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Pam Grier


Pam Grier was born in Winston-Salem, NC, one of four children of Gwendolyn Sylvia (Samuels), a nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier Jr., an Air Force mechanic. Pam has been a major African-American star from the early 1970s. Her career started in 1971, when Roger Corman of New World Pictures launched her with The Big Doll House (1971), about a women's... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown Jackie Brown
(1997)
Above the Law
Above the Law Delores 'Jacks' Jackson
(1988)
Mars Attacks!
Mars Attacks! Louise Williams
(1996)
The L Word
The L Word Kit Porter
(2004-2009)

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 2017 Bad Grandmas (post-production)
Coralee
  Rose (post-production)
Lily
 2012 Mafia
James Womack
 2012 Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day
Detective Barrick
 2010 The Invited
Zelda
 2005 Back in the Day
Mrs. Cooper
 2002 Baby of the Family
Mrs. Williams
 2001 Bones
Pearl
 2001 3 A.M.
George
 2000 Slow Burn
Detective Della Wilder
 2000 Fortress 2
Susan Mendenhall
 2000 Snow Day
Tina
 1999 Holy Smoke
Carol
 1999 No Tomorrow
Diane
 1997 Fakin' Da Funk
Annabelle Lee
 1997 Strip Search
Janette
 1996 Original Gangstas
Laurie Thompson
 1993 Posse
Phoebe
 1987 The Allnighter
Sgt. McLeesh
 1986 On the Edge
Cora
 1986 The Vindicator
Hunter
 1985 Stand Alone
Cathryn Bolan
 1977 La notte dell'alta marea
Sandra (as Pamela Grier)
 1976 Drum
Regine (as Pamela Grier)
 1975 Bucktown
Aretha
 1974 The Arena
Mamawi
 1973 Coffy
Coffy
 1972 Hit Man
Gozelda (as Pamela Grier)
 1972 The Twilight People
Ayesa - the Panther Woman
 1972 Cool Breeze
Mona (as Pamela Grier)
 1970 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
Fourth Woman (as Pamela Grier)
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Other Works:

Sang background vocals on two albums by singer/composer Bobby Womack ("Communication"-1971-United Artists Records and "Understanding"-1972-United Artists Records). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 11 Articles | 24 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Pam Greer | Pamela Grier

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[1/7/06, interview in the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution"] I can't talk about myself. I just can't. I know I've influenced people, and I'm proud of that. But as I see it, I really haven't done anything. I haven't saved anybody from a burning building. Foxy Brown actually approached me at the start of her career to ask if she could use the name. I told her, "You didn't need to ask". If you're an ... See more »

Trivia:

Inducted into the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum Hall of Fame in 2012-2013. See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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