PLACE OF BIRTH: ..., Trinidad
  • Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, USA
  • City College of New York, New York, USA (BA in Drama)
  • CAREER:                                 Goodman left Trinidad for New York, USA, when she was eight years old. After graduating from City College in 1986, she embarked on an acting career. But it was as a comedian that she was able to gain wide recognition when she appeared in 1995 in her one-woman show "Hazelle!" on the American cable station Home Box Office (HBO). For her performance in the HBO special, she was nominated for two Cable Ace Awards: Best Comedy Special and Best Performer. She also made several appearances in the US television series "Homicide: Life on the Street," "Third Watch," and "Ed." Goodman also appeared in the following films:
    • People I Know
    • 1991 - True Identity [Character: Miles' Neighbor #1]
    • 1995 - Heat [Character: Hooker's Mother]
    • 1997 - Deconstructing Harry [Character: Cookie Williams]
    • 2001 - Hannibal [Character: Evelda Drumgo]; Sounds from A Town I Love
    • 1998 - The City College of New York Townsend Harris Medal for Outstanding Achievement
    Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit