Jackie Richardson

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Jackie Richardson is a Canadian singer and actress.

She is known for her screen roles in The Gospel According to the Blues,[1] The Doodlebops,[2] and Sins of the Father.[3]

She was also a member of 60's Toronto-based girl group The Tiaras along with Brenda Russell. She is of African-American descent, and was born in Philadelphia. Her family moved to Toronto when Richardson was young.

She is a three-time nominee for the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television Gemini Award, and won the Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series for The Gospel According to the Blues.[4] In 2003 she was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Best Actress in a Television Movie for Sins of the Father.[5] She is also a noted stage performer, winning a Dora Award in 2004 for the musical Cookin' at the Cookery.[6] Other high profile projects include More Tales of the City,[7] Further Tales of the City,[7] and 3 Men and a Baby.[7]

The musical Big Mama! The Willie Mae Thornton Story was conceived of and written by Audrei-Kairen Kotaska for Richardson, who starred in the production first in 1999 and then again in 2012.

Her daughter Kim Richardson is also a singer.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Gospel According to the Blues imdb listing". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Doodlebops imdb listing". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Sins of the Father imdb listing". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  4. ^ "Gemini Awards Official Site". Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special". wikipedia. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Veteran performer Jackie Richardson awestruck with 'Saint Carmen of The Main'
  7. ^ a b c "Jackie Richardson imdb listing". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 9 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "My Montreal: Soul Singer Kim Richardson". Montreal Gazette, February 26, 2014.