Theresa Randle

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Theresa Randle
Theresa Randle.jpg
Theresa Randle, 2013
Born December 27, 1964 (1964-12-27) (age 52)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1987–present

Theresa E. Randle (born December 27, 1964) is an American actress. She has appeared in films such as Malcolm X (1992), Sugar Hill (1994), Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), Bad Boys (1995), Girl 6 (1996), Space Jam (1996), Spawn (1997), and Bad Boys II (2003).

Life and career[edit]

Randle was born in Gary, Indiana. She began her performing career by studying dance (traditional, modern, jazz) and comedy. She entered Beverly Hills High School with a special program for the exceptionally gifted. At the end of college, she earned her first role at the Los Angeles Inner City Cultural Center and was seen in commercials. She was also involved in acting on the stage. Theatrical roles include In Command of the Children, Sonata, 6 Parts of Musical Broadway, and Fight the Good Fight.

In 1983 she appeared in a George Clinton video, "Last Dance". In 1987, she got her first big-screen break with Maid to Order. For the next three years, she appeared in small roles in films such as Easy Wheels (1989) and Heart Condition (1990), with Denzel Washington. She continued in small roles by directors like Abel Ferrara (King of New York (1990)) and Spike Lee (Jungle Fever (1991) and Malcolm X (1992)). Randle also starred with Wesley Snipes in the film Sugar Hill (1994) and also appeared with Eddie Murphy in Beverly Hills Cop III in the same year. She co-starred in CB4 (1993) with Chris Rock, Bad Boys (1995) with Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, and its sequel Bad Boys II. In 1996, she earned her first starring role in Spike Lee's film Girl 6, playing a young out-of-work actress who gets caught up in the seductive yet dark world of phone sex.[1] She later appeared in Space Jam (1996) with Michael Jordan and the film adaptation of the comic book Spawn (1997). In 2006, Randle played Marine Capt. Amy Jennings in the two Eagle One movies. Her most recent credit, a role in Shit Year,[2] was released in 2010.

On television, Randle in 1991, played a minor role in "The Apartment", an episode of the hit television sitcom Seinfeld. In 2000, Randle portrayed singer Natalie Cole in Livin For Love: The Natalie Cole Story.[3] In 2006, Randle signed on to play Patricia Kent on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, replacing Courtney B. Vance as the assistant district attorney assigned to the Major Case Squad, but only appeared in two episodes. In 2007, Randle was a regular cast member of the Lifetime show State of Mind as Dr. Cordelia Banks.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Maid to Order Doni
1987 Near Dark Lady in Car
1989 Easy Wheels Ace
1990 Heart Condition Ciao Chow Club Maitre D'
1990 The Guardian Arlene Russell
1990 King of New York Raye
1991 The Five Heartbeats Brenda
1991 Jungle Fever Inez
1992 Malcolm X Laura
1993 CB4 Eve
1994 Sugar Hill Melissa
1994 Beverly Hills Cop III Janice
1995 Bad Boys Theresa Burnett
1996 Girl 6 Girl 6
1996 Space Jam Juanita Jordan
1997 Spawn Wanda Blake Nominated — Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actress - Horror
2000 Livin' for Love: The Natalie Cole Story Natalie Cole Television film
2003 Bad Boys II Theresa
2006 The Hunt for Eagle One Capt. Amy Jennings
2006 The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point Capt. Amy Jennings
2010 Ink Nagi Short film
2010 Shit Year Marion
2018 Bad Boys for Life Theresa In development.


Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 A Different World Elizabeth James Episode: "Delusions of Daddyhood"
1991 Seinfeld Janice Episode: "The Apartment"
1996 The Twisted Tales of Felix the Cat Fairlymother / Voices Episode: "Comicalamities/Super Felix/Dueling Whiskers"
1997 Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man Sassy (voice) Episode: "With Friends Like These"
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent A.D.A. Patricia Kent Episodes: "Tru Love" and "Country Crossover"
2007 State of Mind Cordelia Banks Series regular, 8 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obenson, Tambay A. "Revisiting Spike Lee’s Divisive ‘Girl 6’ Nineteen Years Later… - IndieWire". Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Shit Year on IMDb
  3. ^ Staff, Hollywood.com (3 February 2015). "Theresa Randle - Biography and Filmography - 1964". Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  4. ^ "Where Are They Now? 10 Black Actresses Who Should Have Blown Up Big...". 31 May 2012. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 

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