Pam Grier is the first African-American actress to headline an action movie. Grier is widely recognized for her roles as a karate-chopping vigilante in Foxy Brown, a revenge-seeking nurse in Cofty and a money smuggling flight attendant in Jackie Brown. Pam is one of the successful actresses of the 1970s and called her “the baddest one-chick hit squad.”
Pam gained name and fortune in the early to mid-1970s. Additionally, Pam is famous for her curvy physique, afro hairdo, and bold characters. To take a stand where she is now, Grier has come a long way. She played in many movies and TV series.
We have collected the data on how much is Pam Grier’s net worth, also take a look at her cancer and health update.
Who is Pam Grier? Career Info & Highlights
Pam Grier is the daughter of an Air Force and her family moved around a lot when she was a child. While she in high school, Pam appeared in a number of stage productions and also participated in beauty contests to collect some money for her college tuition at Metropolitan State College.
After moving to Los Angeles, she gave audition into show business and eventually, she got a job as a receptionist at American International Pictures but quickly discovered by the director Jack Hill.
Pam got her big break in the early 1970s after she starred in a string of moderately successful women in prison movies; ‘The Big Doll House’ and ‘The Big Bird Cage.’ Her other credentials include Sheba Baby, Friday Foster, Twilight of Love, Tough Enough, Poms and many more.
Furthermore, she played the role Kate “Kit” Porter on the television series “The L Word” Season Six. She made her appearances in other series including Miami Vice, Smallville, Larry Crowne, and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
What is Pam Grier’s Net Worth?
Pam Grier has received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for Jackie Brown. She earned pretty amassed money for her roles. As of 2020, Pam Grier has an estimated net worth of $10 million. She has been in the Hollywood Industry for six decades.
Outside of acting, she is an authored, Grier wrote her memoir “Foxy: My Life in Three Acts, with Andrea Cagan” published in 2010. She published another book title ‘Pam‘ in 2018 on which she wrote about life and career.
Is Pam Grier Sick? How is She now?
Pam Grier, 70, is a cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with stage four cervical cancer in 1998. At the time, the doctor said to her that she had only 16-18 months to live. Pam was told to start her treatment and steadily she made a recovery and has been in remission.
She told that there is no history of cancer in my family. Though she has spoken about her cousin, Krista who was adopted. Krista died of breast cancer after the diagnosis and related surgeries. During the time, she stays away from the limelight for seven years.