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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.

Quick Facts

Birth date: April 17, 1967
Birth place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Height:5' 7" (1.7 m)
Profession:Actress, Soundtrack
Spouse:Maurice Oldham
Children:AjaBleu Oldham, Butterfly Rose Oldham
Parents:Marvin Trammel, Erma Jean Johnson Trammel

Interesting Facts

1Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 31, a daughter Butterfly Rose Oldham on October 19, 1998. Child's father is her husband, Maurice Oldham.
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 23, a daughter AjaBleu Oldham on June 25, 1990. Child's father is her husband, Maurice Oldham.
3She won "The Best Supporting Actress" award at the 19th Annual Cable Ace Awards in 1997 for her portrayal as "Jeanette" in The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997).
4Bears a strong and uncanny resemblance to actress Cicely Tyson, who portrays her mother in the movie Diary of a Mad Black Woman (2005) .
5Starred with Denzel Washington three times, in The Manchurian Candidate (2004), John Q (2002), and The Great Debaters (2007).
6She 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.
7Though 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.


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureFor Colored Girls (2010)
2010AAFCA AwardAfrican-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA)Best Supporting ActressFor Colored Girls (2010)
2010Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialGifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
2010Grace AwardMovieGuide AwardsBest ActressGifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
2007Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesClose to Home (2005)
2006Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest ActressDiary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureDiary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
2005BET Comedy AwardBET Comedy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actress in a Theatrical FilmDiary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
2005Black Movie AwardBlack Movie AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleDiary of a Mad Black Woman (2005)
2005Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Actress, Independent FilmWoman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
2002Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsNetwork/Cable - Best Supporting ActressBojangles (2001)
1999CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising ActressBeloved (1998)
1999Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, DramaBeloved (1998)
1997CableACECableACE AwardsSupporting Actress in a Movie or MiniseriesThe Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress, TV Movie or Mini-SeriesA Day Late and a Dollar Short (2014)
2011Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest ActressFor Colored Girls (2010)
2010Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a TV Movie or MiniseriesGifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (2009)
2006Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama SeriesClose to Home (2005)
2005BET AwardBET AwardsBest ActressThe Manchurian Candidate (2004)
2005Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Manchurian Candidate (2004)
2005Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Motion PictureWoman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
2005Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Female LeadWoman Thou Art Loosed (2004)
2003Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsTheatrical - Best ActressJohn Q (2002)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesSoul Food (2000)
2003Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureJohn Q (2002)
2002Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic SpecialBojangles (2001)
1999Black Film AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest ActressBeloved (1998)
1999CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActressBeloved (1998)
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureBeloved (1998)




Death Wish2017filmingDetective Jackson
Hellbent2016post-productionKarina McCallum
Almost Christmas2016Cheryl
Hit the Floor2013-2016TV SeriesSloane Hayes
Confirmation2016TV MovieSonia Jarvis
Back to School Mom2015Mary Thomas
Dope2015Lisa Hayes
Apple Mortgage Cake2014TV MovieAngela Logan
A Day Late and a Dollar Short2014TV MovieJanelle
The Night Session2014ShortDoreen
Alpha Alert2013Blau
Highland Park2013Toni
Hannah's Law2012TV MovieStagecoach Mary
Ties That Bind2011Theresa Harper
Hawthorne2011TV Series
For Colored Girls2010Crystal Brown
Grey's Anatomy2009TV SeriesDr. Rebecca Swender
Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story2009TV MovieSonya Carson
The Great Debaters2007Pearl Farmer
Masters of Science Fiction2007TV SeriesTilly Vee
Private Practice2007TV SeriesAngie Paget
Close to Home2005-2007TV SeriesMaureen Scofield
Pride2007Sue Davis
Diary of a Mad Black Woman2005Helen
The Manchurian Candidate2004Rosie
Woman Thou Art Loosed2004Michelle Jordan
Soul Food2002-2003TV SeriesEstella
Girlfriends2003TV SeriesReesie Jackson
The Twilight Zone2003TV SeriesJasmine Gardens / Police Detective
John Q2002Denise Archibald
Bojangles2001TV MovieFannie
Bait2000Lisa Hill
The Loretta Claiborne Story2000TV MovieLoretta Claiborne
The Ditchdigger's Daughters1997TV MovieJeanette
The Sentinel1996TV SeriesCandace Blake
Set It Off1996Tisean 'T.T.' Williams
In the House1995TV SeriesRoulette
Newton's Apple1995TV SeriesBile duct supervisor



Ties That Bind2011performer: "This Little Light of Mine"
For Colored Girls2010performer: "Main Title" - uncredited
Beloved1998performer: "Pullin' The Skiff"



The Mo'Nique Show2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest
41st NAACP Image Awards2010TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
Straight from the Horses Mouth2009VideoHerself
The 40th NAACP Image Awards2009TV SpecialHerself
Setting It Straight: Making 'Set It Off'2009Video documentary shortHerself
39th NAACP Image Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson2008TV MovieHerself
38th NAACP Image Awards2007TV SpecialHerself - Presenter
CBS Cares2007TV SeriesHerself
Legends Ball2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
37th NAACP Image Awards2006TV SpecialHerself
The 10th Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The Black Movie Awards2005TV SpecialHerself-Nominee
The 2nd Annual BET Comedy Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The Making of 'Diary'2005Video shortHerself
BET Awards 20052005TV SpecialHerself
36th NAACP Image Awards2005TV SpecialHerself
The Oprah Winfrey Show2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards2005TV Special documentaryHerself
The View2005TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Tavis Smiley2004TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Essence Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Jazzspel with Eric J2003TV SeriesHerself (2003-2008)
Behind the Scenes of 'John Q'2002Video documentary shortHerself
The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
33rd NAACP Image Awards2002TV SpecialHerself
Headliners & Legends: Denzel Washington2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
30th NAACP Image Awards1999TV SpecialHerself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Health Report2016TV SeriesHerself
The Real2015TV SeriesHerself
Hit the Floor After Show2014TV MovieHerself
The Wendy Williams Show2010-2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Access Hollywood2014TV SeriesHerself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
42nd NAACP Image Awards2011TV SpecialHerself

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