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      Kimberly Elise

      Kimberly Elise

      Highest Rated: 88% Dope (2015)

      Lowest Rated: 16% Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)

      Birthday: Apr 17, 1967

      Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

      Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1967, Kimberly Elise attended the University of Minnesota, where she received a BA in Communications. Her first major onscreen credit came in a co-starring role in the successful action movie "Set It Off" (1996). Directed by F. Gary Gray and also starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, and Vivica A. Fox, the film followed four friends driven by desperation to rob banks. She was highly praised for her performance in the TV Movie "The Ditchdigger's Daughter" (1997), leading to another high profile role in the adaptation "Beloved" (1998) starring Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. She collaborated with Denzel Washington in the film "John Q" (2002), and again in "The Manchurian Candidate" (2004). Elise starred in "Diary of A Mad Black Woman" (2005), Tyler Perry's debut feature film, based on his play. Her first series regular role came on the legal drama "Close to Home" (CBS, 2005-07). Elise starred in the highly regarded adaptation "For Colored Girls" (2010) before landing another series regular role on the dance team drama "Hit the Floor" (VH1, 2013-). In 2018, Elise appeared in a substantial role in the remake of "Death Wish" (2018), starring Bruce Willis.

      Highest rated movies

      Dope Confirmation Ad Astra The Great Debaters The Manchurian Candidate
      Beloved
      Set It Off
      Woman Thou Art Loosed

      Photos

      JOHN Q, Kimberly Elise, Daniel Smith, Denzel Washington, 2002 (c) New Line, ALMOST CHRISTMAS, l-r: Kimberly Elise, JB Smoove, 2016. ph: Quantrell D. Colbert/©Universal Pictures SET IT OFF, Kimberly Elise, 1996 ALMOST CHRISTMAS, Kimberly Elise, 2016. ph: Quantrell D. Colbert/©Universal Pictures THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, Kimberly Elise, 2004, (c) Paramount BELOVED, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise, Oprah Winfrey, 1998 ALMOST CHRISTMAS, l-r: Gabrielle Union, Kimberly Elise, 2016. ph: Quantrell D. Colbert/©Universal Pictures BELOVED, Kimberly Elise, Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, 1998, (c)Buena Vista Pictures SET IT OFF, Jada Pinkett, Kimberly Elise, Queen Latifah, Vivica Fox, 1996 SET IT OFF, Queen Latifah, Kimberly Elise, Vivica A. Fox, Jada Pinkett, 1996, (c)New Line Cinema JOHN Q, Daniel E. Smith, Kimberly Elize, Denzel Washington, 2002 (c) New Line, WOMAN, THOU ART LOOSED, T.D. Jakes, Kimberly Elise, 2004, (c) Magnolia Pictures DIARY OF A MAD BLACK WOMAN, Kimberly Elise, 2005, (c) Lions Gate WOMAN, THOU ART LOOSED, Kimberly Elise, 2004, (c) Magnolia Pictures DEATH WISH, FROM LEFT: VINCENT D'ONOFRIO, DEAN NORRIS, KIMBERLY ELISE, 2017. PH: TAKASHI SEIDA/© MGM DEATH WISH, FROM LEFT: DEAN NORRIS, KIMBERLY ELISE, 2017. PH: TAKASHI SEIDA/© MGM DEATH WISH, FROM LEFT: KIMBERLY ELISE, DEAN NORRIS, 2017. PH: TAKASHI SEIDA/© MGM PRIDE, Kimberly Elise, Terrence Howard, 2007. ©Lions Gate DEATH WISH, KIMBERLY ELISE, 2017. PH: TAKASHI SEIDA/© MGM THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE, Kimberly Elise, 2004. ©Paramount

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      83% 40% Ad Astra Lorraine Deavers (Character) $50.2M 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Carole's Christmas Carole Jordan (Character) - 2019
      18% 70% Death Wish Detective Leonore Jackson (Character) $34.0M 2018
      49% 64% Almost Christmas Cheryl (Character) $42.0M 2016
      84% 73% Confirmation Sonia Jarvis (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Back to School Mom Mary Thomas (Character) - 2015
      88% 83% Dope Lisa Hayes (Character) $17.5M 2015
      No Score Yet 60% Apple Mortgage Cake Angela Logan (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 66% A Day Late and a Dollar Short Janelle (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 17% Alpha Alert Blau (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Highland Park Toni (Character) - 2013
      No Score Yet 9% Hannah's Law Stagecoach Mary (Character) - 2012
      No Score Yet 60% Ties That Bind Theresa Harper (Character) - 2011
      32% 73% For Colored Girls Crystal/Brown (Character) $37.7M 2010
      No Score Yet 85% Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story Sonya Carson (Character) - 2009
      80% 86% The Great Debaters Pearl Farmer (Character) $30.2M 2007
      47% 72% Pride Sue Davis (Character) $7.0M 2007
      16% 86% Diary of a Mad Black Woman Helen McCarter (Character) $50.4M 2005
      52% 85% Woman Thou Art Loosed Michelle Jordan (Character) $6.9M 2004
      80% 63% The Manchurian Candidate Rosie (Character) $65.9M 2004
      26% 78% John Q Denise Archibald (Character) $71.0M 2002
      No Score Yet 60% Bojangles Fannie (Character) - 2001
      26% 41% Bait Lisa Hill (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 85% The Loretta Claiborne Story Loretta Claiborne (Character) - 2000
      72% 71% Beloved Denver (Character) $22.8M 1998
      No Score Yet 93% The Ditchdigger's Daughters Jeanette (Character) - 1997
      70% 89% Set It Off Tisean "T.T." Williams (Character) $36.1M 1996

      TV

      Credit
      63% 54% The Mosquito Coast Jones (Character) 2021
      65% No Score Yet Close to Home Asst. D.A. Maureen Scofield (Character) 2005-2007 2019
      No Score Yet 74% Lee Daniel's Star Dianne (Guest Star) 2019
      No Score Yet 61% Hit the Floor Sloane Hayes (Character) 2013-2014 2016 2018
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2010 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mo'Nique Show Guest 2010
      84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Stephen Hawking's Sci Fi Masters Tilly Vee (Character) 2007
      No Score Yet 81% Private Practice Angie Paget (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      50% 73% The Twilight Zone Unknown (Character) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Soul Food Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sentinel Unknown (Guest Star) 1996