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Some of these films were developed for television while others started out on the silver screen and eventually were aired on Lifetime or UP (Uplifting Television). Also, many of the actresses featured in this gallery were in more films than listed.   I took the liberty to list some of my favorites.

1. Alfre Woodard

Too many to list but here’s a few . . .
Steel Magnolias – Louisa “Ouiser” Boudreaux – 2012 – Lifetime
Extremities – Patricia – 1986 – Lifetime
Passion Fish – Chantelle – 1992 – Lifetime
Down in the Delta – Loretta Sinclair – 1998 – Lifetime
Miss Evers’ Boys – Eunice Evers, R.N. – 1997 – Lifetime
The Family That Preys – Alice Pratt – 2008 –Lifetime
Something New – Joyce McQueen – 2006 – Lifetime

2. Nicole Baharie

Sins of the Mother – Shay – 2010 – Lifetime
My Last Day Without You – Leticia – 2012 – UP

3. Mary J. Blige

Betty and Coretta – Betty Shabazz – 2013 – Lifetime
I Can Do Bad All By Myself – Tanya – 2009 – Lifetime

4. Jill Scott

Steel Magnolias – Truvy Jones – 2012 – Lifetime
Sins of the Mother – Nona – 2010 – Lifetime

5. Gabrielle Union

Daddy’s Little Girl – Julia – 2007 – Lifetime
Good Deeds – Natalie – 2012 – Lifetime

6. Denise Boutte

Dear Secret Santa – Gayle – 2013 – Lifetime
Where ‘s The Love – Ryan – 2014 – UP