Horsford, Anna Maria 1948(?)- (Anna Horsford, Anna Marie Horsford)

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Horsford, Anna Maria 1948(?)- (Anna Horsford, Anna Marie Horsford)


Born March 6, 1948 (some sources say 1947), in New York, NY; daughter of Victor A. (an investment real estate broker) and Lillian Agatha (maiden name, Richardson) Horsford. Education: High School of Performing Arts, drama major, 1964; attended Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, 1966-67.


Agent—Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.


Actress and director. WNET-13, National Educational Television, New York City, worked as temporary office worker, then production secretary, became producer, 1970-81; College of New Rochelle, New Rochelle, NY, teacher, 1978-79, and 1981; appeared with the Actors Theatre of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1984-85. Does charity work with the Hale House for Addictive Babies.


Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Actor's Equity, Black Women in American Theatre (president, 1983-84), Variety Club of America, Sigma Gamma Rho.

Awards, Honors:

Best Comedy Actress, Brooklyn Links, 1963; Outstanding Leadership Award, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1973; Black Reel Award nomination, best actress, network/cable television, 2005, for Justice.


Stage Appearances:

(As Anna Horsford; stage debut) Maiden Lady, Coriolanus, Delcorte Theatre, New York City, 1965.

Young Woman, "Great Goodness of Life (A Coon Show)," in A Black Quartet (quadruple-bill), Tambellini's Gate Theatre, New York City, 1969.

Understudy Bella and Kate, The Perfect Party, Tambellini's Gate Theatre, 1969.

Secretary, The Well of the House, Public Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Perfection, Perfection in Black, Negro Ensemble Company, New York City, 1973.

(As Anna Horsford) Rita and Jackie, Les femmes noires, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, New York City, 1974.

Rita, Sweet Talk, Public Theatre, 1975.

Red, Blue, Purple, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1978.

Amazon, Peep, South Street Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Women, Not, Lion Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Neptune, Dancing on Moonlight, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1995.

Film Appearances:

Amy Zon, An Almost Perfect Affair, Paramount, 1979.

Rosie Washington, Times Square, AFD, 1980.

Emily Stolz, The Fan (also known as Trance), Paramount, 1981.

Mara, Love Child, Warner Bros., 1982.

Maggie, Class, Orion, 1983.

Slam Dunk, Crackers, Universal, 1984.

Naomi, St. Elmo's Fire, Columbia, 1985.

Della, Heartburn, Paramount, 1986.

Harriet, Street Smart, Golan-Globus/Cannon, 1987.

Eugenia, Presumed Innocent, Warner Bros., 1990.

Judge Harris, Mr. Jones, 1993.

Randi, Baby Brokers, 1994.

Lavanda Harrison, Widow's Kiss, 1994.

Mrs. Jones, Friday, 1995.

Miss Annie, Once Upon a TimeWhen We Were Colored, Republic Pictures Corp., 1996.

Lucille Barnett, Dear God, Paramount, 1996.

Ms. Wells, Set It Off, New Line Cinema, 1996.

Evelyn the receptionist, One Fine Day, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

(Uncredited) Vickie Cross, Kiss the Girls, 1997.

Mosetta, At Face Value, 1999.

Sitcom mom, Dancing in September, 2000.

Mrs. Gaines, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps (also known as The Klumps), Universal, 2000.

Warden Saunders, Lockdown, Palm Pictures, 2000.

Vickie, Along Came a Spider (also known as Im Netz der spinne and Le masque de l'araignee), Paramount, 2001.

Thelma Barnes, Jacked (also known as Jacked Up), 2001.

Mamma King, How High, Universal, 2001.

Casey, Minority Report, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Mrs. Jones, Friday After Next, New Line Cinema, 2002.

Chief Public Defender Poole, Justice, 2004.

Carol, Guarding Eddy, Imageworks Entertainment International, 2004.

Mamma Pearl, My Big Phat Hip Hop Family, Madacy Entertainment, 2005.

Mrs. Barry, Ganked, Image Entertainment, 2005.

Loretta, Broken Bridges, Paramount, 2006.

Sharon Weathers, Gridiron Gang, Columbia, 2006.

Milly, I Tried, Codeblack Entertainment, 2007.

Raye's mother, Pretty Ugly People, 2007.

Television Appearances; Series:

Clara Jones, The Guiding Light (also known as Guiding Light), CBS, 1979.

Thelma Frye, Amen, NBC, 1986-89.

Veronica Washington, Rhythm & Blues, 1992.

Lainie Harris, Tall Hopes, 1993.

Dee, The Wayans Bros., 1996-99.

Also appeared in The Doctors, NBC.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Monica, Hollow Image, ABC, 1979.

