Queen Latifah’s Girlfriend In Set It Off Has A FAMOUS 70’s Actress Mother
None of us knew this actress’ name, but anyone who has seen Set It Off remembers her face. Her name is Samantha and she played the role of “Cleo’s” (Queen Latifah) mute girlfriend, “Ursula,” in the ’96 film. All she did was kiss Queen Latifah and never talked. Remember how Queen Latifah had everyone talking when her “Eve” look-alike girlfriend was giving her a sexy lap dance/tease after “Cleo” and her girls robbed the bank? “Cleo” had tricked out her car and bought “Ursula” some new lingerie and after their convincing romance, the questions started circulating about Latifah’s sexuality and the “Ursula” actress’ whereabouts (since no one had pretty much seen her since).
We Did Some Research On Samantha!
After watching Set It Off again last night for what seems like my 100th time (not really 100, but I've seen it a lot), we decided to do a lil' bit of research on Samantha. What we found out was that all these years have gone by and we never knew that this well known actress from the 60's, 70's and beyond, is her mother. If you've watched you're an avid Good Times or Star Trek fan, you probably remember her mother's roles well.
She’ll never be able to hide the fact that she was the woman who played the lesbian mute girlfriend of Queen Latifah in Set It Off, nor should she want to – her role added a great dynamic to that 90’s cult classic. It’s understandable why she was so convincing with her Ursula role now, acting is in her blood and her beloved mother, Janet MacLachlan, did an excellent job passing the torch to her daughter.
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