Lonette McKee was nominated for a Tony Award for her portrayal of Julie LaVeme in a revival of Show Boat. When McKee debuted in Sparkle (1976), film critic Pauline Kael noted that she was so sexy that she lays waste to the movie. She demonstrated her terrific vocal skills in that movie, as well as in The Cotton Club and 'Round Midnight. She has appeared in many feature films includingMen ofHonor, He Got Game, Malcolm X, Jungle Fever, Which Way Is Up? and Brewster'sMillions. Stage credits also include the starring role in the one-woman show Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, a tribute to Billie Holiday McKee has also written, produced and performed several solo musical CD's and is currently writing screenplays and studying film direction.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.
Lonette McKee Facts
|July 22, 1954 (69)
|Detroit, Michigan, USA