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      LisaGay Hamilton

      LisaGay Hamilton

      Highest Rated: 100% The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks (2022)

      Lowest Rated: 11% Deception (2008)

      Birthday: Mar 25, 1964

      Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

      Though TV audiences knew Lisa Gay Hamilton best for her roles on shows like "The Practice" (ABC, 1997-2004) and "Chance" (Hulu, 2016-), the seasoned actor had been appearing on both stage and screen for decades by the time she made her mark on television. Born in Los Angeles in 1964, Hamilton's family eventually relocated to the east coast, where she began taking private acting classes in Manhattan during junior high school. She earned a BA in drama from the Tisch School of the Arts in 1985, the same year she appeared in the movie "Krush Groove" (1985). After making her Broadway debut in the original production of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play "The Piano Lesson" in 1990 and an earning an Obie Award for her role in Athol Fugard's "Valley Song" in 1993, Hamilton enrolled at the Juilliard School and completed an MFA in acting. She would play Rebecca Washington on "The Practice" from 1997 to 2003, and soon got to work directing her Peabody award winning documentary "Beah: A Black Woman Speaks" (2004). She would co-star in John Sayles' "The Honeydripper" (2007), winning the part after attending her audition in full period costume, and soon found a number of high caliber TV roles awaiting her, playing Melissa on the comedy-drama "Men of a Certain Age" (TNT, 2009-2011), and the Hugh Laurie procedural "Chance."

      Highest rated movies

      Take Shelter
      Jackie Brown Ad Astra
      Mother and Child
      Nine Lives
      Go for Sisters
      Beloved
      Hamlet

      Photos

      LisaGay Hamilton Lisa Gay Hamilton at arrivals for VICE Premiere, Samuel Goldwyn Theater at AMPAS, Los Angeles, CA December 11, 2018. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection LisaGay Hamilton at arrivals for TCA Winter Press Tour: HULU Panels, The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, CA January 7, 2017. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection Lisa Gay Hamilton at arrivals for Hulu CHANCE Premiere, Harmony Gold Theater, Los Angeles, CA October 17, 2016. Photo By: Priscilla Grant/Everett Collection PALOOKAVILLE, Adam Trese, Lisa Gay Hamilton, 1995, (c)Samuel Goldwyn Company House of Cards, Lisa Gay Hamilton, 'Chapter 42', Season 4, Ep. #3, 03/04/2016, ©NETFLIX Grimm, Lisa Gay Hamilton, 'Last Fight', Season 4, Ep. #3, 11/07/2014, ©NBC Grimm, Lisa Gay Hamilton, 'Last Fight', Season 4, Ep. #3, 11/07/2014, ©NBC Grimm, Lisa Gay Hamilton, 'Last Fight', Season 4, Ep. #3, 11/07/2014, ©NBC VICE, LISAGAY HAMILTON AS CONDOLEEZZA RICE, 2018. PH: MATT KENNEDY/© ANNAPURNA PICTURES TRUE CRIME, Isiah Washington, Lisa Gay Hamilton, Clint Eastwood (right), 1999, (c) Warner Brothers THE SOLOIST, from left: Lisa Gay Hamilton, Jamie Foxx, 2009. PH: Francois Duhamel/©DreamWorks SKG HONEYDRIPPER, Danny Glover, Lisa Gay Hamilton, 2007. ©Emerging Pictures House of Cards, Lisa Gay Hamilton (L), Robin Wright (R), 'Chapter 42', Season 4, Ep. #3, 03/04/2016, ©NETFLIX GO FOR SISTERS, LisaGay Hamilton, 2013. ph: John Castillo/©Variance Films Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Lisa Gay Hamilton (L), Erik LaRay Harvey (C), Jaden Harmon (R), 'Presumed Guilty', Season 14, Ep. #9, 01/02/2013, ©NBC GO FOR SISTERS, front, from left: LisaGay Hamilton, Edward James Olmos, Yolonda Ross, 2013. ph: John Castillo/©Variance Films GO FOR SISTERS, LisaGay Hamilton, 2013. ph: John Castillo/©Variance Films GO FOR SISTERS, from left: Yolonda Ross, Isaiah Washington, LisaGay Hamilton, 2013. ph: John Castillo/©Variance Films TRUTH ABOUT CHARLIE, Lisa Gay Hamilton, 2002, (c) Universal

