Gloria Foster (I) (1933–2001)


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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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The Matrix Reloaded The Oracle
(2003)
The Matrix Oracle
(1999)
Leonard Part 6 Medusa Johnson
(1987)
(1971)

Filmography

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 2003 The Matrix Reloaded
The Oracle
 2000 Soul Food (TV Series)
Ella Lester
- Heart of the Matter (2000) ... Ella Lester
 1999 The Matrix
Oracle
 1992-1997 Law & Order (TV Series)
Satima Tate
- Entrapment (1997) ... Satima Tate
- Conspiracy (1992) ... Satima Tate
 1993 Percy & Thunder (TV Movie)
Sugar Brown
 1991 Separate But Equal (TV Mini Series)
Vivian 'Buster' Marshall
- Separate But Equal: Part Two (1991) ... Vivian 'Buster' Marshall
- Separate But Equal: Part One (1991) ... Vivian 'Buster' Marshall
 1991 City of Hope
Jeanette
 1987 Leonard Part 6
Medusa Johnson
 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 III (1983) ... Mrs. Hatch
- The Files on Jill Hatch: Part II (1983) ... 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
 1971 Man and Boy
Ivy
 1970 The Bill Cosby Show (TV Series)
Dolores Winters
- The Deluge: Part 2 (1970) ... Dolores Winters
- The Deluge: Part 1 (1970) ... Dolores Winters
 1970 The Angel Levine
Sally
 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
 1967 The Comedians
Mrs. Philipot
 1964 Nothing But a Man
Lee
 1963 The Cool World
Mrs. Custis
 1963 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
Babysitter
- The Sinner (1963) ... Babysitter
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Stage: Appeared in "The Cherry Orchard", New York City. See more »

Spouse:

Clarence Williams III  (divorced)
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Won an Obie for the play "In White America" in 1963. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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