(1988 to 1989 season) She acted in Peter Barnes' play, "Red Noses," at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with Bill Devany, James Carruthers, Timothy Crowe, Margot Dionne, Richard Ferrone, Peter Gerety, Keith Jochim, David C. Jones, Howard London, Patricia McGuire, Derek Meader, Barbara Meek, ...
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Colorism and racism in this country are so powerful. As an actress, I have been a great victim of that. There were a lot of things that people did not allow me to be until I got...Annalise Keating [How to Get Away with Murder
(2014)]. I was not able to be sexualized. *Ever.* In my entire career.
Is one of two African-American actresses (the other being Whoopi Goldberg
) to be nominated for an Academy Award in both the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress categories.
Often plays longsuffering mothers (e.g. Doubt, Antwone Fisher, Get on Up, Fences)