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The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)
R
126 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she has a tumultuous affair.
Director
Lee Daniels (directed by)
Writers
Suzan-Lori Parks (screenplay by) | Johann Hari (based on the book "Chasing the Scream" by)
Composer
Kris Bowers (music by)
Cinematographer
Editor
Jay Rabinowitz (edited by)
Production Designer
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Release date
Feb 26, 2021 (United States)

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Andra Day
Billie Holiday Billie Holiday   See fewer
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Leslie Jordan
Reginald Lord Devine Reginald Lord Devine   See fewer
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Miss Lawrence
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Natasha Lyonne
Tallulah Bankhead Tallulah Bankhead   See fewer
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Trevante Rhodes
Jimmy Fletcher Jimmy Fletcher   See fewer
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Dusan Dukic
Joe Glaser Joe Glaser   See fewer
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Erik LaRay Harvey
James Monroe James Monroe   See fewer
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Koumba Ball
Lucille Lucille   See fewer
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Kate MacLellan
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Adriane Lenox
Mrs. Fletcher Mrs. Fletcher   See fewer
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Tyler James Williams
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Warren 'Slim' Williams
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Billie (10 Years Old) Billie (10 Years Old)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 10,916 votes