Earned a professional artist award from the California Educational Theatre Association
Appeared in the ABC miniseries "Roots: The Next Generation"
Inducted into the Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame in Oakland, CA
Named woman of the year by the Los Angeles Sentinel
Refused to speak in stereotypical dialect in "What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?" and changed some of her lines
Had a leading role in "The Well"
Made stage debut as Honey in "Deep Are the Roots" at the Mayan Theatre in Los Angeles, CA
Film debut in "Burning Cross"
Raised in Ohio
Was artist in residence at Stanford University
Began working at the Musart Theatre in Los Angeles