Pam Grier was born on May 26, 1949 in Winston-Salem, North
Pam was the first black woman to appear on the cover of MS.
Magazine (August 1975 issue). Grier was named as one of Ebony
Magazine's "100 Most Fascinating Women of the 20th Century".
Pam Grier was awarded a "Career Achievement Award" at the
34th Annual Chicago International Film Festival. (October
Pam's career started in 1971 when Roger Corman of New World
Pictures launched her into THE BIG DOLL HOUSE. Pam Grier became
a leading lady in action films like COFFY (1973) and FOXY
During the 1980s Pam Grier became a regular on the hit television
series MIAMI VICE.
IN 1988, Pam was diagnosed with cancer, and given 18 months to live. She beat the odds and survived. This effected how she has chosen to live her life.
BROWN brought Pam Grier critical acclaim. She was nominated for a Golden Globe and an NAACP Image award for her outstanding performance, holding her own against Samuel Jackson, Michael Keaton, Robert Forster, Robert De Niro and Bridget Fonda.
FROM 2004 - 2009, Pam Grier played the character, Kit Porter on the TV series, THE L WORD.
IN 2010, Pam portrayed Amanda Walker on the TV series, SMALLVILLE (2010)
Pam Grier's other notable credits include...
LARRY CROWNE (2011)
JUST WRIGHT (2010)
BACK IN THE DAY (2005)
THE ADVENTURES OF PLUTO NASH (2002)
BABY OF THE FAMILY (2002)
LOVE THE HARD WAY (2001)
SNOW DAY (2000)
MARS ATTACKS! (1996)
SERIAL KILLER (1995)
ABOVE THE LAW (1988)
SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES (1983)
THE BIG BIRD CAGE (1972)
WOMEN IN CAGES (1971)
BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS (1970)