Pam Grier

United States

Pam Grier Bio

Who is Pam Grier

Pamela Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American actress. She became popular after featuring in a string of moderately successful women in prison and films like The Big Bird Cage, Coffy, Foxy Brown and Sheba Baby.

Early Life (Childhood)

Pam was born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She was the daughter of Gwendolyn Sylvia and Clarence Ransom Grier, Jr. former Technical Sergeant in the United States Air Force.

Interesting Facts

Pam is a mix of several races: Hispanic, Chinese, Filipino. Her dad was black, and her mom was Cheyenne Indian. She was raped by two boys when she was 6.

Personal Life

Pam dated basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and also had relationship with actor/comedian Richard Pryor and actor/comedian Freddie Prinze. Finally in 1998 she was engaged to music executive Kevin Evans, but this engagement ended after a year.


Pam received her Honorary Doctorate from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Langston University.