A Celebration Of Hit The Floor Star Kimberly Elise’s Illustrious Career

  • Tyler Perry’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” Los Angeles Premiere – Red Carpet

    Tyler Perry, director Darren Grant, Shemar Moore, Kimberly Elise, Cicely Tyson, Steve Harris, Mablean Ephriam and producer Reuben Cannon (Photo by J. Vespa/WireImage for LIONSGATE)

  • Premiere Of “The Manchurian Candidate”

    NEW YORK – JULY 19: Actors Kimberly Elise and Denzel Washington arrive at the New York film premiere of “The Manchurian Candidate” at the Beekman Theatre July 19, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

  • Oprah Winfrey And Kimberly Elise In ’Beloved’

  • Vivica Fox And Jada Pinkett In ’Set It Off’

    Queen Latifah, Kimberly Elise, Vivica Fox and Jada Pinkett all sitting on the roof of a house in a scene from the film ’Set It Off’, 1996. (Photo by New Line Cinema/Getty Images)

  • Poster For ’Set It Off’

    One sheet movie poster advertises the crime drama ’Set it Off’ (New Line Cinema), starring Jada Pinkett, Queen Latifah, Vivica Fox, Kimberly Elise, and Blair Underwood, 1996. (Photo by John D. Kisch/Separate Cinema Archive/Getty Images)

  • Kimberly Elise And Oprah Winfrey In ’Beloved’

    Oprah Winfrey and Kimberly Elise holding on to one an other in a scene from the film ’Beloved’, 1998. (Photo by Harpo Films/Getty Images)

  • Showtime Winter 2001 TCA

    Actress Kimberly Elise and actor Gregory Hines promote theirupcoming Showtime production, Bojangles, at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at the Ritz Carlton, Los Angeles, CA., Jan. 17, 2001. (photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

  • John Q Premiere

    Kimberly Elise and Gena Rowlands at the premiere of “John Q” at the Directors Guild Theater in Los Angeles, Ca. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

  • The US cast of “John Q,” pose at the film’s premie

    LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: The US cast of “John Q,” pose at the film’s premiere (L-R) Anne Heche, Kimberly Elise, Denzel Washington, James Woods, Daniel Smith (front) in Los Angeles, CA, 07 February 2002. AFP PHOTO/Lucy NICHOLSON (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

  • 33rd NAACP Image Awards

    Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Kimberly Elise, and Tracey Edmonds at the 33rd NAACP Image Awards, Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

  • 2005 TNT Black Movie Awards – Show

    Cicely Tyson presents the Rising Star Award to Kimberly Elise 10225_JSh_04013.jpg at the Wiltern in Los Angeles, California (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

  • CBS Upfront

    NEW YORK – MAY 18: (L-R) Cast of “Close to Home” actors Kimberly Elise, John Carroll Lynch, Jennifer Finnigan and Christian Kane attend the CBS upfront at Tavern on the Green on May 18, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

  • Close to Home, Season Two

    LOS ANGELES – AUGUST 21: (l-r) David James Elliott, Jennifer Finnigan and Kimberly Elise of the CBS series CLOSE TO HOME. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS Photo Archive via Getty Images)

  • Broadway Opening Of “The Color Purple”

    NEW YORK – DECEMBER 01: ( L-R) Actor Jamie Foxx, Kimberly Elise and Al Sharpton attend the opening of “The Color Purple” at the Broadway Theatre December 1, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

  • Broadway Opening Of “The Color Purple”

    NEW YORK – DECEMBER 01: (US TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Actor Kimberly Elise (L) and author Alice Walker attend the Broadway opening of “The Color Purple” at the Broadway Theatre December 1, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

  • HIT THE FLOOR SEASON 2 ADVERTISING 2014

Kimberly Elise is somewhat of an acting legend, having worked on films like Beloved, with Oprah Winfrey and Danny Glover, Set It Off, with Queen Latifah and Vivica Fox, and Diary Of A Mad Black Woman with Tyler Perry. She built up an impressive career over the years, and we were thrilled to hear the news last year that she would be starring on a new VH1 show called Hit The Floor. She recently told us about her decision to join the cast, saying “I love it, I love surprising people and not being predictable and following my heart and what inspires me artistically.” We’re so glad she followed her heart directly to this show.

Take a look at Elise in some of her most memorable roles now, and get ready for what is sure to be a shocking finale of Hit The Floor (please don’t let Sloane be the killer!)