Bern Nadette Stanis
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Stanis in 2013
December 22, 1956
Brooklyn, New York, New York, US
|Other names||BernNadette Stanis
|Spouse(s)||Tom Flauntleroy (m. 1977–80) (1 child)
Kevin Fontana (m. 1981) (2 children)
Bern Nadette Stanis (born Bernadette Stanislaus, 22 December 1956) is an American actress and author. She is best known for her role as Thelma Ann Evans-Anderson, the middle child and only daughter of Florida and James Evans Sr. on the CBS sitcom Good Times (1974–1979). She is the author of two books, Situations 101: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly and a collection of her poetry For Men Only. Her latest appeararance was on TV One's show Life After.
Bernadette Stanislaus was born in Brooklyn, New York, New York, to Eula and John Stanislaus. Some sources have her date of birth listed as December 22, 1953. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School.
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 Color TV to share their memories and thoughts on Good Times.
Stanis has been married twice. She was married to Tom Flauntleroy from 1977 to 1980; they have a daughter, Cheyenne Fauntleroy. She has been married to Kevin Fontana since 1981. They have two children, Dior Ravel and Brittany Rose.
|1974–1979||Good Times||Thelma Ann Evans-Anderson||133 episodes|
|1980||The Love Boat||Jane Reeves||Episode: "Invisible Maniac/September Song/Peekaboo"|
|1985||What's Happening Now!!||Marcie||Episode: "Married or Not"|
|1987||Bustin' Loose||Ms. Fisher||Episode: "I Paint What I See"|
|1991||The Cosby Show||Carolyn Thompson||Episode: "Adventures in Babysitting"|
|1997||The Good News||Audrey||Episode: "The Baby on the Door Step"|
|The Wayans Bros.||Thelma Evans||Episode: "Unspoken Token" (parody of Good Times)|
|1999||The Parent 'Hood||L'Tonya||Episode: "Mommy Dearest"|
|2000||Hidden Blessings||Jackson's Lawyer|
|2004||Land of the Free?||Psychiatrist|
|Still 'Bout It||Aunt Tee Dee|
|2006||The Engagement: My Phamily BBQ 2||Mrs. Clark|
|2009||CAUTION! Heartache Ahead||Vera|
|The Adventures of Umbweki||Usahnisa|
|In the Midnight Hours||Cheryl|
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