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Pam Grier is a Actor American born on 26 may 1949 at Winston-Salem (USA)

Pam Grier

Pam Grier
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Birth name Pamela Suzette Grier
Nationality USA
Birth 26 may 1949 (70 years) at Winston-Salem (USA)

Pamela Suzette "Pam" Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American actress. She became famous in the early 1970s after starring in a string of moderately successful women in prison and blaxploitation films like The Big Bird Cage (1972), Coffy (1973), Foxy Brown (1974) and Sheba Baby (1975). Her career was revitalized in 1997 after her appearance in Quentin Tarantino's film Jackie Brown, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She has also been nominated for a SAG Award as well as a Satellite Award for her performance in Jackie Brown. Grier is also known for her work on television, for 6 seasons she portrayed Kate 'Kit' Porter on the television series The L Word. She received an Emmy Award nomination for her work in the animated program Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child. Rotten Tomatoes has ranked her as the second greatest female action heroine in film history. Director Quentin Tarantino remarked that she may have been cinema's first female action star.

Biography

In 1998 Grier was engaged to music executive Kevin Evans, but the engagement ended in 1999. From 2000 to 2008 she dated marketing executive Peter Hempel. She received her Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2011. That same year, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Langston University. She started the Pam Grier Community Garden and Education Center with the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum.

Best films

Mars Attacks! (1996)
(Actress)
Jackie Brown (1998)
(Actress)

Usually with

Jack Hill
Jack Hill
(5 films)
Sid Haig
Sid Haig
(7 films)
Eddie Romero
Eddie Romero
(4 films)
Roger Corman
Roger Corman
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Pam Grier (59 films)

