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$15 Million

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Birth date: 26th May 1949
Birth place: Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA
Profession:Actress
Education:Metropolitan State College
Nationality:American

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Pamela Suzette “Pam” Grier was born on 26th May 1949, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina USA, of Hispanic, Filipino, African-American, Cheyenne Indian, and Chinese descent. She is an actress who became famous back in the ‘70s, the role which made her known being Foxy Brown. She is a cultural icon, being also known as the Queen of Blaxploitation, and she was called cinema’s first female action star by director Quentin Tarantino.

So just how rich is Pam Grier? Sources estimate that Pam’s net worth is $15 million, most of her wealth having been made in the film and television industry, plus from sales and royalties during a career now spanning more than 45 years and involving over 60 different appearances.

Pam Grier Net Worth $15 Million

Pam Grier graduated from East High School in Denver. In order to raise money to pay her college tuition at Metropolitan State College, she participated in beauty contests, and even placed third in the Colorado Miss Universe Beauty Pageant in 1967. During one of these contests, she was seen by agent Dave Baumgarten, who convinced her to move to Los Angeles in order to build an acting career. Her first job in LA was at the American International Pictures (AIP) company, where she was working as a receptionist. Here she managed to be cast in two film, “The Big Doll House” in 1971, and “The Big Bird Cage” in 1972.;she was making $500 a week for her perform ance in these films (about $3,000 today), the beginning of her growing net worth. She soon became an icon of the Blaxploitation movies, being also the first African-American female to headline an action film and to appear on the cover of MS. Magazine.

She continued to appear in numerous movies during the ‘70s, such as “Foxy Brown”, “Friday Foster”, “La Notte Dell’alta Marea”, “Black Mama White Mama”, and “Greased Lightning”. In 1979, Pam Grier made her first appearance in a television series, in an episode from “Roots: The Next Generations”, followed by roles in series including “The Love Boat”, “Night Court”, “Crime Story”, and “Miami Vice”. The actress was paid about $2,000 a week for her appearances in television series (almost $4,500 today), a steady if unspectacular addition to her net worth..

In the ‘80s, the actress had several important roles in mainstream blockbusters like “Fort Apache – The Bronx” and “Above the Law”. Again, modest contributions to her net worth ensued.

At the end of the ‘80s, Pam Grier fought cancer, which deprived her from accepting major role, and she focussed more on small stage performances. She went back to film acting in 1997, when Quentin Tarantino chose her for his movie “Jackie Brown”, a performance which brought Pam a NAACP Image Award and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. After 2000, Pam Grier had appearances in television series like “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, “Smallville” and “The L Word”, the latter as Kit for six series between 2004-09. With an annual income over $1 million, Pam Grier has done several low-budget movies for first-time directors in the last years. Pam is still adding to her net worth.

In regard to acknowledgments for her acting, Pam Grier was included in Ebony Magazine’s top of “100 Most Fascinating Women of the 20th Century”. She was given the “Career Achievement Award” at the Annual Chicago International Film Festival in 2008 and, in 2013, she was inducted into the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum Hall of Fame. Her memoir, “Foxy: My Life in Three Acts”, was published in 2010.

The actress is also the co-founder of the company Melting Pot Designs, which designs paper products. In her personal life, Pam Grier has never been married and doesn’t have children. She was engaged to Kevin Evans between 1998 and 1999. She also had a long relationship with Peter Hempel from 2000 until 2008. Pam Grier owns a ranch in Colorado with an equestrian facility and a 3,000 square-foot main residence with three bedrooms.


