Table of Biography
Lynn Whitfield is an American producer and actress. Lynn Whitfield is known for featuring in The Josephine Baker Story.
Lynn Whitfield was born on February 15, 1953, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the United States. As of now, Lynn is 69 years old.
According to the nationality, Lynn is an American and belongs to the African-American ethnicity. She was born to her father Valerian Smith and her mother Jean. Her father is a dentist.
Whereas, his mother is a finance officer. She has 2 sisters named Shawne Langston and Kimberlegh Butler Smith. Thus, she also has a brother named Valerian Butler-Smith. Lynn is well-educated and has already completed her education.
She was an alumnus of Howard University. From the University, she graduated with the degree of BFA.
Lynn Whitfield – Personal life
Lynn Whitfield has already married twice. Firstly, she was married to Vantile Whitfield. She was just 21 at the time and he was 23 years older than her. In 1974, they walked down the aisle.
Unfortunately, the marriage did not last long. The duo divorced in 1978, 4 years after marriage. Later, Lynn married British director Brian Gibson.
Together they have a daughter named Grace. Additionally, the marriage did not last, and separated in 1992.
On January 4, 2004, Brian died due to bone cancer in London. Lynn said, “When I went through a terrible divorce is when I divorced my relationship, you know, a spiritual relationship with God.” Currently, Lynn is not in a relationship.
Lynn Whitfield – Career
Lynn built an interest in the acting field from a very young age. It is due to her father who is a prime figure in forming community theater. Lynn Whitfield made her debut in NBC’s critically acclaimed serial drama, Blues.
In 1981. She played the role of Jill Thomas in the series. In 1983, Lynn started in the comedy film Doctor Detroit.
Later, she was seen in the films Silvera, Jaw: The Revenge, and The Slugger’s Wife. Lynn was started in the television film The George McKenna Story. She was also cast in the medical drama series, HeartBeat.
She was cast alongside Kate Mulgrew, Gail Strickland, and Laura Jhonson. In 1991, she was featured in The Josephine Baker Story.
Later, she dropped into the recurring role in the ABC drama Equal Justice. Lynn appeared opposite Joe Morton. She was featured in films like Stompin’ at the Savoy, The Color of Courage, Deep in My Heart, and more.
She continued her acting career and has acted in many movies. In 1996, Lynn was seen opposite Martin Lawrence in the film A Thin Line Between Love and Hate. Additionally, the film was a huge hit at the box office.
Moreover, Lynn landed on the comedy-drama The Planet of Junior Brown.
In the 2000s, she has done many supporting roles in films and television. Like, Head of State, Family Reunion, The Women, and I Want to Sing. Later, Lynn starred as Dorthea Garibaldi in The Cheetah Girls and The Cheetah Girls 2.
In the 2000s, Lynn has appeared on Boston Public and Without a Trace. She appeared in the ABC legal drama, How to Get Away with Murder, from 2014-2015. Moreover, she was seen as a villainous Mary Walker.
Net worth 2023
Lynn Whitfield started her career decades before. And, Lynn has been cast in many television shows and films. Thus, she has also been part of many magazines. Undoubtedly, Lynn has been earning a hefty amount of money.
The estimated net worth of Lynn is $3 million. The main source of Whitfield’s earnings is her acting career. Lynn has been living a lavish life.
Lynn Whitfield – Rumors
Lynn has been divorced from 2 men before. Currently, Lynn is singe now. There are rumors that Lynn is unlikely to get married now. Moreover, Lynn seems highly focused on her career.
Whitfield has been maintaining her professional and personal life perfectly. Thus, Lynn has not been in any controversies yet. It seems like Lynn does not want to be in any controversies and impress fans only.
Lynn Whitfield is active on different social media accounts. She has an Instagram account named @mslynnwhitfield with 676k followers on it. In her Facebook account, she has 499k followers.
In April 2012, Lynn joined Twitter with an account named @MSLynnWhitfield. Now, she has 45.5k followers on it.
Lynn Whitfield is very pretty and beautiful. Lynn stands 5 feet 3 inches tall (161 cm). And, Lynn weighs around 53 kg. Additionally, her body measurement is 34-24-34 inched respectively.
Lynn has black hair color and a beautiful pair of dark brown eyes. Thus, the information on Lynn’s dress and shoe size is not known.