Anne-Marie Johnson

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Anne-Marie Johnson
Anne-Marie Johnson.jpg
Anne-Marie Johnson in 2006
Born (1960-07-18) July 18, 1960 (age 57)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actress, impressionist
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Martin Grey (1996–present)

Anne-Marie Johnson (born July 18, 1960) is an American actress and impressionist who has starred in film and on television.[1]

Anne-Marie Johnson is perhaps best known for her roles as Nadine Hudson Thomas on What's Happening Now!!, Aileen Lewis on Double Trouble, Althea Tibbs on In the Heat of the Night, and as a cast member on In Living Color during its final season. Anne-Marie is a former First Vice-President of the Screen Actor's Guild. She ran for president of the actors' union in 2009 on the Membership First ticket, but lost to eventual winner Ken Howard.[2]

Johnson has been married to Martin Grey since 1996.


Anne-Marie Johnson was born in Los Angeles, California. Her father is African American and her mother is Multiracial- American. She graduated from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a degree in Acting and Theater.[3] Her first role was as Aileen Lewis on the 1984 NBC comedy series Double Trouble. She played Raj's wife Nadine Hudson Thomas in the 1985 syndicated series What's Happening Now!!.

Cast as Althea Tibbs on the NBC/CBS television series In the Heat of the Night, she became well known in this role, performing in series from 1988 through 1993.

While appearing on In the Heat of the Night, Johnson recorded the song "Little Drummer Boy" for the 1991 cast Christmas CD Christmas Time's A Comin'. Providing vocals behind her were country gospel legends The Marksmen Quartet and Nashville drummer Monty Hall. The song was produced by co-stars Randall Franks and Alan Autry.


She joined the cast of the Fox Network sketch comedy series In Living Color in its last season (1993–1994); afterwards she portrayed Alycia Barnett in one season of the Fox series Melrose Place (1995–1996). She had a recurring role on the CBS television series JAG as Representative Bobbi Latham.

She has made guest appearances on other television series, including Diff'rent Strokes, Hill Street Blues, Hunter, Babylon 5, Living Single, That's So Raven, Leverage, Girlfriends, The Parkers and Rock Me Baby. Other appearances include playing fashion designer Donna Cabonna on That's So Raven and television reporter Janet King on I'm in the Band.

She appeared on the game show Card Sharks, where her name was listed as "Anne Johnson". She later appeared on the game show Child's Play under her full name, as well as the pilot episode for the game show Body Language as Anne Marie Johnson, where she described herself as a "struggling actress." She was elected First National Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild in 2005. In 2010, she was succeeded by Ned Vaughn. She is currently appearing in the new police procedural series Murder in the First on TNT. She plays the dying wife of homicide detective, Terry English.

Celebrity impressions on In Living Color[edit]



Year Title Role Notes
1987 Hollywood Shuffle Lydia / Willie Mae / Hooker #5
1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Cherry
1989 Robot Jox Athena
1991 Five Heartbeats, TheThe Five Heartbeats Sydney Todd
1991 True Identity Kristi
1991 Strictly Business Diedre
1998 Down in the Delta Monica Sinclair
2001 Pursuit of Happiness Devin Quinn
2001 Apartment 12 Yvette
2010 Suicide Dolls Maria
2011 About Fifty Erin
2012 Freeloaders Lydia
2014 Knock 'em Dead Alex Hart
2015 Double Daddy Ms. Wolk
2015 Sister Code Mama Layne


