Their Eyes Were Watching God 2005 premiere

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Wednesday March 2nd, El Capitan Theatre 6838 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

1. Oprah Winfrey

Producer | The Oprah Winfrey Show

Oprah Winfrey was born Orpah Gail Winfrey in Kosciusko, Mississippi, to Vernita Lee, a former maid. She was raised as the daughter of Vernon Winfrey, a coal miner, barber, and city councilman. However, according to Kitty Kelley, author of Oprah: A Biography, "The birth certificate for Oprah Gail ...

2. Kyle Chavarria

Actress | Ghost Whisperer

Kyle Chavarria has seen success come her way fairly easy in the entertainment industry. At the tender age of five, it became very clear to her parents Cris and Kim, that Kyle was destined to be a part of bigger and better things. In her eleven short years, she has received numerous accomplishments ...

3. Nicki Micheaux

Actress | The Shield

In addition to her unforgettable performances in Six Feet Under (2001) and Soul Food (2000), Micheaux has held guest-starring and recurring roles on shows such as ER (1994),NYPD Blue (1993), The Practice (1997), and The District (2000). Micheaux's film credits include Ringmaster (1998), The ...

4. Artel Great

Actor | Dahmer

Dr. Artel Great was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He is an award-winning filmmaker, artist, and cultural critic. He began his career as a performance artist and stand-up comedian at the renowned Second City Chicago, before transitioning to film. He later earned his Ph.D. in Cinema Studies ...

5. Jon Voight

Actor | Midnight Cowboy

Jon Voight was born on December 29, 1938 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Jonathan Vincent Voight. He is an actor, known for Midnight Cowboy (1969), Anaconda (1997) and Deliverance (1972). He was previously married to Marcheline Bertrand and Lauri Peters.

6. Heavy D

Actor | Big Trouble

Heavy D was born on May 24, 1967 in Mandeville, Jamaica as Dwight Arrington Myers. He is known for his work on Big Trouble (2002), The Cider House Rules (1999) and Life (1999). He died on November 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

7. Jensen Atwood

Actor | Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom

Jensen Atwood - played love interest to Oscar® Winner Halle Berry in Oprah Winfrey's Their Eyes Were Watching God, while working alongside the legendary and Academy Award® nominated Ruby Dee, as the unforgettable Johnny Taylor.

Historically Atwood, played a series regular in two groundbreaking ...

8. Mel Winkler

Actor | Doc Hollywood

Mel Winkler is an actor, known for Doc Hollywood (1991), Crash Bandicoot: Warped (1998) and Coach Carter (2005).

9. Michael Ealy

Actor | Barbershop

Known for his charming looks and deep personality, Michael Ealy blessed the movie screen with his role in Barbershop (2002). When he left Silver Spring, Maryland, with a degree in English, he headed off to New York. From there he performed in several stage productions, including the Off-Broadway ...

10. Ruben Santiago-Hudson

Actor | The Devil's Advocate

Ruben Santiago-Hudson was born on November 24, 1956 in Lackawanna, New York, USA as Ruben Santiago Jr. He is an actor and writer, known for The Devil's Advocate (1997), Blown Away (1994) and American Gangster (2007). He is married to Jeannie Brittan. They have two children.

11. Cristina Ferrare

Actress | The Weather Man

Cynthia Cristina Ferrare, the TV personality and former wife of auto executive John DeLorean, was born on February 8, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio, to Italian-American Catholic parents, Renata Velia (Torinesi) and Tavio C. Ferrare, a butcher. Her family relocated to Los Angeles when she was 14 years old....

12. Carl Lumbly

Actor | Men of Honor

From stage to screen, Carl Lumbly is an actor respected for his steadfast talent, versatility and class. His prolific career includes over 100 credits in television, film and the theatre, along with extensive critical acclaim.

For the big screen, Lumbly played a pivotal role in Warner Bros.' ...

13. Halle Berry

Actress | Catwoman

Halle Berry was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Her father, Jerome Jesse Berry, was African-American, and worked as a hospital attendant. Her mother, Judith Ann (Hawkins), who is Caucasian, has English and German ancestry, and is a retired psychiatric nurse. Halle has an older sister, Heidi Berry. Halle ...

14. Shemar Moore

Actor | Criminal Minds

Shemar Franklin Moore (born April 20, 1970) is an American actor and former fashion model. His notable roles are that of Malcolm Winters on The Young and the Restless from 1994 to 2005, Derek Morgan on CBS's Criminal Minds from 2005 to 2016, and as the third permanent host of Soul Train from 1999 ...

15. Erin Cottrell

Actress | Love's Long Journey

Erin Cottrell was born in Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA. She is an actress, known for Love's Long Journey (2005), Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (2003) and Love's Unending Legacy (2007).

16. Terrence Howard

Actor | Hustle & Flow

Terrence Howard was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Anita Jeanine Williams (née Hawkins) and Tyrone Howard. He was raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His love for acting came naturally, through summers spent with his great-grandmother, New York stage actress Minnie Gentry. He later began his acting career ...

17. Taraji P. Henson

Actress | The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Taraji P. Henson was born on September 11, 1970 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as Taraji Penda Henson. She is an actress and producer, known for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), Hidden Figures (2016) and Hustle & Flow (2005).

18. Ice Cube

Soundtrack | Friday

Ice Cube was born in South Central Los Angeles, to Doris (Benjamin), a custodian and hospital clerk, and Hosea Jackson, a UCLA groundskeeper. He first came to public notice as a singer and songwriter with the controversial and influential band N.W.A. His compositions with that group included many ...

19. Peter Horton

Producer | New Amsterdam

Peter Horton was born on August 20, 1953 in Bellevue, Washington, USA as Peter William Horton. He is an actor and producer, known for New Amsterdam (2018), American Odyssey (2015) and Grey's Anatomy (2005). He has been married to Nicole De Putron since 1995. They have two children. He was ...

