Look back at our favorite moments throughout the year, from award shows to up-close shots of celebrities. See the gallery. Sign In. Madge Sinclair — Actress. Down 3, this week. Madge worked as a teacher in Jamaica until she was She left her two boys with their father and moved in to New York City to be an actress. She began modeling and later acted with the New York Shakespearean Festival and at
Although she did not receive on-screen credit for this role, she was the first female Starfleet captain to be seen in the history of Star Trek. She is also known for her Emmy-nominated portrayal of Bell Reynolds in the ground-breaking mini-series Roots , for her roles in the films Conrack , Convoy , and Coming to America , and for voicing Queen Sarabi in Disney's The Lion King She is noted for her frequent collaboration with Academy Award-nominated actor James Earl Jones which includes the aforementioned Coming to America and The Lion King , in which they played king and queen , though she also had a long professional history with her on-screen The Next Generation son, LeVar Burton. She was first married to Royston Sinclair, a policeman, with whom she had two children.
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Photo added by Curtis Jackson. She then traveled to New York City to in hope of becoming an actress. She began modeling and eventually performed at the New York Shakespearean Festival. She was nominated for three Emmy awards for her performances.
Sinclair also voiced the character of Sarabi, Mufasa's wife and Simba's mother, in the Disney animated feature film The Lion King After completing her studies, she worked as a teacher in Jamaica until , when she left for New York to pursue her career in acting. Sinclair received an Emmy Award nomination for her role as Belle in the miniseries Roots.