Beverly Todd Biography
Beverly Todd is an American actress, producer and writer. She is famously known for her roles in films Brother John in 1971, Moving in 1988, Lean on Me and The Bucket List in 2007. She began her acting career in the Off-Broadway production of Deep Are the Roots.
Later on she performed in the London productions of No Strings and Blues for Mr. Charlie. Todd played main role in the Broadway comedy play Carry Me Back to Morningside Heights. The comedy was directed by Sidney Poitier. She later appeared opposite Poitier. Poitier was her mentor early in her career.
She has appeared in films such as The Lost Man which was cast in 1969. One year later, she cast in They Call Me Mister Tibbs!. In 1971, she appeared in the film Brother John and there after A Piece of the Action in 1977. On television, she was regular cast member on the daytime soap opera, Love of Life, from 1968 to 1970, and in 1977 the educational show The Write Channel on PBS.
Beverly was nominated in 1976 for an NAACP Image Award for her performance in the critically acclaimed PBS production of Six Characters in Search of an Author. She received her second NAACP Image Award nomination for her role in the ABC miniseries, Roots.
Todd also had the lead roles in films including: Moving, opposite Richard Pryor and Lean on Me, with Morgan Freeman. Due to her son’s death, she did not appear regularly on the screen during the 1990s. However, she returned to acting in 2002 with a recurring role in the HBO series, Six Feet Under.
In 2004, she appeared as Don Cheadle’s character’s mother in the critically acclaimed film, Crash. It was in 2007 that she reunited with Morgan Freeman ,who co-starred with her in Lean On Me, in the comedy-drama film, The Bucket List. Todd has also had supporting roles in the independent films The Lena Baker Story in 2008 and in 2011, I Will Follow.
On television, Todd guest starred on House, The Closer and Grey’s Anatomy, and, in 2012, had the recurring role in the NBC daytime soap opera, Days of Our Lives as Celeste Perrault, the mother of Lexie Carver (Renée Jones).
Beverly Todd Age
Beverly Todd was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. She was born on 11th July 1946. Her current age is 73 years as of 2019.
Beverly Todd Net Worth
Todd is an iconic actor. She has accumulated a lot of wealth from her acting career. Having featured in various movies and films, she has managed to secure a luxurious life for herself.
Todd also had the lead roles in films including: Moving, opposite Richard Pryor and Lean on Me, with Morgan Freeman.Beverly was nominated in 1976 for an NAACP Image Award for her performance in the critically acclaimed PBS production of Six Characters in Search of an Author.
She received her second NAACP Image Award nomination for her role in the ABC miniseries, Roots. All these have helped boost her net worth. Beverly Todd has a net worth of approximately $ 1.3 million.
Beverly Todd Family
Beverly Todd is the daughter of Virena Todd. She is her mother. Todd was born and raised in Chicago. Details about her father are not well known
Beverly has an ex husband. His name is Kris Keiser. He is a film producer and director. Their marriage did not last long since they divorced. They both had a son by the name Malik Smith.
Beverly Todd Son | Malik Smith
Beverly Todd had one son. She got him with his ex husband Kris Keiser. His name was Malik Smith. Malik was born on October 26th 1970. He was born in New Mexico.
His life was however cut short at the age of 18. He died on March 20th 1989. It was at that time without provocation, he was punched, kicked and left brain dead on the floor of a dance club outside Salt Lake City where he had gone to ski. This happened when he was on spring break.
These news left his parents devastated. The bright future of the boy was abruptly cut short. Beverly lost the 20 pounds the year after Malik died, a period in which her grief was compounded by the ordeal of his killer’s trial.
John Leota, who was 18 when he took lethal exception to Malik’s kill on the dance floor, was originally charged with second-degree murder but was ultimately convicted of misdemeanor homicide. He is out of jail, after serving eight months.
