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Profession: Actor
Date of Birth: May 6, 1953
Nicknames: Lynn Butler-Smith, Lynn C. Whitfield, Lynne Whitfield
Height: 1.613 m
Country: United States of America
Lynn Whitfield net worth: Lynn Whitfield is an American actress with an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Lynn Whitfield graduated from Howard University. She first gained recognition for her theater work, appearing in productions with the Black Repertory Company in Washington, D.C. She also co-starred in the acclaimed West Coast production of "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide... When the Rainbow is Enuf" in Los Angeles in 1977. She began her professional on-camera career in 1981 and went on to appear in guest starring or recurring roles on such television shows as, "Hill Street Blues", "This is the Life", "Cagney & Lacey", "Miami Vice", "St. Elsewhere", "Matlock", "Martin", "Touched By an Angel", and "Strong Medicine". She also starred in the films, "A Thin Line Between Love and Hate", "Eve's Bayou", and "The Rebound", among other projects. She received an Emmy Award for her performance in the television movie, "The Josephine Baker Story".
Lynn Whitfield (born May 6, 1953) is an American actress.
Whitfield began her acting career in television and theatre, before progressing to supporting roles in film. She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special and a NAACP Image Award for her performance as Josephine Baker in the HBO movie The Josephine Baker Story (1991). She also won NAACP Image awards for her work in Touched by an Angel (1998), The Planet of Junior Brown (2000) and Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story (2004).
Her film work includes performances in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate (1996), Eve's Bayou (1997), The Cheetah Girls (2003), Madea's Family Reunion (2006), and The Cheetah Girls 2 (2006).
Whitfield was born Lynn Butler-Smith in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the daughter of Jean (n?(C)e Butler), an officer of a finance agency, and Valerian Smith, a dentist. Lynn Whitfield is an honorary member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
Whitfield had a series of television appearances before her film career began, including playing Jill Thomas in the award-winning series Hill Street Blues. After gaining attention on stage in Ntozake Shange's For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Whitfield appeared in supporting roles in such films as Doctor Detroit (1983) and Silverado (1985). She gained wider success by starring in the television films The George McKenna Story, Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI, (both 1986), and the miniseries The Women of Brewster Place (1989).
Whitfield achieved international recognition in the title role of The Josephine Baker Story (1991), the HBO biopic requiring her to age from 18 to 68. She portrayed the American Folies Berg??re star who became a Resistance fighter during WWII and civil rights activist. In a highly publicized casting call, Whitfield was chosen over more than 500 women. She won an Emmy Award for her role and said this gave her, "the greatest sense of accomplishment and realization of my vi

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Baton Rouge, La. native and actress Lynn Whitfield and director Darryl Pitts visited Louisiana Delta Community College on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 as a part of the institution’s “Multi-Cultural Experience” Week. Students and community members ...
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