Actress | Producer | Soundtrack
Is one of only nine actors to have won both the Tony and the Oscar for the same role on stage and film. The others are Yul Brynner (The King and I (1956)), Rex Harrison (My Fair Lady (1964)), Anne Bancroft (The Miracle Worker (1962)), Joel Grey (...
The thing about the African-American community compared with the white community is, we are more concerned with image and message than execution. I don't play roles that are necessarily attractive or portray a positive image. They are well-rounded ...
Often plays longsuffering mothers (e.g. Doubt, Antwone Fisher, Get on Up, Fences)
Saint Matthews, South Carolina, USA
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