Born on June 19, 1948 in Houston, Texas
Phylicia Rashad as "Lena Younger"
Lena Younger (Phylicia Rashad) receives a settlement from her husband's life insurance policy and then must decide what to do with the money. She wants to move out of their apartment into a house in a more genteel neighborhood. Her eldest son, Walter (Sean Combs), aspires to be an entrepreneur. Daughter Beneatha (Sanaa Lathan) hopes to go to medical school. Though their aspirations collide, they try to find a way to retain their family's cohesion.
|Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries|
|Emmy (Primetime) (2008)||Nominated||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie|