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Jennifer Holliday (I)

Jennifer Holliday was born on October 19, 1960 in Houston, Texas, USA. She is known for Ally McBeal (1997), I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) and Below the Belt (1980). She was previously married to Rev. Andre Woods and Billy Meadows. See full bio »

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Known For

Ally McBeal Lisa Knowles
Below the Belt Music Department
In the Mood Soundtrack


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (11 credits)
  Fairy Tale Forest (TV Movie) (completed)
 2022 The Road to Galena (completed)
 2011 Happily Divorced (TV Series)
Jennifer Holliday
- Vegas Baby (2011) ... Jennifer Holliday
 2010 Change in the Wind
Hattie McDaniel (voice)
 2009 Musical Theatre of Hope (TV Series)
 1997-2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Lisa Knowles
- Queen Bee (2001) ... Lisa Knowles
- Turning Thirty (2000) ... Lisa Knowles
- Sex, Lies and Politics (1999) ... Lisa Knowles
- Happy Trails (1998) ... Lisa Knowles
- Fools Night Out (1998) ... Lisa Knowles
 2001 The Rising Place
 2000 Hang Time (TV Series)
Charlotte Hayes
- The Gospel According to Silk (2000) ... Charlotte Hayes
 1999 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
- Then Sings My Soul (1999) ... Norma
 1997 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
The Dream Diva
- King Midas and the Golden Touch (1997) ... The Dream Diva (voice)
 1986 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Dr. Charlene Thomas
- The Shipshape Cruise (1986) ... Dr. Charlene Thomas
Show Show Music department (2 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (20 credits)
Show Show Self (54 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Henry Krieger's musical, "Dreamgirls," at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway in New York City with Obba Babatunde, Cleavant Derricks, Loretta Devine, Ben Harney, and Linda Leilani Brown in the cast. Michael Bennett was director. See more »

Alternate Names:

Jennifer-Yvette Holliday


Rev. Andre Woods  (divorced) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

Twenty years ago when I was in 'Dreamgirls,' I was always a joke because I was huge. I went out once to a birthday gathering for me, and the New York Post wrote that I had broken the chair because I was so big. Well, I didn't break the chair; it was just really wobbly. But the humiliation was terrible." "Even after I lost weight, I was still the same person.


Performed in the touring company of "Sing, Mahalia, Sing" in 1986, as the late, great Mahalia Jackson. See more »

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