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Kimberly Elise is a Actor American born on 17 april 1967 at Minneapolis (USA)

Kimberly Elise

Kimberly Elise
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Birth name Kimberly Elise Trammel
Nationality USA
Birth 17 april 1967 (52 years) at Minneapolis (USA)

Kimberly Elise Trammel (born April 17, 1967), professionally known as Kimberly Elise, is an American film and television actress. She made her feature film debut in Set It Off (1996), and later received critical acclaim for her performance in Beloved (1998).
During her career, Elise has appeared in films such as John Q. (2001), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005), The Great Debaters (2007), For Colored Girls (2010), and Dope (2015). She received Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in 2004 drama film, Woman Thou Art Loosed, and played the leading roles in a number of made for television movies. Elise also starred in the CBS crime drama series, Close to Home (2005–07), and in 2013 began starring in the VH1 comedy-drama series, Hit the Floor.


Elise was married to Maurice Oldham from 1989 to 2005. The couple had two daughters, Aja Arial Oldham (born March 16, 1990) and Butterfly JaelaRose Jurney Oldham (born October 19, 1998). Maurice Oldham died from a "massive blood clot" in 2007.

Elise's maternal descent is of the Songhai people. Elise is vegan and has worked with PETA to promote that lifestyle.

Best films

John Q (2002)

Usually with

Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry
(2 films)
F. Gary Gray
F. Gary Gray
(1 films)
Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kimberly Elise (18 films)

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Ad Astra
Ad Astra (2019)

