Pam Grier

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Pamela Suzette Grier is an American actress. She achieved fame for her starring roles in a string of 1970s women in prison and blaxploitation films for American International Pictures and New World Pictures, most notably Coffy (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974). Her other films during this period include The Big Doll House (1971), The Big Bird Cage (1972),... read more

Pamela Suzette Grier is an American actress. She achieved fame for her starring roles in a string of 1970s women in prison and blaxploitation films for American International Pictures and New World Pictures, most notably Coffy (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974). Her other films during this period include The Big Doll House (1971), The Big Bird Cage (1972), Black Mama, White Mama (1973), Scream Blacula Scream (1973), The Arena (1974), Sheba, Baby (1975), Bucktown (1975) and Friday Foster (1975). Described by Quentin Tarantino as cinema's first female action star, she starred as the titular character in Tarantino's 1997 crime film Jackie Brown, for which she received a Satellite Award and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She has also been nominated for a SAG Award.

Birth Name

Pamela Suzette Grier

Born

Thursday, 26 May 1949

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Actress Filmography

The Comedy Store Self 2020
Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies Self / Self: Interviewee 2020
Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time- Vol. 1 Midnight Madness Self 2020
A Christmas Wish Mary 2019
Poms Olive 2019
QT8: The First Eight Self / Self (archive footage) 2019
Bless This Mess Constance 2019
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (archive footage) 2019
Being Rose Lily 2018
Bad Grandmas Coralee 2017
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Actress Filmography

The Comedy Store Self 2020
Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies Self / Self: Interviewee 2020
Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time- Vol. 1 Midnight Madness Self 2020
A Christmas Wish Mary 2019
Poms Olive 2019
QT8: The First Eight Self / Self (archive footage) 2019
Bless This Mess Constance 2019
Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror (archive footage) 2019
Being Rose Lily 2018
Bad Grandmas Coralee 2017
This Is Us Grandma 2016
Cleveland Abduction Carla 2015
Missing Reel Self, Various Characters / Self 2014
Unsung Hollywood Self 2014
Celebrity Page Self 2013
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Self / Self (archive footage) 2013
The Real Self 2013
Quentin Tarantino: 20 Years of Filmmaking Herself / Self 2012
The Man with the Iron Fists Jane 2012
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day Detective Barrick 2012
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel Self / Herself - Actress 2011
Larry Crowne Frances 2011
Mafia James Womack 2011
The Talk Self 2010
Machete Maidens Unleashed! Herself / Self 2010
Just Wright Janice Wright 2010
Celebrity Close Calls Self 2010
The Invited Zelda 2010
Celebrity Ghost Stories Herself 2008
Ladies of the House Birdie 2008
The Wendy Williams Show Self 2008
Back in the Day Mrs. Cooper 2005
The Hour Self - Guest 2005
The L Word Kit Porter 2004
Tavis Smiley Self - Guest 2004
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second Herself (archive footage) / Self 2003
A Decade Under the Influence Self 2003
Love the Hard Way Linda Fox / Det. Linda Fox 2003
1st to Die Claire Washburn 2003
The Adventures of Pluto Nash Flura Nash 2002
Undercover Brother Self 2002
Women & the Badge Narrator 2002
Baadasssss Cinema Self 2002
Justice League My'ria'h 2001
The Feast of All Saints Suzette Lermontant 2001
Bones Pearl 2001
Ghosts of Mars Commander Helena Braddock 2001
Night Visions Dr. Lewis (segment "Switch") 2001
3 A.M. George 2001
Smallville Amanda Waller 2001
It Conquered Hollywood! The Story of American International Pictures Herself / Self 2001
Slow Burn Detective Della Wilder 2000
Fortress 2: Re-Entry Susan Mendenhall 2000
Snow Day Tina 2000
Holy Smoke Carol 1999
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Claudia Williams 1999
In Too Deep Det. Angela Wilson 1999
No Tomorrow Diane 1999
Jawbreaker Detective Vera Cruz 1999
Classified X Self 1998
The Wild Thornberrys Mother Springbok 1998
Linc's Eleanor Braithwaite Winthrop 1998
For Your Love Brenda 1998
Fakin' Da Funk Annabelle Lee 1997
Jackie Brown Jackie Brown 1997
Strip Search Janette 1997
Afro Promo Herself (archive footage) 1997
Mars Attacks! Louise Williams 1996
Sparks Ms. Grayson 1996
Escape from L.A. Hershe Las Palmas / Hershe Las Palamas 1996
The Daily Show Self - Guest 1996
Original Gangstas Laurie Thompson 1996
Mundo VIP Self 1996
E! True Hollywood Story Herself 1996
MADtv Self - Guest Host, Revolution / Self 1995
Serial Killer Capt. Maggie Davis 1995
Pinky and the Brain Julie Auburn 1995
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child The Empress' Nightingale 1995
Murder Was the Case: The Movie Foxxxy Brown (segment "Doggy Dogg World") 1995
The Marshal Major Vanetta Brown 1995
The Wayans Bros. Erica 1995
The Sinbad Show Lynn Montgomery 1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Herself - Guest 1993
Late Show with David Letterman Herself - Guest 1993
Posse Phoebe 1993
Martin Herself 1992
HBO First Look Self 1992
Pacific Station Grace Ballard 1991
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey Ms. Wardroe 1991
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Janice 1990
Class of 1999 Ms. Connors 1990
The Package Ruth Butler 1989
Midnight Caller Susan Province 1988
Monsters Matilde 1988
Above the Law Delores 'Jacks' Jackson / Delores Jackson 1988
Frank's Place Neema Sharone 1987
The Allnighter Sgt. McLeesh 1987
Crime Story Suzanne Terry 1986
American Masters Self 1986
The Vindicator Hunter 1986
Stand Alone Cathryn Bolan 1985
On the Edge Cara / Cora 1985
Badge of the Assassin Alexandra 'Alie' Horn 1985
The Cosby Show Samantha 1984
Miami Vice Valerie Gordon 1984
Night Court Benet Collins 1984
Something Wicked This Way Comes Dust Witch 1983
Tough Enough Myra 1983
Fort Apache the Bronx Charlotte 1981
Knots Landing Lieutenant Guthrie 1979
Roots: The Next Generations Francey 1979
Greased Lightning Mary Jones / Mary 1977
La notte dell'alta marea Sandra 1977
The Love Boat Cynthia Wilbur 1977
The 19th Annual Grammy Awards Self 1977
Drum Regine 1976
Friday Foster Friday Foster 1975
Bucktown Aretha 1975
'Sheba, Baby' Sheba Shayne 1975
Foxy Brown Foxy Brown 1974
The Arena Mamawi 1974
The Shape of Things (as Pamela Grier) 1973
Scream Blacula Scream Lisa Fortier 1973
Coffy Coffy / "Coffy" Coffin 1973
Black Mama White Mama Lee Daniels 1973
Hit Man Gozelda / Gozelda (as Pamela Grier) 1972
The Big Bird Cage Blossom 1972
The Twilight People Ayesa, the Panther Woman / Ayesa - The Panther Woman 1972
Cool Breeze Mona / Mona (as Pamela Grier) 1972
Women in Cages Alabama 1971
Soul Train Self - Guest 1971
The Big Doll House Grear 1971
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls Fourth Woman (as Pamela Grier) / Fourth Woman 1970
The Rosey Grier Show Self 1968
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Herself - Guest 1962
The Mike Douglas Show Herself - Actress 1961
1998Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
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