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Wanda Maria Howell
Wanda Maria Howell is an American actress and singer.
Howell was born in Gastonia, North Carolina and graduated Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She worked as jazz singer and made her film debut in The Color Purple (1985). She lived in Okinawa, Japan, from 1995-2001.
She made guest appearances on Drop Dead Diva, Army Wives, The Game, Necessary Roughness, and The Vampire Diaries, and well co-starred in films include Daddy's Little Girls (2007), Mississippi Damned (2009), The Blind Side (2009), and What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012).
In 2013, Howell played Seeder in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. Also in 2012, she was cast in recurring role of NBC post-apocalyptic series Revolution as Grace Beaumont, and in 2013 played Ida Hayes in Lifetime comedy-drama Devious Maids.
|1985||The Color Purple||Church Choir Soloist|
|1996||The Closest Thing to Heaven||Viola Holiday|
|2006||Barbed Wire||Barbara||Short film|
|2007||Daddy's Little Girls||Wife|
|2009||Mississippi Damned||Shelia Hobbs|
|2009||The Blind Side||CPS Welfare Worker|
|2009||A Peacock-Feathered Blue||Ms. Bean||Short film|
|2012||What to Expect When You're Expecting||Jules' Doctor|
|2012||Little Red Wagon||Angie|
|2013||The Hunger Games: Catching Fire||Seeder|
|2014||Christmas Wedding Baby||Miranda|
|2014||The Good Lie||INS Agent|
|2016||The Divergent Series: Allegiant||Council Member|
|2016||Sons 2 the Grave||Ruth Jennings|
|2016||Hidden Figures||Ms. Sumner|
|1993||The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles||Goldie||Episodes: "Young Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Blues", "Young Indiana Jones and the Scandal of 1920"|
|1993||Scattered Dreams||Elsa||TV film|
|1995||American Gothic||Choir Soloist||Episode: "Eye of the Beholder"|
|2007||K-Ville||Loretta Sweeney||Episode: "Flood, Wind, and Fire"|
|2008||Living Proof||Kate||TV film|
|2008||Army Wives||Counselor||Episode: "Thank You for Letting Me Share"|
|2009||Army Wives||Major Barcenilla||Episode: "Fields of Fire"|
|2009||Drop Dead Diva||Hilda Carrera||Episode: "The Dress"|
|2009||The Vampire Diaries||Mrs. Halpern||Episode: "History Repeating"|
|2010||Past Life||Mrs. Connors||Episode: "Regressing Henry"|
|2010||Detroit 1-8-7||Woman Accident Witness||Episode: "Pharmacy Double/Bullet Train"|
|2011||The Game||Valencia||Episode: "The Right to Choose Episode"|
|2011||Field of Vision||Lucy's Teacher||TV film|
|2011||Necessary Roughness||Joanne Huff||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2011||Single Ladies||Nurse||Episode: "Take Me to the Next Phase"|
|2011, 2017||The Vampire Diaries||Ayana Bennett||Episodes: "Ordinary People" (season 3), "I Was Feeling Epic" (season 8)|
|2011||It's Supernatural||Barren Woman||Episode: "Bill Ligon"|
|2012||Firelight||Mrs. Easle||TV film|
|2012–2014||Revolution||Grace Beaumont||Recurring role, 10 episodes|
|2013||Devious Maids||Ida Hayes||Recurring role, 8 episodes|
|2016||Saints & Sinners||Lt. Hawkins||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2017||The Haves and the Have Nots||Melissa’s mother|
|2021-present||Little Ellen||Tallulah (voice)||Recurring role|
- "Maria Howell Biography". Tvguide.com. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
- "Maria Howell Bio | Grace Beaumont | Revolution". NBC. 2013-06-05. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
- "Maria Howell Joins 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' as Seeder". The Hollywood Reporter. 2012-08-13. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
- "The Hunger Games Casting: Maria Howell Planted As 'Seeder'". PerezHilton.com. 2012-08-13. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
- "Maria Howell Cast As Seeder In 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' | Shadow and Act". Blogs.indiewire.com. Retrieved 2013-07-28.
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