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      Anna Maria Horsford

      Anna Maria Horsford

      Highest Rated: 83% Chasing the Blues (2017)

      Lowest Rated: Not Available

      Birthday: Mar 6, 1948

      Birthplace: Harlem, New York, USA

      A veteran of African-American sitcoms, Anna Maria Horsford began charming audiences in the late 1970s thanks to supporting roles in the likes of "Amen" (NBC 1986-1991), "The Wayans Bros" (The WB 1995-99) and "Reed Between The Lines" (BET 2011). Born to a Dominican mother and Antiguan father in Harlem, NY in 1948, Horsford attended the Manhattan School of Performing Arts before landing a receptionist job at one of her hometown's PBS stations. After working her way up to the position of director of the landmark variety show "Soul" (PBS 1967-1973), she then made the switch from behind-the-scenes to on-screen when she appeared as a prisoner in soap opera institution "Guiding Light" (CBS 1952-2009). Horsford's acting career then ventured into film with small parts in Cannes Festival-set romantic comedy "An Almost Perfect Affair" (1979), cult classic "Times Square" (1980) and stalker thriller "The Fan" (1981) as well as more notable performances in the biopic of prisoner Terry Jean Moore, "Love Child" (1983), prep-school comedy "Class" (1983) and crime caper "Crackers" (1984). While after briefly rubbing shoulders with the Brat Pack in "St. Elmo's Fire" (1985), Lucille Ball in TV movie "Stone Pillow" (1986) and Jack Nicholson in "Heartburn" (1986), she landed her first major recurring TV role as the deacon's marriage-hungry daughter Thelma Frye in hit sitcom "Amen" (NBC 1986-1991). Following performances in Christopher Reeve's pet project "Street Smart" (1987) and legal drama "Presumed Innocent" (1990), Horsford returned to the sitcom world with a recurring role on "The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air" (NBC 1990-96), widowed radio station owner Veronica in the short-lived "Rhythm & Blues" (NBC 1992) and security guard Deirdre 'Dee' Baxter in "The Wayans Bros" (The WB 1995-99). But she continued to remain a presence on the big screen, appearing as Judge Harris in romantic drama "Mr. Jones" (1993), Miss Annie in the critically-acclaimed "Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored" (1995) and Ice Cube's mother in stoner buddy comedy "Friday" (1995), a role she would also reprise in its sequel "Friday After Next" (2002). Horsford then added several box office-hits to her filmography including "One Fine Day" (1996), "Nutty Professor II: The Klumps" (2000), "Along Came A Spider" (2001) and "Minority Report" (2002) before landing recurring parts as the mother of rapper Method Man in "Method and Red" (Fox 2004) and Saigon in "Entourage" (HBO 2004-2011), cancer patient Liz Fallon in "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC 2005-) and A.D.A. Beth Encardi in "The Shield" (FX 2002-08). Following appearances in a string of music-based dramas including Toby Keith vehicle "Broken Bridges" (2006), Bone Thugs-n-Harmony biopic "I Tried" (2007) and gritty urban drama "Wigger" (2010), Horsford played matriarch Diane Boyd in "Our Family Wedding" (2010), office manager Ms. Helen in family sitcom "Reed Between The Lines" (BET 2011) and Madea's niece Eileen in "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas" (2013).

      Highest rated movies

      Chasing the Blues
      Friday
      Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored
      Street Smart
      Lockdown
      Vacation Friends
      One Fine Day
      Times Square

      Photos

      Anna Maria Horsford Anna Maria Horsford at arrivals for 11th Annual A Pink Pump Affair, The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA May 19, 2019. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Anna Maria Horsford at arrivals for CBS''s THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL 30th Anniversary Party, Clifton''s Cafeteria, Los Angeles, CA March 18, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Anna Maria Horsford at arrivals for CBS''s THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL 30th Anniversary Party, Clifton''s Cafeteria, Los Angeles, CA March 18, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection FRIDAY AFTER NEXT, Dolores Sheen, John Witherspoon, Don 'DC' Curry, Anna Marie Horsford, 2002, (c) New Line TYLER PERRY'S A MADEA CHRISTMAS, from left: Anna Maria Horsford, Tyler Perry, 2013. ph: K.C. Bailey/©Lionsgate Films NUTTY PROFESSOR II : THE KLUMPS, Janet Jackson, Eddie Murphy, Richard Gant, Anna Maria Horsford, 2000 HOW HIGH, Anna Maria Horsford, Redman, 2001

