Kimberly Elise

Kimberly Elise was born on the 17th of April, 1967 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When she was born, she was named Kimberly Elise Trammel and she is currently an actress and television personality. She has been featured in many films and has also received a lot of accolades as a result of her excellent act in the film industry. She is the daughter of Marvin Trammel and Erma Jean. Her father owns a search firm while her mother was a school teacher.

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Nothing much is known of her elementary and high school but she went to the University of Minnesota and was awarded with a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Mass Communications. Later she attended the American Film Institute


She started her acting career in 1996 in the film “Set It Off”. In the film, she played the role of one of the four women whose resort was stealing money from a bank .  Her  breakthrough came a year later when she became part of the television film “The Ditchdigger’s Daughters”. This film was centered on the Pulitzer Award, it was selected and favorably acclaimed  in 1997.  The 8 Ditchdigger’s Daughters: A Black Family’s astonishing success story was written by Jo Coudert and Yvonne Thornton. For her character in the movie, she received critical acclaim.

The 19th CableAce Awards was given to her as the finest supporting actress involved in a mini series or movie. This performance from the Ditchdigger’s Daughters  landed her another role in the movie “Beloved”, which she acted with Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey. Cicely Tyson is also compared to her because of the resemblance they have. In the movie “Woman Thou Art Loosed” in 2004, she acted the part of Michelle. In the movie, she was a young lady who was abused and at the end got the assistance she required behind bars. She was awarded with the Black Reel award as the best Actress.

Between 2005 and 2007, in the CBS crime drama “Close to Home”, she was also part of the primary cast. She played the role of Prosecutor Maureen Scofield of Marion County in Indiana. As well as some characters that never see the end of a film.  She was killed during the ending episode of the movie. In May 2007, it was later annulled. In another comedy film titled “Girlfriends”, she was a guest actor and acted as a woman who was HIV-Positive. “For Colored Girls” was her most current film and this was in 2010. She acted as the abused wife Crystal. The film got mixed negative reviews but this didn’t take away her great performance that was commented on by so many. She has been part of the VHI’s new series since 2013. The title of this series is “Hit The Floor”


She is an actress and TV personality. She has featured in films, such as “The Ben Carson Story”, “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”, “For Colored Girls” and “John Q”. She was the wife of Maurice Oldham from 1989. The marriage didn’t last long as they were divorced in 2005. Both of them had two children. Her first child was born on the 16th of March 1990 and was named Ajableu Arial Oldham. Butterfly Rose was born on the 19th of October, 1998.

Quick Facts
Height: 1.7m
Date of Birth: 17-04-1967
Nationality: American
Profession: Film Actress
Employer: Movies, TV shows
Ex. Husband: Maurice Oldham
Marital Status: Divorced
Boyfriend: Not Disclosed
Ethnicity: African-American
Net Worth: $2 Million Dollars
Children: AjaBleu Oldham(daughter), Butterfly Rose Oldham(daughter)
Marriage Date: 1989
Divorced Date: 2005
Alma Mater: University of Minnesota
Birth Sign: Aries
Birth Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
T.V. Show(s): Close to Home, Hit the floor
Birth Date: 17 Apr, 1967
Age: 53 yrs
Occupations: Television actor
Film actor
Citizenship: United States of America
Birth Place: Minneapolis
Education: University of Minnesota
Gender: Female
Description: Actress
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Last Modified: Jun 26 2020
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