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Cherie Johnson
Born November 21, 1975 (1975-11-21) (age 34)
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Occupation Actress
Years active 1985–present

Cherie Johnson (born November 21, 1975) is an American actress.


Born in Pittsburgh, Johnson is African American and Puerto Rican. She is best known for her roles on the situation comedies Punky Brewster and Family Matters.

On Punky Brewster Johnson starred as Cherie Johnson, a character named and modeled after herself. She was the best friend of the title character, played by Soleil Moon Frye. She played the role throughout the series' run (1984–1986 and 1987–1988) with her actual grandmother Susie Garrett.

On Family Matters, Johnson portrayed the recurring role of Maxine, the best friend of Laura Winslow (Kellie Shanygne Williams). Johnson played the role from 1990–1998.

Johnson is the real life niece of TV producer David W. Duclon, who was responsible for starting her career. In addition to her starring roles, she has made guest appearances on The Parkers, and The Proud Family. She has also appeared on the soap opera Days of our Lives.

She plans on writing children's books and hopes to produce her own show.


Year Title Role Notes
2008 I Do... I Did Vivian Producer & Writer
2007 7eventy 5ive Roxy Co-Executive Producer
Killer Weekend Renee
2003 Malibooty! Lady-Mixed Tape Sign Up
1999 Teaching Mrs. Tingle Student Uncredited
1989 A Little Bit Strange Tasha Masterson
1985 Playing With Fire Eileen Phillips

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