Alice has also graced the stage with roles in Trials of Jero, The Strong Breed and No Place to Be Somebody. Her feature film credits began with her debut in The Education of Sonny Carson, and she went on to appear in Beat Street, Teachers, The Inkwell, To Sleep With Anger starring Danny Glover, Awakenings starring Robin Williams, Bed of Roses starring Christian Slater and Malcolm X, starring Denzel Washington.
Alice entertained audiences on the small screen by appearing in series such as Oz, L.A. Law, Laurel Avenue, Providence, Touched by an Angel, Cosby, and I'll Fly Away, for which she earned an Emmy.
Born in Chicago, Alice began her working life as a teacher and began her acting career on stage in her hometown. Eventually, she moved to New York where she studied with Lloyd Richards, who would later direct her in her Tony-winning role in Fences.
Mary Alice Facts
|Birth Name||Mary Alice Smith|
|Birthday||December 3, 1941 (79)|
|Birthplace||Chicago, Illinois, USA|
|House of D|
|To Kill a Mockingbird|
|Till The Clouds Roll By|
|After the Thin Man|
|A Farewell To Arms|
|Bonfire of the Vanities|
|The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas|