Pam Grier

Pam Grier

actress, writer, soundtrack

Pam Grier was born on May 26, 1949 in USA. Pam Grier's big-screen debut came with Beyond the Valley of the Dolls directed by Russ Meyer in 1970. Pam Grier is known for The L Word directed by Rose Troche, Jennifer Beals stars as Bette Porter and Leisha Hailey as Alice Pieszecki. Pam Grier has got 8 awards and 22 nominations so far. The most recent award Pam Grier achieved is 20/20 Awards. The upcoming new movie Pam Grier plays is A Christmas Wish which will be released on Nov 28, 2019.

Pam Grier was born in Winston-Salem, NC, one of four children of Gwendolyn Sylvia (Samuels), a nurse, and Clarence Ransom Grier Jr., an Air Force mechanic. Pam has been a major African-American star from the early 1970s. Her career started in 1971, when Roger Corman of New World Pictures launched her with The Big Doll House (1971), about a women's penitentiary, and The Big Bird Cage (1972). Her strong role put her into a five-year contract with Samuel Z. Arkoff of American-International Pictures, and she became a leading lady in action films such as Jack Hill's Coffy, la panthère noire de Harlem (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974), the comic strip character Friday Foster (1975) and William Girdler's 'Sheba, Baby' (1975). She continued working with American-International, where she portrayed William Marshall's vampire victim in the Le vampire noir (1972) sequel, Scream Blacula Scream (1973).During the 1980s she became a regular on Deux flics à Miami (1984) and played a supporting role as an evil witch in Ray Bradbury's and Walt Disney Pictures' La foire des ténèbres (1983), then returned to action as Steven Seagal's partner in Nico (1988). Her most famous role of the 1990s was probably Jackie Brown (1997), directed by Quentin Tarantino, which was an homage to her earlier 1970s action roles, She occasionally did supporting roles, as in Tim Burton's Mars Attacks! (1996), Gangsta cop (1999) and a funny performance in Jawbreaker (1999). She also appeared in John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001) and co-starred with Snoop Dogg in Bones (2001). Her entire career of over 30 years has brought only success for this beautiful and talented actress.A sister of Grier's died from cancer in 1990 and the son of that sister committed suicide because of his mother's illness. Pam herself was diagnosed with cancer in 1988 and given 18 months to live, which has had an effect on how she has chosen to live. She has never been wed, although she has been romantically linked to Richard Pryor and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the past.

  • Birthday

    May 26, 1949
  • Place of Birth

    Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA
  • Also known

    Pam Greer, Pamela Grier, Pamela Suzette Grier

Known For


8 wins & 22 nominations

20/20 Awards
Best Actress
Winner - Felix
Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival
Winner - Time-Machine Honorary Award
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