20. Kimberly Elise

Actress | Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Kimberly Elise was born on April 17, 1967 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Kimberly Elise Trammel. She is an actress, known for Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005), The Manchurian Candidate (2004) and John Q (2002). She was previously married to Maurice Oldham.

22. Sharon Warren

Actress | Ray

Warren's parents - her father is a policeman, her mother is an administrator at the Tuskegee Institute - steeped her in literature and theater when she was growing up. After leaving Auburn University, she decided to pursue acting. For a couple of months, she had to live in a car. Then she got her ...

23. Ivan Reitman

Producer | Up in the Air

Ivan Reitman, as a producer and director, has created many of American cinema's most successful and best loved feature film comedies and has worked with Hollywood's acting elite. Reitman has produced such hits as the ground-breaking sensation National Lampoon's National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)...

25. Zelda Rubinstein

Actress | Poltergeist

A marvelously quirky and distinctive 4' 3" character actress, with a larger-than-life presence on film and TV, Zelda Rubinstein gave up a long and stable career in the medical field as a lab technician in order to strive for something more self-fulfilling as middle age settled in. At the age of 45,...

26. Nzinga Blake

Actress | Brand New Old Love

Nzinga was born in Maryland. She grew up in Asia, Africa, and Indiana with her family. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from UCLA's prestigious school of Film and Television. Nzinga and her co-host were the first humans to host a show on Cartoon Network.

27. Robi Reed

Casting_director | Malcolm X

Robi Reed is a casting director and producer, known for Malcolm X (1992), Undercover Brother (2002) and Poetic Justice (1993).

28. Barbara Davis

Actress | The Front Page

Barbara Davis is an actress and producer, known for The Front Page (1974), McCloud (1970) and Sweet Love, Bitter (1967).

32. Raymond T. Williams

Actor | The Long Home

Raymond T. Williams was born in London to Jamaican parents and was raised in the Bronx, New York. While on a scholarship for Marine Chemistry at the University of Maryland at Eastern Shore, he caught the acting bug and began doing theater.

After doing theater in New York for a year and a half, he ...

33. Lorraine Toussaint

Actress | Hudson Hawk

SAG Award and Critics Choice Award winner for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Lorraine Toussaint shocked audiences on the smash hit Netflix original series "Orange is the New Black" as the viciously seductive inmate Vee. Toussaint's thrilling performance has won her glowing reviews from ...

34. Ruby Dee

Actress | American Gangster

Ruby Dee was an American actress, poet, playwright, screenwriter, journalist and civil rights activist. She is best known for originating the role of "Ruth Younger" in the stage and film versions of A Raisin in the Sun (1961).

She also starred in The Jackie Robinson Story (1950), Cat People (1982), ...

35. Gabriel Casseus

Writer | Takers

Gabriel Casseus was born on April 28, 1972 in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Takers (2010), Bedazzled (2000) and Black Hawk Down (2001).

36. Kevin Daniels

Actor | Why Women Kill

Kevin Daniels was born on December 9, 1976 in San Diego, California, USA as Kevin Dwight Daniels Jr. He is an actor, known for Why Women Kill (2019), Atypical (2017) and Sirens (2014).

37. Wayne Duvall

Actor | The Kitchen

Wayne Duvall was born on May 29, 1958 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. He is known for his work on The Kitchen (2019), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) and Lincoln (2012). He has been married to Denise Renee Guillet since December 29, 2002.

38. Maura Gale

Actress | Saints & Sinners

Maura Gale is a Chicago native and a graduate of SIUC with a degree in Theatrical Broadcasting. Maura is a producer, actress, author and radio show host. She hosts internationally syndicated program, OMG! The Oh Maura Gale Radio show weekly via via itunes, stitcher and google play. Maura has a ...

39. Henry Brown

Actor | Lethal Weapon

Henry Brown is an actor, known for Lethal Weapon (1987), Lethal Weapon 3 (1992) and Scrooged (1988).

40. Darnell Martin

Director | I Like It Like That

Darnell Martin was born on January 7, 1964 in Bronx, New York, USA. She is a director and writer, known for I Like It Like That (1994), Cadillac Records (2008) and Do the Right Thing (1989). She is married to Giuseppe Ducrot.

41. Quincy Jones

Producer | The Color Purple

Considered to be one of the greatest minds in music and television history, Quincy Delight Jones, Jr. was born on March 14, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois. He is the son of Sarah Frances (Wells), a bank executive, and Quincy Delight Jones, Sr., a carpenter.

Jones found his love for music while he was ...

42. Suzan-Lori Parks

Writer | Girl 6

Suzan-Lori Parks was born on May 10, 1963 in Kentucky, USA. She is a writer and actress, known for Girl 6 (1996), Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005) and Genius (2017). She has been married to Paul Oscher since July 2001.

43. Misan Sagay

Writer | Belle

Misan Sagay is a writer and producer, known for Belle (2013), Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005) and The Secret Laughter of Women (1999).

44. Bobby Smith Jr.

Producer | Jason's Lyric

Bobby Smith Jr. was born on June 24, 1968 in Corpus Christi, Texas, USA as Robert Lee Smith. He is a producer and writer, known for Jason's Lyric (1994), There Are No Children Here (1993) and Their Eyes Were Watching God (2005).

45. Terence Blanchard

Composer | BlacKkKlansman

A world renowned trumpeter/composer/band leader and Blue Note recording artist, Terence Blanchard is the most prolific jazz musician to ever compose for motion pictures. Blanchard was born and raised in New Orleans where he studied with the Marsalis brothers at the famed New Orleans Center for the ...



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