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Tina Lifford


Tina Lifford emerged as an actress in 1994 as series lead in the critically acclaimed FOX comedy-drama South Central. In a career of more than twenty-five years, notable credits include Grand Canyon (1991), Mandela and De Klerk (1997), Blood Work (2002), Hostage (2005), Parenthood (2011-2015) and Scandal (2015). Her humanitarian work focuses on ... See full bio »

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Known For

Hostage
Hostage Laura Shoemaker
(2005)
Blood Work
Blood Work Detective Jaye Winston
(2002)
Pay It Forward
Pay It Forward Principal
(2000)
Babe
Babe Sheep
(1995)

Filmography

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 2016-2017 Queen Sugar (TV Series)
Violet Bordelon
- Episode #2.15 (2017) ... Violet Bordelon
- Episode #2.14 (2017) ... Violet Bordelon
- Episode #2.12 (2017) ... Violet Bordelon
- Episode #2.13 (2017) ... Violet Bordelon
- Episode #2.11 (2017) ... Violet Bordelon
 2016 The Devil's Dolls
Della
 2016 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (TV Series)
Brenda Willis
- Denial (2016) ... Brenda Willis
 2015 Minority Report (TV Series)
Lily Vega / Lily
- The Present (2015) ... Lily Vega
- Pilot (2015) ... Lily
 2015 Scandal (TV Series)
CIA Director Lowry
- You Can't Take Command (2015) ... CIA Director Lowry
- No More Blood (2015) ... CIA Director Lowry
- Gladiators Don't Run (2015) ... CIA Director Lowry
- Where's the Black Lady? (2015) ... CIA Director Lowry (uncredited)
 2012 Single Ladies (TV Series)
Evelyn Lancaster
- Ex-Factor (2012)
- Slave to Love (2012) ... Evelyn Lancaster
 2012 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Judge Nora Lafford
- Welcome Back (2012) ... Judge Nora Lafford
 2011 The Protector (TV Series)
- Class (2011)
 2010 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Nora
- ...A Thousand Words (2010) ... Nora
 2010 The Ties That Bind (Short)
Karen White
 2009 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Warden DeMarco
- Wesley Clovis (2009) ... Warden DeMarco
- Alexis Stone II (2009) ... Warden DeMarco
 2007-2009 Lincoln Heights (TV Series)
Mrs. Hammond / Dorothy Hammond / Dotty / ...
- Relative Unknown (2009) ... Dotty / Dorothy. Hammond
- Ode to Joy (2008) ... Mrs. Hammond
- The Day Before Tomorrow (2008) ... Mrs. Hammond
- The Vision (2007) ... Dorothy Hammond
- No Way Back (2007) ... Dorothy Hammond
 2006 Mystery Woman: Redemption (TV Movie)
Bonnie
 2005 ER (TV Series)
Evelyn Pratt
- Dream House (2005) ... Evelyn Pratt
 2005 Mystery Woman: Sing Me a Murder (TV Movie)
Bonnie
 2005 NCIS (TV Series)
Dr. Pamela Fox
- Witness (2005) ... Dr. Pamela Fox
 2003 The Lyon's Den (TV Series)
Halle Berger
- Hubris (2003) ... Halle Berger
 2003 Karen Sisco (TV Series)
Anya Devlin
- Blown Away (2003) ... Anya Devlin
 2003 The Law and Mr. Lee (TV Movie)
Karen LaGretta
 2003 For the People (TV Series)
- Power Play (2003)
 2001 Joe Somebody
Cassandra Taylor
 2001 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Brenda Babson
- Bloodwork (2001) ... Brenda Babson
 2001 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Ms. Arroyo
- Darkness for Light (2001) ... Ms. Arroyo
 2001 Amy's Orgasm
Irene Barris
 2001 A Girl Thing (TV Movie)
Sharon
 1998-2000 JAG (TV Series)
Juanita Ressler
- JAG TV (2000) ... Juanita Ressler
 2000 Pay It Forward
Principal
 2000 That's Life (TV Series)
- Pilot (2000)
 2000 The '70s (TV Movie)
Aunt Olavee
 2000 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Lorraine Wiggins
- Brothers Under Arms (2000) ... Lorraine Wiggins
 2000 Panic
Dr. Leavitt
 2000 The Loretta Claiborne Story (TV Movie)
Rita Claiborne
 2000 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Savannah Dakar
- Homegirl (2000) ... Savannah Dakar
 1998 Martial Law (TV Series)
Halle Winship
- How Sammo Got His Groove Back (1998) ... Halle Winship
 1998 Secrets (Short)
 1998 The Practice (TV Series)
Mrs. Johnson
- Trees in the Forest (1998) ... Mrs. Johnson
 1998 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Sis
- Doodlebugs (1998) ... Sis
 1998 The Temptations (TV Series)
Haze
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Haze
