Biography

Pamela Suzette "Pam" Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American actress. She became famous in the early 1970s, after starring in a string of moderately successful women in prison and blaxploitation films such as 1974's Foxy Brown. Her career was revitalized in 1997 after her appearance in Quentin Tarantino's film Jackie Brown. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She has also been nominated for a SAG as well as a Satellite Award for her performance in the iconic film Jackie Brown. She received an Emmy Award nomination for her work in an Animated Program Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child. Rotten Tomatoes has ranked her as the second Greatest Female Action Heroine in film history. Director Quentin Tarantino remarked that she may have been cinema's first female action star. Description above from the Wikipedia article Pam Grier, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Pamela Suzette "Pam" Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American actress. She became famous in the early 1970s, after starring in a string of moderately successful women in prison and blaxploitation films such as 1974's Foxy Brown. Her career was revitalized in 1997 after her appearance in Quentin Tarantino's film Jackie Brown. She received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She has also been nominated for a SAG as well as a Satellite Award for her performance in the iconic film Jackie Brown. She received an Emmy Award nomination for her work in an Animated Program Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child. Rotten Tomatoes has ranked her as the second Greatest Female Action Heroine in film history. Director Quentin Tarantino remarked that she may have been cinema's first female action star. Description above from the Wikipedia article Pam Grier, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 102

Birthday 1949-05-26

Place of Birth Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

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Also Known As

  • Pam Greer
  • Pamela Grier

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2019 A Christmas Wish as Mary
2019 Poms as Olive
2019 Bless This Mess (10 episodes) as Constance
2017 Rose as Lily
2017 Bad Grandmas as Coralee
2016 This Is Us (1 episode) as Joyce
2015 Cleveland Abduction as Carla
2013 Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic as Herself (archive footage)
2012 Quentin Tarantino: 20 Years of Filmmaking as Herself
2012 The Man with the Iron Fists as Jane
2012 Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day as Detective Barrick
2011 Larry Crowne as Frances
2011 Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel as herself
2011 Mafia as James Womack
2010 Machete Maidens Unleashed! as Herself
2010 Just Wright as Janice Wright
2010 The Invited as Zelda
2009 Celebrity Ghost Stories (1 episode)
2008 Ladies of the House
2005 Back in the Day as Mrs. Cooper
2004 The L Word (71 episodes) as Kit Porter
2003 Sex at 24 Frames Per Second as Herself (archive footage)
2003 A Decade Under the Influence as Herself
2003 Love the Hard Way as Linda Fox
2003 1st to Die as Claire Washburn
2002 Jackie Brown: How It Went Down as Herself
2002 The Adventures of Pluto Nash as Flura Nash
2002 BaadAsssss Cinema as Herself
2001 Feast of All Saints as Suzette Lermontant
2001 Bones as Pearl
2001 Smallville (3 episodes) as Amanda Waller
2001 Ghosts of Mars as Commander Helena Braddock
2001 Night Visions (1 episode)
2001 3 A.M. as George
2001 It Conquered Hollywood! The Story of American International Pictures as Herself
2000 Slow Burn as Detective Della Wilder
2000 Fortress 2 as Susan Mendenhall
2000 Snow Day as Tina
1999 No Tomorrow as Diane
1999 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2 episodes)
1999 Holy Smoke as Carol
1999 In Too Deep as Det. Angela Wilson
1999 The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (1 episode)
1999 Jawbreaker as Detective Vera Cruz
1998 Family Blessings as Mrs. Quincy
1998 The Wild Thornberrys (1 episode)
1998 Linc's (37 episodes) as Eleanor Braithwaite Winthrop
1998 Paul Robeson: Speak of Me as I Am as Narrator (voice)
1997 Jackie Brown as Jackie Brown
1997 The View (1 episode)
1997 Fakin' Da Funk as Annabelle Lee
1997 Strip Search
1997 Afro Promo as Herself (archive footage)
1996 Mars Attacks! as Louise Williams
1996 Escape from L.A. as Hershe Las Palamas
1996 Original Gangstas as Laurie Thompson
1996 E! True Hollywood Story (1 episode)
1996 Badass Supermama
1995 MADtv (1 episode)
1995 Serial Killer as Capt. Maggie Davis
1995 The Wayans Bros. (1 episode)
1993 The Sinbad Show (1 episode)
1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1 episode)
1993 Posse as Phoebe
1992 Martin (1 episode)
1991 Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey as Ms. Wardroe
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1 episode) as Janice
1990 Class of 1999 as Ms. Connors
1989 The Package as Ruth Butler
1988 Above the Law as Delores 'Jacks' Jackson
1987 The Allnighter as Sgt. McLeesh
1986 Crime Story (5 episodes)
1986 On the Edge as Cara
1986 The Vindicator as Hunter
1985 Stand Alone
1985 Badge of the Assassin as Alexandra 'Alie' Horn
1984 Miami Vice (2 episodes)
1984 Night Court (1 episode)
1983 Tough Enough as Myra
1983 Something Wicked This Way Comes as Dust Witch
1981 Fort Apache, the Bronx as Charlotte
1979 Knots Landing (2 episodes)
1979 Roots: The Next Generations (7 episodes) as Francey
1977 The Love Boat (2 episodes) as Cynthia Wilbur
1977 Greased Lightning as Mary Jones
1977 Twilight of Love as Sandra
1976 Drum as Regine
1975 Friday Foster as Friday Foster
1975 Bucktown as Aretha
1975 Sheba, Baby as Sheba Shayne
1974 Foxy Brown as Foxy Brown
1974 The Arena as Mamawi
1973 Scream Blacula Scream as Lisa Fortier
1973 Coffy as "Coffy" Coffin
1973 Black Mama, White Mama as Lee Daniels
1972 Hit Man as Gozelda (as Pamela Grier)
1972 The Big Bird Cage as Blossom
1972 The Twilight People as Ayesa, the Panther Woman
1972 Cool Breeze as Mona (as Pamela Grier)
1971 Women in Cages as Alabama
1971 The Big Doll House as Grear
1970 Beyond the Valley of the Dolls as Fourth Woman (as Pamela Grier)

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