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Actress

The Man with the Iron Fists, 1h36
Directed by RZA
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Kung fu, Action, Martial arts
Themes Sports films, Martial arts films, Kung fu films, Wuxia films
Actors Russell Crowe, Lucy Liu, Jamie Chung, Pam Grier, Byron Mann, Rick Yune
Roles Jane
Rating53% 2.6996552.6996552.6996552.6996552.699655
In nineteenth century China, Jungle Village is home to several warring clans. The village blacksmith creates deadly weapons for the clans, intending to use his payments to purchase the freedom of his lover Lady Silk, and leave the village. The region's governor tasks the Lion Clan's leader Gold Lion with protecting a large shipment of gold that must pass through the village. Gold is betrayed by his lieutenants Silver Lion and Bronze Lion, who plan to steal the gold. They use the chaos ensuing from a fight with the Hyena Clan to allow their co-conspirator Poison Dagger—the governor's aide—to assassinate Gold, after which Silver becomes the Lions' leader. Gold's son Zen-Yi learns of his father's murder and sets off to the village to seek revenge.
Larry Crowne, 1h39
Directed by Tom Hanks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Taraji P. Henson, Cedric the Entertainer, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Wilmer Valderrama
Roles Frances
Rating60% 3.04833.04833.04833.04833.0483
Larry Crowne (Tom Hanks), a middle-aged Navy veteran, is fired from his job at a big-box store due to a lack of college education, despite his seniority and satisfactory work. Larry, who is divorced and lives alone, cannot find a job and could lose his house. Larry's neighbor, Lamar (Cedric the Entertainer), advises him to enroll in the local community college and get an education.
Just Wright, 1h40
Directed by Sanaa Hamri
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Sports films, Basketball films
Actors Common, Paula Patton, Queen Latifah, James Pickens Jr., Phylicia Rashād, Pam Grier
Roles Janice Wright
Rating59% 2.95272.95272.95272.95272.9527
Leslie Wright (Queen Latifah) is a straight-shooting physical therapist and die-hard basketball fan who is tired of being a guy's best friend. She and her god-sister, Morgan (Paula Patton), are living together; Morgan dreams of becoming an NBA trophy wife.
Machete Maidens Unleashed!
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Roger Corman, Colleen Camp, John Landis, Sid Haig, R. Lee Ermey, Joe Dante
Roles Herself
Rating73% 3.6898153.6898153.6898153.6898153.689815
Des femmes plantureuses, des monstres mutants et des agents secrets nains… On trouvait tout cela dans les films de genre philippins des années 70 et 80. Envahissant les drive-ins du monde entier, les Philippines sont devenues un eldorado pour les réalisateurs de films dits « d'exploitation », alliant une main d'œuvre bon marché, un cadre exotique et une règlementation inexistante en matière de santé et de sécurité. Ce documentaire retrace l'histoire d'un genre sans scrupules, sans scénarios, sans frontières et - plus souvent que jamais - sans vêtements…
Ladies of the House, 2h
Directed by James A. Contner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Florence Henderson, Michael Ensign, Judith Baldwin, Donna Mills, Pam Grier, Lance Henriksen
Rating60% 3.008023.008023.008023.008023.00802
A house owned by a church to be sold to fund the day care center's need of major remodeling. The pastor enlists three women to take on the project: Birdie, Rose, and Elizabeth. Initially they want to hire someone to do it all, but as their budget is limited, they realize they must to do it themselves. As they remodel the decrepit house, Elizabeth (Donna Mills) discovers her marriage is over, Birdie (Pam Grier) deals with her husband's retirement, and Rose (Florence Henderson) copes with the news that her husband (Lance Henriksen), has been diagnosed with cancer. They also make unlikely friendships with men at the local hardware store, and their intimidating neighbor, Junior.
Back in the Day, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Joe Morton, Ja Rule, Ving Rhames, Tatyana Ali, Tia Carrere, Lahmard J. Tate
Roles Mrs. Cooper
Rating45% 2.271812.271812.271812.271812.27181
Reggie Cooper (Ja Rule) is a young man who lives with his father (Giancarlo Esposito) in order to avoid the violent gang activity that almost claimed his life when he was a teenager. However, when his recently paroled mentor, J-Bone (Ving Rhames) reconnects with Reggie, and when his father is murdered, Reggie slips back into a life of crime. Reggie murders a local preacher (Joe Morton), whose daughter (Tatyana Ali) later develops a relationship with him.
Love the Hard Way, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime, Romance
Actors Adrien Brody, Charlotte Ayanna, August Diehl, Jon Seda, Pam Grier, Kate Moennig
Roles Linda Fox
Rating64% 3.2003653.2003653.2003653.2003653.200365
Jack est un petit escroc new-yorkais vivant de minables larcins. Avec l'aide de deux prostituées, il piège des hommes d'affaires et leur extorque des fonds. Mais un soir, sa vie va basculer : il rencontre Claire et se laisse séduire par le charme innocent de cette jeune étudiante qui essaie de le convertir à la douceur de l'amour.
1st to Die
1st to Die (2003)
, 3h
Directed by Russell Mulcahy
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Themes Serial killer films
Actors Tracy Pollan, Gil Bellows, Pam Grier, Carly pope, Megan Gallagher, Angie Everhart
Roles Claire Washburn
Rating57% 2.8543052.8543052.8543052.8543052.854305
Homicide inspector Lindsay Boxer (Tracy Pollan), teams up with three other professional women, to investigate a serial killer who targets brides on their honeymoon. While trying to solve the biggest case of her career, she finds herself falling for her partner (Gil Bellows) and battling a life-threatening illness.
BaadAsssss Cinema, 1h
Directed by Isaac Julien
Origin USA
Genres Documentary, Action
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry
Actors Samuel L. Jackson, Larry Cohen, Pam Grier, Tamara Dobson, Quentin Tarantino, Isaac Hayes
Roles Herself
Rating67% 3.390523.390523.390523.390523.39052
With archive film clips and interviews, this brief look at a frequently overlooked historical period of filmmaking acts as an introduction rather than a complete record. It features interviews with some of the genre's biggest stars, like Fred Williamson, Pam Grier, and Richard Roundtree. Director Melvin Van Peebles discusses the historical importance of his landmark film Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. For a contemporary perspective, the excitable Quentin Tarantino offers his spirited commentary and author/critic bell hooks provides some scholarly social analysis.
The Adventures of Pluto Nash, 1h35
Directed by Ron Underwood
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Comic science fiction
Themes Space adventure films, Sur la Lune, Comedy science fiction films, Films set in the future, Space opera, Gangster films, Sur la Lune
Actors Eddie Murphy, Randy Quaid, Rosario Dawson, Joe Pantoliano, Jay Mohr, Luis Guzmán
Roles Flura Nash
Rating38% 1.9035051.9035051.9035051.9035051.903505
In 2079, there is a colony on the Moon called Little America. A retired smuggler called Pluto Nash (Eddie Murphy), who just left prison, buys a nightclub, in an attempt to fulfil a long-time wish of his. Additionally, this prevents the murder by ingestion of battery acid of the club's previous owner, Anthony Frankowski (Jay Mohr), a Polish polka dancer, by mobsters Gino (Burt Young) and Larry (Lillo Brancato) whom Anthony owed money to. Pluto rebuilds the club and establishes it as "Club Pluto." In the next seven years, Club Pluto becomes a very popular Little America nightclub. Its staff consists of Pluto himself, a Hispanic assistant, and an android named Bruno (Randy Quaid), an inferior 63 plus model.
Ghosts of Mars, 1h38
Directed by John Carpenter
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Mars in film, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Ghost films, Space opera, Films about extraterrestrial life
Actors Ice Cube, Natasha Henstridge, Jason Statham, Pam Grier, Clea DuVall, Joanna Cassidy
Roles Commander Helena Braddock
Rating49% 2.450782.450782.450782.450782.45078
Set in the second half of the 22nd century, Mars has been 84% terraformed, allowing humans to walk on the surface without pressure suits. Martian society has become matriarchal, with women in most positions of authority. The story concerns police officer Melanie Ballard (Natasha Henstridge), second in command of a team alongside Sergeant Jericho (Jason Statham) sent to a remote mining outpost to transport prisoner Desolation Williams (Ice Cube). Arriving at the remote mining town, Ballard finds all of the people missing. She learns that they had discovered an underground doorway created by an ancient Martian civilization. When the door was opened it released disembodied spirits or "ghosts", which took possession of the miners.
3 A.M.
3 A.M. (2001)
, 1h28
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance
Actors Danny Glover, Michelle Rodríguez, Pam Grier, Sergej Trifunović, Spike Lee, Isaac de Bankolé
Roles George
Rating59% 2.95042.95042.95042.95042.9504
Une nuit mouvementée à Manhattan en compagnie de trois chauffeurs de taxi, un ancien joueur de base-ball, une Latino-Américaine aux allures de garçon manqué et un réfugié bosniaque.
Bones
Bones (2001)
, 1h36
Directed by Ernest R. Dickerson
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Action, Horror, Slasher
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about music and musicians, Films about drugs, Ghost films, Hip hop films, Musical films, Gangster films
Actors Snoop Dogg, Pam Grier, Khalil Kain, Michael T. Weiss, Bianca Lawson, Clifton Powell
Roles Pearl
Rating41% 2.0540452.0540452.0540452.0540452.054045
In 1979, Jimmy Bones (Snoop Dogg) is a numbers runner who is respected and loved in his neighborhood as its respected member and protector. When he is betrayed and brutally murdered by corrupt white cop Lupovich (Michael T. Weiss) and drug pusher Eddie Mack (Ricky Harris), Bones' elegant brownstone building becomes his own tomb, and is closed.