Kasi Lemmons Biography
Kasi Lemmons is an actor, screenwriter, and film director from the United States well recognized for her roles in Spike Lee’s School Daze, Vampire’s Kiss, and The Silence of the Lambs, before being cast in Jonathan Demme’s film. She went on to star in the horror flick Candyman alongside Virginia Madsen.
How old is Kasi Lemmons? – Age
Kasi is 60 years old as of 24 February 2021. She was born in 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States.
Who is Kasi Lemmons’s father? – Family
Lemmons was born as the daughter of Dorothy Othello (Stallworth) and Milton Francis Lemmons. Her mother was a counselor before becoming a psychologist, and her father was a biology teacher. Her parents divorced when she was eight years old, and she, her mother, and two sisters moved to Newton, Massachusetts, so that her mother could pursue her doctorate in education at Harvard. When she was nine years old, her mother remarried.
Who is Kasi Lemmons married to? – Husband
Since 1995, Lemmons has been married to Vondie Curtis-Hall, an actor and director. They have four children together.
Kasi Lemmons Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $17 Million.
Where did Kasi Lemmons go to college? – Education
Lemmons attended Commonwealth School in Boston, Massachusetts, a small private secondary school. She spent the summer at the Circle in the Square Program, which was part of New York University’s School of Drama, and provided training for children interested in becoming professional performers. Lemmons received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Salem State College in 1998, in addition to attending New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, UCLA, and The New School of Social Research Film Program. She is an Associate Arts Professor at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
Who wrote Eve’s Bayou? – Where was the movie Eve’s Bayou filmed?
Eve’s Bayou, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Lynn Whitfield, Debbi Morgan, Diahann Carroll, and Jurnee Smollett, was directed by Lemmons in 1997. In 1992, Lemmons began writing the screenplay for Eve’s Bayou. This was her first time writing a script on her own. Dr. Hugo, a short film based on a piece of Eve’s Bayou’s script, was filmed to persuade studios that she could direct Eve’s Bayou. The film received positive reviews from reviewers (it presently has an 80% approval rating on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes) and earned Lemmons an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature and a National Board of Review award for Outstanding Directorial Debut. In 1997, it was the highest-grossing independent film.
Kasi Lemmons Hard Target
He appeared as Detective May Mitchell, a New Orleans police detective who works in the office while the police are on strike in the 1993 American action film Hard Target. When they show Natasha her father’s perforated dog tags, Mitchell helps her by obtaining another autopsy.
A homeless veteran is the subject of a $10,000 bounty hunt, and he must make it to the other side of town to win both the money and his life. His estranged daughter is robbed by a gang of muggers who noticed her carrying a large sum of money earlier. A homeless man with amazing martial arts skills saves her. Chance takes Natasha to his uncle Douvee’s house in the bayou, where he enlists his assistance in defeating Fouchon’s soldiers. Chance, Natasha, and Douvee take the hunting party to the “Mardi Gras graveyard,” where they one-by-one eliminate Van Cleef’s soldiers.
Kasi Lemmons ‘Til There Was You
He appeared as Angenelle in the 1997 American romantic comedy film ‘Til There Was You.
Gwen Moss has waited for the guy of her dreams for most of her life. Gwen is hired to ghostwrite the autobiography of Francesca Lanfield, a former child star whose career was nearly cut short after a long-running Partridge Family-Brady Bunch hybrid series. Francesca owns La Fortuna, a charming historic apartment complex, and Nick Dawkan’s boss Timo wants to buy it and demolish it to make way for modern condominium construction.
Kasi Lemmons Fear of a Black Hat
She was cast as Nina Blackburn, a sociologist who analyzes hip hop as a form of communication for her degree in the 1993 American mockumentary film Fear of a Black Hat.
N.W.H. is the subject of Blackburn’s thesis, and she spends a year following them about. She gets to know the band members, their views, and their often bizarre conduct. She argues that the members wear extravagant hats throughout their performances as a gesture of protest. They tell Nina that their first few managers were black and that transferring to white managers was better for their families and the black community. When Ice Cube’s father dies, their relationship with another rap group, the Jam Boys, grows sour. For years, Ice, Tone Def, and Tasty have been at odds. Ice switches to house music, Tasty releases a diss tune in which he curses Ice, and Tone Def transforms into a hippie. None of them achieves any success until they regroup for a victorious return in which their differences are forgotten.
Kasi Lemmons Movies
♦ 2020 – Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker
♦ 2019 – Harriet
♦ 2013 – Black Nativity
♦ 2007 – Talk to Me
♦ 2001 – The Caveman’s Valentine
♦ 1998 – Dr. Hugo
♦ 1997 – Eve’s Bayou
Kasi Lemmons TV Shows
♦ 2012 – Disconnect
♦ 2002 – ER
♦ 1997 – ‘Til There Was You
♦ 1994 – Drop Squad
♦ 1993 – Fear of a Black Hat
♦ 1993 – Murder, She Wrote
♦ 1993 – Hard Target
♦ 1993 – Walker, Texas Ranger
♦ 1992 – Candyman
♦ 1991 – The Silence of the Lambs
♦ 1991 – The Five Heartbeats
♦ 1989 – A Man Called Hawk