WriterNelson George, Jim McKay Release dateJanuary 26, 2007 (2007-01-26) Executive producersQueen Latifah, Jamie Foxx, Shelby Stone, Shakim Compere, Jaime Rucker King, Marcus King CastQueen Latifah (Ana Wallace), Evan Ross (Amare), Tracee Ellis Ross (Tanya), Wendell Pierce (Slick), Anna Deavere Smith (Lucille) Similar moviesAnd Then There Was One (1994), The Normal Heart (2014), Its My Party (1996), Poster Boy (2004), World and Time Enough (1994)
TaglineYou Can't Live Without It.
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Life Support is a 2007 American film starring Queen Latifah. It is loosely based on the real-life story of Ana Wallace, a HIV-positive woman.
The film premiered January 26, 2007 at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and premiered on HBO on March 10, 2007.
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Ana Wallace (Queen Latifah) was diagnosed with HIV 11 years ago. She got the virus from shooting cocaine with her boyfriend, Slick (Wendell Pierce). Slick had the virus first but did not tell Ana he had it. Ana is devoted to her work at Life Support, an AIDS outreach group, but she struggles to repair her relationship with her teenage daughter, whom she lost custody of 11 years ago due to her drug addiction.
Queen Latifah as Ana Wallace
Anna Deavere Smith as Lucille
Wendell Pierce as Slick
Rachel Nicks as Kelly Wallace
Evan Ross as Amare
Gloria Reuben as Sandra
Tony Rock as Ness
Darrin Dewitt Henson as MJ2
Tracee Ellis Ross as Tanya
Limary L. Agosto as Woman #1
Carlos Alban as Andre
Sidné Anderson as Sister Bernice
Dorothea Golden as Peer Counselor #1
Chyna Layne as Deyah
Angel Magee as Peer Counselor #2
Andrea Williams as Andrea Williams
Critics gave the film favorable reviews. On the review aggregator Metacritic, the film had an average score of 77 out of 100, based on 9 reviews.
Awards and nominations
The film was nominated for 2 Emmys at the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2007: Queen Latifah was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie and the film was nominated for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special. Queen Latifah won the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for 2007. Queen Latifah also won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries at the 14th Screen Actors Guild Awards held in 2008.