Born in NY; raised in California; children: one daughter (an attorney). Education: American Academy of Dramatic Arts, graduated.
Addresses: Agent—Privilege Talent Agency, 14542 Ventura Blvd., Suite 209, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403.
Career: Actress. Stage 52 Theatre, Los Angeles, producer. Appeared in commercials and worked as a public speaker.
Awards, Honors: Image Award nomination, best actress, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1994, for First Breeze of Summer; DramaLogue Award, 1996, for The Visit; DramaLogue Award, 1997, for From the Mississippi Delta; Image Award nomination, 1997, for Four Queens, No Trump; nomination for L.A. Weekly Award, best actress in live theatre, for Shakin' the Mess out of Misery.
First Breeze of Summer, c. 1994.
The Visit, Los Angeles, c. 1996.
Four Queens, No Trump, c. 1997.
From the Mississippi Delta, c. 1997.
The Marriage, Stage 52 Theatre, Los Angeles, 2000.
Black Woman's Blues, National Black Theatre Festival, Winston-Salem, NC, and Theatre at Regency West, Los Angeles, both 2001.
Edith, Mission Possible (one-act), Third International Festival of One Act Plays, Malibu, CA, 2003.
Sunday Morning Memories (monologue), University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, 2005.
Appeared in other productions, including Shakin' the Mess out of Misery, Los Angeles.
Appeared in touring productions of Ain't Misbehavin' (musical) and The Gospel Truth.
Autograph seeker, Stuart Saves His Family, Paramount, 1995.
Louise Reed, Trippin', October Films/Rogue Pictures, 1999.
Travel agent, Sonic Impact, New City Releasing, 1999.
Nurse Johnson, Shadow Hours, Newmark Films, 2000.
Pauletta, Bring It On, Universal, 2000.
Helen Palmer, The Brothers, Screen Gems, 2001.
Veda, Kingdom Come, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.
Coretta Keeling, Mr. Deeds, Columbia/TriStar/New Line Cinema, 2002.
Reverend Washington, Deliver Us from Eva, Focus Features, 2003.
Glorietta Johnson, Johnson Family Vacation, Fox Searchlight Pictures, 2004.
Bernadine Porter, Family Reunion, Be Out!/Brace Yourself, 2005.
Ernestine, The Gospel, Columbia/TriStar, 2005.
Gizelle, Thank You for Smoking, ContentFilm International, 2005.
Principal Wheeler, Grad Night, Barnholtz Entertainment/Mathis & Morris Productions, 2005.
Receptionist, Ralph & Stanley (short film), 2005.
Television Appearances; Series:
Adelle Ferguson, Power Rangers in Space, Fox, beginning 1998.
Nurse Laverne Roberts, Scrubs, NBC, 2001–.
Television Appearances; Movies:
Claudia Avery, About Sarah, CBS, 1998.
Desk clerk, I Married a Monster, UPN, 1998.
Secretary, Devil in the Flesh (also known as Dearly Devoted), HBO, 1998.
Barbara Rollins, Motocrossed, The Disney Channel, 2001.
Convalescent home nurse, When Billie Beat Bobby (also known as Billie contre Bobby: La bataille des sexes), ABC, 2001.
Alicia, Try Seventeen (also known as All I Want!), Starz!, 2002.
Television Appearances; Specials:
Scrubs: The Outtake Show, NBC, 2003.
Television Appearances; Episodic:
James's grandmother, "Family Ties," Dangerous Minds (also known as My Posse Don't Do Homework), ABC, 1996.
James's grandmother, "Jumped," Dangerous Minds (also known as My Posse Don't Do Homework), ABC, 1996.
Rachel, "Suddenly Susan Unplugged," Suddenly Susan, NBC, 1996.
"A New Leaf: Part 2," Mike Hammer, Private Eye, syndicated, 1998.
Aunt Tulabeth, "Working Homegirl," The Steve Harvey Show, The WB, 1999.
Maria, "To Tell the Truth," Frasier, NBC, 1999.
Salesperson, "The One with the Cop," Friends, NBC, 1999.
Security officer, "Good Vibrations," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 1999.
Judge Aloma Harris, "Sex, Lies and Second Thoughts," Ally McBeal, Fox, 2000.
Judge Roberta Pattison, "Spoil the Child," Judging Amy, CBS, 2000.
Laurie's mother, "The Remains of the Date," Girlfriends, UPN, 2000.
Nurse, "Home Alone 4," Malcolm in the Middle, Fox, 2000.
Nurse Cathy, "It Hurts When I Do This," The Invisible Man (also known as I-Man), Sci-Fi Channel, 2000.
Orderly, "Rescue Me," Providence, NBC, 2000.
Shirley, "Unforgiven," The Parkers, UPN, 2000.
The Trouble with Normal, ABC, 2000.
Bernice, "Wonderful," Mysterious Ways, PAX TV, 2001.
Judge Roberta Pattison, "Adoption Day," Judging Amy, CBS, 2001.
Shirley West, "Family Ties and Lies," The Parkers, UPN, 2001.
Annie Mooney, "Solidarity," The Guardian, CBS, 2002.
Mrs. Taylor, "Never Been to Spain," The Drew Carey Show, ABC, 2002.
Della Lincoln, "The Badlands," Cold Case, CBS, 2004.
Desk nurse, "You're Not Alone," Medical Investigation, NBC, 2004.
Nana Bea, "Full Metal Jessie," Kevin Hill, UPN, 2004.
Constance James, "The Mother Episode," Committed, NBC, 2005.
Appeared as Florence George, NYPD Blue, ABC; and as a corrections officer, The Practice, ABC.
Television Appearances; Pilots:
Nurse Laverne Roberts, Scrubs, NBC, 2001.
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