Acclaimed actress and thespian, Lynn Whitfield began her acting career in television and theatre, before progressing to supporting roles in film. She won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special and a NAACP Image Award for her performance as Josephine Baker in the HBO movie, The Josephine Baker Story. She also won NAACP Image Awards for her work in Touched by an Angel, The Planet of Junior Brown and Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story.
Some of her most revered and notable film roles include performances in, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Eve’s Bayou, The Cheetah Girls, Madea’s Family Reunion, and the Cheetah Girls 2.
She started her illustrious acting career at an early age appearing in the Black Repertory Company in Washington, DC as well as appearing in off-Broadway productions, ultimately receiving early acclaim for her performance in “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf” co-starring Alfre Woodard.
The Texas Legislative Black Caucus is pleased to have Lynn Whitfield as the Keynote Speaker of the Community Awards Breakfast during the 2015 Summit, where she will also be honored as the recipient of the treasured, TLBC Excellence Award during the TLBC Scholarship Awards Banquet.
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