Mary Alice was born in Indianola, Mississippi on December 3, 1941. She got her start with the Negro Ensemble Company and worked off-Broadway for several years. Mary's theater credits include "The Vagina Monologues," "Trials of Jero," "The Strong Breed," "No Place to Be Somebody," "A Raisin in the Sun," and "Richard III." She received a Tony Award for her work in "Fences" and she appeared on Broadway in 1995 in "Having Our Say: The Delaney Sisters' First 100 Years."

Mary's film credits include "Sparkle," "Beat Street," "To Sleep With Anger," "Catfish & Black Bean Sauce," "The Inkwell" and "Down In The Delta." Mary joined the cast of "The Matrix Revolutions" as The Oracle, replacing Gloria Foster who passed away. Her telefilm credits include "The Women Of Brewster Place," "The Brass Ring," "Laurel Avenue" and "The Vernon Johns Story."

Mary's tv guest appearances include "Sanford & Son," "Good Times," "The Cosby Show," "Serpico," "Oz," "L.A. Law," "Touched By an Angel," "Providence," "Soul Food" and "The Jury." She was a series regular in "A Different World" and "I'll Fly Away," for which she won an Emmy Award. She was also a series regular in the daytime drama "All My Children."

Mary's film credits include the following:

Check out the following sites for additional information about Mary:

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Mary Alice@Internet Movie Database
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