Lynn Whitfield

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Lynn Whitfield
Birth name Lynn Butler-Smith
Born May 6, 1953 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
HeartBeat Cory Banks 1988–1989 1 2
The Women of Brewster Place Ciel 1989 miniseries
Equal Justice Maggie Mayfield 1990–1991 1 2
Greenleaf Mae Greenleaf 2016–  1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Hill Street Blues Jill Thomas 1x03 - Can World War III Be an Attitude? January 24, 1981
Hill Street Blues Jill Thomas 1x12 - Fecund Hand Rose March 25, 1981
Hill Street Blues Jill Thomas 2x07 - Chipped Beef December 17, 1981
Cagney & Lacey Eleanor Taggart 4x16 - Who Says It's Fair (1) February 11, 1985
Cagney & Lacey Eleanor Taggart 4x17 - Who Says It's Fair (2) February 18, 1985
Miami Vice Odette Ribaud 2x10 - Bought and Paid For November 29, 1985
The Fall Guy Jeanne 5x08 - Escape Claus December 21, 1985
St. Elsewhere Annie Callan 6x14 - Curtains February 3, 1988
Matlock Angela Page 4x20 - The Informer (1) February 20, 1990
Matlock Angela Page 4x21 - The Informer (2) February 27, 1990
Martin Ellen 5x14/15 - Goin' Overboard February 13, 1997
Touched by an Angel Dr. Serena Hall 3x19 - Amazing Grace (1) February 23, 1997
Promised Land Dr. Serena Hall 1x17 - Amazing Grace (2) February 25, 1997
Boston Public Louanna Harper 2x04 - Chapter Twenty-Six November 19, 2001
Boston Public Louanna Harper 2x06 - Chapter Twenty-Eight December 3, 2001
Boston Public Louanna Harper 2x07 - Chapter Twenty-Nine December 10, 2001
Without a Trace Paula Van Doran 1x05 - Suspect October 24, 2002
Without a Trace Paula Van Doren 1x21 - Are You Now or Have You Ever Been? May 1, 2003
Without a Trace Paula Van Doren 1x22 - Fall Out (1) May 8, 2003
Without a Trace Paula Van Doren 1x23 - Fall Out (2) May 15, 2003
Without a Trace Paula Van Doren 2x23 - Lost and Found May 13, 2004
Without a Trace Paula Van Doren 4x23 - White Balance May 11, 2006
Shark Anita Astin 1x01 - Pilot September 21, 2006
FlashForward Anastasia Markham 1x02 - White to Play October 1, 2009

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Josephine Baker Story Josephine Baker March 16, 1991 HBO Original Movies

Awards and Accolades

Primetime Emmy Awards

  • Won: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special (1991)
The Josephine Baker Story