LISA GAY HAMILTON
plays Frank Beachum's devoted wife and the mother of his young
daughter. Her sincerity and fundamental decency underscore Everett's
urgency in saving the condemned man he has come to interview.
Hamilton's film credits include "Palookaville" and "Drunks,"
Quentin Tarantino's "Jackie Brown" and, most recently,
the critically acclaimed "Beloved," in which she portrayed
young Sethe. She is currently a series regular on the television
drama "The Practice," created by David E. Kelley. She
has also been seen on "Law & Order" and "Homicide:
Life on the Streets."
A graduate of the Juilliard School's drama division, Hamilton's
extensive theater credits include the New York Shakespeare Festival
production of "Measure for Measure" opposite Kevin Kline
and Andre Braugher, and the original Broadway production of August
Wilson's "The Piano Lesson."
In 1997, Hamilton earned an Ovation nomination for Best Actress
for her portrayal of Veronica in Athol Fugard's play, "Valley
Song," at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Her performance
previously earned her an Obie Award, the Clarence Derwent Award
and a Drama Desk Award nomination.
Recently, Hamilton was invited to attend the prestigious Filmmakers
and Screenwriters Lab at the Sundance Institute.
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