Daphne Maxwell Reid
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Daphne Maxwell Reid
Reid in 2012
Daphne Etta Maxwell
July 13, 1948
|Alma mater||Northwestern University|
Tim Reid (m. 1982)
Daphne Etta Maxwell-Reid (born July 13, 1948) is an American actress and comedian. She is best known for her role as the second Vivian Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1993 until 1996.
Reid was born in New York City, the daughter of Rosalee and Green Maxwell. She is a graduate of The Bronx High School of Science. She received a degree in interior design and architecture from Northwestern University, which she attended on a scholarship and where she became the first African-American woman to be named homecoming queen. While at Northwestern she began a modeling career, eventually signing with the Eileen Ford modeling agency. She was the first black woman to be on the cover of Glamour magazine.
She has appeared in numerous television programs. Her best-known role was replacing Janet Hubert-Whitten as Vivian Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1993 to 1996. She joined the show right after the fictional character Nicky Banks was born toward the end of Season 3, when Hubert-Whitten was released from her contract after a contract violation and multiple problems working with the show's star, Will Smith. She had a recurring role as JT's mother, Frances Hunter, on the UPN sitcom Eve, and then played Juanita Lawrence on the BET sitcom Let's Stay Together. Reid is also an accomplished photographer.
- Coach of the Year (1980; TV movie)
- Protocol (1984)
- Murder, She Wrote:The Body Politic (1988)
- American Red Cross Emergency Test (1990)
- You Must Remember This (1992; TV movie)
- Linc's (1998)
- Asunder (1999)
- Alley Cats Strike (2000; TV movie)
- The Duke (1979)
- A Man Called Sloane (1979)
- Hill Street Blues (1981–1986)
- WKRP in Cincinnati (1980–1982)
- Hardcastle and McCormick (1983)
- Simon & Simon (1983–1987)
- The A-Team (1983–1985)
- The Duck Factory (1984)
- Paper Dolls (1984)
- Matt Houston (1984)
- Cagney & Lacey (1985)
- Frank's Place (1987-1988)
- Murder, She Wrote (1988)
- ABC Afterschool Specials (1989)
- Snoops (1989)
- The Cosby Show (1992)
- The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1993-1996)
- Sister, Sister (1996)
- In the House (1998)
- Linc's (1999)
- Crossing Jordan (2004)
- Slavery and the Making of America (2005)
- Eve (2003–2006)
- Let's Stay Together (2011)
Music video appearance
With her husband, actor Tim Reid, she owned and operated New Millennium Studios in Petersburg, Virginia, until 2014. She also served on the board of visitors at Virginia State University, for 8 years. She was appointed, in July 2008. On July 31, 2010, she became an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, during their 50th national convention in New Orleans. She has one son, Chris Tubbs and two stepchildren, Timothy II (b. 1968) and Tori Reid (b. 1971); and has three grandchildren.
- "Daphne Maxwell Reid's Fresh Prints". Retrieved 9 April 2014.
- Editor (June 10, 1994). National Student Film Institute/L.A: The Sixteenth Annual Los Angeles Student Film Festival. The Directors Guild Theatre. pp. 10–11.
- Editor (June 7, 1991). Los Angeles Student Film Institute: 13th Annual Student Film Festival. The Directors Guild Theatre. p. 3.
- "The Whispers - It's A Love Thing Official Video". youtube.com. UnidiscMusic. Retrieved 2015-12-19.