Kimberly Elise

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  • Birth Name: Kimberly Elise Trammel
  • Birth Place: Minneapolis, MN
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/17/1967, Aries
  • Profession: Actor
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Weekend TV: Orphan Black, Salem, Lifetime Making Whoopi

"You are a bloody wrecking ball. You are an exploding cigar," laments a confidante of the clones under siege in BBC America's thrillingly entertaining Orphan Black. She's also a bloody marvel, as Tatiana Maslany plays these diverse doppelgangers with astonishing range and surprising nuance. Scrappy street waif? Check. High-strung soccer mom? Check. Lesbian scientist-in-training? Check. Deranged Russian assassin? Why not. Beyond a provocative premise and blistering pace, Orphan Black is a terrific showcase for one of TV's great performances. Even when it threatens to look like a stunt, with one clone at another's throat in a smackdown or layering the subterfuge when one clone pretends to be another, this bonded-by-genetics sister act never feels forced or phony.

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VIDEO: Close to Home

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Close to Home
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Length: 41:53
Aired: 1/1/2007

A planner creates a lavish bash for a pair of childhood sweethearts. watch

VIDEO: Grey's Anatomy: Here's to Future Days

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Aired: 5/14/2009

Izzie contemplates whether or not to undergo a risky surgery. watch

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Bait
Pride
Hit The Floor: Passing
How to Live A New Earth When Others Aren't

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 Hit the Floor TV Show Series, Actor - Sloane
2011 NAACP Image Awards TV Show Series, Appearing
2010 For Colored Girls Movie, Actor - Crystal/Brown
2007 Pride Movie, Actor - Sue Davis
2005 Diary Of A Mad Black Woman Movie, Actor - Helen

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Tyler Perry, Grey's and LL Cool J Win at NAACP Image Awards

Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls topped the 42nd NAACP Image Awards with three trophies, including Best Picture.

Tyler Perry leads NAACP Image Awards nominations

The film also took home the director and supporting actress awards Friday for Perry and Kimberly Elise, respectively.

Perry had a great night overall: His TV series, Tyler Perry's House of Payne, won ...
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Tyler Perry Leads NAACP Image Award Nominations

Tyler Perry leads the NAACP Image Awards nominations with 19 nods.

Tyler Perry's House of Paine is up for outstanding comedy series with five of its stars -- David Mann, LaVan Davis, Cassi Davis, Lamman Rucker, Lance Gross, and Keshia Knight Pulliam — also nominated in the acting categories. 

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NAACP Awards Play the Grey's Card

Grey's Anatomy was the big winner at the 38th Annual NAACP Image Awards, taking home a quartet of statues, including lead actor in a drama series for Isaiah Washington. The lightning-rod serial also came out on top in the best-drama, supporting-actress (Chandra Wilson) and writing (Shondra Rhimes' "It's the End of the World" episode) contests.ABC's Ugly Betty followed with three wins of its own, in the comedy-series, supporting-actress/comedy (Vanessa Williams) and writing/comedy categories.Among TV's other winners were Close to Home's Kimberly Elise (lead actress/drama), Everybody Hates Chris' Tyler James Williams and Girlfriends' Tracee Eliis Ross (in the lead-acting/comedy slots), House's Omar Epps (supporting actor/drama), and Girlfriends' Reggie Hayes (supporting actor/comedy). For the full list of winners, go here. read more

AT THE MOVIES

Per Variety, Close to Home's Kimberly Elise has scored the female lead opposite Terrence Howard in the inner-city sports drama P.D.R.... A big-screen adaptation of the video game Cold Fear is in the works.... Dane Cook is developing and will star in Dad Knap, about a man who abducts his dad in order to get some quality father-son time.... Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick are neighbors at war over holiday decorations in the comedy All Lit Up.... Per Reuters, George Lopez and Maggie Q have joined Balls of Fury, a comedy set in the world of clandestine Ping-Pong tournaments. read more

Who Is Filmdom's Rising Black Star?

When Film Life's Black Movie Awards are televised for the first time ever (Wednesday at 10 pm/ET, on TNT), one very special guest of honor will be Kimberly Elise, the Diary of a Mad Black Woman headliner who has been named this year's Rising Star. Elise, currently playing no-nonsense prosecutor Maureen Scofield on CBS' Close to Home (Tuesdays at 10 pm/ET), shared with TVGuide.com what it means to merit such kudos from her peers. TVGuide.com: What was your reaction when you learned you'd be receiving the Rising Star award?Kimberly Elise: It was really overwhelming. I just sort of quietly do my work, so I was touched to see that people have seen it and respond to it and wanted to take a time-out to say that t read more

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