• Kimberly Elise Trammel is an American actress born in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
• She is known for her roles in movies such as “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”, “For Colored Girls”, and “Death Wish”.
• She currently lives in New York City and is still appearing in films and TV series.
• She has won various awards for her performances, including a CableACE Award, a Chicago Film Critics Association Award, and a BET Comedy Award.
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $2 million.
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- 1 Where is Kimberly Elise today and what is she doing now? Wiki Bio
- 2 Childhood and education
- 3 Appearances in movies
- 4 Roles in TV series
- 5 Love life and relationships
- 6 Hobbies and other interests
- 7 Appearance and net worth
- 8 General Info
- 9 Family
- 10 Accomplishments
- 11 Social profile links
- 12 Facts
- 13 Pictures
- 14 Movies
- 15 Awards
Where is Kimberly Elise today and what is she doing now? Wiki Bio
Kimberly Elise Trammel was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA on 17 April 1967, so her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds American nationality. She is an actress, best known for appearing in movies such as “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”, “For Colored Girls”, and “Death Wish”. Kimberly is currently living in New York City, and still appearing in films and TV series.
Childhood and education
Kimberly was raised with three siblings in Minneapolis by her father, Marvin Trammel who was the owner of an executive search firm, and her mother Erma Jean who was teaching at a local elementary school. She became interested in acting at the age of seven, and worked on her skills at The American Film Institute, where she appeared in numerous plays and later became a directing fellow.
She studied at the University of Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications in 1989. While there, she was physically active playing volleyball for the school’s team, while she also played soccer and lacrosse mostly for fun.
Appearances in movies
Kimberly made her debut film appearance in “Set It Off” in 1996, and she was then praised for her portrayal of Jeanette in “The Ditchdigger’s Daughters” in 1997, winning a CableACE Award for the Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries. She was invited to portray the supporting character Denver in the history horror film “Beloved” in 1998, which starred Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover and which is closely based on Tony Morrison’s book that follows a slave who gets visited by a ghost of a woman.
Kimberly was awarded a Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Actress and a Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance, while she was also nominated for an American Black Film Festival Award, another Chicago Film Critics Association Award, and an NAACP Image Award.
In 2000, she portrayed the titular character in “The Loretta Claiborne Story”, and then appeared as Lisa Hill in “Bait”, then played Fannie in “Bojangles” in 2001, winning a Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress in a TV or Cable Movie, and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. In 2002, she appeared in the crime drama film “John Q” which starred Denzel Washington and Robert Duvall, and follows a man who takes a hostage at a hospital when he realizes he cannot afford to pay for his son’s heart transplant; she was nominated for a Black Reel Award and an NAACP Image Award for this performance.
She was nominated for four awards for her portrayal of Michelle Jordan in “Woman Thou Art Loosed” in 2004, winning a Black Reel Award for Best Independent Film Actress, and was then nominated for two more for her role in “The Manchurian Candidate” in the same year. Kimberly became famous worldwide after she portrayed the lead character Helen Simmons-McCarter in the comedy romance film “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” in 2005, appearing alongside Steve Harris and Tyler Perry – the movie follows a husband who is planning on divorcing his wife, and it brought Kimberly four awards, including a BET Comedy Award for an Outstanding Lead Actress in a Theatrical Film, and a Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
She appeared in “Pride” and “The Great Debaters” in 2007, and then won two awards for her portrayal of Sonya Carson in “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story” in 2009. Kimberly went on to act as Crystal Wallace in the drama film “For Colored Girls”, which starred Janet Jackson and Anika Noni Rose, and follows 20 women leading different lives – she was nominated for four awards winning two, a Black Reel and NAACP Image Awards.
Kimberly appeared in several movies in the following years, including “Ties That Bind” in 2011, “Highland Park” in 2012, and “Event 15” in 2013 before she portrayed Janelle in “A Day Late and a Dollar Short” in 2014, becoming nominated for a Black Reel Award for an Outstanding Supporting Actress – TV Movie or Mini-Series. Some of Kimberly’s latest roles in movies have been in “HeadShop” and “Hellbent” in 2018, and “Ad Astra” in 2019.
Roles in TV series
She made her debut TV series appearance in 1995 in “Newton’s Apple”, and then appeared in single episodes of many series, such as “In the House” in 1995, “The Sentinel” in 1996, and “The Twilight Zone” in 2002. Kimberly was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for her portrayal of Estella in “Soul Food” in 2002 and 2003, while she won an NAACP Image Award for an Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for playing the regular character Maureen Scofield in “Close to Home” between 2005 and 2007. She guested in single episodes of “Private Practice” in 2007, “Grey’s Anatomy” in 2009, and “Hawthorne” in 2011, before being cast as the lead character Sloane Hayes in the drama romance series “Hit the Floor” in 2013, which is also her latest appearance in a series. The show stars Katherine Bailess and McKinley Freeman and follows a young girl who is trying to become a cheerleader, which is against what her mother wants for her.
