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Margaret Avery is a Actor American born on 20 january 1944 at Mangum (USA)

Margaret Avery

Margaret Avery
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Nationality USA
Birth 20 january 1944 (80 years) at Mangum (USA)

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).


She married Robert Gordon Hunt in January 1974. They were divorced in 1980 and have one daughter.

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The Color Purple (1986)

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Filmography of Margaret Avery (28 films)

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Proud Mary
Proud Mary (2018)
, 1h28
Directed by Babak Najafi
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Taraji P. Henson, Billy Brown, Jahi Di'Allo Winston, Neal McDonough, Danny Glover, Margaret Avery
Roles Mina
Rating50% 2.511542.511542.511542.511542.51154
Mary Goodwin est une tueuse à gages professionnelle et solitaire qui travaille pour la mafia de Boston. Mais sa vie est chamboulée lorsqu'elle rencontre, lors d'un contrat qui se déroule mal, un adolescent nommé Danny.
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, 1h54
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Martin Lawrence, Margaret Avery, Joy Bryant, Louis C.K., Michael Clarke Duncan, Mike Epps
Roles Mamma Jenkins
Rating55% 2.754472.754472.754472.754472.75447
Dr. R.J. (Roscoe) Stevens (Martin Lawrence) is a talk-show sensation who has discarded his simple Southern awkward-boy past and the awkward boy he used to be to dispense motivational advice to millions of adoring fans. With reality TV series Survivor winner Bianca Kittles (Joy Bryant) on his arm and enough cash in his pocket to easily afford expensive gifts for his parents, he feels like there's nothing he hasn't achieved.
Meet the Browns, 1h48
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about families, Films based on plays
Actors Tyler Perry, Angela Bassett, Lance Gross, David Mann, Tamela Mann, Lamman Rucker
Roles Sarah Brown
Rating45% 2.2654152.2654152.2654152.2654152.265415
Brenda (Angela Bassett) is a single Chicago mother of three who has been struggling for years to keep her kids off of the streets. Suddenly let go from her job with no warning to speak of, the eternally optimistic mother begins to experience a suffocating sense of hopelessness for the very first time in her life. When Brenda receives a death notice claiming that the father she has never met has died, she quickly gathers up the kids and sets out for Georgia to attend the funeral. Upon arriving in the Deep South, the once fretful mother is pleasantly surprised to discover that there is a whole side of the family she never knew existed. A crass but good-natured clan that welcomes Brenda and her children with open arms, the Browns' lazy summer afternoons and frequent trips to the county fair offer a much-needed contrast to the stress of surviving in inner city Chicago.
Exodus (2007)
, 1h51
Directed by Penny Woolcock
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Films based on the Bible, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Bernard Hill, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Daniel Percival, Barry Letts, Margaret Avery
Roles Robbed Tourist
Rating47% 2.3831552.3831552.3831552.3831552.383155
The leader of the country, called Pharaoh (who is plagued by voices), declares war upon society's 'undesirables'. Drug abusers, refugees, criminals and the homeless are all considered equally worthless and entered into a restricted ghetto, called 'Dreamland' (a former fun fair), where they cannot leave.
Man in the Mirror: The Michael Jackson Story, 1h30
Directed by Allan Moyle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Documentary, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Téléfilm musical
Actors Flex Alexander, Eugene Clark, Peter Onorati, Patricia Idlette, Margaret Avery, Barbara Mamabolo
Roles Martha Upshaw
Rating32% 1.6275251.6275251.6275251.6275251.627525
Man in the Mirror begins with a flashback, albeit with a voice-over narration by Michael Jackson (Flex Alexander), who reminisces on his younger self (played by Brennan Gademans in a non-speaking role), wanting a normal childhood in addition to becoming a superstar at a young age. It later flashes forward to 1983, whereas Jackson (Alexander) is now a global superstar and pop icon, due in part to his success of his critically acclaimed and universally successful sixth studio album Thriller, which has sold over 20 million copies worldwide, and making Jackson a global superstar beyond his wildest dreams.
Second to Die, 1h29
Directed by Brad Marlowe
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors Erika Eleniak, Colleen Camp, John Wesley Shipp, Paul Winfield, Margaret Avery, Marshall R. Teague
Roles Insurance Agent
Rating48% 2.4178852.4178852.4178852.4178852.417885
Sara Morgan (Eleniak) is a woman who thinks the murder of her husband (John Wesley Shipp) will solve all her problems. However, she realizes that it won't be enough.
Love Kills
Love Kills (1999)
, 1h31
Directed by Mario Van Peebles
