Margaret Avery Net Worth 2018, Biography/Wiki, Married/Wedding
Margaret Avery Net Worth $3 Million Dollars
Margaret Avery net worth: Margaret Avery is an American actress and singer who has a net worth of $3 million dollars. Margaret Avery was born in Mangum, Oklahoma, and grew up in San Diego, California. She went on to earn a diploma in Education from San Diego State University, and then began her professional performance career while employed as a teacher in La. She first appeared in such plays as “Revolution” and “Sistuhs”, and was nominated for a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for her work in “Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?”. She is most widely recognized for her Academy Award nominated performance as Shug Avery in “The Color Purple”.
January 20, 1944
Mangum, Oklahoma, U.S.
San Francisco State University
Robert Gordyn Hunt
Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The Color Purple, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Which Way Is Up?, Magnum Force, Hell Up in Harlem, Meet the Browns, The Jacksons: An American Dream, White Man's Burden, Cool Breeze, Scott Joplin, The Lathe of Heaven, The Return of Superfly, The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, Night Trap, Lord Help Us, For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story, Riverbend, Cyborg 3: The Recycler, Second to Die, The Set-Up, Love Kills, Heat Wave, Waitin' to Live, Single Women Married Men, The Roots of Roe, Louis Armstrong: Chicago Style, Blueberry Hill, Extrospection
She waged a controversial personal campaign for an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress in The Color Purple (1985), highlighted by her taking out an ad in an industry trade magazine. A born-again Christian, she wrote the ad in the vernacular of her character, "Shug", and made her plea directly to God. Many Academy members, reputedly including the film's director Steven Spielberg, were put off by this approach and by her using her professed faith to campaign for an award. She still received the nomination (lost to Anjelica Huston, but many still speculate that her approach, which came across as simultaneously sanctimonious and disingenuous, led to her being overlooked, if not out-and-out shunned, by the motion picture industry ever since.
While still a teenager, she joined the civil-rights campaign known as the Freedom Riders.