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Kimberly Elise

1967-04-17 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Image of Kimberly Elise


Kimberly Elise Trammel (born April 17, 1967) is an American actress. Elise studied film and acting at the University of Minnesota and earned a BA in Mass Communications. She made her feature film debut in Set It Off, and later received critical acclaim for her performance in Beloved. During her career, Elise has appeared in films such as John Q (2002), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005), The Great Debaters (2007), For Colored Girls (2010), Dope (2015), Almost Christmas (2016), Death Wish (2018), and Ad Astra (2019). She received a nomination for Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in the 2004 drama film, Woman Thou Art Loosed, and played the leading roles in a number of made for television movies. Elise also starred in the CBS crime drama series Close to Home (2005–07), and in 2013 starred in the VH1 comedy-drama series, Hit the Floor.


A Snowy Day in Oakland Theona 2023-03-17
Carole's Christmas Carole Jordan 2019-11-22
Ad Astra Lorraine Deavers 2019-09-17
Death Wish Detective Jackson 2018-03-02
Almost Christmas Cheryl 2016-11-11
Confirmation Sonia Jarvis 2016-04-16
Dope Lisa Hayes 2015-06-19
Back to School Mom Mary Thomas 2015-02-14
A Day Late and a Dollar Short Djanel 2014-04-19
Apple Mortgage Cake Angela Logan 2014-05-16
Event 15 Blau 2013-03-05
Highland Park Toni 2013-06-08
Hannah's Law Stagecoach Mary 2012-06-09
Ties That Bind Theresa Harper 2011-12-03
For Colored Girls Crystal / Brown 2010-11-05
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Sonya Carson 2009-02-07
Setting it Straight: Making ‘Set it Off’ 2009-01-01
The Great Debaters Pearl Farmer 2007-12-27
Pride Sue Davis 2007-03-23
Diary of a Mad Black Woman Helen McCarter 2005-02-25
The Manchurian Candidate FBI Ag. Eugenie Rose 2004-07-30
Woman Thou Art Loosed Michelle Jordan 2004-09-30
John Q Denise Archibald 2002-02-15
Bojangles Fannie 2001-02-04
The Loretta Claiborne Story Loretta Claiborne 2000-01-16
Bait Lisa Hill 2000-09-15
Beloved Denver 1998-10-16
The Ditchdigger's Daughters Jeanette 1997-02-23
Set It Off Tisean 1996-11-06
Hellbent Karina McCallum