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Pam Grier

Pam Grier is an American singer and actress. Pam Grier has acted in Foxy Brown, Women in Cages, Bucktown, Mars Attack, and more.

Early Life

On May 26, 1949, Pamela Suzette Grier aka Pam Grier was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As of now, she is 74 years old and has Gemini as her zodiac sign.

She was born to her father Clarence Ransom and her mother Gwendolyn Sylvia. Her father was a technical sergeant in the US Air Force. Additionally, she was raped at the age of 6 at her aunt’s house. She attended East High School. Later, went to the Metropolitan State College.

Pam Grier – Net Worth 2024

Pam Grier has started a fabulous acting career. Also, she has played different roles in several films. Thus, her net worth estimated of Pam is $ 4 million.

Personal Life

Previously, from 1970 to 1973, Pam Grier dated basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Later, she was in a relationship with Richard Pryor from 1975 to 1978.

In 1998, she was engaged to Kevin Evans and it ended in 1999. From 2000 to 2008, she dated Peter Hempel.

Professional Life

Previously, Pam Grier started working as a receptionist at American International Pictures (AIP). In 1970, she debuted with a brief role in the movie ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls’.
She played roles in women in prison films: ‘The Big Doll House and ‘The Big Bird Cage. In 1973, she was seen in ‘Black Mama White Mama’ and ‘Scream Blacula Scream’. Moving on, she began her journey of blaxploitation movies in the 1970s with Jack Hill’s ‘Coffy’ in 1973.
Pam Grier

Caption: Pam Grier in a talk show. Source: Getty Image

She was offered more movies like ‘Foxy Brown’, ‘Sheba, Baby’, and ‘Friday Foster’. After completing the role in Blaxploitation, she did smaller roles in ‘Drum’, ‘Greased Lightning’, and ‘Twilight of Love’.
Then, she played her breakthrough role in mainstream blockbusters ‘Fort Apache, The Bronx in 1981. In 1983, she landed for a role in ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ in 1983. Therefore, she was starred in Tough Enough’ (1983), ‘The Vindicator’ (1984), Stand Alone (1985), and ‘Badge of the Assassin’ (1985). From 1985-1990, she had a recurring role in the TV series ‘Miami Vice’.

More About Career

Similarly, she was seen in ‘Crime Story’ from 1986 to 1988.  She landed in the role of Steven Seagal’s detective partner in ‘Above the Law’ (1988). In 1990 she was seen in Grier acted in ‘The Package’ (1989), ‘Class of 1999’ (1990), ‘Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey’ (1991), and ‘Posse’ (1993).
Likewise, she made guest appearances in ‘Martin’, ‘Night Series’ and ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’. In 1996, she landed in films like ‘Mars Attack’, and the action-gangster film ‘Original Gangstas’.
Thus, she had the biggest role of her career in 1997 in the crime thriller film ‘Jackie Brown’. In 1999, she was seen in the comedy series ‘Linc’s’ (1999) and ‘3 A.M’ in 2000, and gave a power-packed performance.
In, 2000, she was part of the animated program ‘Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child’. Moreover, she gave an impactful performance in the motion picture ‘Bones’ in 2001.
In the series Law & Order: Social Victims Unit, she played asst. US Attorney Claudia Williams. From 2004-2009, she had a recurring role in the TV series ‘The L Word’.
Hence, in 2008 and 2010, she appeared in the film ‘Ladies of the House and 3 episodes of ‘Smallville’, respectively. In 2012, she acted in the martial arts film ‘The Man with the Iron Fists. Later on, she landed on the television film ‘Cleveland Abduction’ in 2015.

Awards and Achivements

In 19997, Pam Grier won the San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress for ‘Jackie Brown’. Later on, she was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress for ‘Linc’s’.
For Best Actress for 3 AM, she was nominated for the Black Reel Award and NAACP Image Award. Moreover, she was nominated for the NAACP Image Award for her supporting act. In the year 2011, she received her Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Social Media

Pam Grier is active on her Twitter and Facebook accounts. On her Facebook account, she has gained 357k followers. Similarly, she has 541.6k followers on her Twitter account named @PamGrier.

Pam Grier – Body Measurements

Pam Grier stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs about 70 kg. Besides that, there are no details related to her body status. The actress has curly black hair and black pairs of eyes.