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Birth name Wanda Maria Howell
Nationality USA

Wanda Maria Howell is an American actress and singer. Howell was born in Gastonia, North Carolina and graduated Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Howell worked as jazz singer and made her film debut in The Color Purple (1985). She lived in Okinawa, Japan, from 1995-2001. She made guest appearances on Drop Dead Diva, Army Wives, The Game, Necessary Roughness, and The Vampire Diaries, and well co-starred in films include Daddy's Little Girls (2007), Mississippi Damned (2009), The Blind Side (2009), and What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012).

In 2013, Howell played Seeder in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Also in 2012, she was cast in recurring role of NBC post-apocalyptic series Revolution as Grace Beaumont, and in 2013 plays Ida Hayes in Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids.

Biography

Maria Howell a commencé à chanter à 13 ans dans un chœur à l'église. Elle est diplômée en biologie de la Winston-Salem State University (à Winston-Salem).

Elle a travaillé en tant que chanteuse de jazz et a fait ses débuts au cinéma dans le film La Couleur pourpre (1985). De 1995 à 2001, elle a vécu à Okinawa, au Japon, où elle a réalisé une carrière musicale. Elle a fait des apparitions dans les séries Drop Dead Diva, American Wives, The Game, La Diva du divan et Vampire Diaries, et a été la co-vedette de films tels que Daddy's Little Girls, Mississippi Damned , The Blind Side et Ce qui vous attend si vous attendez un enfant.

En 2012, Maria Howell a été embauchée pour jouer le rôle récurrent de Grace Beaumont dans la série post-apocalyptique Revolution. En 2013, elle a joué Ida Hayes dans la série Devious Maids. La même année, elle a joué le rôle de Seeder dans Hunger Games : L'Embrasement.

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Filmography of Maria Howell (13 films)

