She acted in August Wilson's play, "King Hedley II," on Broadway in New York City with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Leslie Uggams and Charles Brown in the cast. Marion McClinton was director.
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[on undertaking the role of Aibileen in The Help
(2011)]: I absolutely feel that she just had the nurturing instinct. You know, it's like my mom. She's said she's taken care of kids since she was four years old, and she's now sixty-eight. That's all she knew,, which was to take care of kids. She also had seventeen of her brothers and sisters and cousins and all of that - and she was always taking...
She was awarded the 2004 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Best Leading Actress in a Play for "Intimate Apparel" in association with Roundabout Theatre Company production at the Mark Taper Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
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