Maya Angelou

Biography: Maya Angelou is hailed as one of the great voices of contemporary literature and as a remarkable Renaissance woman. Being a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, actress, playwright, civil-rights activist, producer and director, Dr. Angelou continues to travel the world making appearances, spreading her legendary wisdom.
A mesmerizing vision of grace, swaying and stirring when she moves, Dr. Angelou captivates her audiences lyrically with vigor, fire and perception. She has the unique ability to shatter the opaque prisms of race and class between reader and subject throughout her books of poetry and her autobiographies.Dr. Angelou has authored twelve best-selling books including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and her current best-seller A Song Flung Up to Heaven.In 1981, Dr. Angelou was appointed to a lifetime position as the first Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University. In January 1993, she became only the second poet in U.S. History to
have the honor of writing and reciting original work at the Presidential Inauguration. Expand

Maya Angelou's Scores

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Average career score: 61
Highest Metascore: 82 Under African Skies
Lowest Metascore: 45 Madea's Family Reunion
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
5 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
82 Under African Skies May 11, 2012 Herself 6.0
72 Good Hair Oct 9, 2009 Herself 6.7
55 As Seen Through These Eyes Oct 2, 2009 Narrator tbd
45 Madea's Family Reunion Feb 24, 2006 May 7.0
tbd The Ballad of Greenwich Village Jul 22, 2005 Herself tbd
51 Poetic Justice Jul 23, 1993 Aunt June 6.8