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Ja'net Dubois
Born Jeannette Dubois
August 5, 1945 (1945-08-05) (age 64)
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Ja'net Dubois (pronounced Ja-NAY Doo-BWAH) (August 5, 1945) is an American actress and singer.

Dubois is perhaps best known for her portrayal of the wise-cracking, gossip maven Willona Woods on the 1970s' sitcom Good Times. Dubois also co-wrote and sang the theme song of the sitcom The Jeffersons, and has appeared in a number of other television programs (usually as a guest star), most notably in 1972 during the second season of Sanford and Son as Fred's old flame Juanita in an episode entitled "Sanford and Son and Sister Makes Three" (this appearance got her noticed by Norman Lear, and led to her being cast in Good Times and in films). She usually found herself playing roles which made her seem much older than she was. For example, when Good Times premiered in 1974 she was 28 while the show made her out to be much closer in age to Esther Rolle, who was born in 1920.

She co-starred in the movie I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and the sitcoms Moesha and The Steve Harvey Show. She played the grandmother on the hit show The Wayans Bros.. She appeared in the 2003 movie Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. Among her other credits, she appeared in the 1969 made-for-TV holiday film J.T.. She also appeared in former Good Times co-star Janet Jackson's "Control" music video as her mother. She also appeared in Love of Life between 1970-1972 as Loretta Allen, years prior to starring in [[Good Times].

Dubois won an Emmy Award for her work on the TV movie Other Women's Children based on the novel by Perri Klass, as well as two Emmys for her voiceover work on the animated program The PJs.

She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. She has two children, Burghardt and Yovanne.

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Ja'net also has an album "Queen of the Highway" which was released in 1980.

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Ja'net Dubois
Born Jeannette Dubois
August 5, 1945 (1945-08-05) (age 65)
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Ja'net Dubois (pronounced Ja-NAY Doo-BWAH) (born August 5, 1945) is an American actress and singer.

Dubois is perhaps best known for her portrayal of the wise-cracking, gossip maven Willona Woods on the 1970s sitcom Good Times. Dubois also co-wrote and sang the theme song of the sitcom The Jeffersons, and has appeared in a number of other television programs (usually as a guest star), most notably in 1972 during the second season of Sanford and Son as Fred's old flame Juanita in an episode entitled "Sanford and Son and Sister Makes Three" (this appearance got her noticed by Norman Lear, and led to her being cast in Good Times and in films). She usually found herself playing roles which made her seem much older than she was. For example, when Good Times premiered in 1974 she was 28 while the show made her out to be much closer in age to Esther Rolle, who was born in 1920.

She co-starred in the movie I'm Gonna Git You Sucka and the sitcoms Moesha and The Steve Harvey Show. She played the grandmother on the hit show The Wayans Bros.. She appeared in the 2003 movie Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. Among her other credits, she appeared in the 1969 made-for-TV holiday film J.T.. She also appeared in former Good Times co-star Janet Jackson's "Control" music video as her mother. She also appeared in Love of Life between 1970-1972 as Loretta Allen, years prior to starring in Good Times.

Dubois won an Emmy Award for her work on the TV movie Other Women's Children based on the novel by Perri Klass, as well as two Emmys for her voiceover work on the animated program The PJs.

She is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. She has two children, Burghardt and Yovanne.

