Kimberly Elise Trammel was born on the 17th April 1967, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. She is an actress, perhaps best known for her appearances in television and film titles, such as “Beloved” (1998), “Woman Thou Art Loosed” (2004), “Diary Of A Mad Black Woman” (2005), and “Dope” (2015). Her career has been active since 1994.
Have you ever wondered how rich Kimberly Elise is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the overall size of Elise’s net worth is currently as high as $2 million, which has been accumulated through her successful involvement in the entertainment industry as a television and film actress.
Kimberly Elise Net Worth $2 Million
Kimberly Elise spent her childhood with three siblings in her hometown, raised by her mother Erma Jeah, who worked as an elementary school teacher, and her father, Marvin Trammel, the owner of an executive search company. After finishing high school, she became a student at the University of Minnesota, where she studied Film and Acting, and graduated with her BA degree in Mass Communications.
Kimberly`s career began in the mid-1990s, appearing in cameo roles in such TV series as “Newton’s Apple” (1995), and “In the House” the same year. However, the following year, she made her big screen debut in the film “Set It Off”, alongside such actors as Jada Pinketh Smith, and Queen Latifah, among others. By the end of the 1990s, she already had several notable film appearances to her name, including in “Beloved” (1998), and “The Ditchdigger’s Daughters” (1997), which helped her increased her net worth, but also boosted her popularity.
Little by little her name became more and more sought by Hollywood directors and producers, and she started to feature in more popular films; starting with a role in the film “Bojangles” (2001), with acting stars such as Peter Riegert, and Gregory Hines. Afterwards, she appeared in the film “John Q” (2002), and by 2005 she had starred in highly praised films “Woman Thou Art Loosed” (2004), and “The Manchurian Candidate” the same year.
In 2005 she starred in the successful film “Diary Of A Mad Black Woman”, directed by Tyler Perry, for which she received Black Reel Award for Best Actress, and the same year she was selected for the role of Maureen Scofield in the TV series “Close To Home”, which aired until 2007.
To speak further of her accomplishments, Kimberly has also appeared in such productions as “The Great Debaters” (2007) with Denzel Washington, and Forrest Whitaker, “Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story” (2009), and “For Colored Girls” (2010) which featured Janet Jackson and Whoopi Goldberg in lead roles. Most recently, Kimberly has been featured in the TV series “Hit The Floor” (2013-2016), and in films “Highland Park” (2013), “Dope” (2015) and “Confirmation” (2016), all which have added a lot to her net worth. Kimberly will also appear in the films “Almost Christmas”, and “Hellbent”, which are scheduled for release in 2016, and will undoubtedly increase further her net worth.
Thanks to her skills, Kimberly has received several prestigious nominations and awards, including AAFCA Award in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her work in the film “For Colored Girls”, and she also won the Image Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her work on the TV series “Close To Home”. Furthermore, she won the Golden Satellite Award in the category of Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Drama for her work on the film “Beloved”.
Speaking about her personal life, Kimberly Elise was marriedto Maurice Oldham from 1989 to 2005; with him she has two daughters. Kimberly is also known for being a vegan, and a person who is a big supporter of PETA, as she works with this organization.
She was a member in good standing of the Northern Warehouse Artists' Cooperative, an experimental housing development for low-income artists located in warehouse district of downtown St. Paul, Minnesota.
Though she took filmmaking classes at Minneapolis Community College, she got her degree in communications from the University of Minnesota, then went on to the American Film Institute.