Helen Patterson

Meet Helen Patterson.

Character Bio

Helen is the family matriarch who is ill with Lupus. She is weak with coughing bouts, and is often shrewish and cantankerous. Despite the state of her health, Helen can be quick-witted and, if you look close enough, you'll see her love shining through. Legendary actress Margaret Avery adds spunk and strength to the character that is unmatched.

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