Apr. 17th, 1967
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Kimberly Elise's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - For Colored Girls
2010 - For Colored Girls
2007 - The Great Debaters
2007 - Pride
2005 - Diary of a Mad Black Woman
2004 - The Manchurian Candidate
2002 - John Q
2000 - Bait
1998 - Beloved
1996 - Set It Off
Guest TV Roles
Herself - Guest
- She was a member in good standing of the Northern Warehouse Artists' Cooperative, an experimental housing development for low-income artists located in warehouse district of downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Bears a strong and uncanny resemblance to actress 'Cicely Tyson' (qv), who portrays her mother in the movie _Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)_ (qv) .
- Though she took filmmaking classes at Minneapolis Community College, she got her degree in communications from the University of Minnesota, then went on to the American Film Institute.
- She won "The Best Supporting Actress" award at the 19th Annual Cable Ace Awards in 1997 for her portrayal as "Jeanette" in _The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997) (TV)_ (qv).
- Starred with 'Denzel Washington' (qv) three times, in _The Manchurian Candidate (2004)_ (qv), _John Q (2002)_ (qv), and _The Great Debaters (2007)_ (qv).
- Her children are AjaBleu, 14 and Butterfly, 6 (as of 2004).