LisaGay Hamilton

  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director
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Fast Facts

  • Made her Broadway debut as Grace in the original production of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Piano Lesson in 1990.
  • Appeared in several stage productions with the New York Shakespeare Festival on the Delacorte Stage in Central Park.
  • Won an Obie Award, Drama Desk Award and Clarence Derwent Award for her role as Veronica in Athol Fugard's Valley Song at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1995.
  • Played the role of Black Mary in August Wilson's Broadway production of Gem of the Ocean.
  • Received a 2004 Peabody Award for a documentary film she directed titled Beah: A Black Woman Speaks.

Awards

  • 1998, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Robin D.G. Kelley — Husband
  • Tina Hamilton — Mother
  • Heidi — Sister
  • Ira Hamilton — Father

College

  • Attended Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States; New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States (BA in Drama, 1985); The Juilliard School, New York, New York, United States (MFA in Drama, 1989)

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