BAPS is an American comedy film and stands for American black princesses. The film was released in 1997 and was directed by Robert Townsend. The plot of the film revolves around two waitresses, Nisi and Mickey, who plan to open the world’s first hair salon and soul food restaurant. They audition for a music video in Los Angeles to earn some starting money, but end up working for aging millionaire Mr. Blackmore. Read on to learn more about the cast of this 1997 comedy.
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The popular Hollywood actor played the role of Nisi, one of the waitresses in the comedy film. The former model started acting in films in 1992. Her groundbreaking film role was in the romantic comedy Boomerang, alongside Eddie Murphy, which has led to roles in films, like the family comedy The Flintstones, the political dramatic comedy Bulworth and the TV movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, for which she won a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award. His famous films include X Men: Days of Future Past, Film 43, The Call, Moonfall, and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.
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Nathalie Desselle Reid
Natalie Desselle Reid in baps played the role of the other waitress, Mickey. The American actor recently passed away, on December 7, 2020, from colon cancer. She has appeared in several movies and TV shows over the years. She started her career in 1996 and her famous works include ER, Eve, Queen Victoria Wedding, Divas, Sweet Hideaway among others.
The cast of BAPS included Martin Landau who played the role of Mr. Donald Blakemore. He was an American actor, actor trainer, producer, and editorial designer. His career began in the 1950s, with film appearances including a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock from north to north-west facing Cary Grant. He went on to play regular roles in the television series Impossible mission and Space: 1999. His famous works include Without leaving a trace, entourage, and Ed Wood.
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The BAPS the cast included Ian Richardson who portrayed the character of Mr. Manley. He was a Scottish actor and died in 2007 at the age of 72. He portrayed conservative Machiavellian politician Francis Urquhart in the BBC’s Card castle television trilogy, 1990-1995. Richardson was also a prominent Shakespearean theater actor. His other notable work included a portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in two films, which are The sign of four and The Hound of the Baskervilles. He played important roles in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Brazil, and Mr. Butterfly, and as a leader in the Broadway production of Marat / Sade.
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