Pam Grier Biography
Pam Griers major films were during the seventies and eighties. Her first film was in 1971s The Big Doll House, where she starred as one of the gorgeous inmates harassed by the warden. This was followed by Cool Breeze, The Big Bird Cage, Black Mama and White Mama in 1972. Pam Grier was a favorite cast for black movies that were sometimes violent, and she was given a chance to act out a very feminine character despite the chaos onscreen. Her movies that made in big during the seventies include Coffy (1973), Foxy Brown (1974), Sheba, Baby (1975), and Greased Lightning (1977). She was seen as a major sex symbol during that era because of her onscreen presence.
After a four year absence from the big screen, Pam Grier returned as Charlotte in 1981s Fort Apache The Bronx. In 1985, she also starred in the smalls screen as a guest in Miami Vice, and also appeared in an episode of the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Other small screen appearances were 1979s Roots: The Next Generation, The eighties and the nineties saw Pam Grier in more action films, such as Above the Law and Original Gangstas. She also starred in nineties comedies such as Bill and Teds Bogus Journey in 1991, and in Mars Attacks.
In 1997 Pam Grier starred in Jackie Brown, which was written by Quentin Tarantino. The role earned her many awards and nominations. In 1998, Pam Grier was nominated the Saturn Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture in a Comedy/Musical, an Image Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture, and won the 2000 Csapnivalo Award for Best Female Performance, all for her role in Jackie Brown. These are just a few of the many awards she has gotten for her various performances as a versatile and beautiful actress.
Pam Griers more recent performances include the television series The L Word where she stars as Kit Porter; an occasional guest star for Law And Order, and the movies Bones, and Ghost of Mars, both in 2001. In 2002 she filmed The Adventures of Pluto Nash.