Biography

Gloria Foster (November 15, 1933 – September 29, 2001) was an American actress, most known for her stage performances both on and off Broadway, including her acclaimed roles in plays In White America and Having Our Say, winning three Obie Awards during her career.

In films, she was perhaps best known as the Oracle in The Matrix (1999) and The Matrix Reloaded (2003), the latter film being her last. Gloria Foster also played the role of the mother of Yusef Bell in the mini series The Atlanta Child Murders which aired in 1985.

Gloria Foster (November 15, 1933 – September 29, 2001) was an American actress, most known for her stage performances both on and off Broadway, including her acclaimed roles in plays In White America and Having Our Say, winning three Obie Awards during her career.

In films, she was perhaps best known as the Oracle in The Matrix (1999) and The Matrix Reloaded (2003), the latter film being her last. Gloria Foster also played the role of the mother of Yusef Bell in the mini series The Atlanta Child Murders which aired in 1985.

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 21

Birthday 1933-11-15

Day of Death 2001-09-29

Place of Birth Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2003 The Matrix Reloaded as Oracle
2000 Christianity: The Second Millennium (2 episodes) as Herself - Narrator
2000 Soul Food (1 episode)
1999 The Matrix as Oracle
1991 City of Hope as Jeanette
1991 Separate But Equal as Vivian 'Buster' Marshall
1990 Law & Order (2 episodes)
1987 Leonard Part 6 as Medusa Johnson
1985 The Atlanta Child Murders (2 episodes) as Camille Bell
1984 The Cosby Show (1 episode)
1984 The House of Dies Drear as Sheila Small
1978 Top Secret as Judith
1972 To All My Friends On Shore as Serena Blue
1971 Man and Boy as Ivy Revers
1970 The Angel Levine as Sally Turner
1969 The Bill Cosby Show (2 episodes)
1968 The Mod Squad (2 episodes)
1968 The Outcasts (1 episode)
1967 The Comedians as Mrs. Philipot
1964 Nothing But a Man as Lee
1963 The Cool World as Duke's Mom

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