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Soul Food 

TV-14 | | Drama | TV Series (2000–2004)
The everyday life and problems of the Josephs, a black family living in Chicago, Illinois.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rockmond Dunbar ...  Kenny Chadway 74 episodes, 2000-2004
Darrin Dewitt Henson ...  Lem Van Adams 74 episodes, 2000-2004
Aaron Meeks Aaron Meeks ...  Ahmad Chadway 74 episodes, 2000-2004
Nicole Ari Parker ...  Teri Joseph 74 episodes, 2000-2004
Malinda Williams ...  Tracy 'Bird' Van Adams 74 episodes, 2000-2004
Vanessa Williams ...  Maxine Chadway 74 episodes, 2000-2004
Boris Kodjoe ...  Damon Carter 57 episodes, 2000-2004
Taylor Love ...  Kelly Chadway 34 episodes, 2001-2004
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The everyday life and problems of the Josephs, a black family living in Chicago, Illinois.

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A delicious slice of life. See more »

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Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

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English

Release Date:

28 June 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Пища для души See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Nicole Ari Parker plays the oldest sister on the show,but is really the youngest in real life. See more »

Quotes

Mama Joe: A strong family can overcome anything. They just have to love each other.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Halle Berry/Britney Spears (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

He Wasn't Man Enough
Written by Rodney Jerkins
Performed by Toni Braxton
Courtesy of LaFace Records
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I am pleased to see a show about African-Americans without violence.
26 November 2001 | by wayne-2See all my reviews

After seeing dozens of movies like "First Time Felon" "Oz" and "The Corner", I was thrilled to see a show that portrays black people as something other than drug dealers and victims of gun violence. As a white guy living in Honolulu, I don't have much contact with the black community. The media gives a slanted view of every subculture, so I know there are people who don't live in South Central. I wish there were a more balanced view, but that doesn't sell movies. Off of my soapbox now, I thought the production values were excellent, and I look forward to seeing future episodes.


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