Actress who appeared on the TV series A Different World before starring in blockbuster films such as The Nutty Professor and The Matrix. As a voice actor, she starred in the Madagascar film franchise. She also plays the villain Fish Mooney in the FOX drama series Gotham and she was cast in the 2015 film Magic Mike XXL.
In 1989, she graduated from the Baltimore School for the Arts, majoring in Theater and Dance. Tupac Shakur attended the school with her.