Directed by James Gray
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace
Actors Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Liv Tyler, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, Jamie Kennedy
Roles Lorraine Deavers
Rating69% 3.494623.494623.494623.494623.49462
Roy McBridge, un ingénieur autiste, part à la recherche de son père disparu vingt ans plus tôt, perdu dans l'espace lors d'une mission où il voulait découvrir une vie extraterrestre sur Neptune.
Death Wish
Death Wish (2018)
, 1h47
Directed by Eli Roth
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Bruce Willis, Vincent d’Onofrio, Dean Norris, Elisabeth Shue, Beau Knapp, Kirby Bliss Blanton
Roles Detective Jackson
Rating63% 3.193893.193893.193893.193893.19389
Le Dr. Paul Kersey est un chirurgien urgentiste menant une vie de rêve dans les beaux quartiers de Chicago. Cependant, sa vie bascule après un cambriolage qui tourne mal : sa femme Lucy est sauvagement tuée et sa fille Jordan, âgée de 18 ans, est plongée dans le coma. Face à la lenteur de l’enquête de police, Paul décide de prendre les choses en main. Il s'équipe et se lance dans une quête de vengeance à ce que justice soit faite et rendue.
Dope (2015)
, 1h43
Directed by Rick Famuyiwa
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, Hip hop films, Gangster films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Tony Revolori, Kiersey Clemons, Kimberly Elise, Keith Stanfield, Blake Anderson, Zoë Kravitz
Roles Lisa Hayes
Rating71% 3.5998753.5998753.5998753.5998753.599875
Malcolm Adekanbi is a high school senior obsessed with 1990's hip-hop culture, along with his friends Jib and Diggy, he's a geek who is continually pushed around school. They live in "The Bottoms" part of Inglewood, California, a suburb of Los Angeles.
Trauma (2013)
, 1h24
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Jennifer Morrison, James Frain, Josh Stewart, Kimberly Elise, Jude Ciccolella, Stephen Rider
Roles Blau
Rating48% 2.409092.409092.409092.409092.40909
L'action d'Event 15 se situe dans un centre médical militaire à Washington DC. Trois soldats récemment rentrés du Moyen-Orient et souffrant des effets du syndrome de stress post-traumatique, y suivent un traitement sous la supervision de médecins militaires. Alors que les soldats s’apprêtent à quitter l'établissement médical en empruntant le même ascenseur, et qu'ils se font une joie de retrouver famille et amis afin de panser leurs blessures psychologiques, l'ascenseur tombe en panne entre deux étages. Ils apprennent alors que Washington DC subit une attaque terroriste de grande ampleur à laquelle les autorités répondent en ordonnant l'évacuation de la ville.Ne pouvant compter sur aucune aide pour les sortir de leur "cage métallique", isolés et confrontés à la perspective d'une mort par irradiation, cette situation stressante fait remonter les souvenirs traumatisants de leur expérience au Moyen-Orient. Plutôt que de s'entraider pour se sortir de ce mauvais pas, les trois soldats vont se livrer une lutte sans merci afin de prendre le contrôle, quitte à ce qu'un seul survive à cette expérience.
Hannah's Law
Directed by Rachel Talalay
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors John Pyper-Ferguson, Cameron Bancroft, Sara Canning, Greyston Holt, Kimberly Elise, Brendan Fletcher
Roles Stagecoach Mary
Rating52% 2.612452.612452.612452.612452.61245
Hannah s'efforce de faire respecter la loi au sein de "la ville la plus difficile au monde" : Dodge City, dans le Kansas. Elle peut heureusement compter sur l'aide du jeune Wyatt Earp, de Doc Holliday et Mary.
For Colored Girls, 2h13
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Janet Jackson, Phylicia Rashād, Loretta Devine, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Anika Noni Rose
Roles Crystal / Brown
Rating61% 3.051543.051543.051543.051543.05154
Each woman is represented by a color: Jo Bradmore represents red, Tangie Adrose represents orange, Yasmine represents yellow, Juanita Sims represents green, Kelly Watkins represents blue, Nyla Adrose represents purple, and Crystal Wallace represents brown. Additionally, the characters of Alice Adrose, who represents white, and Gilda, who does not represent a color, were made specifically for the film.
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, 1h26
Directed by Thomas Carter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about religion
Actors Cuba Gooding Jr., Kimberly Elise, Aunjanue Ellis, Gus Hoffman, Maestro Harrell, Olivia Dutron
Roles Sonya Carson
Rating76% 3.8471053.8471053.8471053.8471053.847105
In 1987, Dr. Ben Carson (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) travels to Germany to meet a couple, Peter and Augusta Rausch, who have twins conjoined at the back of their heads. Dr. Carson believes he might be able to successfully separate them, but realizes that he also risks losing one or both of them. After explaining the risk, and despite that fact, Ben agrees to operate.
The Great Debaters, 2h6
Directed by Denzel Washington
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about education, Films about racism
Actors Forest Whitaker, Nate Parker, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Denzel Whitaker, Denzel Washington, John Heard
Roles Pearl Farmer
Rating75% 3.798733.798733.798733.798733.79873
Based on a true story, the plot revolves around the efforts of debate coach Melvin B. Tolson (Denzel Washington) at historically black Wiley College to place his team on equal footing with whites in the American South during the 1930s, when Jim Crow laws were common and lynch mobs were a pervasive fear for blacks. In the movie, the Wiley team eventually succeeds to the point where they are able to debate Harvard University. This was their 47th annual debate team.
Pride (2007)
, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, Buddy films
Actors Terrence Demoustier, Gary Anthony Sturgis, Bernie Mac, Tom Arnold, Kimberly Elise, Evan Ross
Roles Sue Davis
Rating60% 3.04973.04973.04973.04973.0497