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Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grandmothers Murder Club 2017 post-production Coralee
Rose 2016/III filming Lily
Old School Gangstas pre-production Kelly
Cleveland Abduction 2015 TV Movie Carla
Mafia 2012 James Womack
The Man with the Iron Fists 2012 Jane
Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day 2012 Detective Barrick
Larry Crowne 2011 Frances
The Invited 2010 Zelda
Just Wright 2010 Janice Wright
Smallville 2010 TV Series Amanda Waller
The L Word 2004-2009 TV Series Kit Porter
Ladies of the House 2008 TV Movie Birdie
Bad Girls Behind Bars 2005
Back in the Day 2005 Mrs. Cooper
1st to Die 2003 TV Movie Claire Washburn
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2002-2003 TV Series Asst. US Attorney Claudia Williams
Baby of the Family 2002 Mrs. Williams
Justice League 2002 TV Series My'ria'h
Night Visions 2002 TV Series Dr. Lewis
The Adventures of Pluto Nash 2002 Flura Nash
Feast of All Saints 2001 TV Movie Suzette Lermontant
Bones 2001 Pearl
Strange Frequency 2001 TV Series
Ghosts of Mars 2001 Commander Helena Braddock
Love the Hard Way 2001 Det. Linda Fox
3 A.M. 2001 George
Slow Burn 2000 Detective Della Wilder
Fortress 2 2000 Susan Mendenhall
Linc's 1998-2000 TV Series Eleanor Braithwaite Winthrop / Eleanor / Eleanor Winthrop
Snow Day 2000 Tina
For Your Love 1999 TV Series Brenda
Hayley Wagner, Star 1999 TV Movie Sam
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 1999 TV Series The Empress' Nightingale
Holy Smoke 1999 Carol
In Too Deep 1999 Det. Angela Wilson
The Wild Thornberrys 1999 TV Series Mother Springbok
No Tomorrow 1999 Diane
Jawbreaker 1999 Detective Vera Cruz
Family Blessings 1998 TV Movie Mrs. Quincy (as Pam Greer)
Pinky and the Brain 1998 TV Series Julie Auburn
Jackie Brown 1997 Jackie Brown
Fakin' Da Funk 1997 Annabelle Lee
Strip Search 1997 Janette
Mars Attacks! 1996 Louise Williams
The Wayans Bros. 1996 TV Series Erica
Sparks 1996 TV Series Ms. Grayson
Escape from L.A. 1996 Hershe Las Palmas
Original Gangstas 1996 Laurie Thompson
Serial Killer 1995 Video Capt. Maggie Davis
The Marshal 1995 TV Series Major Vanetta Brown
Murder Was the Case: The Movie 1995 Video short Foxxxy Brown (segment "Doggy Dogg World")
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air 1994 TV Series Janice
The Sinbad Show 1994 TV Series Lynn Montgonery / Lynn Montgomery
In Living Color 1994 TV Series
Posse 1993 Phoebe
A Mother's Right: The Elizabeth Morgan Story 1992 TV Movie Linda Holman
Pacific Station 1992 TV Series Grace Ballard
Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey 1991 Ms. Wardroe
Monsters 1991 TV Series Matilde
Knots Landing 1990 TV Series Lieutenant Guthrie
Class of 1999 1990 Ms. Connors
Miami Vice 1985-1990 TV Series Valerie Gordon
Midnight Caller 1989 TV Series Susan Province
The Package 1989 Ruth Butler
Crime Story 1986-1988 TV Series Suzanne Terry
Above the Law 1988 Delores 'Jacks' Jackson
Frank's Place 1988 TV Series Neema Sharone
The Allnighter 1987 Sgt. McLeesh
The Cosby Show 1987 TV Series Samantha
Night Court 1986 TV Series Benet Collins
On the Edge 1986 Cora
The Vindicator 1986 Hunter
Badge of the Assassin 1985 TV Movie Alexandra 'Alie' Horn
Stand Alone 1985 Cathryn Bolan
Something Wicked This Way Comes 1983 Dust Witch
Tough Enough 1983 Myra
Fort Apache the Bronx 1981 Charlotte
The Love Boat 1980 TV Series Cynthia Wilbur
Roots: The Next Generations 1979 TV Mini-Series Francey
Greased Lightning 1977 Mary
La notte dell'alta marea 1977 Sandra (as Pamela Grier)
Drum 1976 Regine (as Pamela Grier)
Friday Foster 1975 Friday Foster
Bucktown 1975 Aretha
'Sheba, Baby' 1975 Sheba Shayne
Foxy Brown 1974 Foxy Brown
The Arena 1974 Mamawi
Scream Blacula Scream 1973 Lisa Fortier
Coffy 1973 Coffy
Black Mama White Mama 1973 Lee Daniels
Hit Man 1972 Gozelda (as Pamela Grier)
The Big Bird Cage 1972 Blossom
The Twilight People 1972 Ayesa - the Panther Woman
Cool Breeze 1972 Mona (as Pamela Grier)
Women in Cages 1971 Alabama
The Big Doll House 1971 Grear
Beyond the Valley of the Dolls 1970 Fourth Woman (as Pamela Grier)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast 2005 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Jackie Brown 1997 performer: "Long Time Woman" 1971
The Big Doll House 1971 performer: "Long-time Woman"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Linc's 2000 TV Series story - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Frankenpimp 2009 special thanks
