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Anna Maria Horsford

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Occupation  Actress
Spouse  Daniel Wolf
Role  Television actress
Name  Anna Horsford
Years active  1967–present

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Full Name  Anna Maria Horsford
Born  March 6, 1948 (age 67) (1948-03-06) Harlem, New York City,United States
Education  Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School
Parents  Victor A. Horsford, Lillian Horsford
Nominations  NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series
Movies and TV shows  The Wayans Bros, Amen, Friday, A Madea Christmas, Friday After Next
Similar People  John Witherspoon, Clifton Davis, Obba Babatunde, Shawn Wayans, Jesse Dylan

Anna maria horsford my life on film

Anna Maria Horsford (born March 6, 1948 ) is an American actress, known for her performances in television comedies.


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Horsford is best known for her roles as Thelma Frye on the NBC sitcom Amen (1986–91), and as Dee Baxter on the WB sitcom The Wayans Bros. (1995–99). She had dramatic roles on the FX crime drama The Shield playing A.D.A. Beth Encardi, and CBS daytime soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful as Vivienne Avant, for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series in 2016.

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Horsford also has appeared in a number of movies, most notable as Craig Jones' mother Betty in 1995 comedy film Friday and its sequel Friday After Next (2002). Her other film credits include Times Square (1980), The Fan (1981), Presumed Innocent (1990), Set It Off (1996), Along Came a Spider (2001), Our Family Wedding (2010), and A Madea Christmas (2013).

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Guest Perfomer Nominee - Anna Maria Horsford

Early life

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Horsford was born in Harlem, to Victor Agatha, an investment real estate broker originally from the Dominican Republic, and Lillian (née Richardson), who emigrated from Antigua and Barbuda in the 1940s. According to a DNA analysis, she has maternal ancestry from the Limba people of Sierra Leone.


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Though she is known today for her work in front of the cameras, her first major role in television was as a producer for the PBS show, Soul!, hosted by Ellis Haizlip, which aired between 1967 and 1973. Horsford made guest appearances on such sitcoms as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Sparks, Moesha, The Bernie Mac Show, The Shield, Girlfriends, and Everybody Hates Chris. She had main roles on the sitcoms The Wayans Bros. as "Dee Baxter" and "Thelma Frye" on Amen. She appeared on the drama Judging Amy. More recently, she was seen in the first season of Grey's Anatomy. She returned to the big screen in the 2013 film A Madea Christmas. She portrayed Helen on the BET sitcom Reed Between the Lines.

Horsford currently has a recurring role as Vivienne Avant on daytime's The Bold and the Beautiful. For the role, she was nominated for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series in the 43rd Daytime Emmy Awards.

Political and social causes

On October 29, 2011, Horsford was awarded the title of Ambassador of Tourism of Antigua.


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