Kimberly Elise

Kimberly Elise

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1967-04-17 · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

29 Movies · 12 TV shows

Biography

Kimberly Elise Trammel (born April 17, 1967) 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. (2002), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005), The Great Debaters (2007), For Colored Girls (2010), Dope (2015), Almost Christmas (2016), Death Wish (2018) and Ad Astra (2019). She received a nomination for Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead for her performance in the 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. She is a four-time NAACP Image Awards winner.

Personal Life

Elise was married to Maurice Oldham from 1989 to 2005. The couple had two daughters, born in 1990 and 1998. Not long after their divorce, in 2007, Oldham died from a "massive blood clot".Elise's maternal descent is of the Songhai people. Elise is vegan and has worked with PETA to promote the lifestyle.

Early Life

Elise was born as Kimberly Elise Trammel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the daughter of Erma Jean (née Johnson), an elementary school teacher, and Marvin Trammel, who owns an executive search firm. She has three siblings. She attended The American Film Institute as a Directing Fellow and at the University of Minnesota earned a BA in Mass Communications.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

1 TV show
TV
The Mosquito Coast

The Mosquito Coast

2021
An idealist uproots his family and takes them to the jungles of Central America to start a new life because he is fed up with the degradation of modern society. Paul Theroux wrote the novel.

2019.

2 Movies
Ad Astra

Ad Astra

6.05
2019
The near future, a time when both hope and hardships drive humanity to look to the stars and beyond. While a mysterious phenomenon menaces to destroy life on planet Earth, astronaut Roy McBride undert...
Carole's Christmas

Carole's Christmas

2019
An overworked businesswoman learns the meaning of "be careful what you wish for" after she off-handedly wishes she had taken another path in life.

2018.

1 Movie
Death Wish

Death Wish

4.44
2018
After his family is torn apart by a violent act, a mild-mannered father is transformed into a killing machine.

2016.

2 Movies
Confirmation

Confirmation

6
2016
Clarence Thomas' nomination to the United States' Supreme Court was called into question when a former colleague testified that he had sexually harassed her.
Almost Christmas

Almost Christmas

7.5
2016
A family gathers together for the first time since the death of their mom.

2015.

2 Movies
Dope

Dope

10
2015
Malcolm is carefully surviving life in a tough neighborhood in Los Angeles while juggling college applications, academic interviews, and the SAT. A chance invitation to an underground party leads him ...
Back to School Mom

Back to School Mom

2015
Mary Thomas, a free-spirited musician, has spent the past two decades traveling the world, but at age 41 she decides to go back to college and finish her degree so that she can finally finish somethin...

2014.

2 Movies
Apple Mortgage Cake

Apple Mortgage Cake

2014
The inspirational true story of a woman who decides to bake 100 apple cakes and sell them at $40 each in order to save her home – and how this idea completely changes her and her family.
A Day Late and a Dollar Short

A Day Late and a Dollar Short

2014
When irascible matriarch Viola Price learns that her next asthma attack will likely kill her, she is determined to fix her fractured family before she leaves this world.

2013.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
TV
Hit the Floor

Hit the Floor

2013
Ahsha Hayes enters the wild world of professional basketball when she tries out for the elite L.A. Devil Girls dance team against the wishes of her mother Sloane, a former dancer herself.
Event 15

Event 15

2013
Three soldiers get trapped in an elevator when terrorists set off a dirty bomb. But when White escapes, her world turns upside down as she realizes nothing is what it seems.
Highland Park

Highland Park

2013
After hearing budget cuts have eliminated all their jobs, a high school faculty lotto pool placed its fate in the lucky numbers they've played for ten years.

2012.

1 Movie
Hannah's Law

Hannah's Law

2012
According to Hannah, Dodge City, Kansas is the "wickedest city on earth". With the help of young Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and Mary.

2011.

1 Movie
Ties That Bind

Ties That Bind

2011
Adobea, Buki and Theresa are three women from different walks of life bound together by a similar pain; the loss of a child. In a destined meeting in a small village in Kroboland, the women journey to...

2010.

1 Movie
For Colored Girls

For Colored Girls

2010
From the point of view of 20 black females, it's about existence. Each of the women portray one of the characters represented in the collection of twenty poems, revealing different issues that impact ...

2009.

2 Movies
Setting it Straight: Making ‘Set it Off’

Setting it Straight: Making ‘Set it Off’

2009
Documentary about the making of "Set it Off."
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

9
2009
The life story of world- renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson is the subject of a movie.

