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Gloria Foster (I) (1933–2001)


Gloria Foster will always be best known for her performance as The Oracle in The Matrix (1999) and The Matrix Reloaded (2003), but the actress's career spanned four decades on the stage and screen. Born on November 15, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, Foster was put in the custody of her grandparents and raised on a farm. She returned to Chicago to ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Matrix
The Matrix Oracle
(1999)
The Matrix Reloaded
The Matrix Reloaded The Oracle
(2003)
Leonard Part 6
Leonard Part 6 Medusa Johnson
(1987)
Separate But Equal
Separate But Equal Vivian 'Buster' Marshall
(1991)

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 2000 Soul Food (TV Series)
Ella Lester
- Heart of the Matter (2000) ... Ella Lester
 1992-1997 Law & Order (TV Series)
Satima Tate
- Entrapment (1997) ... Satima Tate
- Conspiracy (1992) ... Satima Tate
 1993 Percy & Thunder (TV Movie)
Sugar Brown
 1987 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Dr. Barbara Bracy
- Hillman (1987) ... Dr. Barbara Bracy
 1985 The Atlanta Child Murders (TV Mini-Series)
Camille Bell
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Camille Bell
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Camille Bell
 1984 The House of Dies Drear (TV Movie)
Sheila Small
 1983 American Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Hatch
- The Files on Jill Hatch: Part I (1983) ... Mrs. Hatch
 1980 The White Shadow (TV Series)
Miss Bridges
- Artist (1980) ... Miss Bridges
 1978 Top Secret (TV Movie)
Judith
 1972 To All My Friends on Shore (TV Movie)
Serena
 1969-1970 Mod Squad (TV Series)
Janny Wells / Janny Wills
- Return to Darkness, Return to Light (1970) ... Janny Wells
- A Hint of Darkness, a Hint of Light (1969) ... Janny Wills
 1968 The Outcasts (TV Series)
Sabine
- Take Your Lover in the Ring (1968) ... Sabine
 1968 I Spy (TV Series)
Shana
- Shana (1968) ... Shana
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Babysitter
- The Sinner (1963) ... Babysitter
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Stage: Was understudy (for "Idella Landy" / "Missy Judson") in "Purlie Victorious" on Broadway. See more »
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Studied at Chicago's Goodman Theater. See more »

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