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Haze
 1997 Cloned (TV Movie)
Claire Barnes
 1997 Gun (TV Series)
Sally
- All the President's Women (1997) ... Sally
 1997 Crisis Center (TV Series)
Tess Robinson
- Shots (1997) ... Tess Robinson
- Where Truth Lies (1997) ... Tess Robinson
- Someone to Watch Over Me (1997) ... Tess Robinson
- He Said, She Said (1997) ... Tess Robinson
- It's a Family Affair (1997) ... Tess Robinson
 1996 The Longest Season (Short)
Employment Counselor
 1996 After Jimmy (TV Movie)
Susan Johnson
 1996 Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story (TV Movie)
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
 1996 America's Dream (TV Movie)
Sarah (segment "Long Black Song")
 1995-1996 American Gothic (TV Series)
Loris Holt
- Potato Boy (1996) ... Loris Holt
- Dr. Death Takes a Holiday (1996) ... Loris Holt
- Resurrector (1996) ... Loris Holt
- Eye of the Beholder (1995) ... Loris Holt
 1995 A Streetcar Named Desire (TV Movie)
The Neighbor
 1995 Courthouse (TV Series)
Holly Baker
- Conflict of Interest (1995) ... Holly Baker
 1995 Divas (TV Movie)
Geraldine
 1995 Babe
Sheep (voice)
 1995 Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (TV Series)
Lee
- Past Tense: Part 2 (1995) ... Lee
- Past Tense: Part 1 (1995) ... Lee
 1994 South Central (TV Series)
Joan Mosely
- Date (1994) ... Joan Mosely
- Dog (1994) ... Joan Mosely
- Gun: Part 2 (1994) ... Joan Mosely
- Gun: Part 1 (1994) ... Joan Mosely
- Dad (1994) ... Joan Mosely
 1993 L.A. Law (TV Series)
Faith Glassman
- Pacific Rimshot (1993) ... Faith Glassman
- Safe Sex (1993) ... Faith Glassman
 1993 Country Estates (TV Movie)
Robyn Carver
 1993 Born Too Soon (TV Movie)
Latanya
 1993 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Admitting Nurse
- Five to Midnight (1993) ... Admitting Nurse
 1993 Love & War (TV Series)
Dee Dee
- Valentine's Day (1993) ... Dee Dee
 1993 Doppelganger
Additional voices (voice)
 1992 Bébé's Kids (voice)
 1991 Grand Canyon
Deborah
 1991 The Rape of Doctor Willis (TV Movie)
Officer Rollins
 1991 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Felicity Ashe
- Ashes to Ashes (1991) ... Felicity Ashe
 1991 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Mrs. Hoover
- The Mother of All Battles (1991) ... Mrs. Hoover
 1991 Wedlock
Policewoman
 1991 Paris Trout
Mary Sayers
 1991 New Jack City
Recovering Addict
 1991 True Colors (TV Series)
Ruth
- A Moment of Ruth (1991) ... Ruth
 1990 Moe's World (TV Movie)
 1990 Hunter (TV Series)
Frankie Mason
- Unacceptable Loss (1990) ... Frankie Mason
 1989 The Fabulous Baker Boys
Background Voice (voice)
 1989 Tour of Duty (TV Series)
Nurse Pritchard
- Doc Hock (1989) ... Nurse Pritchard
 1988 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Mechanic / Elissa Byers
- Love Song of Abigail Marsh (1988) ... Mechanic
- Shadows (1988) ... Elissa Byers
 1988 Casual Sex?
Additional Voices (voice)
 1988 Colors
Mrs. Craig
 1983-1988 Knots Landing (TV Series)
Tina / Floor Manager / Stage Manager / ...
- With a Heavy Heart (1988) ... Tina
- For Appearance's Sake (1986) ... Tina
- Slow Burn (1986) ... Tina
- Friendly Enemies (1986) ... Tina
- Unbroken Bonds (1986) ... Floor Manager
 1987 Frank's Place (TV Series)
Ray's Wife
- Season's Greetings (1987) ... Ray's Wife
 1987 Nuts
Lawyer #2
 1987 Jake and the Fatman (TV Series)
- Fatal Attraction (1987)
 1987 Jaws: The Revenge
Additional Voices (voice)
 1987 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series)
Nurse Helen
- Pete Has an Affair (1987) ... Nurse Helen
 1987 Perfect Strangers (TV Series)
Mrs. Cooper
- Dog Gone Blues (1987) ... Mrs. Cooper
 1986 Amen (TV Series)
Ruth
- Maitre D'eacon (1986) ... Ruth
 1986 The Ladies Club
Patty
 1984-1985 T.J. Hooker (TV Series)
Nurse / Lorraine
- The Assassin (1985) ... Nurse
- Hooker's Run (1984) ... Lorraine
 1985 Murder, She Wrote (TV Series)
Leora Cargill
- Tough Guys Don't Die (1985) ... Leora Cargill
 1984 Cagney & Lacey (TV Series)
 1984 Why Me? (TV Movie)
 1983 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Stenographer
- Death by Kiki (1983) ... Stenographer
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