Love life and relationships
Kimberly met Maurice Oldham, a photographer who worked in the camera department during the shooting of numerous movies, while the two were attending college, and they waited for three years before marrying after they both graduated in 1989. Kimberly gave birth to their daughter AjaBleu on 25 June 1990 while their second daughter Butterfly Rose followed on 19 October 1998, but Maurice and Kimberly divorced in 2005 citing irreconcilable differences. They stayed good friends and Maurice helped raise their children together, however, he soon found out he had health issues, and died on 21 May 2007 at the age of 48 (birthday 30 December 1958) due to a massive blood clot. In 2004 before her divorce was finalized, Kimberly started dating Shemar Moore, an American actor and a fashion model, and many people believe that Kimberly was having an affair with Shemar which led to her and Maurice’s divorce.
They dated for nearly two years before their split in 2005, and it appears that Kimberly has been single since then.
Hobbies and other interests
Kimberly has been leading a healthy life since she was a teenager, having several training sessions at the gym each week until she turned 39. She is a vegan and is mostly eating vegetables and fruits which she believes are keeping her healthy, while she is also doing yoga and meditation to maintain her mental health. She likes to watch movies in her spare time, and some of her favorite actors and actresses are Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy and Rosario Dawson, while her favorite movies include “Seven Pounds”, “Enemy of the State”, and “Meet Dave”.
She likes to read books – her favorite writer is Herman Hesse, while two of her favorite books are “Steppenwolf” and “The Glass Bead Game”. Kimberly is a huge lover of animals and has had many pets including dogs and rabbits, while she is also a supporter of the People for the Ethical Treatments of Animals (PETA) animal rights organization, and has volunteered for and donated money to it several times.
Appearance and net worth
Kimberly is 52 years old. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 134lbs (61kgs). As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $2 million.
|Full Name||Kimberly Elise|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Date Of Birth||April 17, 1967|
|Education||University of Minnesota|
|Children||Butterfly Rose Oldham, AjaBleu Oldham|
|Parents||Marvin Trammel, Erma Jean Johnson Trammel|
|Awards||NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, Sate...|
|Nominations||NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, BET Award for Best Actress, Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead, Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress - Film|
|Movies||Diary of a Mad Black Woman, For Colored Girls, Set It Off, John Q., The Manchurian Candidate, Beloved, Woman Thou Art Loosed, Almost Christmas, Dope, The Great Debaters, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, The Ditchdigger's Daughters, The Loretta Claiborne Story, Ties That Bind, Hannah's Law, Bait, ...|
|TV Shows||Close to Home, Hit the Floor|
|1||Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 31, a daughter Butterfly Rose Oldham on October 19, 1998. Child's father is her husband, Maurice Oldham.|
|2||Gave birth to her 1st child at age 23, a daughter AjaBleu Oldham on June 25, 1990. Child's father is her husband, Maurice Oldham.|
|3||She won "The Best Supporting Actress" award at the 19th Annual Cable Ace Awards in 1997 for her portrayal as "Jeanette" in The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997).|
|4||Bears a strong and uncanny resemblance to actress Cicely Tyson, who portrays her mother in the movie Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) .|
|5||Starred with Denzel Washington three times, in The Manchurian Candidate (2004), John Q (2002), and The Great Debaters (2007).|
|6||She was a member in good standing of the Northern Warehouse Artists' Cooperative, an experimental housing development for low-income artists located in warehouse district of downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.|
|7||Though she took filmmaking classes at Minneapolis Community College, she got her degree in communications from the University of Minnesota, then went on to the American Film Institute.|
|Death Wish||2017||filming||Detective Jackson|
|Hit the Floor||2013-2016||TV Series||Sloane Hayes|
|Confirmation||2016||TV Movie||Sonia Jarvis|
|Back to School Mom||2015||Mary Thomas|
|Apple Mortgage Cake||2014||TV Movie||Angela Logan|
|A Day Late and a Dollar Short||2014||TV Movie||Janelle|
|The Night Session||2014||Short||Doreen|
|Hannah's Law||2012||TV Movie||Stagecoach Mary|
|Ties That Bind||2011||Theresa Harper|
|For Colored Girls||2010||Crystal Brown|
|Grey's Anatomy||2009||TV Series||Dr. Rebecca Swender|
|Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story||2009||TV Movie||Sonya Carson|
|The Great Debaters||2007||Pearl Farmer|
|Masters of Science Fiction||2007||TV Series||Tilly Vee|
|Private Practice||2007||TV Series||Angie Paget|
|Close to Home||2005-2007||TV Series||Maureen Scofield|
|Diary of a Mad Black Woman||2005||Helen|
|The Manchurian Candidate||2004||Rosie|
|Woman Thou Art Loosed||2004||Michelle Jordan|
|Soul Food||2002-2003||TV Series||Estella|
|Girlfriends||2003||TV Series||Reesie Jackson|
|The Twilight Zone||2003||TV Series||Jasmine Gardens / Police Detective|
|John Q||2002||Denise Archibald|
|The Loretta Claiborne Story||2000||TV Movie||Loretta Claiborne|
|The Ditchdigger's Daughters||1997||TV Movie||Jeanette|
|The Sentinel||1996||TV Series||Candace Blake|
|Set It Off||1996||Tisean 'T.T.' Williams|
|In the House||1995||TV Series||Roulette|