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 80% The B... Who Stole Christmas Mayor Coont (Character) - 2021
      57% 54% Vacation Friends Nancy (Character) - 2021
      83% 40% Chasing the Blues Mrs. Walker (Character) $14.0K 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Gladys Brown Gladys Brown (Character) - 2017
      20% 70% Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Eileen (Character) $52.5M 2013
      No Score Yet 25% C'mon Man Mrs. Woods (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Wigger Ruth (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 82% I Tried Unknown (Character) - 2007
      5% 87% Broken Bridges Loretta (Character) $251.8K 2006
      No Score Yet 70% Ganked Mrs. Barry (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 25% My Big Phat Hip Hop Family Mamma Pearl (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 86% Guarding Eddy Carol (Character) - 2005
      No Score Yet 60% Justice Chief Public Defender Poole (Character) - 2004
      58% 78% Lockdown Saunders (Character) $449.5K 2003
      26% 75% Friday After Next Mrs. Jones (Character) $33.0M 2002
      25% 79% How High Mrs. King (Character) $31.2M 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Jacked Thelma Barnes (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet 68% Jacked Up Unknown (Character) - 2001
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Private Affair Unknown (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Masquerade Mrs. Scott (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 73% Dancing in September Sitcom Mom (Character) - 2000
      27% 33% Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Mrs. Gaines (Character) $123.3M 2000
      53% 66% One Fine Day Evelyn (Character) $46.1M 1996
      12% 28% Dear God Lucille Barnett (Character) $7.1M 1996
      76% 91% Friday Mrs. Jones (Character) $27.4M 1995
      71% 87% Once Upon A Time... When We Were Colored Miss Annie (Character) $65.1K 1995
      No Score Yet 50% Widow's Kiss Lavanda Harrison (Character) - 1995
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Baby Brokers Randi (Character) - 1994
      43% 50% Mr. Jones Judge Harris (Character) $8.0M 1993
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Murder Without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story Veronica Perry (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Killer Among Us Barbara Evans (Character) - 1990
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Taken Away Mrs. Pierson (Character) - 1989
      67% 44% Street Smart Harriet (Character) $711.0K 1987
      45% 46% Heartburn Della (Character) $24.3M 1986
      No Score Yet 29% Nobody's Child Nurse Betty (Character) - 1986
      No Score Yet 88% Stone Pillow Collins (Character) - 1985
      42% 68% St. Elmo's Fire Naomi (Character) - 1985
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlotte Forten's Mission Hannah (Character) - 1984
      0% 34% Crackers Slam Dunk (Character) - 1984
      29% 50% Class Maggie (Character) - 1983
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Love Child Mara (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Muggable Mary: Street Cop Kathy Thomas (Character) - 1982
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Benny's Place Charmaine (Character) - 1982
      33% 35% The Fan Emily Stolz (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet 94% Bill Ms. Marge Keating (Character) - 1981
      50% 73% Times Square Rosie Washington (Character) - 1980
      No Score Yet 67% An Almost Perfect Affair Amy Zon (Character) - 1979
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollow Image Monica (Character) - 1979

      TV

      Credit
      85% 57% B Positive Mrs. Ludlum (Guest Star) 2021-2022
      No Score Yet 78% The Last O.G. Roberta (Character) 2021
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Studio City Jolene Hernandez (Character) 2020
      93% 50% The Conners Nicole (Guest Star) 2020
      No Score Yet 82% Mom Ms. Ferguson (Guest Star) 2018-2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bold And The Beautiful, The Beginning Vivienne Avan (Guest Star) 2015-2018
      31% 69% I Feel Bad Teri (Guest Star) 2018
      95% 85% New Girl Charmaine (Guest Star) 2012 2017
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Reed Between the Lines Helen Wilson (Character) 2011-2012 2015
      97% 91% Key & Peele Unknown (Character) 2012
      100% No Score Yet Funny or Die Presents Anna Maria (Character) 2011
      No Score Yet 91% American Dad! Unknown (Guest Voice) 2010
      No Score Yet 95% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      90% 96% The Shield A.D.A. Beth Encardi (Character),
      Unknown (Guest Star)
      2005 2008
      96% 98% Everybody Hates Chris Hattie Mitchell (Guest Star) 2008
      84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2005 2007
      65% 82% Entourage Saigon's Mother (Guest Star) 2005-2006
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Method & Red Unknown (Character) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The District Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bernie Mac Show Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Chronicle Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Moesha Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Judging Amy Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wayans Bros. Unknown (Character) 1995-1999
      No Score Yet No Score Yet L.A. Doctors Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      57% No Score Yet Good News Unknown (Guest Star),
      Director
      1997-1998
      9% No Score Yet Sparks Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Tall Hopes Lainie Harris (Character) 1993
      No Score Yet 91% The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Unknown (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Amen Thelma Frye (Character) 1986-1991
      0% No Score Yet Baby Talk Unknown (Guest Star) 1991