|Alma mater||Clark Atlanta University|
Donna Biscoe (born September 30, 1955) is an American actress.
Biscoe was born in Fort Benning, Georgia, the daughter of Mildred Skillern, a retired Carver High School English teacher. Biscoe attended Carver, then graduated from Kendrick High School in Columbus in 1973 and later graduated from Clark Atlanta University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education.Biscoe later went to Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York for six months.
In the 1980s, a casting agent discovered Biscoe while she worked as a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines.
After returning to Atlanta, Biscoe began acting in plays, including playing Martin Luther King Jr.’s mother in A Boy King at the Atlanta Children’s Theater.In late 1980s, Biscoe also began appearing in an supporting roles in film and television, including four appearances in In the Heat of the Night , CBS miniseries Mama Flora's Family (1998), and well as films Love Crimes (1992) and Blue Sky (1994).
Biscoe worked mostly in theatre in 1980s and 1990s. Her stage credits including Doubt , To Kill A Mockingbird , Waiting To Be Invited, Holiday Heart , Homebody Kabul, Our Town and Fences .In 2000s, she began appearing in films playing mostly roles of mothers of grandmothers. Her film credits including Motives 2 and Three Can Play That Game (2007) starring Vivica A. Fox, Mississippi Damned (2009), The Sacrament (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014), and Girls Trip (2017). She played Taraji P. Henson's character mother in the 2016 biographical drama film Hidden Figures , and Kevin Hart's mother in the 2018 comedy Night School .
On television, Biscoe guest-starred in Drop Dead Diva , Nashville and Being Mary Jane . She had a recurring roles in the two Oprah Winfrey Network series: drama Greenleaf as Clara Jackson, and prime time soap opera Ambitions as Robin Givens' character mother. In 2017, she began starring in the Bounce TV prime time soap opera Saints & Sinners playing villainous Lady Leona Byrd.
In 2008, Biscoe ran a Pilates studio in downtown Atlanta.
|1987||Kids Like These||Parent||Television film|
|1987||Dead Aim||Denise Long|
|1988||Case Closed||Allison||Television film|
|1992||Grass Roots||Lisa Conroy||Television film|
|1992||In the Line of Duty: Street War||Mikey's Mom||Television film|
|1992||The Secret Passion of Robert Clayton||Heather||Television film|
|1993||Silent Victim||Beth Thompson||Television film|
|1993||I'll Fly Away: Then and Now||Adult Adlaine||Television film|
|1994||Blue Sky||Officer's Wife|
|1994||Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All||Maynelle||Television film|
|1998||Mama Flora's Family||Jessica||Television miniseries|
|1999||The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn||Nurse||Television film|
|1999||The Price of a Broken Heart||Phyllis||Television film|
|2000||Freedom Song||Mrs. Summer||Television film|
|2002||Pandora's Box||Donna Paul|
|2004||Trois 3: The Escort||Patricia Meyer|
|2004||Dead Birds||Black Woman|
|2005||The Gospel||Reverend Jones|
|2005||A Message from Pops||Mom||Short film|
|2006||Broken Bridges||Dr. McVee|
|2007||Daddy's Little Girls||Social Worker|
|2007||Three Can Play That Game||Mrs. Thompson|
|2008||One Missed Call||Coroner|
|2010||Blood Done Sign My Name||Elizabeth Chavis|
|2012||The Governor's Daughters||Ms. Anderson|
|2014||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1||D8 Old Woman|
|2014||The Productive Lie||Niecy|
|2015||Red All Over||Patricia Wright|
|2016||The Fundamentals of Caring||Caregiving Instructor|
|2016||Girl from Compton||Meme|
|2016||Confirmation||Eleanor Holmes Norton||Television film|
|2016||Hidden Figures||Mrs. Joylette Coleman|
|2017||A Question of Faith||Patricia Newman|
|2018||Tell Me Your Name||Dr. Liles|
|2018||The Beach House||Flo||Television film|
|2018||Night School||Gladys Walker|
|2020||Black Girl Magic||Martha|
|1990-1993||In the Heat of the Night||Laura Ulmer / Mrs. Johnson / Cora Tyler||4 episodes|
|2008||Army Wives||Allison Lyall||Episode: "Payback"|
|2010||One Tree Hill||Judge||Episode: "Weeks Go by Like Days"|
|2012||Drop Dead Diva||Dr. Colette Willis||Episode: "Winning Ugly"|
|2013||Necessary Roughness||Felicia Purnell||Episode: "The Fall Guy"|
|2013||Nashville||Elizabeth||Episode: "A Picture from Life's Other Side"|
|2014||Star-Crossed||Gloria's Mother||Episodes: "Dreamers Often Lie" and "Our Toil Shall Strive to Mend"|
|2014||Rectify||Mrs. Whitman||Episode: "Donald the Normal"|
|2016-2019||Greenleaf||Clara Jackson||Recurring role, 9 episodes|
|2017||Being Mary Jane||Episode: "Getting Served"|
|2017||Shots Fired||Mabel||Episode: "Hour Four: Truth"|
|2017–present||Saints & Sinners||Lady Leona Byrd||Recurring (season 2), Series regular (season 3-)|
|2019||Jack Ryan||Yvonne Bishop||Episode: "Tertia Optio"|
|2019||Ambitions||Irene Carlisle||Recurring role, 9 episodes|
Amanda Bearse is an American actress, director and comedian best known for her role as neighbor Marcy Rhoades D'Arcy on the Fox sitcom Married... with Children, a sitcom that aired in the United States from 1987 to 1997, and for her performance in the 1985 horror film Fright Night opposite William Ragsdale.
