Kimberly Elise (born April 17 1967) is an American film and television actress, perhaps best known for her roles in the films The Manchurian Candidate and Diary of a Mad Black Woman.
Elise was born Kimberly Elise Trammel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, daughter of Marvin Trammel, who owns an executive search firm, and Erna Jean (Johnson), an elementary school teacher. She has three siblings. Elise studied film and acting at the University of Minnesota and earned a BA in Mass Communications. She was married to Maurice Oldham from 1989 until 2005 and has two children named Ajableu and Butterfly.
Elise's first movie was Set It Off (1996), in which she played one of four women who resort to robbing a bank for money. Following that she played a role in Beloved, alongside Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. In 2004, she appeared in Woman Thou Art Loosed portraying Michelle, an abused young woman who finally got the help she needed behind bars. This role won her a Black Reel award for Best Actress....
Created by dipity on Jan 24, 2008
Last updated: 11/18/09 at 08:19 AM
Kimberly Elise has no followers yet. Be the first one to follow.
Diary of a Mad Black Woman is a film adaptation written by Tyler Perry, which was inspired by the play of the same name. The movie stars Kimberly Elise, Shemar Moore, Cicely Tyson, Steve Harris, and Perry himself. Directed by Darren Grant, the film was released in the US on February 25, 2005.
Helen McCarter has everything a woman wants: a nice house and rich husband. However her husband Charles throws her out of the house after admitting to an affair. A distraught Helen turns to her mother, grandmother Madea and cousin Brian who take her in and turn back to God. Helen learns for the first time in her life to stand up on her own two feet and is ready to remove herself from her relationship with Charles and move on with Orlando. But when her husband is almost killed by a vengeful client, Helen wonders if she has the heart to forgive him despite everything.
The movie starts at a banquet for Charles who is a prominent Atlanta lawyer. As he accepts his award he thanks his lovely wife...,
Woman Thou Art Loosed is a 2004 film directed by Michael Schultz. The film is based on the novel by T. D. Jakes.Michelle Jordan was a prostitute who was sexually abused and raped as a child by her mother's boyfriend Reggie. Throughout Michelle's childhood, Reggie hides the abuse from Michelle's mother. After she is released from prison for drug abuse, Michelle decides to restart her life. When she comes home, her mother continues to choose Reggie over her and won't allow her in the house. Along the way, she encounters her childhood boyfriend and her pimp, who both tracked her down. Michelle starts to go to revival to change her life. But soon, Reggie is changing his ways as well. He and Michelle cross paths at the altar, but before he could apologize, she retaliates by shooting him in the church....,
John Q is a 2002 movie starring Denzel Washington as John Quincy Archibald, a father and husband whose son is diagnosed with an enlarged heart and then finds out he cannot receive a transplant because insurance won't cover it. The title is a reference to the term John Q. Public, indicating that the struggles in the story could be experienced by any average American. Nick Cassavetes directed the movie.
A protest against the policies and hidden procedures of many of today's insurance companies, John Q also stars Anne Heche, James Woods, Ray Liotta, Eddie Griffin and Robert Duvall, among others.
As the film opens, a young woman is driving down a rural-looking highway. A slow-moving truck impedes her progress, and she attempts to pass it by moving into the oncoming lane of traffic. Suddenly, a second truck looms in the oncoming lane, and it clips the woman's rear fender. The woman fishtails and comes to a stop in front of the first truck, which collides with her car, and she dies en...
Set It Off is a 1996 drama film directed by F. Gary Gray, and stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise, as four close friends from Los Angeles who decide to plan and execute a bank robbery. They decide to do so for different reasons, although all four want better for themselves and their families than the opportunities available to them than in the racist and post-industrial Los Angeles.
Ever since her parents' death, Stony (Jada Pinkett Smith) has had to act as a parent to her little brother Stevie (Chaz Lamar Shepard). She works in various capacities to make a future for him at UCLA. When her brother gets shot and killed by police officers in a case of mistaken identity, Stony gets disillusioned with her life, deciding to join with her friends to rob a bank.
Cleo (Queen Latifah) is a lesbian who wants nothing more than to customize her classic car. As demonstrated in the movie, she has refined car-stealing skills. She seems to be the only character...,
Kimberly Elise was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Hennepin County