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 55)
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 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.[2]

Johnson has been married to Martin Grey since 1996.


Johnson was born in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Acting and Theater.[3] 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.

Celebrity Impressions on In Living Color[edit]



Year Title Role Notes
1972-1976 Matlock Police Rebecca Grant / Linda Watson / Jenny Martin / Debbie appeared in 4 episodes during 1972-1976 series
1973 Division 4 Susan Marshall "Three Mouths to Feed "
1974 Homicide Deborah Price "Penelope"
1976 Solo One Bonnie Pickett "My Bonnie"
1983 High School U.S.A. Beth Franklin
1984 Diff'rent Strokes Denise "Undercover Lover"
1984 His Mistress TV Movie
1984-1985 Double Trouble Aileen Lewis
1984-1985 Hill Street Blues Lynn Williams
1985-1988 What's Happening Now!! Nadine Hudson Thomas
1986 Hunter Isabel Teret / Nella Watkins "Saturday Night Special"
1988-1993 In the Heat of the Night Althea Tibbs
1992 The Larry Sanders Show Barbara Kirsh
1994 Babylon 5 Mariah Cirrus
1994 Spider-Man Mouise (voice)
1995-1996 Melrose Place Alycia Barnett
1997 Asteroid Karen Dodd
1997 Smart Guy Ms. Williams
2000 The X-Files Vicky Wells "Redrum"
2001 Pursuit of Happiness Devin Quinn
2001 The Parkers Lady Egyptian
1997-2002 JAG Congresswoman Bobbie Latham recurring role
2002 Through the Fire
2003 Girlfriends Sharon Upton Farley recurring role
2006 Hannah Montana Coach
2006 That's So Raven Donna Cabonna recurring role
2006 That's So Suite Life of Hannah Montana Donna Cabonna
2007 Bones
2007 Tyler Perry's House of Payne Liz Shelton recurring role
2007 NCIS Marine Col. Stacey Radcliffe Requiem
2009 The Secret Life of the American Teenager
2010 I'm in the Band
2011 Leverage Darlene Wickett
2012 Days of Our Lives Dr. Patel
2014 Murder in the First Emily English
2014 Chasing Life Arianna
2014 See Dad Run Principal Harris
2015 Pretty Little Liars Claire
2016 Childrens Hospital Dr. Parker



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

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