Mary Alice

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Mary Alice
MaryAlice.jpg
Alice at the 45th Emmy Awards Governor's Ball, 1993
BornMary Alice Smith
(1941-12-03) December 3, 1941 (age 72)
Indianola, Mississippi, USA
OccupationActress
Years active1974–present
 
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Mary Alice
MaryAlice.jpg
Alice at the 45th Emmy Awards Governor's Ball, 1993
BornMary Alice Smith
(1941-12-03) December 3, 1941 (age 72)
Indianola, Mississippi, USA
OccupationActress
Years active1974–present

Mary Alice (born December 3, 1941) is an American actress.

Life and career[edit]

Alice was born Mary Alice Smith in Indianola, Mississippi, the daughter of Ozelar (née Jurnakin) and Sam Smith.[1] She had a yen to act and began her career on stage in her hometown.[2]

Alice has appeared in over 50 television shows and feature films during her career. She made her screen debut in 1974 film The Education of Sonny Carson, and later guest-starred in Police Woman and Sanford and Son. She played Ellie Grant Hubbard on soap opera All My Children in the early 1980s, and co-starred in A Different World as Leticia 'Lettie' Bostic from 1988 to 1989.[2]

In 1987 she received a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her work in Fences.[3] She also won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1993 for I'll Fly Away (1991–1993).[2] Alice's other film credits include Malcolm X (1992), The Inkwell (1994) and Down in the Delta with Alfre Woodard.[2]

In 2000, Alice was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.[4]

Alice replaced Gloria Foster in the film The Matrix Revolutions and video game Enter The Matrix as the Oracle, after Foster died in 2001.

Filmography[edit]

Awards[edit]

Tony Awards
  • 1987 Best Featured Actress in a Play - Fences

Nominations

  • 1995 Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play - Having Our Say
Emmy Awards
  • 1993 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - I'll Fly Away

Nominations

  • 1993 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - I'll Fly Away
Drama Desk Award
  • 1987 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play - Fences

Nominations

  • 1995 Outstanding Actress in a Play - Having Our Say
Independent Spirit Award Nomination
Black Reel Award Nomination
CableACE Award

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mary Alice Biography (1941-)
  2. ^ a b c d "Mary Alice- Biography". Yahoo!. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Mary Alice". The Broadway League. Retrieved March 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Theater family comes together to celebrate Hall of Fame honorees". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 

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