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Gloria Foster

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Award-winning actress who played The Oracle in the 1st two Matrix movies. The next perform she was cast in, White colored America, led her to get an Off-Broadway Theatre Honor. She was on two shows of Regulation & Purchase, playing a personality predicated on the widow of Malcom X. She fulfilled her husband to be, acting professional Clarence Williams III, for the group of Mod Squad. Mary Alice changed her in the ultimate installment from the Matrix trilogy.

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Full Name Gloria Foster
Date Of Birth November 15, 1933
Died September 29, 2001, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of Birth Chicago, IL
Profession Movie Actress
Education University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Nationality American
Spouse Clarence Williams III
Awards Obie Award for Performance, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Performance, Obie Award for Best Performance
Nominations Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, Black Reel Award for Best Supporting Actress - Film
Movies The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded, The Cool World, Leonard Part 6, Nothing But a Man, Separate but Equal, The Comedians, City of Hope, The Angel Levine, Man and Boy, The House of Dies Drear, To All My Friends on Shore, Christianity: The First Two Thousand Years
TV Shows The Atlanta Child Murders
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1She was a lifelong liberal Democrat.
2Studied at the University of Chicago, making her stage debut at the Court Theatre.
3Gloria Foster died during filming of The Matrix Reloaded, reprising her role as the Oracle. She had almost completed her scenes for this film, but had not shot any for the third film.
4Studied at Chicago's Goodman Theater.
5Won an Obie for the play "In White America" in 1963.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Matrix Reloaded2003The Oracle
Soul Food2000TV SeriesElla Lester
The Matrix1999Oracle
Law & Order1992-1997TV SeriesSatima Tate
Percy & Thunder1993TV MovieSugar Brown
City of Hope1991Jeanette
Separate But Equal1991TV Mini-SeriesVivian 'Buster' Marshall
Leonard Part 61987Medusa Johnson
The Cosby Show1987TV SeriesDr. Barbara Bracy
The Atlanta Child Murders1985TV Mini-SeriesCamille Bell
The House of Dies Drear1984TV MovieSheila Small
American Playhouse1983TV SeriesMrs. Hatch
The White Shadow1980TV SeriesMiss Bridges
Top Secret1978TV MovieJudith
To All My Friends on Shore1972TV MovieSerena
Man and Boy1971Ivy
The Bill Cosby Show1970TV SeriesDolores Winters
The Angel Levine1970Sally
Mod Squad1969-1970TV SeriesJanny Wells / Janny Wills
The Outcasts1968TV SeriesSabine
I Spy1968TV SeriesShana
The Comedians1967Mrs. Philipot
Nothing But a Man1964Lee
East Side/West Side1963TV SeriesBabysitter
The Cool World1963Mrs. Custis

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Christianity: The First Two Thousand Years2001TV Mini-Series documentaryNarrator
A History of God2001TV Movie documentaryThe Voice of History
The 49th Annual Tony Awards1995TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Costume Design
Working in the Theatre1995TV Series documentaryHerself
Bill Cosby Salutes Alvin Ailey1989TV MovieHerself
The 12th Annual People's Choice Awards1986TV SpecialHerself
Freedom Spectacular1964TV MovieHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Matrix: Path of Neo2005Video GameOracle
The Matrix Reloaded Revisited2004The Oracle
The Burly Man Chronicles2004Video documentaryHerself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004Black ReelBlack Reel AwardsFilm: Best Supporting ActressThe Matrix Reloaded (2003)
1988Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Supporting ActressLeonard Part 6 (1987)


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