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Romance
Actors Mario Van Peebles, Lesley Ann Warren, Donovan Leitch, Loretta Devine, Louise Fletcher, Daniel Baldwin
Roles Moon
Rating38% 1.9397351.9397351.9397351.9397351.939735
A masseur gets mixed up in the family plots at the mansion of a recently deceased Beverly Hills millionaire.
Cyborg 3: The Recycler, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Khrystyne Haje, Zach Galligan, Malcolm McDowell, Michael Bailey Smith, Richard Lynch, Andrew Bryniarski
Roles Doc Edford
Rating35% 1.780881.780881.780881.780881.78088
Set in a desolate post apocalyptic world where a once thriving golden age of man and cyborgs has ended. Cyborgs are now hunted for their parts. Cash (Haje), a female cyborg learns from Doc Edford (Margaret Avery) that she is somehow pregnant.
The Set Up
The Set Up (1995)
, 1h33
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Heist films
Actors Billy Zane, Mia Sara, James Russo, James Coburn, Louis Mandylor, Tom Lister, Jr.
Roles Olivia Dubois
Rating48% 2.4144952.4144952.4144952.4144952.414495
Charlie Thorpe (Billy Zane), a security systems expert, is caught during a robbery. When he get released from prison, a bank owner hires him to design a fool-proof system during the refurbishing of his bank. After he has completed the system, he begins getting blackmailed, to break his system.
White Man's Burden, 1h25
Directed by Desmond Nakano
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about racism, Alternate history films
Actors John Travolta, Harry Belafonte, Kelly Lynch, Margaret Avery, Tom Bower, Andrew Lawrence
Roles Megan Thomas
Rating52% 2.6497552.6497552.6497552.6497552.649755
Louis Pinnock (John Travolta) is a struggling urban factory worker. In this alternative reality, it is a large underclass of white Americans who live in rundown, crime-infested ghettos and face prejudice from the broader society, while the comfortable middle and upper class is predominantly black.
Night Trap
Night Trap (1993)
, 1h33
Directed by David A. Prior
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Slasher
Actors Robert Davi, Michael Ironside, John Amos, Mike Starr, Mickey Jones, Lesley-Anne Down
Roles Miss Sadie
Rating41% 2.083962.083962.083962.083962.08396
Veteran cop Mike Turner (Robert Davi) is brought in to help solve a string of baffling satanic homicides. He soon finds himself along with Capt. Hodges (John Amos) seeking to catch a murderous psycho called Bishop (Michael Ironside) who's gone on a killing spree during New Orleans' Mardi Gras. Only problem is that this killer has lost his soul to the devil and is no longer human... but a seemingly indestructible demonic being, intent on destroying the lives of everyone around Mike; and shall not stop until he has cost Mike not just his life... but his soul.
The Jacksons: An American Dream, 4h
Directed by Karen Arthur
Genres Drama, Biography, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Angela Bassett, Holly Robinson Peete, Margaret Avery, Bumper Robinson, Monica Calhoun
Roles Martha Scruse
Rating77% 3.861713.861713.861713.861713.86171
The miniseries stars Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as the Jacksons' patriarch Joseph Jackson, Angela Bassett as the family matriarch Katherine Jackson, Alex Burrall, Jason Weaver and Wylie Draper played Michael Jackson in different eras, while Bumper Robinson and Terrence Howard played Jackie Jackson in different eras, Shakiem Jamar Evans and Angel Vargas played Tito Jackson, Margaret Avery as Katherine's mother Martha Scruse, Holly Robinson Peete as Diana Ross, Billy Dee Williams as Berry Gordy and Vanessa L. Williams as Suzanne de Passe. The opening titles of the film shows footage of the real Jacksons rehearsing, performing on stage, a few clips from the "Can You Feel It" music video, album covers, magazine covers and pictures of the family.
Riverbend (1989)
, 1h46
Directed by Sam Firstenberg
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Political films
Actors Steve James, Margaret Avery, Tony Frank, Tyrees Allen
Roles Bell Coleman
Rating65% 3.2715453.2715453.2715453.2715453.271545
Three rebellious African-American army officers disobey orders in Vietnam and refuse to destroy a village inhabited with innocent people. They are sent to Georgia and are going to be court-martialed. The officers know that justice will not be served and manage to escape. The fugitives end up in the small town of Riverbend, taking refuge in the home of a sympathetic widow. The town is controlled by a brutal, racist sheriff who kills those opposing him and takes whatever he wants from the terrified residents. This bothers one of the officers who, with plans to take down the sheriff, convinces the others to help him create a secret training camp in the woods. They then begin recruiting the local African-Americans men and training them for combat. When they are prepared, the angry rebels take over the town, incarcerate the sheriff and all his cohorts and hold the rest of the town hostage in a church until their demands for media attention and an end to racism are met.