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Vernee Watson-Johnson
Born Vernee Christell Watson
January 14, 1954 (1954-01-14) (age 56)
Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1970–present
Spouse(s) Joe Duckett (1976-1977) (divorced)

Vernee Watson-Johnson (born January 14, 1954) is an American character actress. She played a small role on Sister, Sister as Lisa's (Jackée Harry) best friend, Patrice. She also played Verna Jean Williams on Welcome Back, Kotter, Will Smith's mother, Viola "Vy" Smith, on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and the mayor's secretary, Lucille Banks, on Carter Country. She also had a recurring role as "Birdie" on The Young and the Restless. Watson-Johnson appeared as Dr. Ella Kraft on Days of our Lives. She appeared in Christmas with the Kranks starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis.

In addition, she has made appearances in episodes of such shows as The Love Boat, Hill Street Blues, Married... With Children, LA Law, Suddenly Susan, Dharma & Greg, ER, Malcolm in the Middle, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Desperate Housewives, Ghost Whisperer, Benson, The Big Bang Theory, Good Times, Dexter and several others.

As a voice actress she has been tied to Hanna-Barbera Productions and Warner Bros. Animation with roles in shows such as Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, Laff-A-Lympics, A Pup Named Scooby Doo, Animaniacs, Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series and Batman Beyond, as well as the feature film The Ant Bully, and several video games related to these productions.

In early 1990, she lent her voice to the show Baby Talk, where she was the voice of baby Danielle (played by Alicia and Celicia Johnson). In 2006, Watson-Johnson had roles in three films: The Ant Bully, The Celestine Prophecy and Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties.

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