Pam Grier

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Pamela Suzette Grier
  • Birth Place: Winston-Salem, NC
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 05/26/1949, Gemini
  • Profession: Actor
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Pam Grier Fast Facts:
  • Moved a lot as a child because of her father's military career.
  • Was a cheerleader for the Denver Broncos at the age of 19; quit after two months.
  • Entered beauty contests to try to win money for college. 
  • Was a backup singer for Bobby Womack and Sly Stone.
  • In 1998, received NAACP Image Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress for her comeback role in Jackie Brown.
  • Earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination in 2000 for her work on the animated HBO series Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child.
  • Is cofounder of Melting Pot Designs, a company that designs paper products and specialty items.
  • Penned a memoir in 2010 titled Foxy: My Life in Three Acts, in which she revealed details about a childhood rape and a cervical-cancer diagnosis.
  • Considers herself a "country girl" and calls her rural Colorado home her "sanctuary."
  • Pam Grier Relationships:
  • Jennifer Grier-Fairweather - Sister
  • Rosey Grier - Cousin
  • Gina Grier-Townsie - Sister
  • Gwendolyn Samuels - Mother
  • Rod Grier - Brother
  • Clarence Grier - Father
  • Kevin Evans - Ex-fiancĂ©
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Ex-significant Other
  • Richard Pryor - Ex-significant Other
  • Freddie Prinze - Ex-significant Other
  • Pam Grier Awards:
  • 1998 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended Metropolitan State College, Denver, CO; attended University of California, Los Angeles, CA

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