Born: January 01, 1961
Date of Birth: 1961
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Lemmons started her career at age 19 as a hostage in the telefilm 11th Victim.
She went on to do Off-Boradway stage work for the next 10 years in such productions as Romeo and Juliet, Balm in Gilead, and The Avenue U Boys, before returning to the screen.
She even landed the role of Alex Robbins in the television series Under Cover.
Besides being the highest grossing indi film in 1997, it also received the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, seven NAACP Image Award nominations, and a special first time director award created just for her by the National Board of Review.
She continued to act for the next couple of years in films like Gridlock'd and 'Til There Was You, but focused much of her attention to writing and working with scripts like The Passion, The Impersonator and Privacy. In 2001, she reprised her role as director for the film The Caveman's Valentine, starring Samuel L. Jackson (who also starred in Eve's Bayou).
Liars' Dice (1998)
'Til There Was You (1997)
Drop Squad (1994)
Fear of a Black Hat(1993)
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
The Silence of the Lambs(1991)