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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. (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).
Elise 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.
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Kimberly Elise Trammel was born on April 17, 1967 (age 55 years) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. She is the daughter of Erma Jean 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. Elise’s maternal descent is from the Songhai people. Elise is vegan and has worked with PETA to promote the lifestyle.
Kimberly Elise made her big-screen debut in the 1996 crime action film Set It Off (1996) directed by F. Gary Gray, in which she played one of four women who resort to robbing a bank for money. Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and Vivica A. Fox co-star in the film which became a critical and box office success, grossing over $41 million.
Elise was cast in the Family Channel original television movie The Ditchdigger’s Daughters in 1997, based on the Pulitzer-prize nominated and critically acclaimed 1995 memoir The Ditchdigger’s Daughters: A Black Family’s Astonishing Success Story, written by Yvonne S. Thornton and Jo Coudert. She received critical acclaim for her role in this film, and in 1997, she was recognized as Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries at the 19th annual CableACE Awards.
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Her performance helped her land a role the next year in Beloved alongside Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover, a horror-drama film based on Toni Morrison’s 1987 novel of the same name, directed by Jonathan Demme. Despite being a box office bomb, Elise received praise for her performance, and well as Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress and Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture. She also received her first NAACP Image Award nomination.
In 2000, Kimberly Elise starred in The Loretta Claiborne Story playing Loretta Claiborne. The movie was aired as a part of The Wonderful World of Disney on ABC in early 2000. She received good reviews for her performance as Claiborne. Later that year, she was female lead in Jamie Foxx’s movie Bait, the film was a huge financial failure, and received mostly negative reviews from critics. The following year, she starred opposite Gregory Hines in the biographical drama Bojangles.
From 2002-2003, she made guest appearances on the UPN comedy series Girlfriends in which she played an HIV-positive woman, and in the Showtime drama Soul Food. In 2002, Elise starred alongside Denzel Washington in the crime film John Q. It became a box office success, grossing over $100 million.
She next had a leading role in the independent drama Woman Thou Art Loosed portraying Michelle, an abused young woman who finally got the help she needed behind bars. This role won her a Black Reel Award for Best Actress and well as received Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead nomination. She later starred in the political thriller The Manchurian Candidate, co-starring with Denzel Washington second time.
Kimberly Elise went to star in the comedy-drama film Diary of a Mad Black Woman written by Tyler Perry and directed by Darren Grant in 2005. she received positive reviews for her performance, while the film received mostly negative reviews. The film still was a huge box office success, grossing over $50 million against a budget of $5 million.
Elise won her first NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture for this movie. From 2005 to 2007, Elise starred in the CBS crime drama series Close to Home, playing the Marion County, Indiana (Indianapolis) prosecutor Maureen Scofield. Her character was killed off in the last episode of the series. The series was canceled in May 2007. She received NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series in 2006 for this series.
She guest-starred in two Shonda Rhimes’ dramas; Private Practice in 2007, and Grey’s Anatomy in 2009. In 2007, Elise has appeared in two biographical drama films. First was Pride opposite Terrence Howard based upon the true story of Philadelphia swim coach Jim Ellis.
Kimberly Elise appeared again opposite Denzel Washington in The Great Debaters, based on an article written about the Wiley College debate team by Tony Scherman for the spring 1997 issue of American Legacy. in 2009, she starred opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in the television film Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, winning NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special.
Elise starred in the drama film For Colored Girls as the battered wife Crystal in 2010. The film is based on Ntozake Shange’s 1975 original choreopoem for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf, and was written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry. While the film itself received mixed to negative reviews, her performance was praised by many critics. One journalist described her as “the great lost Best Supporting Actress contender of the 2010 season”.
Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly comments: “The female cast is great, with especially fierce performances from Loretta Devine, Kimberly Elise, Phylicia Rashad, and Anika Noni Rose. But stuck in a flailing production that might just as well invite Perry’s signature drag creation Madea to the block party, the actors’ earnest work isn’t enuf.” She won NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance.
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She has had starring roles in a number of independent films in the 2000s, including a leading role in Ties That Bind (2011). Kimberly Elise co-starred alongside Whoopi Goldberg in the Lifetime television film A Day Late and a Dollar Short in 2014. In 2013, she began starring in the VH1 comedy-drama series Hit The Floor.
In 2015, Kimberly Elise has appeared in the well-received comedy-drama film Dope, and the following year co-starred opposite Kerry Washington in the HBO film Confirmation. Later in 2016, Elise starred in the Christmas comedy-drama film Almost Christmas opposite Danny Glover, Gabrielle Union and Mo’Nique.
She next starred in Death Wish opposite Bruce Willis, a remake of the 1974 film of the same name. In 2019, she appeared in the science fiction film, Ad Astra. In 2020, Elise was cast opposite Justin Theroux in the Apple TV+ drama series The Mosquito Coast based on the 1981 novel by Paul Theroux.
Kimberly Elise was married to Maurice Oldham, they had their wedding in 1989. Her husband was a photographer. The couple had two daughters, born in 1990 and 1998. Not long after their divorce, in 2007, Her ex-husband Oldham died from a “massive blood clot”. However, Elise is a Christian and received the sacrament of baptism at age 16. In 2019, Elise stated that she rededicated her “life to Jesus in 2019 and hasn’t looked back.” As of mid-2022, Kimberly Elise is still not married and is living a cool life with her children Butterfly Rose Oldham and AjaBleu Oldham.
Kimberly Elise net worth
How much is Kimberly Elise worth? Kimberly Elise net worth is estimated at around $4 million. Her main source of income is from her career as an actress. Elise salary per movie and other career earnings are over $1.3 million annually. She is one of the richest and influential actresses in the United States. Elise stands at an appealing height of 1.73m and has a good body weight which suits her personality.