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Vivian Smallwood

Vivian Smallwood was born on June 18, 1933 in the USA as Vivian Lee Smallwood. She is an actress, known for The Ladykillers (2004), Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (1996) and BeetleBorgs (1996). See full bio »


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Known For

The Ladykillers Tea Lady
BeetleBorgs Nano / Nana Williams


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 2012 Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
Speck's Mother (uncredited)
 2012 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
- The Magician's Code: Part 1 (2012) ... Leila
 2011 Parks and Recreation (TV Series)
- The Bubble (2011) ... Muriel
 2010 Dirty Girl
Shellie the Neighbor
 2009/II A Day in the Life
 2005-2008 Everybody Hates Chris (TV Series)
Old Woman / Old Black Lady / Mother / ...
- Everybody Hates Doc's (2008) ... Old Black Lady
- Everybody Hates Blackie (2007) ... Old Woman
- Everybody Hates Gambling (2007) ... Old Woman
- Everybody Hates Superstition (2006) ... Old Woman
- Everybody Hates Father's Day (2006) ... Mother
 2005 Halfway Decent
Tom's Mom
 2004 Gas
 2004 American Dreams (TV Series)
- What Dreams May Come (2004) ... Charlene
 2004 Quintuplets (TV Series)
- Love, Lies and Lullabies (2004) ... Rose
 2004 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Mrs. Marshall
- Coming and Going (2004) ... Mrs. Marshall
 2004 The Ladykillers
Tea Lady
 2003 All About the Andersons (TV Series)
Mrs. Simpson
- Everyone Plays (2003) ... Mrs. Simpson
 2003 The District (TV Series)
Mrs. Marla Harvey
- The Devil You Know... (2003) ... Mrs. Marla Harvey
 2002 The Shield (TV Series)
- Pay in Pain (2002) ... Phyllis
 2002 Malcolm in the Middle (TV Series)
- Poker (2002) ... Althea
 2001 Dead Last (TV Series)
Old Lady
- Laughlin It Up (2001) ... Old Lady
 2001 Strong Medicine (TV Series)
- Drugstore Cowgirl (2001) ... Grandmother
 2000 Ali: An American Hero (TV Movie)
 2000 The Steve Harvey Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Hill
- Moonlighting (2000) ... Mrs. Hill
 2000 7th Heaven (TV Series)
- Say a Little Prayer for Me (2000) ... Woman
 1996-1998 BeetleBorgs (TV Series)
Nano / Nana Williams
- Mega Borg Power (1998) ... Nano
- The Poe and the Pendulum (1997) ... Nano
- Booger Man (1997) ... Nano
- How Does Your Garden Grow? (1997) ... Nano
- Son of Frankenbeans (1997) ... Nano
 1997 Curse of the ShadowBorg (Video)
 1997 In the House (TV Series)
Elderly Woman
- The Retreat Story (1997) ... Elderly Woman
 1996 For Goodness Sake II (Short)
 1996 The John Larroquette Show (TV Series)
- Pandora's Box (1996) ... Babette
 1996 Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood
Sister Williams (as Vivian 'Rappin' Granny' Smallwood)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

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Vivian 'Rappin' Granny' Smallwood

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Had three children. Her son, K. Joseph Smallwood, was a studio musician for "Prince" back in the 90's. He resides in the Washington, DC area. Her other son, Leonard Lewis (b. 1966), also is a musician. As of 2006 she had 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

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