(1993 to 1994 season) She acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Measure for Measure," at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island with William Damkoehler, Robert J. Colonna, Ed Shea, John Thompson, Stephen Berenson, Eric Evenson, Jason Roth, Lisa Lane, Allen Oliver, Migel Gore, Timothy Crowe, Rose ...
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People migrate toward material when they reach a certain age, especially if they're a certain hue, certain gender. I have had so many wonderful film roles where I wasn't the show. It's like being invited to a really fabulous party, only to hold up the wall. I wanted to be the show. I wanted to be character that took me out of my comfort zone.
Was the 147th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Fences
(2016) at The Oscars
(2017) on February 26, 2017.
Often plays longsuffering mothers (e.g. Doubt, Antwone Fisher, Get on Up, Fences)