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Lisa Gay Hamilton

Lisa Gay Hamilton

Her sincerity and fundamental decency underscore Everett's urgency in saving the condemned man he has come to interview.

Hamilton's film credits include Palookaville and Drunks, Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown and, most recently, the critically acclaimed Beloved, in which she portrayed young Sethe. She is currently a series regular on the television drama The Practice, created by David E. Kelley. She has also been seen on Law & Order and Homicide: Life on the Streets.

A graduate of the Juilliard School's drama division, Hamilton's extensive theater credits include the New York Shakespeare Festival production of Measure for Measure opposite Kevin Kline and Andre Braugher, and the original Broadway production of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson.

In 1997, Hamilton earned an Ovation nomination for Best Actress for her portrayal of Veronica in Athol Fugard's play, Valley Song, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Her performance previously earned her an Obie Award, the Clarence Derwent Award and a Drama Desk Award nomination.

Recently, Hamilton was invited to attend the prestigious Filmmakers and Screenwriters Lab at the Sundance Institute.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.

Lisa Gay Hamilton Facts

BirthdayMarch 25, 1964 (59)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

Selected Filmography

The Soloist
12 Monkeys
True Crime
4-Movies With Soul
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