elwes Executive Producer
Hilary Shor Executive Producer
Simone Sheffield Executive Producer
Patty Long Executive Producer
Dennis Stratton Executive Producer
Johann Hari Executive Producer
Jeff Kirschenbaum Producer
Joe Roth Producer
Marie Cisco Producer
Jordan Fudge Producer
Wellington Love Producer
Tucker Tooley Producer
Pamela Oas Williams Producer
Jeremy Green Producer
Lee Daniels Producer
Jaime Burke Producer
H.H. Cooper Producer
Jahil Fisher Producer
Amy S. Kim Producer
Jake Meyers Producer
Tom Westfall Producer

Editors

Jay Rabinowitz

2021 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Won
2021 Golden Globe Best Original Song - Motion Picture Nominated
2021 Oscar Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Nominated
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