Lynn Whitfield was born on May 6th, 1953, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her acting career began in 1981 with roles in television shows such as Hill Street Blues, Cagney & Lacey, and Miami Vice. Her television credits also include The Women of Brewster Place, a 1989 miniseries. In…more
In 1991, Lynn won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Special playing Josephine Baker on The Josephine Baker Story.
She was married to Brian Gibson from 1990-1992.
Her daughter's name is Grace.
She dated Don Johnson for a short time in 1976.
She has two sisters and one brother.
She is the daughter of Valerian Smith.