Anne-Marie Johnson in 2006
July 18, 1960 |
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Spouse(s)||Martin Grey (1996–present)|
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 the 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.
Johnson was born in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Acting and Theater. Her first role was as Aileen Lewis in on the 1984 NBC comedy series Double Trouble. After the 1985 syndicated series What's Happening Now!! (as Raj's wife Nadine Hudson Thomas), she became well known for portraying Althea Tibbs on the NBC/CBS television series In the Heat of the Night from 1988–1993.
While appearing on In the Heat of the Night, she 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, from Diff'rent Strokes, Hill Street Blues, Hunter, Babylon 5, Living Single, That's So Raven, Girlfriends, The Parkers and Rock Me Baby. Most recent parts 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 a very early episode of 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.
Johnson has been married to Martin Grey since 1996.
Celebrity Impressions on In Living Color
- Oprah Winfrey
- Regina King
- Mary Tyler Moore (in a one-shot Mary Tyler Moore show parody featuring an all-black cast)
- Lynn Whitfield
- Shari Belafonte
- Robin Givens
- Karyn Parsons
- Sally Struthers (as "Gloria Bunker-Stivic" in All Up in The Family, an All in the Family parody that featured an all-black cast)
- Whitney Houston
- High School U.S.A. (1983) (TV) - Beth Franklin
- Diff'rent Strokes (1984) (TV)
- Double Trouble (1984-1985) (TV) - Aileen Lewis
- Hill Street Blues (1984-1985) (TV) - Lynn Williams
- What's Happening Now!! (1985-1988) (TV) - Nadine Hudson Thomas
- Hollywood Shuffle (1987) - Lydia/Willie Mae/Hooker #5
- I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988) - Cherry
- In the Heat of the Night (1988-1993) (TV) – Althea Tibbs
- Robot Jox (1989) - Athena
- Lucky Chances (1990) - Carrie Jones/Carolyn Dimes
- The Five Heartbeats (1991) - Sydney Todd
- True Identity (1991) - Kristi
- Strictly Business (1991) - Diedre
- The Larry Sanders Show (1992) (TV) - one episode - Barbara Kirsh
- Why Colors? (1992)
- Babylon 5 (1994 TV series) - one episode - Mariah Cirrus
- Spider-Man - one episode - Mousie (voice)
- Melrose Place (1995-1996) (TV) - Alycia Barnett
- Asteroid (1997) (TV) - Karen Dodd
- Smart Guy (1997) (TV) - one episode - Ms. Williams
- Down in the Delta (1998) - Monica
- Pursuit of Happiness (2001) (TV) - Devin Quinn
- Life/Drawing (2001)
- The Parkers (2001) (TV) – Lady Egyptian
- JAG (1997–2002) (TV) – Congresswoman Bobbie Latham (recurring role)
- Through the Fire (2002) (TV)
- Girlfriends (2003) (TV) – Sharon Upton Farley (recurring role)
- What I Like About You (2003) Gary's Mom
- Hannah Montana (2006) (TV) – Coach
- That's So Raven (2006) (TV) – Donna Cabonna (recurring role)
- That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana (2006) (TV) – Donna Cabonna
- Bones (2007) (TV)
- Tyler Perry's House of Payne (2007) (TV) – Liz Shelton (recurring role)
- NCIS Season 5 Episode 7 – Requiem (2007) (TV) – Marine Col. Stacey Radcliffe
- The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2009) (TV)
- I'm in the Band (2010) (TV)
- Leverage (2011) (TV) – Darlene Wickett.