How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 premiere

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Monday August 3rd, TCL Chinese Theatre 6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

1. Angela Bassett

Actress | Strange Days

Captivating, gifted, and sensational, Angela Bassett's presence has been felt in theaters and on stages and television screens throughout the world. Angela Evelyn Bassett was born on August 16, 1958 in New York City, to Betty Jane (Gilbert), a social worker, and Daniel Benjamin Bassett, a ...

2. Courtney B. Vance

Actor | The Hunt for Red October

Courtney B. Vance was born on March 12, 1960 in Detroit, Michigan, USA as Courtney Bernard Vance. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hunt for Red October (1990), Space Cowboys (2000) and Dangerous Minds (1995). He has been married to Angela Bassett since October 12, 1997. They have two ...

3. Whoopi Goldberg

Actress | Ghost

Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Elaine Johnson in the Chelsea section of Manhattan on November 13, 1955. Her mother, Emma (Harris), was a teacher and a nurse, and her father, Robert James Johnson, Jr., was a clergyman. Whoopi's recent ancestors were from Georgia, Florida, and Virginia. She worked in...

4. Vivica A. Fox

Actress | Independence Day

Vivica A. Fox was born in South Bend, Indiana, on July 30, 1964, and is the daughter of Everlyena, a pharmaceutical technician, and William Fox, a private school administrator. She is of Native American and African-American descent and is proud of her heritage. She is a graduate of Arlington High ...

5. Cicely Tyson

Actress | The Help

Cicely Tyson was born in Harlem, New York City, where she was raised by her devoutly religious parents, from the Caribbean island of Nevis. Her mother, Theodosia, was a domestic, and her father, William Tyson, was a carpenter and painter. She was discovered by a fashion editor at Ebony magazine and...

6. Mary J. Blige

Soundtrack | Mudbound

Mary J. Blige was born on January 11, 1971 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Mary Jane Blige. She was previously married to Kendu Isaacs.

7. Regina King

Actress | Ray

Regina King was born in Los Angeles, California, to Gloria, a special education teacher, and Thomas King, an electrician. She began her career in the television show 227 (1985), followed by a role in Boyz n the Hood (1991). She began to be recognized by a mainstream audience after her role as Cuba ...

8. Suzzanne Douglas

Actress | The School of Rock

Suzzanne Douglas is an award winning actress of both screen and stage, whose work has lead her through all walks of creative life. Driven by her desire to constantly grow as an artist, Suzzanne has developed a canon of enigmatic and complex roles, and hopes to encourage younger artists to do the ...

9. Michael J. Pagan

Actor | See No Evil

Michael J. Pagan is an actor and producer, known for See No Evil (2006), Forever Strong (2008) and Fallen (1998).

10. Taye Diggs

Actor | Chicago

Taye Diggs was born in Newark, New Jersey, and was raised in Rochester, New York. He is the son of Marcia (Berry), a teacher and actress, and Andre Young, a visual artist. When he was a child, his mother married Jeffries Diggs, whose surname Taye took. He received a BFA degree in musical theater ...

11. Forest Whitaker

Actor | The Last King of Scotland

Forest Steven Whitaker has packaged a king-size talent into his hulking 6' 2", 220 lb. frame. He won an Academy Award for his performance as Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in the film The Last King of Scotland (2006), and has also won a Golden Globe and a BAFTA. He is the fourth African-American male to...

12. Keisha Whitaker

Producer | Kassim the Dream

Keisha Whitaker was born on March 8, 1972 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as Keisha Simone Nash. She is an actress and producer, known for Kassim the Dream (2008), Proud (2004) and Who Are You Wearing (2008). She has been married to Forest Whitaker since May 4, 1996. They have two children.

13. Shemar Moore

Actor | Criminal Minds

Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal Minds from 2005 to 2016, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 ...

14. Idina Menzel

Actress | Frozen

Idina Menzel was born on May 30, 1971 in Syosset, New York, USA as Idina Kim Mentzel. She is an actress, known for Frozen (2013), Rent (2005) and Frozen II (2019). She has been married to Aaron Lohr since September 2017. She was previously married to Taye Diggs.

15. Bridgid Coulter

Actress | Westworld

Bridgid Coulter was born on August 2, 1968 in Alameda County, California, USA as Bridgid Latrice Coulter. She is an actress and producer, known for Westworld (2016), Rosewood (1997) and Martin (1992).

16. Don Cheadle

Actor | Crash

Donald Frank Cheadle was born in Kansas City, Missouri on November 29, 1964. His childhood found him moving from city to city with his family: mother Bettye (North), a teacher, father Donald Frank Cheadle, Sr., a clinical psychologist, sister Dawn, and brother Colin. After graduating high school in...

