Margaret Avery

20 Jan 1944


Margaret Avery (born January 20, 1944) is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Shug in The Color Purple (1985).


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Filmography (17 titles)

(movie, 2018)
···Proud Mary
Genre: Thriller, Action, Crime
Role: Actor (as Mina)
(movie, 2008)
···Meet the Browns
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Sarah Brown)
(movie, 2008)
···Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mamma Jenkins)
(movie, 2008)
···Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mama Jenkins)
(movie, 2006)
···Waitin' to Live
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Pearline Loggins)
(movie, 1995)
···White Man's Burden
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Megan Thomas)
Genre: Drama, Music, Biography
Role: Actor (as Martha Scruse)
(movie, 1990)
···Heat Wave
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Roxie Turpin)
(movie, 1990)
···The Return of Superfly
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Francine)
(movie, 1989)
Genre: Action, Drama
Role: Actor (as Bell Coleman)
(movie, 1985)
7.8The Color Purple
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Shug Avery)
(movie, 1980)
···The Sky Is Gray
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Rosemary)
(movie, 1977)
···Scott Joplin
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Belle Joplin)
(movie, 1977)
···Which Way Is Up?
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Annie Mae)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Role: Actor (as Alma Rae)
(movie, 1973)
···Magnum Force
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Prostitute)
(movie, 1973)
···Hell Up in Harlem
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Sister Jennifer)