Shirley Hemphill was born in Asheville, NC on July 1, 1947. She moved to Los Angeles in the 1970's and was cast as "Shirley" on ABC's "What's Happening." She died on December 10, 1999 of renal failure and was cremated.
KEVIN HART LOVES RICHARD PRYOR: The Reigning "King of Comedy"
John Witherspoon, comedian and actor who has had roles in over 28 films and 20 TV shows. Mostly known for Boomerang ("Bang, bang, bang, bang, bang") and the Friday movie series, he has been acting for over 5 decades. He has also starred in Hollywood Shuffle, The Wayans Brothers, The Tracy Morgan Show, Barnaby Jones, and provides the voice of Robert Jebediah Freeman, a.k.a. "Grandad" on the animated series, The Boondocks.
Tommy Davidson - IMDb
Tommy Davidson, Actor: Black Dynamite. Davidson started his career as a stand-up comedian in Washington DC, earning an ardent following with sheer hard work in various comedy clubs. As one of the cutting-edge, young stand-ups, he was spotted by major concert promoters, who booked him as the opening act for A-list touring acts, including Patti LaBelle, Kenny G and Luther Vandross. It ...
Sommore - IMDb
Sommore, Actress: Friday After Next. She is the half sister of Nia Long who played in the first Friday. She and Long share the same father and have never been in the same movie. She attended Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia (where movies like Drumline and Stomp the Yard were filmed). Sommore appeared with Monique in the Original Queens of Comedy, and the Parkers.
82nd Academy Awards® (2010) ~ Mo'Nique won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar® for her performance in "Precious" (2009) (Won 2 Oscars. Another 111 wins & 81 nominations)