Anna Maria Horsford Biography

Birthday: 1948-03-06
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Wiki Biography: Anna Maria Horsford was born and raised in Harlem, New York. Her parents immigrated to the United States from island nation of Antigua & Barbuda in the West Indies (then a British colony) during the 1940s. Anna grew up not really feeling American but not West Indian either, just somewhere in between. However, she vacationed in the Caribbean, and this stoked her desire to see the world. After high school she went to Stockholm, Sweden, to attend college. Her mother always knew Anna would be something big because she was very talkative, and kept Anna enrolled in community centers, after-school programs, church events, etc. She auditioned for the New York High School of Performing Arts and was accepted. As she recollects, "My first big break came when I auditioned at the New York Shakespeare Festival." Working in many different aspects of show business has allowed her to venture into areas other than acting, such as directing. She also has an Art Institute in upstate New York. Her father was a Garveyite (following the "back-to-Africa" teachings of Marcus Garvey), journeyed to Africa and lived in Liberia for five years. As Anna said, "He clearly taught us to love being black and not be ashamed of being black. We are all warriors and have to work to do."

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Tall Hopes 1993 Comedy
The Wayans Bros. Deirdre 'Dee' Baxter 1995 Comedy
The Wayans Bros Deirdre 'Dee' Baxter 1995
One Fine Day! Evelyn 1996 Comedy
Our Family Wedding Diane Boyd 2010 Comedy
Reed Between the Lines Ms. Helen 2011 Comedy
The Town That Never Retired Vickie 2012 Documentary
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
An Almost Perfect Affair 1979 Comedy, Romance
Times Square 1980 Drama, Music
Class 1983 0, 0
Crackers 1984 Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Stone Pillow 1985 Drama
Heartburn 1986 Comedy, Drama
Street Smart 1987 Crime, Drama
Presumed Innocent 1990 Game Show, Comedy
A Killer Among Us 1990 Drama, Thriller
Mr. Jones 1993 0
Friday Mrs. Jones 1995 Comedy, Drama
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored Miss Annie 1996 Drama, Romance
Dear God 1996 Comedy
Set It Off 1996 Action, Crime, Drama
One Fine Day Evelyn 1996 Comedy, Romance
Nutty Professor II: The Klumps 2000 Comedy, Sci Fi
Lockdown Saunders 2001 Drama, Thriller
Along Came a Spider 2001 Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Jacked Thelma Barnes 2001 Drama
How High Mamma King 2001 Comedy
Minority Report Casey 2002 Action, Mystery, Sci Fi
Friday After Next Mrs. Jones 2002 Comedy
Guarding Eddy Carol 2004 Drama, Sport
My Big Phat Hip Hop Family Mamma Pearl 2005 Comedy
Broken Bridges 2006 Drama, Music
I Tried Milly 2007 Drama, Music
Our Family Wedding Diane Boyd 2010 Comedy, Romance
Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas Eileen 2013 Comedy
The Choir Director Deaconess Moss 2014 Drama
Justice Chief Public Defender Poole 2017