Cast Credits

Year
Movie
Role
2015
A Path Appears

2014
The Hadza: Last of the First
Narrator
2014
Annabelle
Evelyn
2013
12 Years a Slave
Mistress Shaw
2012
Steel Magnolias

2011
Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness
Narrator
2010
For Love of Liberty: The Story of America's Black Patriots

2008
My Own Worst Enemy [TV Series]
Mavis Heller
2008
Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys
Alice Pratt
2008
Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys

2008
American Violet
Alma Roberts
2008
American Violet

2008
Reach for Me

2008
Bury Me Standing

2008
Medal of Honor
Narrator
2008
My Own Worst Enemy [TV Series]

2007
AmericanEast

2007
National Geographic: Nefertiti and the Lost Dynasty
Narrator
2007
Pictures of Hollis Woods
Edna Reilly
2006
Take the Lead
Augustine James
2006
Something New
Joyce McQueen
2006
King Leopold's Ghost
Narrator
2005
Beauty Shop
Miss Josephine
2004
The Forgotten
Anne Pope
2003
The Core
NASA Chief Talma Stickley
2003
Radio
Principal Reynolds
2003
The Singing Detective
Chief of Staff
2003
A Wrinkle in Time
Mrs. Whatsit
2002
Unchained Memories: Readings from the Slave Narratives

2002
The Wild Thornberrys Movie
Akela
2002
Searching for Debra Winger

2002
Nat Turner: A Troublesome Property
Narrator
2001
K-PAX
Claudia Villars
2001
Half Past Autumn: The Life and Art of Gordon Parks
Narrator
2001
American Exile
Narrator
2000
The Wishing Tree

2000
What's Cooking?
Audrey Williams
2000
Love & Basketball
Camille Wright
2000
Holiday Heart

2000
Happily Ever After Fairy Tales: Goldilocks

2000
Dinosaur
Plio
1999
Underground Railroad
Host
1999
Funny Valentines

1999
People's Century: Skin Deep - The Fight Against Legislated Racism
Narrator
1999
People's Century: Guerrilla Wars - Cuba, Vietnam and Afghanistan
Narrator
1999
People's Century: Fast Forward - Life Inside Our Ever-Shrinking World
Narrator
1999
Mumford
Lily
1999
People's Century: Young Blood - Baby Boomers Rock Society for Change
Narrator
1999
People's Century: Half the People - Women Unite and Fight for Equality
Narrator
1998
People's Century: Killing Fields - Death on an Industrial Scale
Narrator
1998
The Voyage of La Amistad: A Quest for Freedom
Narrator
1998
Down in the Delta
Loretta
1998
People's Century: Fallout - Nuclear Energy and Destruction
Narrator
1998
People Power
Narrator
1998
Sporting Fever
Narrator
1997
People's Century: Freedom Now - Colonial Rule Is Overthrown in Asia and Africa
Narrator
1997
People's Century: Great Leap - Communism in China
Narrator
1997
People's Century: Master Race - Nazism Overtakes Germany
Narrator
1997
The Member of the Wedding
Bernice Brown
1997
Seven Candles for Kwanzaa
Narrator
1997
Miss Evers' Boys

1996
Genesis - A Living Conversation: Volume 1
Host
1996
Gulliver's Travels

1996
Cadillac Desert: Water and the Transformation of Nature - The Mercy of Nature
Narrator
1996
Cadillac Desert: Water and the Transformation of Nature - An American Nile
Narrator
1996
Genesis - A Living Conversation: Volume 5
Host
1996
Special Report: Journey to Mars
Tamara O'Neil
1996
Genesis - A Living Conversation: Volume 2
Host
1996
Follow Me Home
Evey
1996
Cadillac Desert: Water and the Transformation of Nature - Last Oasis
Narrator
1996
A Step Toward Tomorrow
Dr. Sandlin
1996
Genesis - A Living Conversation: Volume 3
Host
1996
Star Trek: First Contact
Lily Sloane
1996
Cadillac Desert: Water and the Transformation of Nature - Mulholland's Dream
Narrator
1996
Genesis - A Living Conversation: Volume 4
Host
1996
Primal Fear
Judge Miriam Shoat
1995
How to Make an American Quilt
Marianna
1995
The Piano Lesson
Berniece
1994
Blue Chips
Lavada McRae
1994
Frederick Douglass: When the Lion Wrote History

1994
Amazing Grace
Narrator
1994
Crooklyn
Carolyn Carmichael
1994
Race to Freedom: The Underground Railroad

1993
Rich in Love
Rhody Poole
1993
Heart and Souls
Penny Washington
1993
Bopha!
Rosie Mangena
1992
Passion Fish
Chantelle
1992
The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag
Ann
1991
Grand Canyon
Jane
1990
Blue Bayou

1989
A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story

1989
Miss Firecracker
Popeye Jackson
1988
The Child Saver

1988
Scrooged
Grace Cooley
1987
Mandela
Winnie Mandela
1986
Unnatural Causes

1986
Extremities
Patricia
1986
L.A. Law [TV Series]

1985
The Killing Floor

1984
Black Hollywood: Blaxploitation and Advancing An Independent Black Cinema

Production Credits

Year
Movie
Role
1998
Down in the Delta
Co-producer

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