Pamela Suzette Grier is born in Winston-Salem, North Carolina on May 26, 1949.
Enrolls in Denver’s Metropolitan State College. Places second runner-up in the 1967 Miss Colorado pageant.
Moves to Los Angeles.
First small movie role in “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.”
New World Pictures releases “The Big Doll House,” Grier’s first featured role.
Release of “The Big Bird Cage,” a non-sequel follow-up to “The Big Doll House.”
Release of “Coffy,” which makes Grier a star and earns her a multi-picture contract with American International Pictures. Release of her films, “Scream Blacula Scream” and “Women in Chains.”
Release of her film, “Foxy Brown.”
Release of her films, “Sheba, Baby” and “Friday Foster.”
Attends the University of California to study directing and producing with director Roman Polanski.
Release of her film, "Greased Lightning."
Release of her film, "Fort Apache, The Bronx."
Release of her film, "Something Wicked This Way Comes."
Recurring role on “Miami Vice.”
Release of her film, “Above the Law.”
Release of her film, “Jackie Brown,” directed by Quentin Tarantino. The role earns her the NAACP Image Award and a Golden Globe Award nomination.
Grier stars in Showtime series “Linc’s,” beginning her transition into television work.
Recurring role in Showtime series, “The L Word.”
Main role in ABC series, “Bless This Mess.”