Bern Nadette Stanis

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BernNadette Stanis
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Stanis speaks to Cabrini-Green residents in Chicago, 2010.
Born Bernadette Stanislaus
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Other names BernNadette Stanis
Education Juilliard School
Occupation Actress, Author
Years active 1974–present

Bern Nadette Stanis (born Bernadette Stanislaus) is an American actress and author. She is best known for her role as Thelma Ann Evans-Anderson, the middle child of Florida and James Evans on the CBS sitcom, Good Times from 1974-1979. She is the author of two books, Situations 101: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly and a collection of her poetry entitled, For Men Only. Her latest appeararance was on TV One's show Life After.

Life and Career[edit]

Born Bernadette Stanislaus in Brooklyn, New York. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School, [1][2]

Stanis played the role of middle child Thelma Evans on Good Times from 1974 to 1979. After Good Times ended, she made appearances on several television shows, including The Cosby Show and What's Happening Now!!. She and former co-star Jimmie Walker lent their voices to a radio spot for AT&T. Stanis was most recently seen in a Nationwide Insurance commercial. Stanis has been featured in several promotions for the TV One network.

She appeared in a "Thelma" promotion that aired on September 19, 2009 alongside actress Anna Maria Horsford in the "Battle of the Thelmas" that specifically aired their weddings from their prospective TV series (Horsford portrayed "Thelma Frye" in the TV series Amen). During the "Way Black Then" promotions in February 2010 (in honor of Black History Month), both she and Walker appeared on a 30 minute program titled "Color TV" to share their memories and thoughts on "Good Times."



  1. ^ Witbeck, Charles (May 30, 1975). "'Good Times' Teen No Longer Hiding". Boca Raton News. KFS. 
  2. ^ Markoutsas, Elaine (January 5, 1976). "Thelma Of 'Good Times' Moving Ahead". Toledo Blade.  (originally published in the Chicago Tribune, December 28, 1975)

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