Biography

Margaret Avery (born January 20, 1944) is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Shug in The Color Purple (1985).

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Margaret Avery (born January 20, 1944) is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Shug in The Color Purple (1985).

Description above from the Wikipedia article Margaret Avery, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 30

Birthday 1944-01-20

Place of Birth Mangum, Oklahoma, U.S.

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Waitin' to Live as Pearline Loggins
2018 Proud Mary as Mina
2015 The Carmichael Show (1 episode) as Janet
2014 The Librarians (1 episode) as Eleanor Darnell
2014 Being Mary Jane (51 episodes) as Helen Patterson
2008 Meet the Browns as Sarah Brown
2008 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins as Mamma Jenkins
2005 Bones (1 episode)
2002 Second to Die as Insurance Agent
1997 413 Hope St. (10 episodes)
1997 Die Gang (1 episode) as Glenda Otero
1995 White Man's Burden as Megan Thomas
1993 Night Trap as Miss Sadie
1993 Lightning in a Bottle as Dr. Sierheed
1992 The Jacksons: An American Dream (2 episodes) as Martha Scruse
1990 The Return of Superfly as Francine
1990 Heat Wave as Roxie Turpin
1989 Riverbend as Bell Coleman
1988 Blueberry Hill as Hattie Cale
1985 The Color Purple as Shug Avery
1982 For Us, the Living: The Story of Medgar Evers as Dottie
1979 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh as Toby Millman
1977 Scott Joplin as Belle Joplin
1977 Which Way Is Up? as Annie Mae
1973 Magnum Force as Prostitute
1973 Hell Up In Harlem as Sister Jennifer
1973 An Eye for an Eye
1972 Cool Breeze as Lark
1972 Something Evil as Irene
1972 Terror at Red Wolf Inn as Edwina

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