Beverly Todd Movies | Beverly Todd Lean On Me | Beverly Todd 911 | Beverly Todd Crash
The Lost Man (1969)
They Call Me Mister Tibbs! (1970)
Brother John (1971)
A Piece of the Action (1977)
Vice Squad (1982)
The Ladies Club (1986)
Happy Hour (1987)
Baby Boom (1987)
Clara’s Heart (1988)
Lean on Me (1989)
Exquisite Tenderness (1995)
Ascension Day (2007)
The Bucket List (2007)
The Lena Baker Story (2008)
I Will Follow (2011)
Love of Life (1968–70)
The Wild Wild West (1969)
Six Characters in Search of an Author (1976)
The Write Channel (1977)
The Ghost of Flight 401 (1978)
Having Babies (1978)
Having Babies III (1978)
The Jericho Mile (1979)
Benson (TV Series) (1979–80)
Lou Grant (1980)
Quincy M.E. (1981)
Don’t Look Back: The Story of Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige (1981)
Please Don’t Hit Me, Mom (1981)
St. Elsewhere (1984)
A Touch of Scandal (1984)
Fraud Squad (1985)
Magnum, P.I. (1985)
The Redd Foxx Show (1986)
A Different Affair (1987)
Hill Street Blues (1987)
A Different World (1991)
Six Feet Under (2002–03)
Ghost Whisperer (2006)
House M.D (2007)
The Closer (2007)
Criminal Minds (2010)
Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011)
Grey’s Anatomy (2011)
Days of Our Lives (2012)
Royal Pains (2013)
Queen Sugar (2017)
Beverly Todd Interview
Q: Everyone is very excited for your arrival in Salem and wondering what Celeste has been doing since she left town.
Beverly Todd: Well, Celeste has been traveling and doing Celeste. Being very grand and elegant and shopping and all of the frivolous stuff that she likes to do. Pretty much staying out of trouble. Or, maybe it is just that no one has caught her getting in trouble.
Q: So why is she coming back to town?
Beverly Todd: Well, she missed her daughter (Lexi) and wanted to spend some time with her and her grandson and her daughter. She just feels her daughter is really overworked and is concerned about her doing too much. She got tired of just wandering and interestingly enough, Celeste wanted to be useful. Also,she wanted to be helpful and therefore is imposing on her daughter.
Now, I don’t know that her daughter wants her there, but she is there. She likes to insert herself into people’s lives whether they want her there or not. And I think that is what she is doing with her daughter. She read the cards and she is concerned about her daughter and is probably being a nuisance more than anything.
Q: Will she be helping people with her psychic abilities while she is in town?
Beverly Todd: Well, helping is a very nice way to put it. She is going to be butting in. Help as far as she is concerned, a pain in the butt to everybody else. Where she goes, those cards go and people are like, “Oh no, here she is with those damn cards.”
Q: Is she going to be coming back with any secrets?
Beverly Todd: Well, if I told you that it wouldn’t be a secret. I will say, it is going to be a very dramatic storyline and I love it because as an actor you want to have something to get your teeth into and just chomp on it. It is going to be fun and exciting and dramatic.
Q: We understand Schuyler Yancey is coming to town. Is he coming back to play your son?
Beverly Todd: Yes. I think it is okay to say he is coming back to play my son and a handsome son too, isn’t he? Gorgeous. I have to tell you mama drooled a little bit.
Q: Is he going to have the same kind of ability that you have?
Beverly Todd: I don’t know. All of that hasn’t been revealed yet. I don’t think so.
Q: What is his name?
Beverly Todd: Cameron. Nice name.
Q: Do we know who his father is?
Beverly Todd: We will find out.
Q: You have had quite an amazing career working with some great people. Any favorites?
Beverly Todd: You know, when you look at the lineup of people I have been fortunate enough to work with, I can’t say my favorite. I do have to cite one, because he was the one who gave me my start in films, Sydney Poitier.
He was my mentor at the very beginning of my career, so I think because he was the one who got me started in this business and on a very high level being with him – you can’t start any higher than Sydney Poitier, I have to say he was.
Q: Is this your first soap opera?
Beverly Todd: No. I did a soap opera a thousand years ago when I first started out in the business in New York. I was trying to think of the name of it, “One Life to Live” I think. Of course it has changed tremendously from the time I first started. I was a lot younger and words stayed in my memory much easier. Now I have to work and learn and study lines. But it was not any new terrain I was entering into.
Q: Anything else you would like to say about Celeste’s return?
Beverly Todd: I think Celeste is full of fire and spit balls and excitement, and this promises to be the same Celeste returning, so look out.