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Lemmons, Kasi (1959–)

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LEMMONS, KASI (1959–). Director, actress, writer. She studied acting before going on to write and direct her acclaimed independent feature film Eve’s Bayou , 1997. She received her education at The Lee Strasburg Institute, UCLA, and NYU, and appeared off-Broadway in the 1984 production of Balm in Gilead . Her first film role was playing a hostage in the TV movie 11th Victim , 1979, and she guest starred on the television series Spencer for Hire, A Man Called Hawk, Walker, Texas Ranger , and ER . Other notable acting credits include the films The Silence of the Lambs , 1991; The Five Heartbeats , 1991; and Candyman , 1992. A string of film roles followed before Lemmons moved into the director’s chair. She followed up Eve’s Bayou with Caveman’s Valentine , 2001.

Filmography: School Daze , 1988; Vampire’s Kiss , 1989; The Silence of the Lambs , 1991; The Five Heartbeats , 1991; Candy-man , 1992; Hard Target , 1993; Fear of a Black Hat , 1994; Drop Squad , 1994; Gridlock’d , 1997; Eve’s Bayou , 1997; ‘Til There Was You , 1997; Liars Dice , 1998; Caveman’s Valentine , 2001.

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