Enter the next woman in this American crime story, a figure bold enough to push the narrative in a whole new direction.
Her mum is of Black Jamaican ethnicity.
When Rae Dawn was six months old, Tommy married another Canadian, Maxine Sneed, in Edmonton, Alberta; Abigail brought Rae Dawn to the wedding, where Tommy laid eyes on his young daughter for the first time.
She rose to prominence by portraying the role of Ika in the 1981 film Quest for Fire, for which she won the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
And she really has no excuse, since I gave her the pen myself.
She first started as a guest actress but later progressed into a regular character.
Maxine came under the spotlight more for her association with Chong rather than her professional endeavors.
She laughed when I brought it up, smiled while I held court on physical comedy.