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Kasi Lemmons

Kasi Lemmons (born Karen Lemmons on February 24, 1961) is an American film director and actress, most notable for her work on the films Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine and Talk to Me. Lemmons was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of a poet/psychotherapist mother and a biology teacher father.  When Lemmons was eight years old, her parents divorced, and she and her mother and two sisters moved to Newton, Massachusetts. Her mother remarried when she was nine. Her passion for movies came at an early age, but becoming a director was her goal. "I wanted to do something more meaningful than going to auditions…" Lemmons is married to actor and director Vondie Curtis-Hall. They have a son, Henry Hunter (born 1996), and a daughter, Zora (1999). Lemmons states that her husband is immensely supportive and feels that he is more relaxed than she is. Compared to how he works, she prefers the pressure of working on a set with the actors. As a director and a mother, Lemmons says that it gives her perspective. Her life outside of the movie set and Hollywood has kept her grounded. Though she is a Black woman, Lemmons identifies herself as an artist first and foremost in her career. "…I don’t wake up every day saying I’m a Black woman because it’s too given, but I wake up every day feeling like an artist and I feel I’m an artist." Description above from the Wikipedia article Kasi Lemmons, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Feb 24, 1961 In St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Another World 1964-05-04
Latest Project:
Series Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta Have Us' 2018-10-13
Known For
Poster of Waist Deep
Poster of Sisters in Cinema
Poster of Candyman
Poster of Vampire's Kiss
Movie Half the Picture Herself 2018-06-08
Series Black Hollywood: 'They've Gotta Have Us' Herself 2018-10-13
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Self 2015-08-02
Movie Disconnect Roberta Washington 2012-09-11
Series Finding Your Roots Self 2012-03-24
Movie Waist Deep Angry Black Woman 2006-06-23
Movie Sweets to the Sweet: The 'Candyman' Mythos 2004-01-01
Movie Sisters in Cinema Self 2003-05-01
Movie Page to Screen: The Silence of the Lambs Interviewee 2002-10-28
Movie Til There Was You Angenelle 1997-05-30
Series ER Unknown 1994-09-19
Movie Fear of a Black Hat Nina Blackburn 1994-10-28
Movie Drop Squad June Vanderpool 1994-10-28
Series Walker, Texas Ranger Unknown 1993-04-21
Movie Hard Target Det. Marie Mitchell 1993-08-20
Movie Candyman Bernadette 'Bernie' Walsh 1992-10-16
Movie Afterburn Carol North 1992-05-30
Movie The Silence of the Lambs Ardelia Mapp 1991-02-01
Movie The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson Rachel 1990-10-15
Movie The Great Los Angeles Earthquake Melanie Bryant 1990-11-11
Series A Man Called Hawk Unknown 1989-01-28
Movie School Daze Perry 1988-02-12
Movie Vampire's Kiss Jackie 1988-09-17
Series The Equalizer Zandili 1985-09-18
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Series Murder, She Wrote Unknown 1984-09-30
Movie 11th Victim Hostage 1979-11-06
Series Another World Unknown 1964-05-04