Margaret Avery

Actress / Stage Actress / Television Actress / Film Actress | * 01/20/1944 (79) | Mangum, Oklahoma (United States of America (USA))
Margaret Avery is an American actress and singer. She began her career appearing on stage and later had starring roles in films including Cool Breeze (1972), Which Way Is Up? (1977), Scott Joplin (1977), and The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh (1979). Avery is best known for her performance as Shug Avery in the 1985 period drama film The Color Purple for which she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. She continued appearing in films including Blueberry Hill (1988), White Man's Burden (1995), Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008), ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Margaret Avery

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
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Movies with Margaret Avery as Actress(29)

as Estelle Wyatt2022 We Are Gathered Here Today
as Janice Sommers2022 Block Party
as Mina2018 Proud Mary
as Mamma Jenkins2008 Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
as Sarah Brown2008 Meet the Browns
as Pearline Loggins2006 Waitin' to Live
as Insurance Agent2002 Second to Die
as Megan Thomas1995 White Man's Burden
as Dr. Sierheed1993 Lightning in a Bottle
as Miss Sadie1993 Night Trap
as Roxie Turpin1990 Heat Wave
as Francine1990 The Return of Superfly
as Bell Coleman1989 Riverbend
as Hattie Cale1988 Blueberry Hill
as Shug Avery1985 The Color Purple
as Heather LeLache1980 The Lathe of Heaven
as Rosemary1980 The Sky Is Gray
as Toby Millman1979 The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
as Belle Joplin1977 Scott Joplin
as Annie Mae1977 Which Way Is Up?
as Sister Jennifer1973 Hell Up In Harlem
as Prostitute1973 Magnum Force
as Nurse1973 An Eye for an Eye
as Irene1972 Something Evil
as Lark1972 Cool Breeze

TV Shows/Series with Margaret Avery as Actress(7)

as Janet2015 The Carmichael Show
as Eleanor Darnell2014 The Librarians
as Helen Patterson2014 Being Mary Jane
as Ivy Gillespie2005 Bones
as Glenda Otero1997 Die Gang
as Martha Scruse1992 The Jacksons: An American Dream

Full Name: Margaret Avery
Born: Thursday, 01/20 1944 (January) in Mangum, Oklahoma (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 79 years + 16 days)
Zodiac sign: Aquarius (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Point Loma High School, San Francisco State University
Margaret Avery frequently works together with these people:
Steven Spielberg (4x, Crew)
Tyler Perry (4x, Crew)
Noah Wyle (4x, Actor)
Elvis Mitchell (4x, Actor)
Erika Johnson (4x, Crew)
Dean Devlin (3x, Crew)
Emily Deschanel (3x, Actress)
Larry Cohen (3x, Crew)
Janet Tamaro (3x, Crew)
Hart Hanson (3x, Crew)
Bumper Robinson (3x, Actor)
Dilshad Vadsaria (3x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:8791, Added: 05/06/2018, Last updated: 01/26/2023