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Life Support (film)

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Director  Nelson George
First episode date  January 26, 2007
Country  United States
7/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Running time  1h 30m
Language  English
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Writer  Nelson George, Jim McKay
Release date  January 26, 2007 (2007-01-26)
Executive producers  Queen Latifah, Jamie Foxx, Shelby Stone, Shakim Compere, Jaime Rucker King, Marcus King
Cast  Queen Latifah (Ana Wallace), Evan Ross (Amare), Tracee Ellis Ross (Tanya), Wendell Pierce (Slick), Anna Deavere Smith (Lucille)
Similar movies  And Then There Was One (1994), The Normal Heart (2014), Its My Party (1996), Poster Boy (2004), World and Time Enough (1994)
Tagline  You 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.


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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
  • SidnĂ© 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

    Critical reception

    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.


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