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Mavis Staples


Mavis Staples was born on July 10, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

The Help
The Help Soundtrack
(2011)
Mavis!
Mavis! Herself
(2015)
My Blueberry Nights
My Blueberry Nights Soundtrack
(2007)

Filmography

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 2016 Girls (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Love Stories (2016) ... (performer: "You Are Not Alone" - uncredited)
 2015 The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- George Clooney/Governor Jeb Bush/Mavis Staples & Friends (2015) ... (performer: "Everyday People" - uncredited)
 2015 Glastonbury 2015 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Day 2: Part 2 (2015) ... (performer: "I'll Take You There")
 2015 The Blacklist (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ruslan Denisov (No. 67) (2015) ... (performer: "Every Step" - uncredited)
 2014 Take Me to the River (Documentary) (performer: "I've Been Buked" traditional)
 2013 The Best Man Holiday (performer: "Can You Get to That")
 2011-2013 Conan (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes)
- The Mysterious Case of the Two Talk Guests & One Musical Guest (2013) ... (performer: "I Like the Things About Me")
- A Mystery Wrapped Inside a Calzone (2011) ... (performer: "Creep Along Moses" - uncredited)
 2013 The 55th Annual Grammy Awards (TV Special) (performer: "The Weight")
 2011 The Help (performer: "Don't Knock")
 2010 CSI: Miami (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Sudden Death (2010) ... (performer: "You Are Not Alone")
 2010 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Tony Blair/Mavis Staples/Jeff Tweedy (2010) ... (performer: "Wrote a Song for Everyone" - uncredited)
 2010 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.113 (2010) ... (performer: "Only the Lord Knows")
 2008 The Family That Preys (performer: "Have A Little Faith")
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War (performer: "This Little Light of Mine")
 2007 My Blueberry Nights (arranger: "Eyes on the Prize") / (performer: "Eyes on the Prize")
 2006 Criminal Minds (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Profiler, Profiled (2006) ... ("In Times Like These")
 2006 Off the Black (performer: "Ain't That Good")
 2003 Tarnation (Documentary) (performer: "Now Many Times")
 1994 Frauen sind was Wunderbares (performer: "The Voice")
 1990 Graffiti Bridge (performer: "Melody Cool", "Graffiti Bridge")
 1989 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (performer: "Christmas Vacation")
 1986 Wildcats (performer: "Show Me How It Works")
 1977 A Piece of the Action ((performer: "Chocolate City" , "Of Whom Shall I Be Afraid" , "Orientation" , "A Piece Of The Action" , "Good Lovin' Daddy" , "'Til Blossoms Bloom" , "Koochie, Koochie, Koochie", uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Only for the Lonely" (Fantasy) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

My grandmother gave me switches because I was singing the blues in school when I was six years old. She got one of my legs, and every lick she said,'You.Don't.Sing.Blues.In.This.Family.You.Sing.Church.Songs. See more »

Trivia:

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 (as a member of the The Staple Singers). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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