Award-winning actress that has starred in lots of television movies, like the Josephine Baker Tale as well as the Cheetah Women. She also made an appearance within a Thin Range Between Like and Hate. She was an honorary person in Aplha Kappa Alpha sorority. She earned the 1991 Emmy Prize in the Excellent Lead Actress within a Miniseries or a particular category on her behalf function in The Josephine Baker Tale. She was wedded to Brian Gibson from 1990 to 1992. They possess one daughter, Sophistication. She made an appearance in the 1997 film Eliminated Fishin’ with Danny Glover.
Awards Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Performance by a Youth (Series, Special, Television Movie or Limited-series), NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Black Movie Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Movies A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Madea's Family Reunion, The Josephine Baker Story, Eve's Bayou, Head of State, Doctor Detroit, Jaws: The Revenge, Gone Fishin', The Cheetah Girls, In the Army Now, All Things Fall Apart, Stepmom, The George McKenna Story, Mama, I Want to Sing!, Battlefield America, Somebody's Child, Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story, The Rebound, The Women, The Cheetah Girls 2, Silverado, Kings of the Evening, The Planet of Junior Brown, King's Faith, The Slugger's Wife, Deep in My Heart, The Color of Courage, Prayer Never Fails, Taking the Heat, 30 Days in Atlanta, Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story, And Then There Was You, Stompin' at the Savoy, A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story, A Time for Dancing, A Girl Thing, The Dempsey Sisters, Monica, The Last Letter, Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI, The Wedding, My Other Mother, Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story, Lonely Boy, Lost in Oz, March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World, State of Emergency, Is Your Mama a Llama?, Nappily Ever After, The Fright Night Files, The North Star
TV Shows The Wedding, The Cosby Mysteries, Equal Justice, HeartBeat, The Women of Brewster Place, Greenleaf, HeartBeat (US)
Star Sign Taurus
Lives in a New York Townhome on Manhattan's Upper East Side. 
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 38, a daughter Grace Ginson on Augst 2, 1991. Child's is her 2nd husband, Brian Gibson.
She is of Cherokee descent.
Her younger brother's name is Valerian (Pepper) Butler-Smith.
She is a member of the Links Inc.
Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
She has two younger sisters and a younger brother.
Modeled a Millenium Creation outfit designed by Anand Jon at the NYC 2000 fashion show in Times Square on September 13, 1999.