Lynn Whitfield

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Whitfield in 1999

Lynn Whitfield (née Smith; born February 15, 1953) is an American actress. She began acting in television and theatre. Whitfield later went to acting in supporting roles in movies. She received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Lead Series or Movie. For her performance as Josephine Baker in the 1991 HBO biographical movie The Josephine Baker Story.[1]

In the 1990s, Whitfield played the dangerous femme fatale (seductive woman) Brandi in the 1996 romantic sex comedy movie A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. In the 1998 comedy-drama movie Stepmom she played Dr. Sweikert. She later played as Glenda Hill in the 2008 comedy-drama movie The Women. The 2008 movie was a remake of the 1939 movie with the same name.

Whitfield acted in a number of movies during the 2000s and 2010s.[2] From 2016 to 2020, she played Lady Mae Greenleaf in the television drama show Greenleaf.[3] Whitfield was given high praise from critics for the role. She won two NAACP Image Awards, along with a Gracie Award.

Lynn Whitfield was born as Lynn Smith in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Lynn Whitfield". Television Academy. Retrieved June 4, 2021.
  2. "The Lynn Whitfield Interview". IndieWire. Retrieved June 4, 2021.
  3. "The 'Girlfriends Check In'". The Advocate. Retrieved June 4, 2021.