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 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.

Johnson has been married to Martin Grey since 1996.

Celebrity Impressions on In Living Color[edit]



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

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