Phyllis Yvonne Stickney was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. A familiar face to moviegoers, Phyllis has appeared in such films as "New Jack City," "Jungle Fever," "What's Love Got To Do With It" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back."
Her tv guest appearances include "The Cosby Show," "Law & Order," "New York Undercover" and "Linc's." Phyllis was a series regular in the short lived series "New Attitude."
Phyllis is also a well known comedian. She was an opening act for singers Patti Labelle and Roberta Flack and she was a warm up announcer for the "The Cosby Show."
Phyllis is an accomplished writer who produced "The Upper Room," a weekly poet and writer's workshop in Los Angeles and New York, as well as "The Comedy Connection," a weekly comedy venue production at New York's Cotton Club in 1991. In January 2001, she made her directing debut as director and star of the gospel stage play "Been There Done That" starring Judge Greg Mathis and Stellar Award Winner Fred Hammond. Phyllis is the Founder/Executive Director for a non-profit community based organization called Alternative Careers in the Arts and Private Stock Studio.
Phyllis's brother is actor Timothy Stickney, who plays R.J. Gannon on the daytime drama "One Life To Live."
Phyllis's film credits include the following:
- Big Ain't Bad (2002)
- How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
- Tendrils (1996)
- Daddy's Girl (1996)(Tv Movie)
- Die Hard: With A Vengeance (1995)
- My Teacher's Wife (1995)
- The Inkwell (1994)
- What's Love Got To Do With It (1993)
- Malcolm X (1992)
- Jungle Fever (1991)
- Clippers (1991)(Tv Movie)
- Great Performances: The Colored Museum (1991)(PBS Movie)
- New Jack City (1991)
- Talkin' Dirty After Dark (1991)
- The Women Of Brewster Place (1989)(Tv Miniseries)
Check out the following sites for additional information about Phyllis:
Phyllis Yvonne Stickney@Internet Movie Database
Phyllis Yvonne Stickney
Phyllis Yvonne Stickney@Tv.com