17. David Boreanaz

Actor | Angel

David was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Patti, a travel agent, and weatherman Dave Roberts (Boreanaz). His father is of Italian descent and his mother is of half Slovak ancestry. At the age of seven he decide to be an actor, which eventually ...

18. Alex Martin

Actress | Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit

Alex Martin was born in 1973 as Alexandrea Martin. She is an actress and producer, known for Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993), Strange as Angels (2003) and American Intellectuals (1999). She has been married to Bernard Dean since October 15, 2011. They have three children.

19. Jimmy Jam

Soundtrack | Mo' Money

Jimmy Jam was born on June 6, 1959 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as James Samuel Harris III. He has been married to Lisa Padilla since June 25, 1994. They have three children.

21. Lisa Padilla

Actress | Golpe de estadio

Lisa Padilla is an actress, known for Golpe de estadio (1998).

22. Nathan Morris

Soundtrack | White Men Can't Jump

Nathan Morris was born on June 18, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Nathan Bartholemew Morris. He is an actor, known for White Men Can't Jump (1992), House Party 2 (1991) and Community (2009).

23. Shawn Stockman

Soundtrack | Mr. Holland's Opus

Shawn Stockman was born on September 26, 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Shawn Patrick Stockman. He is an actor, known for Mr. Holland's Opus (1995), White Men Can't Jump (1992) and Long Shot (2019). He has been married to Sharonda Jones since September 1, 2001. They have two children.

24. Wanya Morris

Actor | Long Shot

Wanya Morris was born on July 29, 1973 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Wanya Jermaine Morris. He is an actor, known for Long Shot (2019), Uninvited Guest (1999) and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990). He has been married to Traci Nash since May 11, 2002. They have four children.

25. Marc Nelson

Music_department | Nothing Like Thanksgiving

Marc Nelson is known for his work on Nothing Like Thanksgiving (2018) and I Thought I Knew You.

26. Michael McCary

Actor | Hoodlum

Michael McCary was born on December 16, 1971 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Michael Shawn McCary. He is an actor, known for Hoodlum (1997), American Idol (2002) and Todd's Pop Song Reviews (2009).

27. Jacqueline Kim

Actress | Star Trek: Generations

Jacqueline recently co-wrote and starred in the feature film, Advantageous, which won a special jury prize at the 2015 Sundance film festival for Collaborative Vision (for her and co-writer/ director, Jennifer Phang). She also composed music for the film and is the lead singer/ songwriter for the ...

28. Chanté Moore

Actress | The Fan

Chanté Moore was born on February 17, 1967 in San Francisco, California, USA as Chanté Torrane Moore. She is an actress, known for The Fan (1996), Romeo Must Die (2000) and Beverly Hills Cop III (1994). She was previously married to Kenny Lattimore and Kadeem Hardison.

29. Kadeem Hardison

Actor | A Different World

Kadeem Hardison was born on July 24, 1965 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and director, known for A Different World (1987), White Men Can't Jump (1992) and Drive (1997). He was previously married to Chanté Moore.

30. Lela Rochon

Actress | Waiting to Exhale

Lela Rochon was born on April 17, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Lela Rochon Staples. She is an actress and producer, known for Waiting to Exhale (1995), Gang Related (1997) and Any Given Sunday (1999). She has been married to Antoine Fuqua since April 9, 1999. They have two children. She ...

31. Antoine Fuqua

Producer | The Magnificent Seven

Antoine Fuqua is an American film director, known for his work in the film Training Day as well as The Replacement Killers, Tears of the Sun, King Arthur, Shooter, Brooklyn's Finest, Olympus Has Fallen and The Equalizer.

He has directed music videos for such artists as Arrested Development, Prince, ...

32. Samantha Cole

Actress | V-Wars

Samantha Cole is an up and coming Toronto actress, coming from a Jamaican background. Her journey in front of the camera start- ed with modeling, which she has done for 5 years now, however, her true calling has always been acting. So two years ago she took a few acting workshops and went out in ...

33. Downtown Julie Brown

Actress | Spy Hard

Downtown Julie Brown was born on August 27, 1963 in Cardiff, Wales. She is an actress and producer, known for Spy Hard (1996), B*A*P*S (1997) and Fist of the North Star (1995). She has been married to Martin Schuermann since April 4, 2001. They have one child.

34. Delroy Lindo

Actor | Get Shorty

On the stage and on the big screen, Delroy Lindo projects a powerful presence that is almost impossible to ignore. Alhough it was not his first film role, his portrayal of the bipolar numbers boss West Indian Archie in Spike Lee's Malcolm X (1992) is what first attracted attention to Lindo's ...

