Born on April 26, 1967
From London, England
Marianne Jean-Baptiste as "Hortense Cumberbatch"
After her adoptive mother dies, Hortense (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), a successful black eye doctor, seeks out her birth mother. She's shocked when her research leads her to a lower-class white woman, Cynthia (Brenda Blethyn). At first Cynthia denies the claim, but she eventually admits to birthing Hortense as a teenager, and the two begin to bond. However, when Cynthia invites Hortense to a family barbecue, Cynthia's already tense relationship with her family becomes even more complicated.
|Academy Award (1996)||Nominated||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)||Nominated||Actress in a Supporting Role|
|Golden Globe (1996)||Nominated||Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture|