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Nickname: Margret Avery
Profession: Actor, Singer
Nationality: United States of America
Date of Birth: 1944-01-20
Place of Birth: Mangum
Margaret Avery net worth: Margaret Avery is an American actress and singer who has a net worth of $3 million dollars. Margaret Avery was born in Mangum, Oklahoma, and grew up in San Diego, California. She went on to earn a degree in Education from San Diego State University, and then began her professional performance career while working as a teacher in Los Angeles. She first appeared in such plays as "Revolution" and "Sistuhs", and was nominated for a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for her work in "Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?". She began her professional on-camera career in the early 70s, and went on to appear in such projects as "Something Evil", "Magnum Force", "Scott Joplin", "The Lathe of Heaven", "The Return of Superfly", "Heat Wave", "The Jacksons: An American Dream", "Meet the Browns", "Single Ladies", and "Being Mary Jane". She is most widely recognized for her Academy Award nominated performance as Shug Avery in "The Color Purple".
Margaret Avery (born January 20, 1944) is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Shug in The Color Purple (1985).

Margaret Avery was born in Mangum, Oklahoma and raised in San Diego, California, where she attended Point Loma High School. She then attended San Francisco State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in education. While working as a substitute teacher in Los Angeles, Avery began making singing appearances and acting on the stage.
Among the plays she appeared in were Revolution, and Sistuhs. For her performance in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? (1973) she received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for "Performance In A Major Role."
In the television movie Something Evil (1972), a horror story with Sandy Dennis and Darren McGavin, she was directed by Steven Spielberg. That same year, she made her theatrical motion picture debut as Lark in the MGM crime/drama Cool Breeze (1972) with Thalmus Rasulala and Judy Pace. In this blaxploitation remake of The Asphalt Jungle, Avery played the Marilyn Monroe part. The following year she played a prostitute in Magnum Force (1973), the second in the series of Dirty Harry films starring Clint Eastwood, in which her character was murdered by her pimp (played by Albert Popwell). This act of killing by pouring drain cleaner down the victim's throat was said to have inspired the notorious Hi-Fi Murders case in 1974.
In Universal's Which Way Is Up? (1977), directed by Michael Schultz, Avery turned in a comedic performance as Annie Mae, the wife of Richard Pryor. That same year, she played Belle Joplin, wife of the ragtime composer Scott Joplin, opposite Billy Dee Williams in the title role.
Avery scored a major success with her role as the sultry and spirited blues singer, Shug Avery, in Spielberg's The Color Purple (1985) opposite Whoopi Goldberg and Danny Glover. Her performance in this screen a

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FROM DOWN UNDER: The Color Purple

In a miserable household, Celie soon comes to love Mister’s awkward son Harpo, Harpo’s feisty wife Sofia, Harpo’s new girlfriend Squeak and Mister’s long-term flame, exotic singer Shug Avery. With Nettie missing for much of the show, Carmellotti ...
Posted: October 16, 2016, 9:04 am

Busy Michael Ealy joins ‘Being Mary Jane’ cast in lead role opposite star Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union leads a cast of regulars that also included Richard Roundtree, Margaret Avery, Lisa Vidal, Richard Brooks, Raven Goodwin, B.J. Britt, Aaron D. Spears, Latarsha Rose and Stephen Bishop.
Posted: October 15, 2016, 12:46 pm

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Holliday in THE COLOR PURPLE!

Tony and Grammy Award winner Jennifer Holliday has stepped into the role of Shug Avery in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, The Color Purple. She replaces Heather Headley, who took her final bow on October 2. Holliday ...
Posted: October 24, 2016, 12:03 pm
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