Kimberly Elise Biography
|Date of Birth:||1967 , April-17|
|Age:||53 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 7 Inch|
|Name||Kimberly Elise Trammel|
|Birth Name||Kimberly Elise Trammel|
|Birth Place/City||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Affair with||Kevin Anthony Johnson|
|Boyfriend||Kevin Anthony Johnson|
|Children||Ajableu Arial Oldham and Butterfly Rose Oldham|
|Education||University of Minnesota and The American Film Institute|
|Awards||Black Reel Awards, NAACP Image Awards, and African-American Film Critics Association|
NAACP awards winning American actress, Kimberly Elise is popularly known for her role in the movie, Beloved. Elise made her acting debut in 1995 from the TV series, Newton’s Apple. A year later, she made her big-screen debut, with the movie Set It Off. Since then she has acted in numbers of TV series/movies and has been nominated for various prestigious awards.
Elise is dating Kevin Anthony Johnson. Previously, she was married to Maurice Oldham with whom she shares two daughters.
Early Life And Education
Kimberly Elise, Aries, was born Kimberly Elise Trammel on 17th April 1967 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Elise is American as per nationality, and as far as her ethnicity is concerned, she is African-American.
Her parents, Erma Jean (elementary school teacher) and Marvin Trammel (owns an executive search firm) raised her along with three siblings.
Kimberly Elise earned a BA degree in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota and later attended The American Film Institute as a Directing Fellow.
Kimberly Elise made her Hollywood debut in 1995 from an educational TV program, Newton’s Apple following another TV series, In the House. The following year, Elise worked in her debut movie, Set It Off directed by F. Gary Gray.
In 1998, Elise acted in horror-drama film, Beloved starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover, Thandie Newton and Beah Richards. Both critics and audiences appreciated her performance in the movie.
Kimberly Elise then appeared in several films, The Loretta Claiborne Story, Bait, John Q, Woman Thou Art Loosed, The Manchurian Candidate, Pride, For Colored Girls, Hannah’s Law, Confirmation, and Almost Christmas among others. However, she is popular for her roles in For Colored Girls, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Woman Thou Art Loosed, and Bojangles.
Along with movies, Elise also worked in numbers of TV series, The Sentinel, The Twilight Zone, Soul Food, Close to Home, Private Practice, Masters of Science Fiction, and Grey’s Anatomy among others. She is popular for her role in Close to Home starring Jennifer Finnigan.
Similarly, Kimberly Elise portrayed the character of Detective Lenore Jackson in 2018’s vigilante action film, Death Wish. She shared the screen with Bruce Willis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Elisabeth Shue and Dean Norris among others. As of 2018, she is also working in VH1’s sports drama TV series, Hit the Floor.
In 2019, Elise will be portraying the character of Lorraine Deavers in the movie, Ad Astra starring Brad Pit, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Anthony Katagas among others.
Awards And Nominations
Kimberly Elise has been nominated and won various prestigious awards, and some of them are listed below:
- 1997 = Black Reel Awards for The Ditchdigger's Daughters.
- 1999 = Chicago Film Critics Association Awards for Beloved.
- 1999 = Golden Satellite Awards for Beloved.
- 2002 = Black Reel Awards for Bojangles.
- 2005 = Black Reel Awards for Woman Thou Art Loosed.
- 2006 = Black Reel Awards for Diary of a Mad Black Woman.
- 2006 = NAACP Image Awards for Diary of a Mad Black Woman.
- 2007 = NAACP Image Awards for Close to Home.
- 2010 = NAACP Image Awards for Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story.
- 2010 = African-American Film Critics Association For Colored Girls.
- 2011 = NAACP Image Awards for Colored Girls.
- 2011 = Black Reel Awards For Colored Girls.
Some of her nominated awards include Acapulco Black Film Festival awards, Black Reel Awards, and NAACP Image Awards among others.
Kimberly Elise has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Elisa has been a part of several hit movies that made a good collection at the box office and helped her accumulate impressive networth.
Here is the list of her hit movies:
|Movies||Budget||Box Office Collection||IMDB rating||Awards and Nominations||Cast Members|
|Set It Off (1996)||$9 million||$41 million||6.8||
||Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett, Vivica A. Fox and Blair Underwood among others.|
|John Q (2002)||$36 million||$102.69 million||7.1||Denzel Washington, Robert Duvall, Anne Heche and James Woods among others.|
|The Manchurian Candidate (2004)||$80 million||$96.1 million||6.6||
||Denzel Washington, Meryl Streep, Live Schreiber, Jon Voight and Jeffrey Wright among others.|
|Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)||$5.5 million||$50.7 million||5.7||Tyler Perry, Shemar Moore, Steve Harris, Cicely Tyson and Tamara Taylor among others.|
|For Colored Girls (2010)||$21 million||$38 million||6.0||
||Janet Jackson, Thandie Newton, Kerry Washington, and Whoopi Goldberg among others.|
|Dope (2015)||$7 million||$18 million||7.2||A$AP Rocky, Zoe Kravitz, Kiersey Clemons, Shameik Moore and Chanel Iman among others.|
|Almost Christmas (2016)||$17 million||$42.6 million||6.0||
||Gabrielle Union, Mo’Nique, Danny Glover, Omar Epps and David E. Talbert among others.|
Elise sold her Hollywood Hills home for $1.595 million which she bought for $1.4 million in 2006.
Elise has also launched various beauty organic beauty products under her name which makes a good income.
She is also raising a German Shepard costs between $1200-$1500.
Kimberly Elise is in a relationship with Kevin Anthony Johnson (entrepreneur, and an artist). They started dating a few years ago and posts several cozy pictures together. In February 2018, Elise posts a picture of them on Instagram with a caption,
''Happy Valentine’s Day to my sweetie, my bestie, and my great love.''CAPTION: Kimberly with her boyfriend. SOURCE: Instagram
Previously, Elise was married to her late husband, Maurice Oldham in 1989. The couple shares two daughters together. Their first daughter, Ajableu Arial Oldham was born on 16th March 1990 whereas, their second daughter, Butterfly Rose Oldham was born on 19th October 1998.
In 2005, the couple divorced citing irreconcilable differences. Two years later, her former husband died from a massive blood clot.
Kimberly Elise was also rumored to be dating Shemar Moore, an actor but the duo never confirmed their relationship.
Besides, acting Elise is also busy with her charity works. She has worked with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), animal rights organization to promote the lifestyle.
Here is the video of Elise talking about being a Vegan and her love for animals.