Donzaleigh Abernathy is the youngest daughter of the late civil rights leader Reverend Ralph David Abernathy.
An accomplished actress Donzaleigh’s film credits include "Night of the Running Man," "Lone Justice" and "Gods & Generals." Her telefilm credits include "Murder In Mississippi," "Family Album," "Miss Evers Boys" and "Don King: Only In America."
Donzaleigh has guest starred in various tv shows including "L.A. Law," "The Pretender," "NYPD Blue," "Chicago Hope," "24" and "House." She had a recurring roles in "Dangerous Minds" and "Commander In Chief." Donzaleigh portrayed Lorraine Toussaint’s mom in the Lifetime tv series
"Any Day Now."
Donzaleigh is a founding member and current vice-president of the Board of Trustees for the New Road Schools, a spin-off of the Crossroads School in Santa Monica, Calif., which promotes cultural, racial, and economic diversity. In addition to acting, Donzaleigh is the author of a book called "Partners to History: Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, and the Civil Rights Movement." This book details the history of the Civil Rights movement via photographs and the words of the people who spoke them.
Donzaleigh's film credits include the following:
- Grilled (2006)
- Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood (2003)
- Gods & Generals (2003)
- Stranger In My House (1999)
- The Sky's On Fire (1998)(Tv Movie)
- The Tempest (1998)(Tv Movie)
- Don King: Only In America (1997)(HBO Movie)
- Miss Evers Boys (1997)(HBO Movie)
- Abducted: A Father's Love (1996)(Tv Movie)
- Lone Justice 2 (1995)
- Cagney & Lacey: Together Again (1995)(Tv Movie)
- Awake To Danger (1995)(Tv Movie)
- Night of the Running Man (1994)
- Family Album (1994)(Tv Movie)
- Camp Nowhere (1994)
- Out of Darkness (1994)(Tv Movie)
- Grass Roots (1992)(Tv Movie)
- Ghost Dad (1990)
- Murder In Mississippi (1990)(Tv Movie)
- King (1978)(Tv Miniseries)
Check out the following sites for additional information about Donzaleigh:
Donzaleigh Abernathy@Internet Movie Database
Donzaleigh Abernathy: A Connection with Martin Luther King Jr.
Donzaleigh Abernathy News
Donzaleigh Abernathy News, Interviews & Updates