- Name: Pam Grier
- Born: 05/26/1949 (71 years old)
- Occupation: Actress
- Known for: Coffy, Foxy Brown, Sheba Baby, Friday Foster, Jackie Brown
Pamela Suzette Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American actress. She achieved fame for her starring roles in a string of 1970s women in prison and blaxploitation films for American International Pictures and New World Pictures, most notably Coffy (1973) and Foxy Brown (1974). Her other films during this period include The Big Doll House (1971), The Big Bird Cage (1972), Black Mama, White Mama (1973), Scream Blacula Scream (1973), The Arena (1974), Sheba, Baby (1975), Bucktown (1975), and Friday Foster (1975). Described by Quentin Tarantino as cinema’s first female action star, she starred as the titular character in Tarantino’s 1997 crime film Jackie Brown, for which she received a Satellite Award and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She has also been nominated for a SAG Award.
Awards: San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress, Jackie Brown
School: Metropolitan State College
Alias: Pamela Suzette Grier
Birth Place: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.
Pam Grier quotes :
I grew up in a family where we weren't allowed to talk about beauty or to put any emphasis on physical appearance.Pam Grier