She appeared in 1996 in John Carpenter's Escape from L. and 1997 with the title role in Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown, films that partly paid homage to her 1970s blaxploitation movies.She was nominated for numerous awards for her work in the Tarantino film.She had a recurring role on Miami Vice from 1985 to 1989 and made guest appearances on Martin, Night Court and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
Grier is also known for her work on television; for six seasons she portrayed Kate 'Kit' Porter on the television series The L Word.
She received an Emmy Award nomination for her work in the animated program Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child.
In his review of Coffy, critic Roger Ebert praised the film for its believable female lead.
He noted that Grier was an actress of "beautiful face and astonishing form" and that she possessed a kind of "physical life" missing from many other attractive Grier subsequently played similar characters in the AIP films Foxy Brown (1974), Sheba, Baby and Friday Foster, (both 1975).
Pamela Suzette "Pam" Grier (born May 26, 1949) is an American actress.
She became known in the early 1970s for starring in a string of women in prison and blaxploitation films like The Big Bird Cage (1972), Coffy (1973), Foxy Brown (1974) and Sheba, Baby (1975).
Abdul-Jabbar proposed to Grier but gave her an ultimatum to convert to Islam.
He said, "If you don’t commit to me today, I'm getting married at 2 this afternoon.
Grier met basketball player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar before he became a Muslim.