Lonette McKee was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1954.
Lonette appeared in the daytime drama "As The World Turns" for 2 years and she's also guest starred in such tv shows as "The Equalizer," "Amen" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." She had a recurring role in "Third Watch."
Lonette's stage work includes her Tony nominated performance as Julie LaVerne in "Show Boat" and "Lady Day At Emersonís Bar and Grill," about the life of Billie Holliday.
She made her feature film debut in "Sparkle." Other feataure film credits include "Which Way Is Up," "The Cotton Club," "Jungle Fever" and "He Got Game." Lonette appeared in the highly acclaimed film "Lift" on Showtime costarring Kerry Washington. "Lift" received rave reviews at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
An accomplished music writer/producer, Lonette has recorded several CDís, the most recent being "Natural Love," which she wrote, arranged and performed for Spike Leeís Columbia Label. She's also studied film direction at The New School in New York City and is an adjunct professor at Cetenary College where she teaches her credited master actors workshop.
Lonette is currently writing screenplays and television shows, as well as music.
Lonette's film credits include the following:
- ATL (2006)
- Dream Street (2005)
- She Hate Me (2004)
- Honey (2003)
- The Paper Mache Chase (2003)
- Lift (2001)
- For the Love of Olivia (2001)(Tv Movie)
- Men of Honor (2000)
- Fast Food, Fast Women (2000)
- A Day in Black & White (1999)
- Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years (1999)(Tv Movie)
- He Got Game (1998)
- Blind Faith (1998)(Showtime Cable Movie)
- To Dance With Olivia (1997)(Tv Movie)
- Queen (1993)(Tv Miniseries)
- Malcolm X (1992)
- Jungle Fever (1991)
- Dangerous Passion (1990)(Tv Movie)
- The Women of Brewster Place (1989)(Tv Miniseries)
- Gardens of Stone (1987)
- Round Midnight (1986)
- Brewster's Millions (1985)
- The Cotton Club (1984)
- Illusions (1982)
- Cuba (1979)
- Which Way Is Up? (1977)
- Sparkle (1976)
Check out the following sites for additional information about Lonette:
Lonette McKee@Internet Movie Database
Having Our Say- The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years