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Diahann Carroll


One of television's premier African-American series stars, elegant actress, singer and recording artist Diahann Carroll was born Carol Diann (or Diahann) Johnson on July 17, 1935, in the Bronx, New York. The first child of John Johnson, a subway conductor, and Mabel Faulk Johnson, music was an important part of her life as a child, singing at age ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 8 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Julia Julia Baker
(1968-1971)
Claudine Claudine
(1974)
Grey's Anatomy Jane Burke
(2006-2007)
The Star Wars Holiday Special Mermeia Holographic Wow
(1978)

Filmography

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 2016 The Masked Saint
Ms. Edna
 2009-2014 White Collar (TV Series)
June / June Ellington
- Au Revoir (2014) ... June
- Uncontrolled Variables (2014) ... June
- Diamond Exchange (2014) ... June
- Digging Deeper (2013) ... June
- Ice Breaker (2013) ... June
 2013 Peeples
Nana Peeples
 2010-2011 Diary of a Single Mom (TV Series)
Therapist / Dr. Cole
- Friday (2011) ... Therapist
- Dream Cart (2011) ... Therapist
- Paradox (2010) ... Therapist
- Aplomb (2010) ... Therapist
- Burnt Beans (2010) ... Dr. Cole
 2010 The Front (TV Movie)
Nana
 2010 At Risk (TV Movie)
Nana
 2008 Back to You (TV Series)
Sandra Jenkins
- Hug & Tell (2008) ... Sandra Jenkins
 2006-2007 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series)
Jane Burke
- Love/Addiction (2007) ... Jane Burke
- Didn't We Almost Have It All? (2007) ... Jane Burke
- The Other Side of This Life, Part 2 (2007) ... Jane Burke
- The Other Side of This Life, Part 1 (2007) ... Jane Burke
- I Am a Tree (2006) ... Jane Burke
 2003-2004 Soul Food (TV Series)
Aunt Ruthie
- In the Garden (2004) ... Aunt Ruthie
- Truth's Consequences (2003) ... Aunt Ruthie
 2003 Whoopi (TV Series)
Viveca Rae
- Mother's Little Helper (2003) ... Viveca Rae
 2003 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
Eve Morton
- Love and Let Die (2003) ... Eve Morton
 2002 Half & Half (TV Series)
Grandma Ruth Thorne
- The Big Thanks for Forgiving Episode (2002) ... Grandma Ruth Thorne
 2002 The Court (TV Series)
Justice DeSett
 2001 The Legend of Tarzan (TV Series)
Queen La
- Tarzan and the Return of La (2001) ... Queen La (voice)
- Tarzan and the Leopard Men Rebellion (2001) ... Queen La (voice)
- The Lost City of Opar (2001) ... Queen La (voice)
 2000 Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story (TV Movie)
Maria Cole
 2000 Sally Hemings: An American Scandal (TV Movie)
Betty Hemings
 2000 The Courage to Love (TV Movie)
Pouponne
 1999 Twice in a Lifetime (TV Series)
Jael
- O'er the Ramparts We Watched (1999) ... Jael
- Double Exposure (1999) ... Jael
 1999 Jackie's Back! (TV Movie)
Diahann Carroll
 1998 The Sweetest Gift (TV Movie)
Mrs. Wilson
 1997 Eve's Bayou
Elzora
 1995 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Grace Willis
- The Driver (1995) ... Grace Willis
 1994-1995 Lonesome Dove: The Series (TV Series)
Ida Grayson
- Ties That Bind (1995) ... Ida Grayson
- Wild Horses (1994) ... Ida Grayson
- When Wilt Thou Blow: Part 3 (1994) ... Ida Grayson
- O Western Wind: Part 1 (1994) ... Ida Grayson
- Long Shot (1994) ... Ida Grayson
 1995 ABC Weekend Specials (TV Series)
Narrator
- Jirimpimbira: An African Folk Tale (1995) ... Narrator (voice)
 1994 Evening Shade (TV Series)
Ginger
- The Perfect Woman (1994) ... Ginger
 1994 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Grace Gibson
- Who Killed the Beauty Queen? (1994) ... Grace Gibson
 1993 The Sinbad Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Winters
- My Daughter's Keeper (1993) ... Mrs. Winters
 1989-1993 A Different World (TV Series)
Marion Gilbert
- When One Door Closes...: Part 2 (1993) ... Marion Gilbert
- When One Door Closes...: Part 1 (1993) ... Marion Gilbert
- Faith, Hope, and Charity: Part 2 (1992) ... Marion Gilbert
- Faith, Hope, and Charity: Part 1 (1992) ... Marion Gilbert
- Save the Best for Last: Part 2 (1992) ... Marion Gilbert
 1991 Sunday in Paris (TV Short)
Vernetta Chase
 1991 The Five Heartbeats
Eleanor Potter
 1990 Mo' Better Blues
Jazz Club Singer (uncredited)
 1990 Murder in Black and White (TV Movie)
Margo Stover
 1989 From the Dead of Night (TV Movie)
Maggie
 1984-1987 Dynasty (TV Series)
Dominique Deveraux
- Shadow Play (1987) ... Dominique Deveraux
- The Affair (1987) ... Dominique Deveraux
- The Confession (1987) ... Dominique Deveraux
- The Sublet (1987) ... Dominique Deveraux
- Valez (1987) ... Dominique Deveraux
 1985-1986 The Colbys (TV Series)
Dominique Deveraux
- Jason's Choice (1986) ... Dominique Deveraux
- No Exit (1986) ... Dominique Deveraux
- The Wedding (1986) ... Dominique Deveraux
- The Outcast (1986) ... Dominique Deveraux
- The Pact (1986) ... Dominique Deveraux
 1982 Sister, Sister (TV Movie)
Carolyne Lovejoy
 1979 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (TV Movie)
Vivian
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Zenitha Haley
- Part VI (1939-1950) (1979) ... Zenitha Haley
 1978 The Star Wars Holiday Special (TV Movie)
Mermeia Holographic Wow
 1977 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Roxy Blue
 1975 Death Scream (TV Movie)
Betty May
 1974 Claudine
Claudine
 1968-1971 Julia (TV Series)
Julia Baker
- Anyone for Tenants? (1971) ... Julia Baker
- The Gender Trap (1971) ... Julia Baker
- Anniversary Faults (1971) ... Julia Baker
- Swing Low, Sweet Charity (1971) ... Julia Baker
- Paper Tigers (1971) ... Julia Baker
 1968 The Split
Ellen 'Ellie' Kennedy
 1967 Hurry Sundown
Vivian Thurlow
 1963 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series)
Stella Young
- And God Created Vanity (1963) ... Stella Young
 1962 Naked City (TV Series)
Ruby Jay
 1961 Paris Blues
Connie Lampson
 1961 Goodbye Again
Night Club Singer
 1960 The Man in the Moon (TV Movie)
 1960 Peter Gunn (TV Series)
Dina Wright
- Sing a Song of Murder (1960) ... Dina Wright
 1959 Porgy and Bess
Clara
 1955 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Anna
- Winner by Decision (1955) ... Anna
 1954 Carmen Jones
Myrt
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TV commercial: USA Today newspaper (1985) See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 5 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Official Site | Official Twitter

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Personal Quote:

All I ever wanted to do was sing. What happened was more. See more »

Trivia:

Her third union to Robert DeLeon, the 24-year-old managing editor of Jet magazine, after only meeting three months earlier, grew contentious early in the game. DeLeon began to drink heavily and run up debts, and the marriage ended abruptly when he was killed in a 1977 car accident. See more »

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