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Kimberly Elise: Even A Heavier Moment, Is A Moment to Laugh

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Kimberly Elise co-stars in the new Lifetime movie, ‘A Day Late And A Dollar Short', about a woman played by Whoopi Goldberg who tries to fix her dysfunctional family while she still can.

Fun Facts About Kimberly Elise: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is an American film and television actress. She is best known for her roles in such films as Set It Off, Beloved, John Q, The Manchurian Candidate, Woman Thou Art Loosed, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and For Colored Girls.

2) Elise's first film was Set It Off (1996), in which she played one of four women who resort to robbing a bank for money. Her big break came in 1997 when she was cast in the Family Channel original television movie The Ditchdigger's Daughters, based on the Pulitzer-prize nominated and critically acclaimed 1995 memoir The Ditchdigger's Daughters: A Black Family's Astonishing Success Story, written by Yvonne S. Thornton and Jo Coudert. She received critical acclaim for her role in this film, and in 1997, she was recognized as Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Miniseries at the 19th annual CableACE Awards. A relative unknown at the time, she conveyed her anonymity upon receiving the award by saying: "Who is Kimberly Elise?" Her performance helped her land a role the next year in Beloved alongside Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover. She is often compared to a young Cicely Tyson, whom she resembles.

3) Her most recent film role was in Tyler Perry's For Colored Girls (2010), as the battered wife Crystal. While the film itself received mixed to negative reviews, her performance was praised by many critics. One journalist described her as "the great lost Best Supporting Actress contender of the 2010 season."

‘A Day Late and a Dollar Short' airs Saturday night at 8:00pm on Lifetime.

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