Diggin' Up 'Bones' 2002 Video short special thanks
Chicago Joe and the Showgirl 1990 special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pete Rock: Soul Survivor 1998 Video short Herself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1997 TV Series Herself - Guest
Martin 1995 TV Series Herself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1988 TV Series Herself
The Making of 'Something Wicked This Way Comes' 1983 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 2nd Annual Black Achievement Awards 1979 TV Special Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1975-1977 TV Series Herself - Actress
The 19th Annual Grammy Awards 1977 TV Special Herself
Soul Train 1973-1977 TV Series documentary Herself - Guest
The 2nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1976 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Introducing Robert Mitchum to Stage
The Hollywood Squares 1976 TV Series Herself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1973 TV Series Herself - Guest
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Herself - The Love Boat
Celebrity Ghost Stories 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
Unsung Hollywood 2014 TV Series documentary Herself
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game Herself - The Low Down 91.1 DJ (voice)
Kiss and Tell: The History of Black Romance in Movie 2012 Documentary
The Hour 2012 TV Series Herself - Guest
Celebrity Close Calls 2011 TV Series Herself
Late Show with David Letterman 1997-2011 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2011 TV Series Herself - Guest
Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel 2011 Documentary Herself
Machete Maidens Unleashed! 2010 Documentary Herself
Tavis Smiley 2004-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Wendy Williams Show 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Legends Ball 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2001-2005 TV Series documentary Herself
The 100 Most Memorable TV Moments 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Totally Gayer 2004 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Wayne Brady Show 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
Charlie Rose 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest
2003 Trumpet Awards 2003 TV Special Herself
A Decade Under the Influence 2003 Documentary Herself
Diggin' Up 'Bones' 2002 Video short Herself - 'Pearl'
Jackie Brown: How It Went Down 2002 Video documentary short Herself
Baadasssss Cinema 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
Women & the Badge 2002 TV Series documentary Narrator
Source Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Herself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn 2001 TV Series Herself - Guest
HBO First Look 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
It Conquered Hollywood! The Story of American International Pictures 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
The Test 2001 TV Series Herself - Panelist
Intimate Portrait 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Hollywood Squares 1999 TV Series Herself
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
29th NAACP Image Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series Herself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1998 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Daily Show 1998 TV Series Herself - Guest
MADtv 1998 TV Series Herself - Guest Host / Herself / Revolution
Mundo VIP 1998 TV Series Herself
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
Brit Awards 1998 1998 TV Special Herself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1998 TV Series Herself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture 2015 TV Mini-Series documentary Kit Porter
Entertainment Tonight 2014 TV Series Herself - The Love Boat
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic 2013 Documentary Herself
Sexo en serie 2008 TV Movie documentary Kit Porter
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second 2003 Video documentary Herself
Sendung ohne Namen 2003 TV Series documentary Jackie Brown
Undercover Brother 2002 Herself (uncredited)
All Saints: The Video 1998 Video Herself (uncredited)
Classified X 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)

