Margaret AveryOscar Nominee
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Margaret was born on January 20th, 1944. She has been a credited actor since the 1977 film Which Way Is Up?.
Margaret is a recognizable supporting cast member who's acting range makes her the top choice for a variety of roles. She has appeared in six films including: the 2015 drama film Road to Redemption as the character Kadija, the 2008 comedy movie Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins playing Mama Jenkins and the 2002 thriller release Second to Die cast as Insurance Agent.
Her most commercially successful project to date has been the 1985 drama film The Color Purple, which brought in $98,000,000 at the box office.
Margaret has stayed out of the media limelight, having been and captured in more than one pictorials and featured in four magazine articles.
As an actor Margaret Avery has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on one occasion. She was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress In A Supporting Role for her role as Shug Avery in the 1985 movie The Color Purple.