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American Made, 1h55
Directed by Doug Liman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Comedy, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Lola Kirke, Jesse Plemons
Roles NSC Woman
Rating71% 3.5960453.5960453.5960453.5960453.596045
Mena tells the story of Barry Seal, a TWA pilot who is recruited by the CIA to give recognition against the emerging communist threat in Central America. Seal is in charge of a major CIA covert operation in US history, a feat that led the Medellin cartel and nearly brought down the White House under President Ronald Reagan because of the Iran scandal.
Allegiant
Allegiant (2016)
, 2h1
Directed by Robert Schwentke
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Action, Adventure, Romance
Themes Post-apocalyptic films, Dystopian films
Actors Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Jeff Daniels, Zoë Naelle Kravitz, Naomi Watts
Roles un membre du conseil
Rating57% 2.859152.859152.859152.859152.85915
Choqués par le message des fondateurs leur dévoilant le véritable objectif du système des factions, Tris, « Quatre » et leurs compagnons décident de franchir le Mur encerclant Chicago pour découvrir le monde qui les entoure et ses survivants. Mais au-delà de la Clôture, ils découvrent un univers hostile avant d'être accueillis par un nouveau peuple complaisant et protecteur. À peine ont-ils compris avoir fait partie d'une expérience qui visait à restructurer la société qu'ils sont à nouveau confrontés à un défi de plus grande envergure. Alors que les dirigeants de ce nouveau monde ont en effet décidé de sélectionner les individus selon la pureté de leur code génétique, une terrible bataille se prépare à Chicago entre les anciens résistants.
Hidden Figures, 2h7
Directed by Theodore Melfi
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical
Themes Space adventure films, Films about mathematics, Films about racism, Dans l'espace, Films about the Apollo program, Sur la Lune, Children's films, Disaster films, American disaster films
Actors Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Aldis Hodge, Kirsten Dunst
Roles Ms. Sumner
Rating78% 3.9030953.9030953.9030953.9030953.903095
Dans les années 1920, les parents de Katherine Coleman apprennent que leur fille possède un don pour les sciences, qu'elle doit parfaire en fréquentant une école pour Noirs (les Blancs étant dans des écoles séparées) car elle est dotée d'aptitudes intellectuelles supérieures. En 1962, devenue mathématicienne, Katherine Coleman (désormais Goble) travaille au sein d'un groupe de calculatrices humaines, sur le campus ouest du Centre de recherche Langley à Hampton, en Virginie, aux États-Unis, avec deux amies et collègues : l'aspirante ingénieure Mary Jackson et la superviseure d'équipe Dorothy Vaughan. À la suite du lancement réussi de Spoutnik 1, Al Harrison, directeur du Space Task Group, exige encore plus d'efforts de la part des employés sous sa supervision, de crainte que les Soviétiques ne mettent en orbite une bombe H pouvant exploser au-dessus du sol américain. Goble est envoyée dans son groupe pour vérifier les calculs, devenant la première Afro-Américaine à participer à ce groupe de recherche. Au début, elle est ignorée de ses collègues blancs et doit travailler à partir de données partiellement masquées (Goble n'ayant pas le niveau d'habilitation nécessaire) sous les ordres de Paul Stafford, un homme croyant en sa supériorité intellectuelle et refusant de reconnaître le travail de Katherine.
The Good Lie, 1h52
Directed by Philippe Falardeau
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll, Thaddeus Rowe Luckinbill, Sarah Baker, Ger Duany, Maria Howell
Roles INS Agent
Rating73% 3.6989453.6989453.6989453.6989453.698945
Four young refugees, the Lost Boys of Sudan are helped by Carrie Davis, a brash American woman, after they win a lottery for relocation to the United States.
Addicted
Addicted (2014)
, 1h45
Directed by Bille Woodruff
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Erotic thriller films
Actors Sharon Leal, Katerina Graham, Boris Kodjoe, William Levy, Tasha Smith, Maria Howell
Roles Nina
Rating51% 2.558492.558492.558492.558492.55849
On the outside Zoe Reynard seems to have the perfect life. She has a perfect marriage to her husband Jason and the couple share two kids. Despite this, Zoe is not happy in her marriage. After sex one night with her husband, Zoe is displeased that Jason was done so she wakes up to watch porn and plays with a dildo. She attends an art show for a possibly new client to sign on with her company and runs into the artist of the show, Quinton Canosa, and the two quickly share some flirtation. Later, Zoe goes over to his apartment for him to sign a contract but Canosa stops her and the two have sex. Despite Zoe trying to maintain her sanity, she could not resist Canosa's charms and the two have sex again when he takes her out to his special spot. The couple breaks up regularly but always inevitably end up getting back together. On one particular occasion, when Zoe goes to get back with Quinton, she finds him having sex with his next door neighbor.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2h26
Directed by Francis Lawrence
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Alan Ritchson, Elizabeth Banks
Roles Seeder
Rating74% 3.7488953.7488953.7488953.7488953.748895
After winning the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark return home to District 12. President Snow visits Katniss at her home. The two make an agreement to not lie to one another, and Snow explains that her actions in the Games have inspired rebellions across the districts. He orders her to use the upcoming victory tour to convince him that her actions were out of genuine love for Peeta, not defiance against the Capitol.
What to Expect When You're Expecting, 1h50
Directed by Kirk Jones (réalisateur britannique)
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Kendrick
Roles Jules' Doctor
Rating57% 2.8531052.8531052.8531052.8531052.853105
Set in Atlanta, the film opens with fitness trainer Jules Baxter (Cameron Diaz) and her dance partner Evan Webber (Matthew Morrison) performing on the TV show Celebrity Dance Factor. They are crowned the winners of the show, but Jules vomits in their trophy, discovering that she is pregnant. Jules struggles when trying to balance her pregnancy with her normal active life. She has an ongoing argument with Evan over whether or not to have their son circumcised. During labor, she chooses not to have an epidural. She gives birth to a girl called Emerson, meaning their debate doesn't matter anymore. After giving birth, Jules and Evan get engaged.
