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Kasi Lemmons Birthday and Biography


Born:     February 24, 1961

Birthplace:       St. Louis, MO

Zodiac Sign:  Pisces

Karen "Kasi" Lemmons is an American film director and actress.

She began her career with roles in commercials with McDonald's and Levi’s. Then, she moved to the small screen with shows such as 11th Victim (1979).

In 1988, Lemmons moved to the big screen in Spike Lee's School Daze and the Vampire's Kiss in 1989.

In 1991, Lemmons had a role in the hit film The Silence of the Lambs (1991). She co-starred with Virginia Madsen in the horror film Candyman (1992).

Lemmons made her directorial debut with 1997's Eve's Bayou. Her highest-grossing film, 2019's Harriet, is about abolitionist Harriet Tubman.

Lemmons adapted the novel Fire Shut Up in My Bones by Charles Blow into an opera libretto for the composer Terence Blanchard.