Margaret Avery, the teatcher who is become actress
Born the 20th of january 1944 in Mangum (Oklahoma) Margaret Avery was raised in San Diego (California) where she has followed her studies until the highschool in the biginning of the sixties. She demontrated a certain passion for acting during her teen age but she decided to become a teatcher for the stability of the job. She recieves a degree in the San Francisco State University and joined the public school system as substitute teatcher but she really wanted to become an actress.
She auditionned during her free time for commercials and performs in three little plays "Revolution", "Sistushs", "Does a tiger wear a necktie ?". For these thre performances shes recieves the Los Angeles Drama Critic Award. Her career begins really with the Blaxploitation's movies "Cool breeze" (1972) and "Helth up in Harlem" (1972). She begins to be known and performs in three other movies "Magnum force" (1973) with Clint Eastwood, "Which way is up ?" (1977) and "The fish that saved Pittsburgh" (1979). She appears also in established 1970's series like "Kojak" (1973), "Sanford an son" (1973) and "Baby, I'm back" (1977).
Music plays an important part in her career and help her to recieve her most important role who will establish definitively her notoriety. In 1985 the director Stenven Spielberg looks for a singer or a star singer for playing Shug in his movie "The color purple". Patti La Belle and Tina Turner were approached but the both hove refused. So Spielberg thought to Margaret. He really knows her because she has already performed in his first TV film "Something evil" (1972). The Margaret's perfomance has been appreciate by the critics and she has been nominated as best supporting actress in The Academy Awards ceremony.
Curiously she never recieves any propositions for acting after this movie. She shall wait three years before acting again. She decided to play again in TV series like "Miami Vice" (1984), "Murder she wrote" (1984), "Spencer" (1985), "Cosby show" (1985), "Mc Gyver" (1986) and "JAG" (1986) but also in TV films like "The return of superfly" (1994), "White man" (1995) and "Waiting for love" (2006). Recently she has succeeded to obtain two important roles in "The return of Roscoe Jenkins" (2008) and "Meet the Brown" (2008) but she never succeeds to obtain the same role as Shug in "The color purple".
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Margaret Avery (born January 20, 1944) is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Shug in The Color Purple
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