Little Red Wagon, 1h44
Directed by David Anspaugh
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Documentary
Themes Films about children, Météorologie, Documentaire sur une personnalité, L'enfance marginalisée
Actors Anna Gunn, Daveigh Chase, Frances O'Connor, Chandler Canterbury, Dylan Matzke, Deena Dill
Rating63% 3.1968153.1968153.1968153.1968153.196815
In the opening scene of Little Red Wagon, real news footage filmed in 2004 of Hurricane Charley and the storm's aftermath is shown. While Bonner and his family take shelter in Tampa from the storm, Bonner sees on television the widespread destruction caused by the hurricane. His volunteerism begins at that moment when he decides to canvass for food and other necessities for Hurricane Charley survivors.
The Blind Side, 2h9
Directed by John Lee Hancock
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Sports films, American football films
Actors Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Quinton Aaron, Kathy Bates, Jae Head, Lily Collins
Roles CPS Welfare Worker
Rating75% 3.7999553.7999553.7999553.7999553.799955
In 2003, Michael "Big Mike" Oher (Aaron) has been living in foster care with different families in Memphis, Tennessee. Every time he is placed in a new home, he runs away. His friend's father, on whose couch Michael has been sleeping, asks Burt Cotton, the coach of Wingate Christian School, to help enroll his son and Michael. Impressed by the boy's size and athleticism, Cotton gets him admitted despite a poor academic record. Michael is befriended by a young boy named Sean Jr. "S.J." Tuohy, who is unintimidated by his size. S.J.'s mother Leigh Anne Tuohy (Bullock), a strong-minded interior designer, begins to take notice of Michael as a troubled and lonely boy.
Living Proof
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about cancer
Actors Harry Connick, Paula Cale, Angie Harmon, Amanda Bynes, Bernadette Peters, Regina King
Rating68% 3.446263.446263.446263.446263.44626
The film follows the true story of Dr. Dennis Slamon (played by Harry Connick, Jr.), who helped develop the breast cancer drug Herceptin, over the course of 8 years from 1988 to 1996. Dr. Slamon is a research doctor at UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles), where he has developed the experimental drug Herceptin, which he believes will become a treatment for breast cancer. However, when the drug company stops funding for research, philanthropists, including Lilly Tartikoff (Angie Harmon) and Ronald Perelman help him continue tests of the drug. Funding was done with an initial donation from Perelman's Revlon charity, and continued over the years with the "Fire and Ice Ball" organized by Tartikoff.
Daddy's Little Girls, 1h40
Directed by Tyler Perry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Gabrielle Union, Idris Elba, Louis Gossett Jr., Tracee Ellis Ross, China Anne McClain, Terri J. Vaughn
Roles Wife
Rating58% 2.9034252.9034252.9034252.9034252.903425
Monty James (Idris Elba) is a respected and hard-working mechanic who has three daughters: China (China Anne McClain), Lauryn (Lauryn Alisa McClain), and Sierra (Sierra Aylina McClain). He has dreams of owning his own shop someday. Monty's children have been cared for by their maternal grandmother for many years. However, he realizes she is dying from lung cancer and she dies within a few weeks. His ex-wife, Jennifer (Tasha Smith), disrupts the tranquility of the service and demands that her daughters live with her. Jennifer later tells Monty that she is suing for custody. Strapped for cash and hoping to make his dream reality, Monty accepts help from Maya (Malinda Williams), an employment agency worker. Maya recommends Monty as a driver for Julia Rossmore (Gabrielle Union), an attorney in Atlanta.
Linda
Linda (1993)
, 1h40
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Politic
Actors Richard Thomas, Virginia Madsen, Ted McGinley, Laura Harrington, J. Don Ferguson, Maria Howell
Roles Shirley
Rating58% 2.907052.907052.907052.907052.90705
Two couples, Paul and Linda along with their friends Jeff and Stella, have been friends for about a year. They spend so much time together they eventually all go on vacation to Florida. Jeff and Linda are secretly having an affair but they spend so much time together that their spouses are getting suspicious. While on vacation things take a turn for the worse and spiral out of control. One spouse is dead and another is shot. The one innocent spouse is framed for murder.
The Color Purple, 2h34
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Films about children, Feminist films, Films about racism, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Films about domestic violence, Political films, Films about child abuse, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Margaret Avery, Oprah Winfrey, Adolph Caesar, Rae Dawn Chong
Roles Church Choir Soloist (uncredited)
Rating77% 3.89983.89983.89983.89983.8998
Taking place in the Southern United States between Winter 1909 and Autumn 1937, the movie tells the life of a poor African American woman named Celie Harris (Whoopi Goldberg) whose abuse begins when she is young. By the time she is 14, she has already had two children by her father Alphonso "James" Harris (Leonard Jackson). He takes them away from her at childbirth and forces the young Celie (Desreta Jackson) to marry a wealthy young local widower Albert Johnson, known to her only as "Mister" (Danny Glover), who treats her like a slave. Albert makes her clean up his disorderly household and take care of his unruly children. Albert beats and rapes her often, intimidating Celie into submission and near silence. Celie's sister Nettie (Akosua Busia) comes to live with them, and there is a brief period of happiness as the sisters spend time together and Nettie begins to teach Celie how to read. This is short-lived; after Nettie refuses Albert's predatory affections once too often, he kicks her out. Before being run off by Albert, Nettie promises to write to Celie saying, "Nothing but death can keep me from it!".