2007.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Masters of Science Fiction

Masters of Science Fiction

2007
Masters of Science Fiction is an American television anthology series with each hour long episode taking the form of a separate short film adaptation of a story by a respected member of the science fi...
TV
Private Practice

Private Practice

6.46
2007
Montgomery moved to Los Angeles to be closer to his family after leaving Seattle Grace Hospital. She was at the co-op with her friends from medical school.
Pride

Pride

2007
In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's f...
The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters

2007
The true story of a brilliant but politically radical debate team coach who uses the power of words to transform a group of underprivileged African American college students into a historical powerhou...

2005.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy

6.43
2005
The personal and professional lives of doctors are chronicled.
TV
The Reichen Show

The Reichen Show

2005
There is a list of celebrity interviews.
TV
Close to Home

Close to Home

2005
Warner Bros co-produced Close to Home. CBS has television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television. The series was called American Crime in pre-production. It aired from October 4, 2005 to May 11, 2007. The s...
Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Diary of a Mad Black Woman

2005
Helen found a U-Haul van in the driveway with her clothes in it. Charles is divorcing her. An old woman named Madea doesn't take no for an answer. Helen is helped by Madea.

2004.

2 Movies
The Manchurian Candidate

The Manchurian Candidate

6
2004
Major Ben Marco was in the squad that was attacked during the Gulf War. He doesn't think Sergeant Raymond Shaw is the hero he remembers. Shaw's political power grows as Marco's doubts deepen, and when...
Woman Thou Art Loosed

Woman Thou Art Loosed

2004
An adaptation of Bishop T.D. Jakes' self-help novel, chronciling a woman's struggle to come to terms with her legacy of abuse, addiction and poverty.

2002.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Twilight Zone

The Twilight Zone

2002
A 2002 revival of Rod Serling's 1950/60s television series, The Twilight Zone, with actor Forest Whittaker assuming Serling's role as narrator and on-screen host.
John Q

John Q

6
2002
John Quincy Archibald's son was unable to receive a transplant because his HMO insurance wouldn't cover it. He took a hospital full of patients hostage because the hospital wouldn't put his son's name...

2001.

1 Movie
Bojangles

Bojangles

2001
The life of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, African-American tap-dancing star of stage and screen. In 1916, Robinson was a successful vaudeville performer and considered the finest tap dancer of his genera...

2000.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Girlfriends

Girlfriends

2000
Girlfriends is an American comedy-drama sitcom that premiered on September 11, 2000, on UPN and aired on UPN's successor network, The CW, before being cancelled in 2008. The final episode aired on Feb...
TV
Soul Food

Soul Food

2000
Soul Food: The Series is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on Showtime from June 28, 2000 to May 26, 2004. Created by filmmaker George Tillman, Jr. and developed for television by Felicia...
Bait

Bait

2000
John Jaster is sharing a cell with another prisoner. Bristol is still on the run. He wants to get out of prison and start a new life with his girlfriend. Since he was set loose by Clenteen, he thinks ...
The Loretta Claiborne Story

The Loretta Claiborne Story

2000
A disabled young girl from a disadvantaged home setting develops self esteem and success in life through Special Olympics competition. Based on the true story of Loretta Claiborne.

1998.

1 Movie
Beloved

Beloved

1998
After Paul D. A strange girl comes along by the name of "Beloved" when Sethe and her daughter move in with him. Sethe and Denver take her in.

1997.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
The Ditchdigger's Daughters

The Ditchdigger's Daughters

1997
Based on the memoirs of Yvonne S. Thornton, this heartwarming, inspirational family drama centers on a poor black laborer who wanted his six daughters to grow up to be doctors.
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
On ABC daytime's morning chat fest, the most exciting events of the day are being discussed. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are...

1996.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Sentinel

The Sentinel

1996
The series is produced in Canada. The fight for survival heightened his senses. Detective Jim Ellison is part of the fight for justice. Blair and Jim work together to help Jim develop his senses.
Set It Off

Set It Off

6
1996
Four black women, all of whom have suffered for lack of money and at the hands of the majority, are planning to rob banks. The policeman who shot one of the brothers is on the run. As the women add to...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
Hellbent

Hellbent

A runaway invites a fugitive to take her on a cross-country journey to meet the father she's never known.
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