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      60% 66% The Boogeyman Dr. Weller (Character) $43.2M 2023
      100% 100% The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks Rosa Parks (Voice) - 2022
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Another Country Narrator (Voice) - 2022
      60% 96% The Last Full Measure Celia (Character) $2.9M 2019
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Ghosting: The Spirit of Christmas Deb (Character) - 2019
      83% 40% Ad Astra Adjutant General Vogel (Character) $50.2M 2019
      65% 61% Vice Condoleezza Rice (Character) $47.8M 2018
      68% 78% Beautiful Boy Rose (Character) $7.6M 2018
      No Score Yet 32% Indiscretion Karen Wyatt (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 56% Redemption Trail Tess (Character) - 2013
      43% 67% Life of a King Principal King (Character) $5.7K 2013
      74% 54% Go for Sisters Bernice (Character) $56.0K 2013
      92% 81% Take Shelter Kendra (Character) $1.7M 2011
      21% 48% Beastly Zola (Character) $27.9M 2011
      79% 76% Mother and Child Leticia (Character) $1.1M 2009
      56% 56% The Soloist Jennifer Ayers-Moore (Character) $31.7M 2009
      11% 31% Deception Det. Russo (Character) $4.6M 2008
      69% 57% Honeydripper Delilah (Character) $267.9K 2007
      76% 67% Nine Lives Holly (Character) $478.3K 2005
      No Score Yet 80% Until the Violence Stops Unknown (Character) - 2003
      34% 27% The Truth About Charlie Lola Jansco (Character) $5.3M 2002
      No Score Yet 44% Ten Tiny Love Stories Three (Character) - 2001
      70% No Score Yet Hamlet Ophelia (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet 57% A House Divided Julia (Character) - 2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Swing Vote Virginia Mapes (Character) - 1999
      56% 49% True Crime Bonnie Beachum (Character) $16.6M 1999
      72% 71% Beloved Younger Sethe (Character) $22.8M 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Defenders: Choice of Evils Jeanne Baptiste (Character) - 1998
      88% 85% Jackie Brown Sheronda (Character) $39.6M 1997
      No Score Yet 0% Lifebreath Dr. Quinlan (Character) - 1997
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Nick and Jane Vickie (Character) $11.3K 1997
      64% 63% Palookaville Betty (Character) $342.4K 1995
      43% 81% Krush Groove Aisha (Character) $11.1M 1985

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Poetry in America Guest 2022
      94% 80% This Is Us Aunt Mae (Guest Star) 2021
      91% 78% The Blacklist Dr. Calvert Gray (Guest Star) 2019
      67% 75% The First Kayla Price (Character) 2018
      95% 88% Elementary Lt. Colonel Robin Deakins (Guest Star) 2018
      No Score Yet 81% Code Black Dr. Kim Carrie (Guest Star) 2016
      75% 86% Chance Dr. Suzanne Sims (Character) 2016
      77% 76% House of Cards Celia Jones (Guest Star) 2016
      93% 72% Scandal West Angola Ambassador (Guest Star) 2014
      89% 90% Grimm Mrs. Pittman (Guest Star) 2014
      84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
      78% 80% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Teresa Randall (Guest Star) 2006-2007 2013
      90% 98% Southland Melanie (Guest Star) 2012
      94% 79% Men of a Certain Age Unknown (Guest Star) 2009-2011
      No Score Yet 93% Numb3ers Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 85% ER Nadine Hopkins (Guest Star) 2005
      57% 75% The L Word Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Rebecca Washington (Character),
      Director
      1997-2003
      70% 78% Sex and the City Kendall (Guest Star) 2002
      61% 74% Ally McBeal Unknown (Guest Star) 1998
      No Score Yet 83% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 1995