Lynn Whitefield is an American actress and producer best known for her Emmy award acting role in miniseries The Josephine Baker Story’. Along with this, she has done many films such as “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate”, “Touched By an Angel” and Hill Street Blues among the others. Let’s know more about her below in detail.
Lynn Whitefield’s Career, Film, and Networth
Before getting a fame on the big screen, she started off with Broadway shows like Showdown and The Great Macdaddy and later with critically acclaimed Four Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf in 1977. However, she debuted from NBC serial drama “Hill Street Blues” in 1981 as Jill Thomas which was followed by supporting roles in the films, Doctor Detroit, Silverado, The Slugger’s Wife, and Jaws: The Revenge.
“The metamorphosis of people is so interesting. I guess that’s why everybody loves before and afters, throwback Thursdays, and all that kind of thing.”
Further in 1991, she was widely praised for the infamous role of Josephine Baker in the award-winning HBO biopic, The Josephine Baker Story. She also appeared in the dark romantic comedy movie “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate” in 1996. Her other notable films include Touched By an Angel, Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story and many others.
Of all her brilliant and mindblowing performances throughout her career, she has bagged numerous awards and accolades. She has won an Emmy award for The Josephine Baker Story and Golden Globe Award nomination for the same. Furthermore, she has won NAACP Image Awards for Best Actress, Network /Cable Television and many more. She has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
Lynn Whitefield’s Birth Facts and Education
She was born on May 1953 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the U.S. Her mother Jean was a finance officer and father, Valerian Smith is a dentist. She is of an American nationality and of African-American ethnicity. Furthermore, she was raised along with two sisters, Shawne Langston, and Kimberlegh Butler-Smith and a brother, Valerian Butler-Smith.
“Even the toughest people have a backstory, and villains don’t feel like they’re the bad guys.”
Talking about her education, she is the third generation BFA graduate from Howard University
Lynn Whitefield Husband and Relationship
Lynn Whitefield was married to Vantile Whitefield who is also a director, actor, and playwright. They were married in 1974 but that did not last long and they parted away in 1978.
Later, in 1990 she married again with a British director, Brian Gibson. After, two years of marriage, this also ended with a divorce in 1992. However, she has a daughter, Grace from Gibson. However, after that, she has not been in any relationships yet.
Lynn Whitefield’s Body Measurements and Social Media Profile
Whitefield stands 5 feet and 3.5 inches tall and weighs around 52kg. She has dark brown eyes and brown color hair. Furthermore, she has a beautiful body shape with 34-24-34 inches of measurements.
Whitefield is highly active on social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She has over 182k followers on Instagram, over 29k followers on Twitter and over 20k followers on Facebook.
References: Wikipedia, IMDb, Whodateswho