A Few Plus Size Movie Characters
Over the years, the number of plus size movie characters has certainly grown. Long gone are the days when lead or supporting roles only went to thinner ladies. Today's plus size actresses are not only taking the top acting spots, but are also garnering many movie awards.
Here are a few of Hollywood's plus size leading ladies in all of their red carpet glory. Enjoy looking at these pictures of plus size movie characters.
In 2007, Nicole "Nikki" Blonsky made a splash on the big screen as Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray. In 2010, she is expected to reprise her role in Hairspray 2: White Lipstick.
In all of her splendor and grace, Queen Latifah is living proof that a plus size lady can make it in Hollywood. Besides being a hit singer, she has also starred in various movies roles including Lashawn in Jungle Fever, Matron "Mama" Morton in Chicago and August Boatwright in The Secret Life of Bees.
Although she is best known for her hit series, Ugly Betty, America Ferrerra is also known for her role at Carmen Lowell in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.
After she was eliminated during the third season of American Idol, Jennifer Hudson went on to be a household name. Besides selling hit records, she has also had a lucrative film career so far. In 2006, she starred in Dreamgirls as Effie White, and in 2008, as Rosaleen Daise in ''The Secret Life of Bees.
Whether it's for her role as Oda Mae Brown in Ghost, Terri Dolittle in Jumpin' Jack Flash or Sister Mary Clarence in Sister Act, Whoopi Goldberg is one plus size actress who isn't afraid to show her true self on the silver screen.
Kathy Bates is one to be reckoned with. Her explosive personality shined brightly in roles such as Evelyn Couch in Fried Green Tomatoes and Delores Claiborne in the movie of the same name. In 1997, she played the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown in Titanic, and in 2002 as the acclaimed Roberta Hertzel in About Schmidt.
Although she is mainly a television actress, Kathy Najimy has also starred in a few hit movies, such as Sister Mary Kilpatrick in Sister Act and Mary Sanderson in Hocus Pocus. To view more plus size movie character or actress, check out this [[Slideshow:Full Figure Celebrities|slideshow on full figure celebrities.''