Margaret Avery

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Margaret Avery
Born January 20, 1944 in Mangum, Oklahoma, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards

Contents

Biography

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Being Mary Jane Helen Patterson 2014–present 1 2 3 4

Recurring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
Harry O Ruby Dome 1975–1976 1 2

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
The Rookies Marly Walker 1x03 - The Informant September 25, 1972
The New Dick Van Dyke Show Pam Harris / Nurse Wilkinson 3x12 - What Your Best Friend Doesn't Know December 3, 1973
Ironside Bartender 7x12 - The Last Payment December 20, 1973
Kojak (1973) Lula 2x08 - You Can't Tell a Hurt Man How to Holler October 27, 1974
Marcus Welby, M.D. Julie 6x13 - The 266 Days December 10, 1974
Sanford and Son Denise 4x17 - Strange Bedfellows January 24, 1975
Kolchak: The Night Stalker Ruth Van Galen 1x20 - The Sentry March 28, 1975
The Rookies Stacy Brooks 4x06 - Reign of Terror October 14, 1975
Baby, I'm Back Racine Parks 1x03 - Farewell to Boyish Charm February 13, 1978
Trapper John, M.D. Sharon Henderson 2x14 - A Case of the Crazies March 29, 1981
The Powers of Matthew Star April 1x02 - The Accused September 24, 1982
T.J. Hooker Mrs. Daniels 4x04 - Hardcore Connection November 3, 1984
Murder, She Wrote Dixie 2x09 - Jessica Behind Bars December 1, 1985
Miami Vice Sally Cordoba 3x17 - The Afternoon Plane February 20, 1987
Spenser: For Hire Callie Braxton 2x17 - One for My Daughter March 7, 1987
Amen Juanita Mannings 4x20 - Deacon's Dilemma February 24, 1990
MacGyver Regina Jefferies 7x11 - Gunz 'N Boyz December 16, 1991
The Cosby Show Leah 8x20 - Clair's Reunion February 20, 1992
Roc Helen 1x21 - The Lady Killer March 15, 1992
Walker, Texas Ranger 5x22 - The Neighborhood April 26, 1997
10-8: Officers on Duty Rita Armstrong 1x02 - Hard Day's Night October 5, 2003
Bones Ivy Gillespie 1x09 - The Man in the Fallout Shelter December 13, 2005

Notable Film Roles

Film Role Released
The Color Purple Shug Avery December 18, 1985

Specials and Made-for-TV Movies

Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Florence Henderson Show Joan Van Ark/Margaret Avery April 21, 2008
The Oprah Winfrey Show November 15, 2010
The Arsenio Hall Show (2013) Show 96 February 10, 2014

Memorable Moments

Awards and Accolades

Academy Awards

  • Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role (1986)
The Color Purple

Trivia