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Short Info

Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthApril 17, 1967
SpouseMaurice Oldham
FactThough 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.


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.

Kimberly Elise

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.

General Info

Full NameKimberly Elise
Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthApril 17, 1967
Height1.7 m
ProfessionActor
EducationUniversity of Minnesota
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseMaurice Oldham
ChildrenButterfly Rose Oldham, AjaBleu Oldham
ParentsMarvin Trammel, Erma Jean Johnson Trammel

Accomplishments

AwardsNAACP 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...
NominationsNAACP 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
MoviesDiary 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 ShowsClose to Home, Hit the Floor

Social profile links

Facts

#Fact
1Gave 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.
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 23, a daughter AjaBleu Oldham on June 25, 1990. Child's father is her husband, Maurice Oldham.
3She 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).
4Bears a strong and uncanny resemblance to actress Cicely Tyson, who portrays her mother in the movie Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) .
5Starred with Denzel Washington three times, in The Manchurian Candidate (2004), John Q (2002), and The Great Debaters (2007).
6She 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.
7Though 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.

Pictures

Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Death Wish2017filmingDetective Jackson
Hellbent2016post-productionKarina McCallum
Almost Christmas2016Cheryl
Hit the Floor2013-2016TV SeriesSloane Hayes
Confirmation2016TV MovieSonia Jarvis
Back to School Mom2015Mary Thomas
Dope2015Lisa Hayes
Apple Mortgage Cake2014TV MovieAngela Logan
A Day Late and a Dollar Short2014TV MovieJanelle
The Night Session2014ShortDoreen
Alpha Alert2013Blau
Highland Park2013Toni
Hannah's Law2012TV MovieStagecoach Mary
Ties That Bind2011Theresa Harper
Hawthorne2011TV Series
For Colored Girls2010Crystal Brown
Grey's Anatomy2009TV SeriesDr. Rebecca Swender
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story2009TV MovieSonya Carson
The Great Debaters2007Pearl Farmer
Masters of Science Fiction2007TV SeriesTilly Vee
Private Practice2007TV SeriesAngie Paget
Close to Home2005-2007TV SeriesMaureen Scofield
Pride2007Sue Davis
Diary of a Mad Black Woman2005Helen
The Manchurian Candidate2004Rosie
Woman Thou Art Loosed2004Michelle Jordan
Soul Food2002-2003TV SeriesEstella
Girlfriends2003TV SeriesReesie Jackson
The Twilight Zone2003TV SeriesJasmine Gardens / Police Detective
John Q2002Denise Archibald
Bojangles2001TV MovieFannie
Bait2000Lisa Hill
The Loretta Claiborne Story2000TV MovieLoretta Claiborne
Beloved1998Denver
The Ditchdigger's Daughters1997TV MovieJeanette
The Sentinel1996TV SeriesCandace Blake
Set It Off1996Tisean 'T.T.' Williams
In the House1995TV SeriesRoulette
Newton's Apple1995TV SeriesBile duct supervisor

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ties That Bind2011performer: "This Little Light of Mine"
For Colored Girls2010performer: "Main Title" - uncredited
Beloved1998performer: "Pullin' The Skiff"

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Straight from the Horses Mouth2009VideoHerself
The 40th NAACP Image Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Setting It Straight: Making 'Set It Off'2009Video documentary shortHerself
39th NAACP Image Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson2008TV MovieHerself
38th NAACP Image Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
CBS Cares2007TV SeriesHerself
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
The 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The Black Movie Awards2005TV SpecialHerself-Nominee
The 2nd Annual BET Comedy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The Making of 'Diary'2005Video shortHerself
BET Awards 20052005TV SpecialHerself
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards2005TV Special documentaryHerself
The View2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Essence Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Jazzspel with Eric J2003TV SeriesHerself (2003-2008)
Behind the Scenes of 'John Q'2002Video documentary shortHerself
The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
33rd NAACP Image Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
Headliners & Legends: Denzel Washington2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
30th NAACP Image Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Health Report2016TV SeriesHerself
The Real2015TV SeriesHerself
Hit the Floor After Show2014TV MovieHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2010-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Access Hollywood2014TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
42nd NAACP Image Awards2011TV SpecialHerself

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureFor Colored Girls (2010)
2010AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best Supporting ActressFor Colored Girls (2010)
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialGifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
2010Grace AwardMovieGuide AwardsBest ActressGifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesClose to Home (2005)
2006Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest ActressDiary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureDiary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
2005BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Theatrical FilmDiary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
2005Black Movie AwardBlack Movie AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleDiary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
2005Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Actress, Independent FilmWoman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best Supporting ActressBojangles (2001)
1999CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActressBeloved (1998)
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, DramaBeloved (1998)
1997CableACECableACE AwardsSupporting Actress in a Movie or MiniseriesThe Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie or Mini-SeriesA Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
2011Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest ActressFor Colored Girls (2010)
2010Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a TV Movie or MiniseriesGifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesClose to Home (2005)
2005BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActressThe Manchurian Candidate (2004)
2005Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Manchurian Candidate (2004)
2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureWoman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
2005Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadWoman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best ActressJohn Q (2002)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesSoul Food (2000)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureJohn Q (2002)
2002Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialBojangles (2001)
1999Black Film AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest ActressBeloved (1998)
1999CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressBeloved (1998)
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureBeloved (1998)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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