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Terri McMillan

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A favorite American author, she actually is most widely known for Waiting around to Exhale (1992) and exactly how Stella Got Her Groove Back again (1998), both which were adapted into movies. Her other functions include Disappearing Serves (2000) and PER DAY Later and a Money Brief (2002). She became thinking about a profession in books when she proved helpful at an area collection during her teenagers. She afterwards received a qualification in journalism in the School of California, Berkeley. Her NY Times bestselling book, Waiting around to Exhale, was modified into an acclaimed film starring Whitney Houston. She was created in Interface Huron, Michigan. In 1998, she wedded Jonathan Plummer; the few divorced when Plummer uncovered that he was gay. Forest Whitaker changed Waiting around to Exhale in to the 1995 film that gained several Image Honours and an MTV Film Award.

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Full Name Terry McMillan
Date Of Birth October 18, 1951
Died February 2, 2007
Place Of Birth Michigan
Profession Novelist
Education University of California, Berkeley
Nationality American
Spouse Jonathan Plummer
Children Solomon Welch
Parents Madeline Washington, Edward McMillan
Siblings Crystal McMillan, Rosalynn A. McMillan
Awards American Book Award, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction, Glamour Woman of the Year Award
Movies Disappearing Acts, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Waiting to Exhale
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1 Suing her ex-husband, Jonathan Plummer, and his attorney, Dolores S. Sargent, for $40 million, alleging that he tried to smear her reputation during their divorce.
2 Biography and bibliography in "Contemporary Authors," New Revision Series, Vol. 131, pp. 300-305. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
3 Has a son named Solomon.


Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Day Late and a Dollar Short 2014 TV Movie novel
Disappearing Acts 2000 TV Movie novel
How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 novel / screenplay
Waiting to Exhale 1995 novel / screenplay

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Disappearing Acts 2000 TV Movie executive producer
How Stella Got Her Groove Back 1998 executive producer
Waiting to Exhale 1995 executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Oprah: Where Are They Now? 2014 TV Series Herself
Face the Nation 2013 TV Series Herself
Tavis Smiley 2005-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
The Mo'Nique Show 2010 TV Series Herself
The Oprah Winfrey Show 2005-2010 TV Series Herself
Real Life Divas 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
Legends Ball 2006 TV Movie documentary Herself
Essence Awards 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
La mirada crítica 2002 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996 TV Series Herself
Lauren Hutton and... 1996 TV Series Herself
The 8th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1994 TV Special Herself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight 2008 TV Series Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 Black Reel Black Reel Awards Network/Cable - Best Screenplay, Adapted or Original Disappearing Acts (2000) · Lisa Jones
1999 Black Film Award Acapulco Black Film Festival Best Screenplay How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)


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