Kasi Lemmons Movies and Career Information
Feb 24, 1961
Actor, Director and Writer
Kasi Lemmons (born Karen Lemmons on February 24, 1961) is an American film director and actress, most notable for her work on the films Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine and Talk to Me. Lemmons was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of a poet/psychotherapist mother and a biology teacher father. Lemmons has played Ardelia Mapp in The Silence of the Lambs and the interviewer Nina Blackburn in the mockumentary Fear of a Black Hat. She had a cameo appearance in Spike Lee's School Daze during a montage of Half-Pint's (Spike Lee) potential conquests. Lemmons won an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Director in a Motion Picture for the film Talk to Me. Lemmons is married to actor and director Vondie Curtis-Hall. They have a son, Henry Hunter, and a daughter, Zora.