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Madge Sinclair Biography

Birth Place:
Kingston, Jamaica
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Was a school teacher in Jamaica until moving to New York at age 30
  • Acted with the New York Shakespearean Festival and at Joseph Papp's Public Theatre in New York
  • Made her film debut in 1974 in Conrack
  • Received the Order of Distinction from the Prime Minister of Jamaica
  • Received two Image Awards from the NAACP
  • Played queen to James Earl Jones' king in both Coming to America (1988) and The Lion King (1994)

Awards

  • 1991Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: winner
  • 1985Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1984Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1983Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: nominated

Relationships

  • Royston Sinclair -- Ex-husband
  • Dean Compton -- Husband
  • Garry Sinclair -- Son
  • Wayne Sinclair -- Son