Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She has a bachelor’s degree from Howard University and was primarily known for her theater performances. She appeared in several productions with the Black Repertory Company in Washington, D.C. Whitfield also had a role in the famous New York production of The Great Macdaddy and Showdown Time. In 1981, she started her professional on-camera career and continued having recurring roles in television programs like This is the Life, Miami Vice, St. Elsewhere, Martin, Hill Street Blues, Matlock, and Touched By an Angel.

She also starred in films such as The Rebound, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. All these projects truly prove just how versatile this lady is with her craft and how wonderful a workmate she must be behind the scenes! With her success, it is only right that she earns herself a respectable spot in the entertainment industry.