Actress

  • 1999: The PJs .... Mrs. Avery (42 episodes, 1999–2008)
  • 2007: Cold Case .... Edna Johnson '07 (1 episode, 2007)
  • 2007: Random! Cartoons .... Mom (1 episode, 2007)
  • 2006: Crossing Jordan .... Mrs. Jones (1 episode, 2006)
  • 2004: Waterproof .... Viola Battle
  • 2003: Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle .... Momma Bosley
  • 2003: One on One .... Queen Esther (1 episode, 2003)
  • 2003: Boomtown .... Denise Smith (1 episode, 2003)
  • 2000: As Told by Ginger .... Mrs. Patterson (2 episodes, 2000–2002)
  • 2000: Everybody Loves Raymond .... Dottie (1 episode, 2000)
  • 2000: The Steve Harvey Show .... Delores (1 episode, 2000)
  • 1999: Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (TV) .... Lefty, Logan's Assistant
  • 1999: Clueless .... Mrs. Davenport (1 episode, 1999)
  • 1999: Waterproof .... Viola Battle
  • 1998: Hard Time (TV) (as Ja'net Du Bois) .... Lefty
  • 1998: Best Friends for Life (TV) .... Katie Pegues
  • 1996: The Wayans Bros. .... Grandma / ... (10 episodes, 1996–1998)
  • 1997: Touched by an Angel .... Esther Hamilton (1 episode, 1997)
  • 1997: Moesha .... Mrs. Moss (1 episode, 1997)
  • 1996: Don't Look Back (TV) .... Mrs. Lawson
  • 1996: Sophie & the Moonhanger (TV) .... Agnes
  • 1995: Magic Island (V) .... Lucretia
  • 1995: ER .... Macy Chamberlain (1 episode, 1995)
  • 1991: Home Improvement .... Carol / ... (2 episodes, 1991–1995)
  • 1994: Hangin' with Mr. Cooper .... Dorothy Cooper (1 episode, 1994)
  • 1994: Sister, Sister .... Mother O'Dantelle (1 episode, 1994)
  • 1993: Harlan & Merleen (TV) .... Maxine
  • 1992: The Golden Palace .... Louise Wilson (2 episodes, 1992–1993)
  • 1992: Beverly Hills, 90210 .... Arlene (1 episode, 1992)
  • 1991: Dream On .... June (1 episode, 1991)
  • 1991: True Colors .... May Freeman (1 episode, 1991)
  • 1991: A Different World .... Brenda Hanes (1 episode, 1991)
  • 1990: Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (TV) .... Joanne Wilson
  • 1990: Doctor Doctor .... Ella Wilkes (1 episode, 1990)
  • 1990: New Attitude .... Irma (1 episode, 1990)
  • 1990: Heart Condition .... Mrs. Stone
  • 1990: Penny Ante: The Motion Picture .... Aunt
  • 1989: Nearly Departed .... Clerk (1 episode, 1989)
  • 1988: I'm Gonna Git You Sucka .... Ma Bell
  • 1988: Houston Knights (1 episode, 1988)
  • 1987: Kids Like These (TV) (as Ja'net Dubois) .... Mrs. Page
  • 1986: Stranded (TV) .... Bettina
  • 1985: Crazy Like a Fox (1 episode, 1985)
  • 1983: The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour (TV) .... Mrs. Gorman
  • 1981: The Sophisticated Gents (TV) .... Onetha Wiggins
  • 1981: The Facts of Life .... Ethel, Tootie's Grandmother (1 episode, 1981)
  • 1981: Hellinger's Law (TV) .... Dottie Singer
  • 1980: The Love Boat .... Evelyn Hopkins (1 episode, 1980)
  • 1974: Good Times .... Willona Woods (127 episodes, 1974–1979)
  • 1979: Roots: The Next Generations TV mini-series .... Sally Harvey
  • 1977: A Piece of the Action .... Nellie Bond
  • 1975: Caribe .... Melinda Jameson (1 episode, 1975)
  • 1974: Kojak .... Paula Thomas (1 episode, 1974)
  • 1973: The Blue Knight (TV) .... Celia Louise
  • 1973: Shaft .... Diana Richie (1 episode, 1973)
  • 1973: Five on the Black Hand Side .... Stormy Monday
  • 1973: The Resolution of Mossie Wax (TV) (as Jeanette Dubois)
  • 1972: Sanford and Son .... Juanita (1 episode, 1972)
  • 1970: Love of Life TV series .... Loretta Allen (unknown episodes, 1970–1972)
  • 1969: J.T. (TV) .... Rodeen Gamble
  • 1966:A Man Called Adam (uncredited) .... Woman in jazz club

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