Based on the critically acclaimed 1997 film from writer/director George Tilman, Jr. the series “Soul Food” takes an honest, touching look at tradition and family life through the trials and tribulations of a tight-knit African-American family living in Chicago. Although the Joseph’s beloved matriarch, Mama Joe (Irma P. Hall) has passed away, she is still there in spirit and her words of wisdom resound through her grandson Ahmad (Aaron Meeks).
Maxine (Vanessa Williams, Raising Izzie), the middle Joseph sister, Ahmad’s mother and homemaker, is married to Kenny (Rockmond Dunbar, The Mentalist) a hard working and loving man working hard to provide for his family.
Bird (Malinda Williams, A Baby For Christmas), the youngest sister, is a feisty hair stylist married to ex-con Lem (Darrin Dewitt Henson, Being Mary Jane) who is trying to turn his life around.
Teri (Nicole Ari Parker, Rosewood) is eldest newly single sister who puts more into her high-profile law career than she does into her love life until she meets the handsome delivery man Damon (Boris Kodjoe, Real Husbands of Hollywood).