Won awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Master of Cinema RiverRun International Film Festival
2001 Susan B. Anthony 'Failure is Impossible' Award High Falls Film Festival
2000 Golden Slate Csapnivalo Awards Best Female Performance Jackie Brown (1997)
1999 Career Achievement Award Acapulco Black Film Festival
1997 SDFCS Award San Diego Film Critics Society Awards Best Actress Jackie Brown (1997)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The L Word (2004)
2006 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The L Word (2004)
2005 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series The L Word (2004)
2004 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2003 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)
2002 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Actress 3 A.M. (2001)
2002 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Theatrical - Best Actress Bones (2001)
2002 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special 3 A.M. (2001)
2000 Daytime Emmy Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (1995)
2000 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series Linc's (1998)
1999 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Linc's (1998)
1998 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Motion Picture Jackie Brown (1997)
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Drama Actress Jackie Brown (1997)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Jackie Brown (1997)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Jackie Brown (1997)
1998 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Jackie Brown (1997)
1998 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Actress Jackie Brown (1997)
1998 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Actress Jackie Brown (1997)
1997 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Jackie Brown (1997)

TitleSalary
The Big Doll House (1971) $500 /week

#Fact
1 Inducted into the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum Hall of Fame in 2012-2013.
2 Sister of Rodney Grier and Gina Grier-Townsie.
3 Cousin of Roosevelt Grier.
4 Profiled in "Women of Blaxploitation: How the Black Action Film Heroine Changed American Popular Culture" by Yvonne D. Sims (McFarland, 2006).
5 When she met her boyfriend they found out they both grew up in Denver, Colorado. Upon further conversation she found out that he grew up in her house, after her family moved out.
6 Graduated from East High School, Denver, Colorado.
7 Her early films such as Women in Cages (1971) and The Big Doll House (1971) were filmed in the Philippines. While there she contracted a deadly tropical disease and nearly died. She lost her hair and was temporarily blind for almost a month. It took nearly a year for her to recover.
8 Awarded a "Career Achievement Award" at the 34th Annual Chicago International Film Festival. [October 1998]
9 Named as one of Ebony Magazine's "100 Most Fascinating Women of the 20th Century".
10 Was the first black woman to appear on the cover of MS. Magazine (August 1975 issue).
11 While a student at UCLA, she sang back-up for singer-composer Bobby Womack. Interestingly, Womack's composition and 1972 recording of the song "Across 110th Street" was the theme song of the film Jackie Brown (1997), which marked a major comeback for Grier in the starring and title role. She was nominated for a Golden Globe and an NAACP Image Award for her performance.
12 Auditioned for a part in Pulp Fiction (1994) and at the time, right after Rosanna Arquette took the nod, was considered for the part of Bonnie (Jimmie's wife). She didn't land either role. Then Jackie Brown (1997) came along. Quentin Tarantino renamed the character of Jackie Burke from "Rum Punch" to "Jackie Brown" as an homage to Foxy Brown (1974).

#Quote
1 (On the emotional back-story of how she landed Mars Attacks) I was familiar with the comic book, and Tim Burton had called me to audition, but one of my dogs was dying of cancer, so I wasn't in the frame of mind to audition to do that role. So I said, "I can't," and I turned down Tim Burton. And I remember one of my dearest friends who I knew before he became an actor - Michael Keaton, who was in Beetlejuice and should've won an Oscar for that role, he was so brilliant - I told him that I'd turned Tim down. I said, "I'm just not ready to read, because one of my dogs, one of my family members, is very ill. I just can't do it. So I passed." But they called back again, and they said, "Well, would you put something on camera?" And I said, "No, because what I'll put on camera is sadness, and I'm not ready to do that right now." I'm one of those people who can afford to say "no." Even to Tim Burton, as badly as I wanted to work with him because of Beetlejuice. And he related. He respected that. And then they called back again...and they said, "Well, you've just auditioned. Because in the story, she's a mom who protects her children. Even under the worst situations, she won't leave her children. She's a true mom." And I wouldn't leave my dog, not for anybody - including Tim Burton - or for a huge salary or to work with Jack Nicholson or Glenn Close or the rest of the stellar cast of that film. So he said, "You passed the audition. You wouldn't leave your family for me, so you've got it. And we'll shoot around you. We'll wait, and you let us know when the time is right, when you're ready to shoot." And I said, "Thank you, but it could be awhile. I don't know. But I'm not leaving his side, because I had cancer, and he was with me." But they waited. They shot around me until I was ready to say, "Okay, he's passed on. He let me go." And Tim and I have been great friends ever since...because I said "no." Sometimes you just have to say "no." But once I was in it, it was such a joy working in those scenes, and with Ray Jay and Brandon. And it was great to work with Jim Brown. We had scenes, too. It's amazing when you work on films of such stellar directors, you know the budgets are gonna be incredible and the sets are gonna be incredible. There's no expense spared. It's just gonna be fabulous. When you work with directors like that, on that level, you go, "Oh, my God, just enjoy it!" Because you know it's just going to be a superb experience. And not only did I learn a lot about myself, but I learned that I want to work with Tim Burton in anything. He's just a very special person.
2 People see me as a strong black figure, and I'm proud of that, but I'm a mix of several races: Hispanic, Chinese, Filipino. My dad was black, and my mom was Cheyenne Indian. So you look at things beyond just race, or even religion: I was raised Catholic, baptized a Methodist, and almost married a Muslim.
3 Film and television is the bulk of my work. I get my personal fulfillment from theater; plays are where you can take chances and really work with the moment. Movies and TV just aren't like that.
4 [1/7/06, interview in the "Atlanta Journal-Constitution"] I can't talk about myself. I just can't. I know I've influenced people, and I'm proud of that. But as I see it, I really haven't done anything. I haven't saved anybody from a burning building. Foxy Brown actually approached me at the start of her career to ask if she could use the name. I told her, "You didn't need to ask". If you're an independent woman, every woman is Foxy Brown.


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