2006 Black Movie Awards - A Celebration of Black Cinema: Past, Present & Future 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)
Boca Ciega High School
Nabbed a supporting role on the mini-series "Close to the Enemy"
Nabbed a supporting role in the crime-thriller "Survivor"
Was a co-star in Spike Lee's "Chi-Raq"
Played the head of the Secret Service in action thriller "Olympus Has Fallen"
Was a recurring character on Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story"
Landed supporting role in "This Means War," an action comedy starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Tom Hardy
Co-starred with Samuel L. Jackson on Broadway in "The Mountaintop," a fictionalized depiction of the night before Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination
Played Dr. Amanda Waller, a government agent in film adaptation of DC Comics superhero "Green Lantern"
Voiced U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama on "The Simpsons" (Fox) episode titled "Stealing First Base"
Portrayed Voletta Wallace, mother of slain rapper Biggie Smalls (aka The Notorious B.I.G.) in biopic "Notorious"
Co-starred in "Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns"
Joined cast of NBC's "ER" as Dr. Cate Banfield, an exacting Chief of the ER; husband Courtney Vance played her television husband
Portrayed the mother of a young girl trying to make it to the National Spelling Bee in "Akeelah and the Bee"
Joined cast of "Alias" (ABC) as the new CIA director
Cast in Bob Dylan film "Masked & Anonymous"
Starred in title role of CBS biopic "The Rosa Parks Story"
Starred in "Sunshine State" with Edie Falco as a failed actress who goes with her friend home to their northern Florida town
Cast as Robert De Niro's love interest in "The Score"
Played the owner of a waterfront joint in 1960s Louisiana who begins a relationship with a white male singer in Showtime movie "Ruby's Bucket of Blood"; also served as co-producer
Co-starred with Danny Glover in "Boesman and Lena"; film adapted from Athol Fugard's play
Appeared in less than stellar sci-fi flick "Supernova"
Cast as a school principal in "Music of the Heart"
Headlined second adaptation of a McMillan novel "How Stella Got Her Groove Back"
Co-starred in female ensemble "Waiting to Exhale," directed by Forest Whitaker and scripted by Terry McMillan
Reprised role of Betty Shabazz for uncredited cameo in Mario Van Peebles' "Panther"
Provided voice of writer Zora Neale Hurston for TBS documentary miniseries "A Century of Women"
Delivered breakout role in biopic "What's Love Got To Do With It"; portrayed Tina Turner opposite Fishburne's Ike
Portrayed Betty Shabazz, the wife of "Malcolm X" in Spike Lee's feature biopic
Portrayed Jackson family matriarch Katherine in ABC miniseries "The Jacksons: An American Dream"
First gained notice in John Singleton's directorial debut "Boyz N the Hood" as Laurence Fishburne's estranged wife
First film with independent writer-director John Sayles, "City of Hope"
Appeared on episodes of "Spenser: For Hire" spin-off "A Man Called Hawk" (ABC)
Acted in Broadway production of August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," directed by Lloyd Richards
Feature debut, "F/X" playing a news reporter
TV movie debut, playing a prostitute in "Doubletake" (CBS)
Broadway debut, August Wilson's "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"; directed by Lloyd Richards
First primetime TV guest spot, "Spenser: For Hire" (ABC)