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Dupois, Starletta

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DUPOIS, STARLETTA. Actress. This UCLA Theater Department-trained actress received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play for a 1978 production of Richard Wesley’s The Mighty Gents . She made her film debut in The Gambler , 1974, and has made guest appearances on the television series The Jeffersons , Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, Knots Landing, City of Angels , and Crossing Jordan . Her other notable film roles include Dark Exodus , 1985; Hollywood Shuffle , 1987; Waiting to Exhale , 1995; and The Black Man’s Guide to Understanding Black Women , 2005.

Filmography: The Gambler , 1974; The Torture of Mothers , 1980; Odd Jobs , 1984; Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure , 1985; Dark Exodus , 1985; Hollywood Shuffle , 1987; Convicts , 1990; Ricochet , 1991; Last Breeze of Summer , 1991; Frogs! 1991; The Water-dance , 1992; South Central , 1992; Let’s Get Bizzee , 1993; The Thing Called Love , 1993; Strapped , 1993; Wolf , 1994; Waiting to Exhale , 1995; The Maker , 1997; 3 Strikes , 2000; Big Momma’s House , 2000; Friday After Next , 2003; The Notebook , 2004; Duck , 2004; The Black Man’s Guide to Understanding Black Women , 2005.

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