Their Eyes Were Watching God 2005 premiereby mikeseravello-41380 | created - 3 months ago | updated - 5 days ago | Public
Wednesday March 2nd, El Capitan Theatre 6838 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Producer | The Oprah Winfrey Show
Oprah Winfrey was born Orpah Gail Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to Vernita Lee, a former maid. She was raised as the daughter of Vernon Winfrey, a coal miner, barber, and city councilman. However, according to Kitty Kelley, author of Oprah: A Biography, "The birth certificate for Oprah Gail ...
Actress | Ghost Whisperer
Kyle Chavarria has seen success come her way fairly easy in the entertainment industry. At the tender age of five, it became very clear to her parents Cris and Kim, that Kyle was destined to be a part of bigger and better things. In her eleven short years, she has received numerous accomplishments ...
Actress | The Shield
In addition to her unforgettable performances in Six Feet Under (2001) and Soul Food (2000), Micheaux has held guest-starring and recurring roles on shows such as ER (1994),NYPD Blue (1993), The Practice (1997), and The District (2000). Micheaux's film credits include Ringmaster (1998), The ...
4. Artel Great
Actor | Dahmer
Dr. Artel Great was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He is an award-winning filmmaker, artist, and cultural critic. He began his career as a performance artist and stand-up comedian at the renowned Second City Chicago, before transitioning to film. He later earned his Ph.D. in Cinema Studies ...
Actor | Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom
Jensen Atwood - played love interest to Oscar® Winner Halle Berry in Oprah Winfrey's Their Eyes Were Watching God, while working alongside the legendary and Academy Award® nominated Ruby Dee, as the unforgettable Johnny Taylor.
Historically Atwood, played a series regular in two groundbreaking ...
9. Michael Ealy
Actor | Barbershop
Known for his charming looks and deep personality, Michael Ealy blessed the movie screen with his role in Barbershop (2002). When he left Silver Spring, Maryland, with a degree in English, he headed off to New York. From there he performed in several stage productions, including the Off-Broadway ...
Actor | The Devil's Advocate
Ruben Santiago-Hudson was born on November 24, 1956 in Lackawanna, New York, USA as Ruben Santiago Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for The Devil's Advocate (1997), Blown Away (1994) and American Gangster (2007). He is married to Jeannie Brittan. They have two children.
11. Cristina Ferrare
Actress | The Weather Man
Cynthia Cristina Ferrare, the TV personality and former wife of auto executive John DeLorean, was born on February 8, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Italian-American Catholic parents, Renata Velia (Torinesi) and Tavio C. Ferrare, a butcher. Her family relocated to Los Angeles when she was 14 years old....
12. Carl Lumbly
Actor | Men of Honor
From stage to screen, Carl Lumbly is an actor respected for his steadfast talent, versatility and class. His prolific career includes over 100 credits in television, film and the theatre, along with extensive critical acclaim.
He portrayed CIA agent 'Marcus Dixon,' the gentle, mild-mannered field ...
13. Halle Berry
Actress | Catwoman
Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister, Heidi Berry. Halle ...
14. Shemar Moore
Actor | Criminal Minds
Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal Minds from 2005 to 2016, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 ...
16. Terrence Howard
Actor | Hustle & Flow
Terrence Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His love for acting came naturally, through summers spent with his great-grandmother, New York stage actress Minnie Gentry. He later began his acting career ...
17. Taraji P. Henson
Actress | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Taraji P. Henson was born on September 11, 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Taraji Penda Henson. She is an actress and producer, known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Hidden Figures (2016) and Hustle & Flow (2005).
18. Ice Cube
Soundtrack | Friday
Ice Cube was born in South Central Los Angeles, to Doris (Benjamin), a custodian and hospital clerk, and Hosea Jackson, a UCLA groundskeeper. He first came to public notice as a singer and songwriter with the controversial and influential band N.W.A. His compositions with that group included many ...
19. Peter Horton
Producer | New Amsterdam
Peter Horton was born on August 20, 1953 in Bellevue, Washington, USA as Peter William Horton. He is an actor and producer, known for New Amsterdam (2018), American Odyssey (2015) and Grey's Anatomy (2005). He has been married to Nicole De Putron since 1995. They have two children. He was ...
20. Kimberly Elise
Actress | Diary of a Mad Black Woman
Kimberly Elise was born on April 17, 1967 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Kimberly Elise Trammel. She is an actress, known for Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005), The Manchurian Candidate (2004) and John Q (2002). She was previously married to Maurice Oldham.
22. Sharon Warren
Actress | Ray
Warren's parents - her father is a policeman, her mother is an administrator at the Tuskegee Institute - steeped her in literature and theater when she was growing up. After leaving Auburn University, she decided to pursue acting. For a couple of months, she had to live in a car. Then she got her ...
23. Ivan Reitman
Producer | Up in the Air
Ivan Reitman, as a producer and director, has created many of American cinema's most successful and best loved feature film comedies and has worked with Hollywood's acting elite. Reitman has produced such hits as the ground-breaking sensation National Lampoon's National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)...
24. Genevieve Robert
25. Zelda Rubinstein
Actress | Poltergeist
A marvelously quirky and distinctive 4' 3" character actress, with a larger-than-life presence on film and TV, Zelda Rubinstein gave up a long and stable career in the medical field as a lab technician in order to strive for something more self-fulfilling as middle age settled in. At the age of 45,...
30. Quinn Taylor
Actor | The Long Home
Raymond T. Williams was born in London to Jamaican parents and was raised in the Bronx, New York. While on a scholarship for Marine Chemistry at the University of Maryland at Eastern Shore, he caught the acting bug and began doing theater.
After doing theater in New York for a year and a half, he ...
Actress | Hudson Hawk
SAG Award and Critics Choice Award winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Lorraine Toussaint shocked audiences on the smash hit Netflix original series "Orange is the New Black" as the viciously seductive inmate Vee. Toussaint's thrilling performance has won her glowing reviews from ...
34. Ruby Dee
Actress | American Gangster
Ruby Dee was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and civil rights activist. She is best known for originating the role of "Ruth Younger" in the stage and film versions of A Raisin in the Sun (1961).
She also starred in The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), Cat People (1982), ...
38. Maura Gale
Actress | Saints & Sinners
Maura Gale is a Chicago native and a graduate of SIUC with a degree in Theatrical Broadcasting. Maura is a producer, actress, author and radio show host. She hosts internationally syndicated program, OMG! The Oh Maura Gale Radio show weekly via via itunes, stitcher and google play. Maura has a ...
41. Quincy Jones
Producer | The Color Purple
Considered to be one of the greatest minds in music and television history, Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. was born on March 14, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of Sarah Frances (Wells), a bank executive, and Quincy Delight Jones, Sr., a carpenter.
Jones found his love for music while he was ...
Composer | BlacKkKlansman
A world renowned trumpeter/composer/band leader and Blue Note recording artist, Terence Blanchard is the most prolific jazz musician to ever compose for motion pictures. Blanchard was born and raised in New Orleans where he studied with the Marsalis brothers at the famed New Orleans Center for the ...