35. Terry McMillan

Writer | How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Terry McMillan was born on October 18, 1951, to Madeline Washington Tilman and Edward McMillan. She grew up in Port Huron, Michigan. Her parents divorced when she was thirteen and her father died three years later. McMillan's mother supported her family by working nights at a factory.

37. Kevin Rodney Sullivan

Director | Guess Who

Kevin Rodney Sullivan was born on August 3, 1958 in the USA. He is a director and actor, known for Guess Who (2005), The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) and Modern Family (2009).

38. Sicily Johnson

Actress | One on One

Sicily Johnson was born on October 1, 1985 in Pontiac, Michigan, USA as Sicily Sewell. She is an actress and producer, known for One on One (2001), Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993) and Power Rangers Zeo: Zeo Quest (1996). She has been married to Chris Johnson since May 17, 2006. They have two ...

39. Richard Lawson

Actor | For Colored Girls

Richard Lawson was born on March 7, 1947 in Loma Linda, California, USA as Rickey Lee Lawson. He is an actor, known for For Colored Girls (2010), Poltergeist (1982) and How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998). He has been married to Tina Lawson since April 12, 2015. He was previously married to ...

40. Barry Shabaka Henley

Actor | The Terminal

Barry Shabaka Henley was born on September 15, 1954 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Barry Joseph Henley. He is an actor, known for The Terminal (2004), Collateral (2004) and Rush Hour (1998).

41. Lee Weaver

Actor | O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Lee Weaver was born on April 10, 1930 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA. He is an actor, known for O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) and Godzilla (1998). He has been married to Ta-Tanisha since July 10, 1971. They have one child.

42. Glynn Turman

Actor | Super 8

New York City-born African-American actor Glynn Turman enjoyed his first real taste of acting success as a young teenager, originating the role of Travis Younger on Broadway in Lorraine Hansberry's landmark play "A Raisin in the Sun" in 1959 opposite Sidney Poitier, Ruby Dee, Claudia McNeil and ...

43. Phyllis Yvonne Stickney

Actress | Die Hard: With a Vengeance

Phyllis Yvonne Stickney is the second child born to Felix and Belle. Phyllis Yvonne Stickney was one of the first comedians of color to perform at the Juste Pour Rire Comedy Festival in Montreal. Canada. She performed with the late John Candy as well as being introduced at the festival by Ed Begley...

44. Denise Hunt

Actress | How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Denise Hunt is an actress, known for How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) and Rising Stars (2004).

45. James Pickens Jr.

Actor | Grey's Anatomy

James Pickens Jr. was born October 26, 1954 in Cleveland, Ohio. While attending college at Bowling Green State University, Pickens began pursuing an interest in acting. He graduated from BGSU with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1976. Afterwards, Pickens began work on the stage at the Roundabout Theatre...

46. Carl Lumbly

Actor | Men of Honor

From stage to screen, Carl Lumbly is an actor respected for his steadfast talent, versatility and class. His prolific career includes over 100 credits in television, film and the theatre, along with extensive critical acclaim.

For the big screen, Lumbly played a pivotal role in Warner Bros.' ...

47. Victor Garber

Actor | Argo

Victor Garber has been in some of the most memorable projects of the past four decades. Victor has recently appeared in The Slap (2015), The Flash (2014), Motive (2013) and Web Therapy (2011). He is currently staring in Greg Berlanti's new DC Comics Superhero series "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" for ...

48. Ronald Bass

Writer | Rain Man

Ronald Bass was born on March 26, 1942 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Ronald Jay Bass. He is a writer and producer, known for Rain Man (1988), My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) and Entrapment (1999). He has been married to Christine Ann Thomas since June 3, 1978. They have two children. He was ...

49. Michel Colombier

Soundtrack | Man on Fire

Michel Colombier was born on May 23, 1939 in Lyon, France. He is known for his work on Man on Fire (2004), The Golden Child (1986) and Hobo with a Shotgun (2011). He was married to Dana Colombier. He died on November 14, 2004 in Santa Monica, California, USA.

50. Jeffrey Jur

Cinematographer | Dirty Dancing

Jeffrey Jur was born in June 1955 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on Dirty Dancing (1987), The Last Seduction (1994) and Carnivàle (2003).

51. George Bowers

Editor | Money Train

George Bowers was born on July 6, 1944 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as George A. Bowers. He was an editor and director, known for Money Train (1995), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) and From Hell (2001). He was married to Irene Bowers. He died on August 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California,...



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