Year Title Role Notes
1971 Homicide Jenny Marshall "Masquerade"
1972 Matlock Police Debbie "Sir"
1973 Division 4 Susan Marshall "Three Mouths to Feed"
1974 Homicide Deborah Price "Penelope"
1974 Matlock Police Jenny Martin "Prosperity Breeds Contempt"
1975 Matlock Police Linda Watson "What's Best for the Kids"
1976 Matlock Police Rebecca Grant "Judgment Day"
1976 Solo One Bonnie Pickett "My Bonnie"
1984 High School U.S.A. Beth Franklin Unsold TV pilot
1984 Diff'rent Strokes Denise "Undercover Lover"
1984-85 Double Trouble Aileen Lewis "Do You Believe in Magic?", "O Come All Ye Faithful", "September Song"
1984-85 Hill Street Blues Lynn Williams Recurring role
1985-88 What's Happening Now!! Nadine Hudson Thomas Main role
1986 Hunter Isabel Teret / Nella Watkins "Saturday Night Special"
1988-93 In the Heat of the Night Althea Tibbs Main role
1989 Dream Date Donna TV film
1990 Lucky Chances Carrie Jones / Carolyn Dimes TV miniseries
1990 Singer & Sons Felicity Patterson "Once Bitten"
1992 Larry Sanders Show, TheThe Larry Sanders Show Barbara Kirsch "The Guest Host"
1993-94 In Living Color Various Characters Main role
1994 Living Single Sheila Kelly "What's Next?"
1994 Babylon 5 Mariah Cirrus "The Long Dark"
1995 Sirens Christine "Color Blind"
1995 Murder, She Wrote Priscilla Dauphin "Big Easy Murder"
1995-96 Melrose Place Alycia Barnett Recurring role
1996-97 Spider-Man Angela / Mousie (voice) 3 episodes
1997 Asteroid Karen Dodd TV film
1997 Smart Guy Ms. Williams "Pilot"
1997-2002 JAG Rep. Bobbi Latham Recurring role
1998 Any Day Now Aisha Bullock "Making Music with the Wrong Man"
1998 Pretender, TheThe Pretender Lt. Alison Fawkes "Once in a Blue Moon"
1999 Chicago Hope Mrs. Jamison "Vanishing Acts"
1999 It's Like, You Know... Cabil "Two Days in the Valley"
1999 Ally McBeal District Attorney Foster "Love's Illusions"
1999 Hope Island Dr. Karen Dunbar "You Can't Look at the Sea Without Wishing for Wings"
2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Verena (voice) "The Frog Princess"
2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul Elaine "A Pearl of Great Value"
2000 For Your Love Dr. Brown "The Shrink Gets Shrunk"
2000 X-Files, TheThe X-Files Vicky Wells "Redrum"
2001 Strong Medicine Nurse Doreen Collins "Gray Matter"
2001 Parkers, TheThe Parkers Lady Egyptian "Nobody's Fool"
2001 District, TheThe District Renee Sawyer "Rage Against the Machine"
2002 Dharma & Greg Laura "The Mamas and the Papas: Part 1"
2002 Through the Fire Anne-Marie TV film
2003 System, TheThe System Ms. Kimberly Trotter TV series
2003 District, TheThe District Rita Douglas "Criminally Insane"
2003 What I Like About You Olivia "Loose Lips"
2003 Division, TheThe Division Martha "Castaways"
2004 Rock Me, Baby Ms. Watson "I Love You, You Don't Love Me"
2003-04 Girlfriends Sharon Upton Farley Recurring role
2006 That's So Raven Donna Cabonna Recurring role
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ADA Jasmine Davis "Leaving Las Vegas"
2007 Bones Dr. Jasper "Death in the Saddle"
2007 NCIS Marine Col. Stacey Radcliffe "Requiem"
2007-09 Tyler Perry's House of Payne Liz Shelton "Father Knows Best", "Surprise, Surprise", "A Grand Payne"
2008 Boston Legal Vivian Stewart "Juiced"
2009 Uncorked Debra Miller TV film
2010 I'm in the Band Janet King "Slap Goes the Weasel"
2011 Fairly Legal Jennifer "The Two Richards"
2011 Leverage Darlene Wickett "The Grave Danger Job"
2012 Days of Our Lives Dr. Patel 2 episodes
2014 Murder in the First Emily English "Pilot"
2014 Chasing Life Arianna "Blood Cancer Sex Carrots"
2015 Pretty Little Liars Claire "Bloody Hell"
2016 Childrens Hospital Dr. Parker "The Grid: Parts 1 & 2"
2016 Grey's Anatomy Judge "Mama Tried"
2016 Castle Mrs. Kramer "Hell to Pay"
2016 Major Crimes Jane Wolfe "Present Tense"
2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Burkhart


  1. ^ "Anne-Marie Johnson". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ "Ken Howard Elected". September 24, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Classnotes". UCLA. 1981. 

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