Soul Food (TV series)
show_name = Soul Food
caption = "Soul Food: Final Season DVD"
rating = TV-MA
runtime = 1 hour
George Tillman, Jr.
Felicia D. Henderson
Nicole Ari Parker Vanessa A. Williams Malinda Williams Rockmond Dunbar Darrin Dewitt Henson Aaron Meeks Boris Kodjoe
opentheme = "The Way Love Goes"
Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds& Al Green
Al Green(Season 1) Al Green& Sy Smith
country = U.S.A.
June 28 2000
May 26 2004
num_episodes = 74
imdb_id = 0248655
tv_com_id = 1288
:"For the type of cuisine, see
soul food.":"For the film upon which this series was based, see Soul Food (film)."
"Soul Food: The Series" is a television drama that aired Wednesday nights on
Showtimefrom June 28, 2000 to May 26, 2004. The show is currently shown in syndication on the BET and BET J cable networks in edited form.
Created by filmmaker
George Tillman, Jr., "Soul Food" is based upon Tillman's childhood experiences growing up in Wisconsin, and is a continuation of Tillman's successful 1997 film of the same name. Having aired for 74 episodes, it is the longest running drama with a predominantly Black cast in the history of North American prime-time television.
The show was co-produced by
Paramount Televisionand 20th Century Fox Television, despite the fact that Paramount Pictureshad no involvement in the film.
"Soul Food" follows the triumphs, struggles, and rivalries of the Josephs, a tight-knit
African Americanfamily living in Chicago, Illinois. The series picks up 5 months after the events in the film, as the family tries to hold together after the death of the Joseph sisters' mother Josephine ( Irma P. Hall, reprising her role in flashback sequences), usually referred to as Mama, Mother Joe, or Big Mama.
Rockmond Dunbaras Kenny Chadway
*Darrin Dewitt Henson as
Lem Van Adams
Boris Kodjoeas Damon Carter(recurring in Seasons 1 and 5; regular cast in Seasons 2-4)
Aaron Meeksas Ahmad Chadway
Nicole Ari Parkeras Teri Joseph
Malinda Williamsas Tracy "Bird" Joseph Van Adams
Vanessa A. Williams1 as Maxine Joseph Chadwayfnb|1Vanessa A. Williams, who portrays Maxine, is not to be confused with Vanessa L. Williams-- the R&B singer, actress, and 1984 Miss America-- who portrayed Teri in the film upon which the series is based.
Recurring cast members and notable guest stars
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