Biography

Kimberly Elise was born on April 17, 1967 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Elise studied film and acting at the University of Minnesota and earned a BA in Mass Communications. She is best known for her role in the films Set It Off, John Q, and Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Her most recent film role was in Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls (2010), as the battered wife Crystal. Elise is a four-time NAACP Image Award winner.

Kimberly Elise was born on April 17, 1967 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Elise studied film and acting at the University of Minnesota and earned a BA in Mass Communications. She is best known for her role in the films Set It Off, John Q, and Diary of a Mad Black Woman. Her most recent film role was in Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls (2010), as the battered wife Crystal. Elise is a four-time NAACP Image Award winner.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 34

Birthday 1967-04-17

Place of Birth Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • -

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Hellbent as Karina McCallum
2019 Ad Astra as Lorraine Deavers
2018 Death Wish as Detective Jackson
2016 Almost Christmas as Cheryl
2016 Confirmation as Sonia Jarvis
2015 Dope as Lisa Hayes
2015 Back to School Mom as Mary Thomas
2014 Apple Mortgage Cake as Angela Logan
2014 A Day Late and a Dollar Short as Djanel
2013 Highland Park as Toni
2013 Hit the Floor(42 episodes) as Sloane Hayes
2013 Event 15 as Blau
2012 Hannah's Law as Stagecoach Mary
2010 For Colored Girls as Crystal / Brown
2009 Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story as Sonya Carson
2007 The Great Debaters as Pearl Farmer
2007 Private Practice(2 episodes)
2007 Masters of Science Fiction(1 episode)
2007 Pride as Sue Davis
2005 The Reichen Show(1 episode)
2005 Close to Home(44 episodes) as Maureen Scofield
2005 Grey's Anatomy(5 episodes)
2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman as Helen
2004 Woman Thou Art Loosed as Michelle Jordan
2004 The Manchurian Candidate as FBI Ag. Eugenie Rose
2002 The Twilight Zone(2 episodes)
2002 John Q as Denise Archibald
2001 Bojangles as Fannie
2000 Bait as Lisa Hill
2000 Girlfriends(2 episodes)
2000 Soul Food(2 episodes)
1998 Beloved as Denver
1997 The View(1 episode)
1996 Set It Off as Tisean

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page