Bern Nadette Stanis
|Bern Nadette Stanis|
December 22, 1953
Brownsville–Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Other names||BernNadette Stanis
|Education||Erasmus Hall High School
|Known for||Thelma Evans – Good Times|
|Spouse(s)||Thomas Fauntleroy (m. 1974–76)
Kevin Fontana (m. 1981) (2 children)
Bern Nadette Stanis (born Bernadette Stanislaus; December 22, 1953) is an American actress and author. Stanis is best known for her role as Thelma Ann Evans–Anderson,the only daughter of Florida and James Evans, Sr. on the CBS sitcom Good Times (1974–1979). She is the author of four books, Situations 101: Relationships, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, For Men Only, Situations 101: Finances and The Last Night. Her latest appeararance was on TV One's show Life After.
Bernadette Stanislaus was born and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York City, New York, to Eula and Gregory Stanislaus. Stanis is a graduate of Erasmus Hall High School  and the Juilliard School.
Stanis played the role of Thelma Evans on Good Times from 1974 to 1979. After Good Times ended, she made appearances on several television shows, including The Cosby Show and What's Happening Now!!. She and former co-star Jimmie Walker lent their voices to a radio spot for AT&T. Stanis was most recently seen in a Nationwide Insurance commercial. Stanis has been featured in several promotions for the TV One network. She appeared in a "Thelma" promotion that aired on September 19, 2009 alongside actress Anna Maria Horsford in the "Battle of the Thelmas" that specifically aired their weddings from their respective TV series (Horsford portrayed "Thelma Frye" in the TV series Amen). During the "Way Black Then" promotions in February 2010 (in honor of Black History Month), both she and Walker appeared on the 30-minute program Color TV to share their memories and thoughts on Good Times.
Stanis was married to Thomas Fauntleroy from June 1974 until 1976, and has been married to Kevin Fontana since 1981. They have two children, Dior Ravel and Brittany Rose Fontana.
|1974–1979||Good Times||Thelma Ann Evans–Anderson||133 episodes|
|1980||The Love Boat||Jane Reeves||Episode: "Invisible Maniac/September Song/Peekaboo"|
|1985||What's Happening Now!!||Marcie||Episode: "Married or Not"|
|1987||Bustin' Loose||Ms. Fisher||Episode: "I Paint What I See"|
|1991||The Cosby Show||Carolyn Thompson||Episode: "Adventures in Babysitting"|
|1997||The Good News||Audrey||Episode: "The Baby on the Door Step"|
|The Wayans Bros.||Thelma Evans||Episode: "Unspoken Token"|
|1999||The Parent 'Hood||L'Tonya||Episode: "Mommy Dearest"|
|2000||Hidden Blessings||Jackson's Lawyer|
|2004||Land of the Free?||Psychiatrist|
|Still 'Bout It||Aunt Tee Dee|
|2006||The Engagement: My Phamily BBQ 2||Mrs. Clark|
|2009||CAUTION! Heartache Ahead||Vera|
|The Adventures of Umbweki||Usahnisa|
|In the Midnight Hours||Cheryl|
|2015||36 Hour Layover||Nina's Mother|
- Bernadette Stanis helps alzheimers patients remember Good Times
- Famous Hookups: Bernadette Stanis
- Did Fame Wreck Marriage of TV's Good Times Star ? – Bernadette Stanis (Jet Magazine, July 20, 1978)
- Biography at TVGuide.com
- Say hello to the real ‘Thelma’ - Bern Nadette Stanis
- Witbeck, Charles (May 30, 1975). "'Good Times' Teen No Longer Hiding". Boca Raton News. KFS.
- Markoutsas, Elaine (January 5, 1976). "Thelma Of 'Good Times' Moving Ahead". Toledo Blade. (originally published in Chicago Tribune, 28 December 1975)
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