It is 1974 and life is not easy for a black male to find employment, even college-educated Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard). While struggling to find anything better, Jim, a former competitive swimmer, is working on the decrepit Marcus Foster Recreation Center operated by the Philadelphia Department of Recreation. The center includes a dilapidated swimming pool, which Ellis rehabilitates. Ellis's presence and activities cause friction with a bitter, overprotective janitor named Elston (Bernie Mac). One day, Jim invites a group of black teens who have just been thrown off the basketball court in the Center's yard in for a swim. Andre (Kevin Phillips), Hakim (Nate Parker), Reggie (Evan Ross), Puddin’ Head (Brandon Fobbs), and Walt (Alphonso McAuley) prove to be fairly capable swimmers and with a few pointers, could become great swimmers. With some help from Elston, Jim decides to try to save the swimming pool by starting the city's first all African-American swim team, the P.D.R. team (Pride, Determination, Resilience). When the team acquires Willie (Regine Nehy), a female swimmer more talented than any of the boys, the prospects of competing against much more experienced rival white teams begin to improve. Jim also develops a romantic interest in a beautiful city councilor (Kimberly Elise), Hakim's sister and guardian. Throughout their struggles in and out of the swimming pool, Jim and Elston encourage and mentor the kids, helping them not only to become successful at swimming but also to struggle against prejudice, crime, and poverty.
Diary of a Mad Black Woman, 1h56
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Shemar Moore, Tamara Taylor, Tiffany Evans, Lisa Marcos
Roles Helen
Rating57% 2.853182.853182.853182.853182.85318
Helen McCarter (Kimberly Elise) and her husband Charles (Steve Harris), an attorney, had it all: money, success, and a fine home. Their lives were perfect—but they only looked perfect to the public. Helen is unemployed and Charles has been having multiple affairs. On their 18th anniversary, Helen awakens to find all of her belongings packed in a U-Haul truck with Charles kicking her out of the house in favor of Brenda (Lisa Marcos), his young mistress, the mother of his two children.
The Manchurian Candidate, 2h10
Directed by Jonathan Demme
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Spy films, Films about families, Politique, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight, Kimberly Elise, Vera Farmiga
Roles FBI Ag. Eugenie Rose
Rating65% 3.2991953.2991953.2991953.2991953.299195
Major Bennett "Ben" Marco (Denzel Washington) is a war veteran who begins to doubt what is commonly known about his famous U.S. Army unit. During the Gulf War, Sergeant First Class Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber) supposedly rescued all but two members in his unit, of which Marco was the commanding officer. Shaw became a war hero and was awarded the Medal of Honor, launching his political career.
Woman Thou Art Loosed, 1h34
Directed by Michael Schultz
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine, Debbi Morgan, Michael Boatman, Clifton Powell, Idalis DeLeón
Roles Michelle Jordan
Rating65% 3.2966353.2966353.2966353.2966353.296635
Michelle Jordan (Destiny Edmond) is a young energetic 8-year-old girl whose mother, Cassy Jordan (Loretta Devine), goes after man after man, neglecting her child who has never met her father. Searching for love in all the wrong places, Cassy finds a man named Reggie (Clifton Powell), who seems to be the right man in Michelle and Cassy's life. But four years later, at the age of 12, Michelle is raped and sexually abused by Reggie. Years later, Michelle (played as an adult by Kimberly Elise), who is now all grown up, is left with bitterness in her heart and leaves home wanting to get away from all of her past memories. Being led astray, Michelle lives a life of stripping, prostitution, and drugs. But when Michelle goes to jail, everything changes and she leaves realizing she has to make a change in her life. On her way to beginning that new life, she runs into an old childhood friend named Todd(Michael Boatman), who gives her a ride to the halfway house where she will be living with a friend, Nicole(Idalis DeLeon), who will help her to get her life back on track. Unfortunately, on her way to starting her life over, she runs into some familiar roadblocks such as Reggie, her mother, and Pervis(Sean Blakemore), her ex-pimp and drug supplier, and she begins to spiral downwards again. This time, though, she is invited to a revival, and people like Bishop T.D. Jakes (who appears as himself), her godmother Twana (Debbie Morgan), her friend Nicole, and Todd try to help her maintain herself along the right path.
John Q
John Q (2002)
, 1h56
Directed by Nick Cassavetes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films
Actors Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, James Woods, Anne Heche, Kimberly Elise, Ray Liotta
Roles Denise Archibald
Rating70% 3.5499253.5499253.5499253.5499253.549925
Beginning scene start off with a woman driving on a road and she gets into a car crash with a truck driver killing her. John Quincy Archibald and his wife Denise witness their young son Michael collapse at his baseball game. After a series of tests at the hospital, John is informed by Dr. Raymond Turner and Rebecca Payne, a hospital administrator, that Michael has an enlarged heart and will need a transplant. Because the company he works for dropped John from full-time to part-time, his health insurance has been changed, and the new policy does not cover the surgery, leaving them to raise $75,000 to get their son's name on the donor list. The family tries to raise the money but are only able to come up with a third of the necessary payment. The hospital tires of waiting and releases Michael; Denise urges John to do something. Unwilling to let his child die, John walks into the hospital ER with a handgun, gathers hostages, and sets demands: his son's name on the recipient list as soon as possible. The hostage negotiator, Lt. Frank Grimes, stands down to let John cool off.
Bait (2000)
, 1h59
Directed by Antoine Fuqua
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Transport films, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Jamie Foxx, David Morse, Doug Hutchison, Kimberly Elise, David Paymer, Mike Epps
Roles Lisa Hill
Rating58% 2.9015352.9015352.9015352.9015352.901535
When petty thief and hustler Alvin Sanders (Jamie Foxx) gets arrested for stealing shrimp, the worst of his problems would seem to be going to jail. Unfortunately, he ends up sharing a cell with John Delano Jaster (Robert Pastorelli) a guy who, while stealing $42 million in gold from the Federal Reserve, double-crossed his partner, Bristol (Doug Hutchison)—a partner with a knack for computers and a long memory. While being interrogated by hardball Treasury Agent Edgar Clenteen (David Morse), the double-crosser dies from heart failure. All the feds have are an incomprehensible message that was left with Alvin, so they decide to release him and use him as bait to catch the partner by secretly implanting a combination tracking device and electronic bug into Alvin's jaw. From that moment on, a surveillance team can follow Alvin's every move and hear his every word. Unfortunately, Alvin has a talent for getting into trouble—which means that the feds have to become his guardian angels so that he can serve his purpose.