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Television and stage actress Elain Graham joined Another World in August 1996 as the fiercely protective mother Etta Mae Burrell. Before joining the NBC daytime drama, Graham was seen on television in Law & Order, Spencer: For Hire, Sesame Street, Mortal Thoughts, The Secret of My Success and on the soap opera Ryan’s Hope. She appeared in the Broadway productions of Chronicle of Death Foretold, Playboy of the West Indies, The Talented Tenth, Inacent Black and The Bacchae. Off-Broadway, Graham appeared in Taking Control, The People Could Fly ... , Tell Tale Hearts, Louie and Ophelia, Henrietta and Weep Not for Me. Graham’s regional theater credits include The Piano Lesson at the Pioneer Theater in Utah and the Meadowbrooke Theater in Michigan; Jar the Floor at the Cincinnati Playhouse on Ohio and the Geva Theater in Rochester, N.Y.; Watermelon Rinds, Poof! and Jeannine’s Diary at the Humana Festival in Kentucky; Fences in Buffalo, N.Y.; Tiny Tim is Dead at the Hartford Stage Company in Connecticut; and Julius Caesar, also at the Hartford Stage as well as at the Philadelphia Drama Guild. Most recently, she appeared in The Women of Plums at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., a production of Troupe New York, a theater group that puts on classic dramas for school children. She has also toured with the Negro Ensemble Company throughout England, Ireland and Asia and has appeared in Atlanta’s Black Arts Festival and the North Carolina Theater Festival. Graham, who was born on June 19 in Brooklyn, attended New York University’s School of the Arts. She currently lives in Manhattan and has one grown daughter, Sheree.