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Pam Grier

Highest Rated:   100% The Big Bird Cage (1972)
Lowest Rated:   0% Fortress 2: Re-Entry (1999)
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African American actress Pam Grier is best known for her starring roles in '70s "exploitation" films aimed at black audiences. An "army brat" who grew up on various European military bases and in Denver, Colorado Grier left home for Hollywood at a young age. She found work as a switchboard operator for American International Pictures where she gradually landed supporting roles in low-budget action and exploitation films. In the early '70s she began starring in films, most of which were rowdy, low-budget crowd-pleasers; soon she was a sex symbol and, briefly, the "Queen of 'B'-movies," usually cast as a sexy, foul-mouthed woman of action who carried a gun and resorted to a variety of violent acts to get herself out of dangerous situations. She often disrobed in her films, and furthered her sexy image by posing nude in the magazine Players. For some time she had a large following, and her picture appeared on the covers of such magazines as Ms. and New York. When Grier tried to make more serious films later in the '70s, however, her popularity quickly waned. Nevertheless, she managed to sustain her career through movie and TV work, including an appearance in Posse (1993).After an all-star blaxploitation reunion in1996's Original Gangstas, Grier found herself in resurgence with roles in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown the following year, and later made appearances in such diverse efforts as Holy Smoke (1999), Snow Day (2000) and John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001). She is the niece of actor and former football star Rosie Grier.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies
  • Self
2020
36% Poms
  • Olive
2019
No Score Yet A Christmas Wish
  • Actor
2019
No Score Yet Poms - Livets Dans
  • Actor
2019
No Score Yet Poms - Dans for livet
  • Actor
2019
No Score Yet Being Rose
  • Lilly
2019
No Score Yet Bad Grandmas
  • Coralee
$14.9k 2017
No Score Yet Cleveland Abduction
  • Carla
2015
51% The Man With the Iron Fists
  • Jane
$15.7M 2012
20% Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day
  • Detective Barrick
$1.3M 2012
92% Corman's World: Exploits Of A Hollywood Rebel
  • Pam Grier
$7.5k 2011
36% Larry Crowne
  • Frances
$35.6M 2011
No Score Yet Mafia
  • Actor
2011
45% Just Wright
  • Janice Wright
$21.6M 2010
No Score Yet The Invited
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Ladies of the House
  • Birdie
2008
No Score Yet Serial Killer
  • Capt. Maggie Davis
2004
No Score Yet Back in the Day
  • Reggie's Mother
2004
No Score Yet Slow Burn
  • Della Wilder
2003
28% Love the Hard Way
  • Linda Fox
2003
No Score Yet James Patterson's '1st to Die'
  • Claire Washburn
2003
4% The Adventures of Pluto Nash
  • Flura
$4.4M 2002
No Score Yet The Feast of All Saints
  • Suzette Lermontant
2001
23% Bones
  • Pearl
$6.9M 2001
22% John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars
  • Helena Bradock
$7.4M 2001
No Score Yet 3 A.M.
  • George
2001
No Score Yet Baadasssss Cinema
  • Actor
2001
29% Snow Day
  • Tina
2000
45% Holy Smoke
  • Carol
2000
39% In Too Deep
  • Det. Angela Wilson
  • Producer
1999
No Score Yet No Tomorrow
  • Diane
1999
11% Jawbreaker
  • Det. Vera Cruz
1999
0% Fortress 2: Re-Entry
  • Susan Teller
1999
87% Jackie Brown
  • Jackie Brown
1997
No Score Yet Strip Search
  • Janette
1997
No Score Yet Fakin' Da Funk
  • Anneabelle Lee
1997
54% Mars Attacks!
  • Louise Williams
1996
54% John Carpenter's Escape from L.A.
  • Hershe
1996
53% Original Gangstas
  • Laurie Thompson
1996
No Score Yet Serial Killer
  • Actor
1995
29% Posse
  • Phoebe
1993
No Score Yet A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story
  • Linda Holman
1992
54% Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey
  • Ms. Wardrobe
1991
67% Class of 1999
  • Ms. Connors
1990
64% The Package
  • Ruth Butler
1989
53% Above the Law
  • Delores Jackson
1988
0% The Allnighter
  • Sgt. MacLeish
1987
No Score Yet On the Edge
  • Cora
1986
No Score Yet The Vindicator
  • Hunter
1986
No Score Yet Stand Alone
  • Cathryn Bolan
1985
No Score Yet Badge of the Assassin
  • Alie Horn
1985
No Score Yet Miami Vice 2 - The Prodigal Son
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Tough Enough
  • Myra
1983
60% Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • Dust Witch
1983
86% Fort Apache, the Bronx
  • Charlotte
1981
No Score Yet Greased Lightning
  • Mary Jones
1977
No Score Yet Drum
  • Regine
1976
No Score Yet Sheba, Baby
  • Sheba
1975
No Score Yet Bucktown, USA
  • Aretha
1975
No Score Yet Friday Foster
  • Friday Foster
1975
60% Foxy Brown
  • Foxy Brown
1974
29% Scream, Blacula, Scream
  • Lisa
1973
79% Coffy
  • Coffy
1973
No Score Yet The Arena (Naked Warriors)
  • Mamawi
1973
58% Black Caesar
  • Actor
1973
100% The Big Bird Cage
  • Blossom
1972
No Score Yet Black Mama, White Mama
  • Lee
1972
No Score Yet Twilight People
  • Ayesa, the Panther Woman
1972
No Score Yet Hit Man
  • Gozelda
1972
No Score Yet Women in Cages
  • Grear
1971
100% The Big Doll House
  • Grear
1971
75% Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
  • Fourth Woman
1970

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
78% Smallville
2001-2011
  • Amanda Waller
  • 2010
  • 2002
57% The L Word
2004-2009
  • Kit Porter
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Claudia Williams
  • 2003
  • 2002
95% Justice League
2004
  • Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet Night Visions
2001-2002
  • Dr. Lewis
  • 2002
70% Linc's
1998-2000
  • Eleanor Braithwaite Winthrop
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
No Score Yet For Your Love
1998-2002
  • Brenda
  • 1999
No Score Yet The Wayans Bros.
1995-1999
  • Actor
  • 1996
  • 1995
No Score Yet Martin
1992-1997
  • Actor
  • 1995
No Score Yet The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
1990-1996
  • Janice
  • 1994
No Score Yet Miami Vice
1984-1990
  • Valerie
  • 1990
  • 1985
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
  • Samantha
  • 1987
No Score Yet Night Court
1984-1992
  • Benay Benet Collins
  • 1986
82% Bless This Mess
2019
  • Actor
No Score Yet MADtv
1995-2009
  • Guest

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