|Newton's Apple||1995||TV Series||Bile duct supervisor|
|Ties That Bind||2011||performer: "This Little Light of Mine"|
|For Colored Girls||2010||performer: "Main Title" - uncredited|
|Beloved||1998||performer: "Pullin' The Skiff"|
|The Mo'Nique Show||2010||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|41st NAACP Image Awards||2010||TV Special||Herself - Presenter|
|Straight from the Horses Mouth||2009||Video||Herself|
|The 40th NAACP Image Awards||2009||TV Special||Herself|
|Setting It Straight: Making 'Set It Off'||2009||Video documentary short||Herself|
|39th NAACP Image Awards||2008||TV Special||Herself|
|An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson||2008||TV Movie||Herself|
|38th NAACP Image Awards||2007||TV Special||Herself - Presenter|
|CBS Cares||2007||TV Series||Herself|
|Legends Ball||2006||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|37th NAACP Image Awards||2006||TV Special||Herself|
|The 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards||2005||TV Special||Herself|
|The Black Movie Awards||2005||TV Special||Herself-Nominee|
|The 2nd Annual BET Comedy Awards||2005||TV Special||Herself|
|The Making of 'Diary'||2005||Video short||Herself|
|BET Awards 2005||2005||TV Special||Herself|
|36th NAACP Image Awards||2005||TV Special||Herself|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show||2005||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards||2005||TV Special documentary||Herself|
|The View||2005||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|Tavis Smiley||2004||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|Essence Awards||2003||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|The Jazzspel with Eric J||2003||TV Series||Herself (2003-2008)|
|Behind the Scenes of 'John Q'||2002||Video documentary short||Herself|
|The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards||2002||TV Special||Herself|
|33rd NAACP Image Awards||2002||TV Special||Herself|
|Headliners & Legends: Denzel Washington||2002||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|30th NAACP Image Awards||1999||TV Special||Herself|
|Hollywood Today Live||2016||TV Series||Herself|
|Hollywood Health Report||2016||TV Series||Herself|
|The Real||2015||TV Series||Herself|
|Hit the Floor After Show||2014||TV Movie||Herself|
|The Wendy Williams Show||2010-2014||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|Access Hollywood||2014||TV Series||Herself|
|Good Day L.A.||2013||TV Series||Herself - Guest|
|42nd NAACP Image Awards||2011||TV Special||Herself|
|2011||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture||For Colored Girls (2010)|
|2010||AAFCA Award||African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)||Best Supporting Actress||For Colored Girls (2010)|
|2010||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special||Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)|
|2010||Grace Award||MovieGuide Awards||Best Actress||Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)|
|2007||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series||Close to Home (2005)|
|2006||Black Reel||Black Reel Awards||Best Actress||Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)|
|2006||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture||Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)|
|2005||BET Comedy Award||BET Comedy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Theatrical Film||Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)|
|2005||Black Movie Award||Black Movie Awards||Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)|
|2005||Black Reel||Black Reel Awards||Best Actress, Independent Film||Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)|
|2002||Black Reel||Black Reel Awards||Network/Cable - Best Supporting Actress||Bojangles (2001)|
|1999||CFCA Award||Chicago Film Critics Association Awards||Most Promising Actress||Beloved (1998)|
|1999||Golden Satellite Award||Satellite Awards||Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Drama||Beloved (1998)|
|1997||CableACE||CableACE Awards||Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries||The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997)|
|2015||Black Reel||Black Reel Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie or Mini-Series||A Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)|
|2011||Black Reel||Black Reel Awards||Best Actress||For Colored Girls (2010)|
|2010||Prism Award||Prism Awards||Performance in a TV Movie or Miniseries||Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)|
|2006||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series||Close to Home (2005)|
|2005||BET Award||BET Awards||Best Actress||The Manchurian Candidate (2004)|
|2005||Black Reel||Black Reel Awards||Best Supporting Actress||The Manchurian Candidate (2004)|
|2005||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture||Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)|
|2005||Independent Spirit Award||Independent Spirit Awards||Best Female Lead||Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004)|
|2003||Black Reel||Black Reel Awards||Theatrical - Best Actress||John Q (2002)|
|2003||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Soul Food (2000)|
|2003||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture||John Q (2002)|
|2002||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special||Bojangles (2001)|
|1999||Black Film Award||Acapulco Black Film Festival||Best Actress||Beloved (1998)|
|1999||CFCA Award||Chicago Film Critics Association Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Beloved (1998)|
|1999||Image Award||Image Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture||Beloved (1998)|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia