Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield

Lynn Whitfield  American Actress


Who is is she dating right now?

According to our records, Lynn Whitfield is possibly single.


Lynn Whitfield was previously married to Brian Gibson (1990 - 1992) and Vantile Whitfield (1974).

She has been in relationships with Don Johnson (1976) and Kweisi Mfume (1970 - 1972).


Lynn Whitfield is a 63 year old American Actress. Born Lynn Butler-Smith on 6th May, 1953 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA, she is famous for Boston Public in a career that spans 1981—present. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.

Lynn Whitfield has been in an on-screen matchup with Juan Chioran in The Cheetah Girls (2003).

Lynn Whitfield is a member of the following lists: Outstanding Performance by a Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Primetime Emmy Award winners, Actresses from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Actors from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 2 years, 10 months 1 year, 11 months -
Dating2 2 years 1 year -
Total4 2 years 1 year, 12 months 2 years, 10 months


First Name Lynn
Last Name Whitfield
Maiden Name Butler-Smith
Full Name at Birth Lynn Butler-Smith
Alternative Name Lynn Butler-Smith, Lynn Whitfield
Age 63 years
Birthday 6th May, 1953
Birthplace Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
Height 5' 3" (160 cm)
Build Slim
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Light
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
University Howard University
Occupation Text Actress, Producer
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Boston Public
Year(s) Active 1981—present
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling) Luber Roklin Entertainment
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Lynn Whitfield (née Butler—Smith; born May 6, 1953) is an American actress and producer. She began her acting career in television and theatre, before progressing to supporting roles in film. She won an Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie and received Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance as Josephine Baker in the HBO biographical drama film The Josephine Baker Story (1991).

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Lynn Whitfield63 TaurusActress
Brian Gibson59 VirgoDirector
Don Johnson66 SagittariusActor
Kweisi Mfume67 ScorpioGovernment
Vantile Whitfield74 VirgoPlaywright


GraceFemale2nd August, 199125 years old


The North Star2016Miss GraceMovie
Prayer Never Fails2016Loral HessMovie
Greenleaf2016Lady Mae Greenleaf, Mae GreenleafTV Show
For All Eyes Always2015Sydney GreenstreetMovie
For the Love of Lockwood Too2015Madame MabryTV Show
Fear Files2015Madam Mabry (segment "For the Love of Lockwood Too")TV Movie
Lap Dance2014Momma PearlMovie
Chasing Life2014Karen CallahanTV Show
How to Get Away with Murder2014Mary WalkerTV Show
30 Days in Atlanta2014Movie
For the Love of Lockwood2014Madame MabryTV Show
The Fright Night Files2014Madame MabryTV Movie
My Other Mother2014Mary JoMovie
King's Faith2013VanessaMovie
Mistresses2013MarjorieTV Show
Deaf Ghost2013YondaMovie
Act Like You Love Me2013HarriettMovie
Lonely Boy2013Dr. Christine NolanMovie
The Last Letter2013LorraineMovie
Hit the Floor2013Vanessa Howard, Jelena's mother, Vanessa HowardTV Show
And Then There Was You2013Sophia BrentMovie
24 Hour Love2013CynthiaMovie
Take the Spotlight2013Movie
The Dempsey Sisters2013Olivia NormanMovie
Battlefield America2012Ms. ParkerMovie
Prodigy Bully2012Angela WashingtonMovie
Family Time2012DonnaTV Show
Somebody's Child2012ConstanceMovie
Redemption of a Dog2012FrancineMovie
The Trace2012VivianMovie
Training to Be A Superhero2012MiMi JakesMovie
Mama I Want to Sing2011Lillian WinterMovie
All Things Fall Apart2011BeeMovie
Are We There Yet?2010Mother-in-Law 2012TV Show
The Rebound2009Laura ReillyMovie
FlashForward2009Anastasia MarkhamTV Show
Kings of the Evening2008GracieMovie
The Women2008Glenda HillMovie
Confessions2006Dr. PageMovie
Madea's Family Reunion2006VictoriaMovie
The Cheetah Girls 22006DortheaTV Movie
Shark2006Anita AstinTV Show
The Book of Daniel2006ElenaTV Show
Redemption: The Stan Tookie Williams Story2004Barbara BecnelTV Movie
The Cheetah Girls2004Dorothea GaribaldiTV Movie
Head of State2003Debra LassiterMovie
The Cheetah Girls2003DorotheaTV Movie
A Time for Dancing2002LindaMovie
Lost in Oz2002BellaridereTV Movie
Without a Trace2002Paula Van DorenTV Show
A Girl Thing2001Nia MorganTV Movie
Boston Public2000Louanna HarperTV Show
Strong Medicine2000Dr. MarshallTV Show
Deep in My Heart1999Corrine BurrellTV Movie
Love Songs1999Jean Simpson (segment "Love Song for Jean and Ellis, A")TV Movie
Dangerous Evidence: The Lori Jackson Story1999Lori JacksonTV Movie
Stepmom1998Dr. P. SweikertMovie
The Color of Courage1998Minnie McGheeTV Movie
The Wedding1998Corinne ColesTV Movie
Eve's Bayou1997Roz BatisteMovie
Gone Fishin'1997AngieMovie
The Planet of Junior Brown1997Mrs. BrownMovie
A Thin Line Between Love and Hate1996BrandiMovie
Promised Land1996Dr. Serena HallTV Show
Sophie & the Moonhanger1996SophieTV Movie
In the Army Now1994Sgt. LaddMovie
State of Emergency1994Dehlia JohnsonTV Movie
The Cosby Mysteries1994Barbara LorenzTV Movie
The Cosby Mysteries1994Barbara LorenzTV Show
Touched by an Angel1994Dr. Serena HallTV Show
Thicker Than Blood: The Larry McLinden Story1994Bobbie MalloryTV Movie
Taking the Heat1993Carolyn HunterTV Movie
Stompin' at the Savoy1992EstherTV Movie
Martin1992EllenTV Show
A Triumph of the Heart: The Ricky Bell Story1991NatalaTV Movie
The Josephine Baker Story1991Josephine BakerTV Movie
Equal Justice1990Maggie MayfieldTV Show
The Trials of Rosie O'Neill1990TV Show
The Women of Brewster Place1989CielTV Movie
Heartbeat1988Dr. Cory BanksTV Show
Dead Aim1987Sheila FreemanMovie
Jaws: The Revenge1987LouisaMovie
The George McKenna Story1986Bobbie MaxwellTV Movie
Matlock1986Angela PageTV Show
Johnnie Mae Gibson: FBI1986Johnnie Mae GibsonTV Movie
The Slugger's Wife1985Tina AlvaradoMovie
Tall Tales & Legends1985Pollie AnnTV Show
Miami Vice1984Odette RibaudTV Show
The New Mike Hammer1984Delia MarvelTV Show
Doctor Detroit1983Thelma ClelandMovie
Matt Houston1982ValTV Show
St. Elsewhere1982Annie CallanTV Show
American Playhouse1981Woman in the BathTV Show
Cagney & Lacey1981Eleanor TaggartTV Show
Hill Street Blues1981Jill ThomasTV Show
The Fall Guy1981JeanneTV Show
This Is the Life1952TV Show
Curve BallDr. LaneMovie
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Posted commentsView all comments (4)

sum CHiicKNov 24, 2009

Met her... She cool people

darryl shawn dixonAug 31, 2009


LadyG89Jan 28, 2009

Lynn Whitfield is awesome, I`ve loved her work ever since I saw a thin line between love

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