Actress and screenwriters who gained fame for appearing in the Spike Lee films School Daze and Mo' Better Blues.
She played a role in the 1986 film She's Gotta Have It.
She wrote and produced the 1994 film Crooklyn.
She was raised in New York by her mother, Jacqueline, and her father, William James Edward Lee III.
Her brother is Spike Lee, who directed Do the Right Thing in 1989.