Ms. Marge Keating, county welfare worker, Bill, CBS, 1981.

Charmaine, Benny's Place, ABC, 1982.

Kathy Thomas, Muggable Mary: Street Cop, CBS, 1982.

Leigh Williams, A Doctor's Story, NBC, 1984.

Collins, Stone Pillow, CBS, 1985.

(As Anna Marie Horsford) Virginia Cates, A Case of Deadly Force, CBS, 1986.

Mrs. Raines, C.A.T. Squad (also known as Stalking Danger), NBC, 1986.

Nurse Betty, Nobody's Child, CBS, 1986.

Edith Sperling, If It's Tuesday, It Still Must Be Belgium (also known as If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium), NBC, 1987.

Hillary, Who Gets the Friends?, CBS, 1988.

Mrs. Pierson, Taken Away, CBS, 1989.

District Attorney Barbara Evans, A Killer Among Us, NBC, 1990.

Veronica Perry, Murder without Motive: The Edmund Perry Story (also known as Best Intentions), NBC, 1992.

Circle of Pain, 1996.

Mrs. Scott, Masquerade, 2000.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Sergeant Johnson, The Firm, NBC, 1983.

Hilly, the letter carrier, Murder Ink, CBS, 1983.

The Good News, UPN, 1997.

Angela Daly, L.A. Doctors (also known as L.A. Docs), CBS, 1998.

Television Appearances; Specials:

"The Tap Dance Kid," NBC Special Treat, NBC, 1978.

Jessica, "Starstruck," ABC After School Specials, ABC, 1981.

The Making of Class, 1983.

Stephanie Marshak, "Summer Switch," ABC After School Specials, ABC, 1984.

National Aids Awareness Test: What Do You Know about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome?, syndicated, 1987.

Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1989.

Presenter, The 21st NAACP Image Awards, NBC, 1989.

Host, The 9th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, syndicated, 1994.

The 2001 Essence Awards, Fox, 2001.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Joleen, "The Store," Nurse, 1982.

Hannah, "Charlotte Forten's Mission: Experiment in Freedom" (also known as "Half-Slave Half-Free 2,") American Playhouse, PBS, 1985.

Mrs. Devlin, "It's Hard to be a Saint in the City," The Bronx Zoo, 1987.

At Rona's, NBC, 1989.

Cynthia Willoughby, "Womb With a View," Baby Talk, 1991.

"Do the Spike Thing," L.A. Law, 1991.

Karen Karuthers, "Geoffrey Cleans Up," The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1992.

Wilma's Aunt, "How Papa Got His Groove Back," Sparks, UPN, 1996.

Angela Daly, "Under the Radar," L.A. Doctors (also known as L.A. Docs), CBS, 1998.

Joyce, "Here Comes Santa Claus," 7th Heaven (also known as Seventh Heaven), The WB, 1998.

Voice of Gola's mother, "Chimp off the Old Block," The Wild Thornberrys (animated), Nickelodeon, 1999.

The Lot, AMC, 1999.

Defense Attorney Strauss, "Crowded House," Judging Amy, CBS, 1999.

Diane Henderson, "The Candidate," Moesha, UPN, 2000.

Jolene Freewald, "Touched by an Alien," The Chronicle (also known as News from the Edge), Sci-Fi Channel, 2002.

Aunt Sis, "Family Reunion," The Bernie Mac Show, Fox, 2004.

Vicky Yates, "Breath of Life," The District, CBS, 2004.

Bobbi Yates, "Family Values," The District, CBS, 2004.

Yates, "Passing Time," The District, CBS, 2004.

Dorothea, "Something About Brenda," Method & Red, Fox, 2004.

Assistant District Attorney Encardi, "The Cure," The Shield, FX Channel, 2005.

Assistant District Attorney Encardi, "Grave," The Shield, FX Channel, 2005.

Assistant District Attorney Encardi, "Bang," The Shield, FX Channel, 2005.

Assistant District Attorney Encardi, "Doghouse," The Shield, FX Channel, 2005.

Liz Fallon, "No Man's Land," Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 2005.

Saigon's mother, "Good Mother Saigon," Entourage, HBO, 2005.

Saigon's mother, "I Wanna Be Sedated," Entourage, HBO, 2006.

Wanda Evans, "How Billy Got His Groove Back," Heist, NBC, 2006.

"Sherman Hemsley," Living in TV Land, TV Land, 2006.

Liz Fallon, "Some Kind of Miracle," Grey's Anatomy, ABC, 2007.

Also appeared in All of Us.

Television Work; Series:

Producer, Watch Your Mouth, 1978.

Television Director; Episodic:

The Good News (also known as Good News), UPN, 1997.

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