The United States vs. Billie Holiday

The United States vs. Billie Holiday


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Billie Holiday spent much of her career being adored by fans. In the 1940s, the government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial ballad, "Strange Fruit."

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IMDB 6.3 (12k)


Music & Musical, Drama, History


2h 11min

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Production country

United States


Lee Daniels


Andra Day
Billie Holiday
Trevante Rhodes
Jimmy Fletcher
Garrett Hedlund
Harry Anslinger
Leslie Jordan
Reginald Lord Devine
Miss Lawrence
Miss Freddy
Adriane Lenox
Mrs. Fletcher
Natasha Lyonne
Tallulah Bankhead
Rob Morgan
Louis McKay
Da'Vine Joy Randolph
Evan Ross
Agent Williams
Tyler James Williams
Lester 'Prez' Young
Tone Bell
John Levy
Blake DeLong
Agent Carter
Dana Gourrier
Melvin Gregg
Joe Guy
Erik LaRay Harvey
James Monroe
Ray Shell
Carl The Drummer
Dusan Dukic
Joe Glaser
Koumba Ball
Kate MacLellan
Working Class Woman
Kwasi Songui
Working Class Man
Letitia Brookes
Warren 'Slim' Williams
Bobby Tucker
Orville Thompson
Auditioning Sax Player
Jeff Corbett
Congressman JP Thomas
Damian Joseph Quinn
Roy Cohn
Robert Alan Beuth
Congressman J. Rankin
Randy Davison
Senator J. McCarthy
Kevin Hanchard
Louis Armstrong
Jono Townsend
Guitar Player
Morgan Moore
Bass Player
Arlen John Bonnar
Furly Mac
Elevator Attendant
Andrew Zadel
Agent McDermott
Tristan D. Lalla
Mr. Jordon Green
Alex Bisping
Bailiff #1
Don Anderson
Judge Ganey
Amanda Strawn
Charleine Charles
Sylvia Stewart
Stink-Eye Inmate
Daphné Archer
Jail Dishwasher
Anita Lee
Fighting Woman
Tony Chao
Fighting Man
Linda Sauvé
Alain Goulem
Ed Fishman
Ramona Clyke
Miss Mona
Laurent Beaudin
Ed Fishman's Assistant
Alika Autran
Martha Anslinger
Kim Feeney
Lady In Audience
Diana Carmen Ratycz
Carnegie Fan
Richard Jutras
Uptown Restaurant Maître d'
Jonathan Higgins
Defense Lawyer Erlich
Marc Essertaize
Bailiff #2
Nealla Gordon
Courthouse Reporter
Len Blavatnik
Club Owner
Christopher Ricardo Price
Drug Dealer
Taryn Brown
Billie (10 years old)
Zuri Hawkins
Little Girl in Brothel
Elizabeth Eveillard
Prostitute 1923
Clauter Alexandre
Penande Estime
Hanging Woman
Elikya Tupula
Young Daughter
Nefertari Zanyah Brewster-Griffith
Older Daughter
Joe Cobden
George Jessel
Ronda Louis-Jeune
Jimmy's Girlfriend
Maxime Paradis
Sarah Levesque
Donald Fullilove
Additional Voices (voice)