| soul singer, actress|
Big Momma's House
| August 15, 1937 (age 78) (1937-08-15) |
Hattie Mae Pierce (Big Momma) in Big Momma's House
Helen Hayes Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Resident Musical
Jascha Washington, Carl Wright, Phyllis Applegate, Nia Long, Martin Lawrence
Ella Mitchell Wikipedia
Ella Mitchell (born August 15, 1937) is an African-American soul singer and actress. Mitchell is best remembered for playing the comic role as Hattie Mae Pierce (Big Momma) in the 2000 comedy film Big Momma's House and Evillene the evil witch in the original Broadway theatre production of the musical "The Wiz".
Mitchell appeared in the 1975 film, Lord Shango.
Mitchell reprised her role as Evillene when The Wiz revived on Broadway in 1984. She reprised the role again when the show was on tour in 1992.
Mitchell was a member of The Gospel All Stars and The Bradford Singers, and performed with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for 30 years.