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Lynn Whitfield

With roots that lead back to Louisiana southern aristocracy, lovely leading lady Lynn Whitfield was born in 1953, the eldest of four children and a third-generation BFA graduate from Howard University. Her dentist father was instrumental in developing Lynn's initial interest in acting as he was a prime figure in forming community theater in her ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The North Star (post-production)
Miss Grace
 2015 Curve Ball (post-production)
Dr. Layne
 2015 Deaf Ghost (pre-production)
 2015 For All Eyes Always (post-production)
Sydney Greenstreet
 2015 Chasing Life (TV Series)
Karen Callahan
- No News Is Bad News (2015) ... Karen Callahan
- Model Behavior (2015) ... Karen Callahan
 2015 Fear Files (TV Movie)
Madam Mabry (segment "For the Love of Lockwood Too")
 2015 For the Love of Lockwood Too (TV Mini-Series)
Madame Mabry
 2014-2015 How to Get Away with Murder (TV Series)
Mary Walker
- It's All My Fault (2015) ... Mary Walker
- Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me (2014) ... Mary Walker
- He Has a Wife (2014) ... Mary Walker
 2014 Family Time (TV Series)
- The Will (2014) ... Donna
 2014 The Fright Night Files (TV Movie)
Madame Mabry
 2014 My Other Mother (TV Movie)
Mary Jo
 2014 Hit the Floor (TV Series)
- Shattered Glass (2014)
 2014 Blood Lines
 2014 For the Love of Lockwood (TV Mini-Series)
Madame Mabry
 2013 The Dempsey Sisters
Olivia Norman
 2013 The Last Letter
 2013 And Then There Was You
Sophia Brent
 2013 Act Like You Love Me
 2013 King's Faith
 2013 24 Hour Love
 2013/I Lonely Boy
Dr. Christine Nolan
 2012 Training to Be A Superhero (Short)
MiMi Jakes
 2012 Are We There Yet? (TV Series)
Mother-in-Law 2012
- The Mother's-in-Law Episode (2012) ... Mother-in-Law 2012
 2012 Redemption of a Dog
 2012 Somebody's Child (TV Movie)
 2012 Battlefield America
Ms. Parker
 2012 Prodigy Bully (TV Movie)
Angela Washington
 2011 Mama I Want to Sing
Lillian Winter
 2008 Kings of the Evening
 2006 Shark (TV Series)
Anita Astin
- Pilot (2006) ... Anita Astin
 2006/I Confessions
Dr. Page
 2006 The Book of Daniel (TV Series)
- Withdrawal (2006) ... Elena
 2004 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Dr. Marshall
- Healing Touch (2004) ... Dr. Marshall
 2004 Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (TV Movie)
Barbara Becnel
 2002 Lost in Oz (TV Movie)
 2002 A Time for Dancing
 2001 A Girl Thing (TV Movie)
Nia Morgan
 1999 Love Songs (TV Movie)
Jean Simpson (segment "Love Song for Jean and Ellis, A")
 1999 Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story (TV Movie)
Lori Jackson
 1999 Deep in My Heart (TV Movie)
Corrine Burrell
 1998 Stepmom
Dr. P. Sweikert
 1998 The Color of Courage (TV Movie)
Minnie McGhee
 1998 The Wedding (TV Movie)
Corinne Coles
 1997 The Planet of Junior Brown
Mrs. Brown
 1997 Promised Land (TV Series)
Dr. Serena Hall
- Amazing Grace: Part 2 (1997) ... Dr. Serena Hall
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Dr. Serena Hall
- Amazing Grace: Part 1 (1997) ... Dr. Serena Hall
 1997 Martin (TV Series)
- Goin' Overboard: Part 2 (1997) ... Ellen
- Goin' Overboard: Part 1 (1997) ... Ellen
 1996 Sophie & the Moonhanger (TV Movie)
 1994 Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story (TV Movie)
Bobbie Mallory
 1994 State of Emergency (TV Movie)
Dehlia Johnson
 1993 Taking the Heat (TV Movie)
Carolyn Hunter
 1992 Stompin' at the Savoy (TV Movie)
 1991 The Trials of Rosie O'Neill (TV Series)
- Domestic Silence (1991)
 1991 Equal Justice (TV Series)
Maggie Mayfield
- Opening Farewell (1991) ... Maggie Mayfield
- Without Prejudice (1991) ... Maggie Mayfield
- The Big Game and Other Crimes (1991) ... Maggie Mayfield
- In Confidence (1991) ... Maggie Mayfield
- Courting Disaster (1991) ... Maggie Mayfield
 1990 Matlock (TV Series)
Angela Page
- The Informer: Part 2 (1990) ... Angela Page
- The Informer: Part 1 (1990) ... Angela Page
 1982-1990 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Woman in the Bath
- Zora Is My Name! (1990)
 1988-1989 Heartbeat (TV Series)
Dr. Cory Banks
- What the Inspector Saw (1989) ... Dr. Cory Banks
- Confidentially Yours (1989) ... Dr. Cory Banks
- Gestalt and Battery (1989) ... Dr. Cory Banks
- From Russia with Love (1989) ... Dr. Cory Banks
- Last Tango (1989) ... Dr. Cory Banks
 1989 The Women of Brewster Place (TV Movie)
 1988 St. Elsewhere (TV Series)
Annie Callan
- Curtains (1988) ... Annie Callan
 1987 Dead Aim
Sheila Freeman
 1986 Tall Tales & Legends (TV Series)
Pollie Ann
- John Henry (1986) ... Pollie Ann
 1986 The New Mike Hammer (TV Series)
Delia Marvel
- Harlem Nocturne (1986) ... Delia Marvel
 1986 The George McKenna Story (TV Movie)
Bobbie Maxwell
 1986 Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI (TV Movie)
Johnnie Mae Gibson
 1985 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
- Escape Claus (1985) ... Jeanne
 1985 Miami Vice (TV Series)
Odette Ribaud
- Bought and Paid For (1985) ... Odette Ribaud
 1985 Silverado
 1985 The Slugger's Wife
Tina Alvarado
 1985 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
Eleanor Taggart
- Who Says It's Fair: Part 2 (1985) ... Eleanor Taggart
- Who Says It's Fair: Part 1 (1985) ... Eleanor Taggart
 1985 This Is the Life (TV Series)
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
- The Centerfold Murders (1983) ... Val
 1983 Doctor Detroit
Thelma Cleland
 1981 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Jill Thomas
- Chipped Beef (1981) ... Jill Thomas
- Fecund Hand Rose (1981) ... Jill Thomas
- Can World War III Be an Attitude? (1981) ... Jill Thomas
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Stage: Appeared in "Slowdown", off-Broadway, New York City. See more »

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1 Article | 4 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lynne Whitfield


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Gave birth to her 1st child at age 38, a daughter Grace Ginson on Augst 2, 1991. Child's is her 2nd husband, Brian Gibson. See more »

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