Hamilton recently wrapped three feature films produced by Plan B Entertainment — Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic, “Backseat,” opposite Christian Bale and Amy Adams, James Gray’s sci-fi film, “Ad Astra,” opposite Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones, and Felix van Groeningen’s drama, “Beautiful Boy,” opposite Steve Carell and Amy Ryan. She also wrapped on the political/war drama, “The Last Full Measure,” with Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, and Bradley Whitford. Other film credits include John Sayles’ “Go For Sisters,” Jake Goldberg’s “Life of a King,” Clint Eastwood’s “True Crime”, the independents “Palookaville”, “Drunks,” “The Sum of All Fears;” as Ophelia in director Campbell Scott’s film of “Hamlet,” and the Jonathan Demme films “Beloved” and “The Truth About Charlie,” where LisaGay starred opposite Mark Wahlberg and Thandie Newton; “Nine Lives” directed by Rodrigo Garcia, “Honeydripper” directed by John Sayles, “The Tourist” opposite Hugh Jackman and Ewan MacGregor, “The Soloist” directed by Joe Wright, “Mother and Child” again directed by Rodrigo Garcia, and “Lovelace” opposite Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard.
On television, Hamilton recently wrapped on Beau Willimon’s (House of Cards) “The First,” the straight-to-series drama starring Sean Penn and Natascha McElhone that is set to premiere later this year on Hulu. Her current television credits include season one of Hulu’s “Chance,” opposite Hugh Laurie and Gretchen Mol, and a recurring role in the fourth season of the Emmy Award-winning Netflix drama, “House of Cards,” opposite Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey.
Hamilton is well known for her regular role on the Emmy Award-winning David E. Kelley drama, “The Practice”, on ABC, for which she also directed an episode. Hamilton’s documentary, “Beah: A Black Woman Speaks,” which she directed and co-produced with Jonathan Demme, premiered on HBO and went on to win Best Documentary at the AFI Awards and a Peabody Award, and was nominated for Best Documentary by the Emmy committee and an Image Award. She also starred in Showtime’s highly-acclaimed “A House Divided” opposite Sam Waterston; opposite Ray Romano and Andre Braugher in the Emmy nominated TNT series, “Men of a Certain Age;” and recurred on ABC’s hit dramas, “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal,” and NBC’s long-running hit drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
A graduate of the Juilliard School’s drama division, Hamilton’s extensive theatre credits include Isabella in “Measure for Measure” at the New York Shakespeare Theatre Festival opposite Kevin Kline and Andre Braugher. She also starred as Grace in the original Broadway company of August Wilson’s “The Piano Lesson”.
Hamilton earned the Ovation nomination for best actress for her work as Veronica in Athol Fugard’s play, “Valley Song”, at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Mr. Fugard also directed this production. Additionally, she earned an Obie Award, the Clarence Derwent Award and a Drama Desk nomination for the role as the play toured to the Manhattan Theatre Club and the McCarter Theatre. She also starred on Broadway in August Wilson’s play “Gem of the Ocean.”
Hamilton currently resides in Los Angeles.