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Overview (2)

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Birth NameKaren Lemmons

Mini Bio (1)

Kasi Lemmons was born on February 24, 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA as Karen Lemmons. She is an actress and director, known for The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Candyman (1992) and Harriet (2019). She has been married to Vondie Curtis-Hall since August 19, 1995. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Vondie Curtis-Hall (19 August 1995 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (9)

Her name is pronounced "Casey".
Was member of the dramatic jury at the Sundance Film Festival in 2001.
Mother, with husband Vondie Curtis-Hall, of son Henry Hunter Hall (b. 1996), and daughter Zora Hall (b. 1999).
Sister-in-law of Kevan Hall.
She has appeared in one film that has been selected for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant: The Silence of the Lambs (1991). She has also directed one film that is in the registry: Eve's Bayou (1997).
Directed 1 actress to an Oscar nomination: Cynthia Erivo, who was nominated for Harriet (2019).
Kasi means eight in Finnish.
She is the daughter of Dorothy Othello (Stallworth), a counselor and psychologist, and Milton Francis Lemmons, a biology teacher. She was raised mostly in Boston.
On the show Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (2012), she discovered that her patrilineal great-great-great-grandfather was likely born in Africa, and was brought to the U.S. in the early 1800s. His son Primus believed the family name to have already been "Lemons," or a variation, in Africa.

Personal Quotes (2)

I'd like not to take so much time. One hundred percent of the time between films I'm trying to make another film. I might have a script I'm writing. But the rhythm kind of works for me.
[her film 'Black Nativity', inspired by her sister's passing] Within a month of her death, I started writing. Because it was 'Black Nativity' and had to do with a kid questioning faith, it was the right thing for to write at that moment. It saved me. I let it uplift me. That question of 'How do you keep having faith?' became very real to me.. I look at it and say, 'It's very me'. On the other hand, it's the first movie I've made that my kids can go and see.

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