Anne-Marie Johnson

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Anne-Marie Johnson
Anne-Marie Johnson.jpg
Johnson in 2006
Born (1960-07-18) July 18, 1960 (age 57)
Los Angeles, California, US
Occupation Actress, impressionist
Years active 1976–present

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

Early life[edit]

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.[2][not in citation given]

Her first television appearance was as a contestant on the game show Card Sharks, where her name was listed as "Anne Johnson". She 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".[citation needed]

Career[edit]

Johnson played the role of 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 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 group The Marksmen Quartet. The song was produced by co-stars Randall Franks and Alan Autry.

Johnson 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 TV series JAG as Representative Bobbi Latham.

She has made guest appearances on other TV 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 TV reporter Janet King on I'm in the Band.

Celebrity impressions on In Living Color[edit]

Other activities[edit]

Johnson was elected First National Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild in 2005. In 2010, she was succeeded by Ned Vaughn. She ran for president of the actors' union in 2009 on the Membership First ticket, but she lost to eventual winner Ken Howard.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Johnson has been married to Martin Grey since 1996.[not verified in body]

Filmography[edit]

Film[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

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1971, 1974 Homicide Jenny Marshall / Deborah Price 2 episodes
1972–1976 Matlock Police Debbie / Jenny Martin / Linda Watson / Rebecca Grant 4 episodes
1973 Division 4 Susan Marshall Episode: "Three Mouths to Feed"
1984 High School U.S.A. Beth Franklin Unsold pilot
1984 Diff'rent Strokes Denise Episode: "Undercover Lover"
1984–1985 Double Trouble Aileen Lewis 3 episodes
1984–1985 Hill Street Blues Lynn Williams 4 episodes
1985–1988 What's Happening Now!! Nadine Hudson Thomas Main role (66 episodes)
1986 Hunter Isabel Teret / Nella Watkins Episode: "Saturday Night Special"
1988–1993 In the Heat of the Night Althea Tibbs Main role (109 episodes)
1989 Dream Date Donna Movie
1990 Lucky Chances Carrie Jones / Carolyn Dimes Miniseries
1990 Singer & Sons Felicity Patterson Episode: "Once Bitten"
1992 Larry Sanders Show, TheThe Larry Sanders Show Barbara Kirsch Episode: "The Guest Host"
1993–1994 In Living Color Various characters Main role (24 episodes)
1994 Living Single Sheila Kelly Episode: "What's Next?"
1994 Babylon 5 Mariah Cirrus Episode: "The Long Dark"
1995 Sirens Christine Episode: "Color Blind"
1995 Murder, She Wrote Priscilla Dauphin Episode: "Big Easy Murder"
1995–1996 Melrose Place Alycia Barnett 14 episodes
1996–1997 Spider-Man Angela / Mousie (voice) 3 episodes
1997 Asteroid Karen Dodd Movie
1997 Smart Guy Ms. Williams Pilot
1997–2002 JAG Rep. Bobbi Latham 18 episodes
1998 Any Day Now Aisha Bullock Episode: "Making Music with the Wrong Man"
1998 Pretender, TheThe Pretender Lt. Alison Fawkes Episode: "Once in a Blue Moon"
1999 Chicago Hope Mrs. Jamison Episode: "Vanishing Acts"
1999 It's Like, You Know... Cabil Episode: "Two Days in the Valley"
1999 Ally McBeal District Attorney Foster Episode: "Love's Illusions"
1999 Hope Island Dr. Karen Dunbar Episode: "You Can't Look at the Sea Without Wishing for Wings"
2000 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child Verena (voice) Episode: "The Frog Princess"
2000 Chicken Soup for the Soul Elaine Episode: "A Pearl of Great Value"
2000 For Your Love Dr. Brown Episode: "The Shrink Gets Shrunk"
2000 X-Files, TheThe X-Files Vicky Wells Episode: "Redrum"
2001 Strong Medicine Nurse Doreen Collins Episode: "Gray Matter"
2001 Parkers, TheThe Parkers Lady Egyptian Episode: "Nobody's Fool"
2001 District, TheThe District Renee Sawyer Episode: "Rage Against the Machine"
2002 Dharma & Greg Laura Episode: "The Mamas and the Papas: Part 1"
2002 Through the Fire Anne-Marie Movie
2003 System, TheThe System Ms. Kimberly Trotter 9 episodes
2003 District, TheThe District Rita Douglas Episode: "Criminally Insane"
2003 What I Like About You Olivia Episode: "Loose Lips"
2003 Division, TheThe Division Martha Episode: "Castaways"
2004 Rock Me, Baby Ms. Watson Episode: "I Love You, You Don't Love Me"
2003–2004 Girlfriends Sharon Upton Farley 7 episodes
2006 That's So Raven Donna Cabonna 7 episodes
2007 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ADA Jasmine Davis Episode: "Leaving Las Vegas"
2007 Bones Dr. Jasper Episode: "Death in the Saddle"
2007 NCIS Marine Col. Stacey Radcliffe Episode: "Requiem"
2007–2009 Tyler Perry's House of Payne Liz Shelton 3 episodes
2008 Boston Legal Vivian Stewart Episode: "Juiced"
2009 Uncorked Debra Miller Movie
2010 I'm in the Band Janet King Episode: "Slap Goes the Weasel"
2011 Fairly Legal Jennifer Episode: "The Two Richards"
2011 Leverage Darlene Wickett Episode: "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 Episode: "Blood Cancer Sex Carrots"
2015 Pretty Little Liars Claire Episode: "Bloody Hell"
2016 Childrens Hospital Dr. Parker Episode: "The Grid" (Parts 1 & 2)
2016 Grey's Anatomy Judge Episode: "Mama Tried"
2016 Castle Mrs. Kramer Episode: "Hell to Pay"
2016 Major Crimes Jane Wolfe Episode: "Present Tense"
2017 Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later Burkhart Web series

References[edit]

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

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