Morgan Fairchild is an American actress. She began acting in the late 1970s and early 1980s with continuing roles in several television series.
Rena Sherel Sofer is an American actress, known for her appearances in daytime television, episodic guest appearances, and made-for-television movies. In 1995, Sofer received a Daytime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Lois Cerullo in the soap opera General Hospital. Since 2013, she has played Quinn Fuller on the CBS soap opera The Bold and The Beautiful.
Anna Stuart is an American actress. She has primarily played roles in daytime soap operas.
Catherine Hickland is an American film, stage, and television actress, as well as a singer, author and cosmetics-company CEO and hypnotist. She began her career in television in 1978, appearing in guest roles on several series before being cast in a recurring role on Texas from 1980 to 1981. She also had supporting roles in the comedy film The Last Married Couple in America (1980), and the horror films Ghost Town (1988) and Witchery (1988).
Donna Pescow is an American film and television actress and director. She is known for her co-starring roles as Annette in the 1977 film Saturday Night Fever, Angie Falco Benson in the 1980s sitcom Angie, Donna Garland in the sitcom Out of This World, and Eileen Stevens in the Disney Channel sitcom Even Stevens.
Donna Mills is an American actress. She began her television career in 1966 with a recurring role on The Secret Storm, and in the same year appeared on Broadway in the Woody Allen comedy Don't Drink the Water. She made her film debut the following year in The Incident. She then starred for three years in the soap opera Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1967–70), before starring as Tobie Williams, the girlfriend of Clint Eastwood's character in the 1971 cult film Play Misty for Me.
Audra Marie Lindley was an American actress, most famous for her role as landlady Helen Roper on the sitcom Three's Company and its spin-off The Ropers.
Leslie Charleson is an American actress, best known for her role as Monica Quartermaine in the ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital.
Vanessa Bell Calloway is an American actress and dancer. Beginning her career as a dancer, Bell Calloway became known for her film roles as Princess Imani Izzi in the 1988 comedy Coming to America, as well as for her roles in What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), The Inkwell (1994), Crimson Tide (1995), and Daylight (1996). Bell Calloway had several starring roles on television series and movies, include first African American prime time soap opera, Under One Roof (1995). She later played recurring roles on Hawthorne and Shameless. In 2016, she appeared in comedy-drama film Southside with You, and began starring as Lady Ella Johnson in the Bounce TV prime time soap opera, Saints & Sinners. Bell Calloway is a nine-time NAACP Image Award nominee.
Shari Lynn Belafonte is an American actress, model, writer and singer. The daughter of singer Harry Belafonte, she began her career as a fashion model before making her big screen debut appearing in the 1982 drama film If You Could See What I Hear. She is best known for her role as Julie Gillette in the ABC drama series Hotel from 1983 to 1988. She later went to star in the Canadian science fiction series Beyond Reality (1991-93). Belafonte also released two studio albums in 1980s, and acted on stage in later years.
Gail Ann O'Grady, an American actress and producer, is best known for her roles on television. Her roles include Donna Abandando in the ABC police drama NYPD Blue, and Helen Pryor in the NBC drama series American Dreams. O'Grady is also well known for her lead roles in a number of television movies. She has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award three times.
Susan Walters is an American actress and former model, best known for her roles as Lorna Forbes on the ABC daytime soap opera Loving from 1983 to late 1986 and as Diane Jenkins on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless from 2001 to 2004, and again briefly in 2010. Walters had recurring roles as Principal Rimkus on The CW's One Tree Hill, as Carol Lockwood on The CW's The Vampire Diaries and as Natalie Martin on the MTV series Teen Wolf.
Valerie Mahaffey is an American character actress and producer. She began her career starring in the NBC daytime soap opera The Doctors (1979–81), for which in 1980 she was nominated for an Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Victoria Mallory was an American singer and actress, best known for originating the role of Anne Egerman in the Broadway musical A Little Night Music. She was also an accomplished martial artist and model.
Donna Consuelos Wilkes is an American film actress. She began her career as a child actor in commercials before making her feature film debut in Jaws 2 (1978). She subsequently had a supporting role in Almost Summer (1978), followed by lead roles in the horror films Schizoid (1980) and Blood Song (1982). She also appeared in several television programs, including the soap opera Days of Our Lives (1982–1983), portraying Pamela Prentiss.
Melissa Pam Ordway Gaston is an American actress and model. She has been featured in campaigns by a number of major brands including Skechers, Old Navy, David's Bridal, Anchor Blue and Tillys. She is best known for portraying Abby Newman on the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless.
Demetria Dyan McKinney is an American actress and singer-songwriter. From 2006 to 2012 original run she starred in the TBS sitcom Tyler Perry's House of Payne, a BET revival of the show was announced for 2020. Her other series regular roles include TV One sitcom The Rickey Smiley Show, Bounce TV prime time soap opera Saints & Sinners and Syfy horror drama Superstition as well as Motherland: Fort Salem on ABC Freeform.
Saints & Sinners is an American prime time television soap opera. Starring Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, Keith Robinson, Christian Keyes, and Gloria Reuben. The series premiered on the African-American-oriented television network Bounce TV on March 6, 2016, as the network's first original drama.
Jasmine Burke is an American actress. She is starring as Dr. Christie Johnson in the Bounce TV prime time soap opera, Saints & Sinners.