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Janet Hubert

Janet Louise Hubert was born in Chicago, IL. She is best known for playing the sassy, witty, outgoing, protective mom on the hit TV sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990). Janet Hubert spent most of her childhood growing up in Momence, IL. That changed when she won a scholarship to Julliard School in New York City. After Juilliard, Janet studied all forms of dance and studied with some of the best teachers including Alvin Ailey and David Howard. She debuted on Broadway in "The First". She went on to do shows such as "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and "Dancin'", and was a member of the original Broadway cast of "CATS", where she created the role of Tantomile, and was the understudy for Betty Buckley, singing the title role, in New York City. However, her most memorable role came in 1990 when she made her TV debut in "Fresh Prince". She has since guest-starred on numerous shows, including Gilmore Girls (2000), Friends (1994), The Bernie Mac Show (2001) and Tales from the Crypt (1989). She has also appeared on the Tyler Perry hit House of Payne (2006). Janet has been battling osteoporosis and has recently became an ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Janet will forever be known as a versatile actress, dancer and singer. She was, to many, a woman who stood her ground, much like that of her character on "Fresh Prince"--the strong-willed yet elegant, original, one and only Vivian Banks.


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Born:
Jan 13, 1956 In Chicago, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
21
First Appeared:
In the series Hunter 1984-09-18
Latest Project:
Movie Not Another Black Movie 2016-11-26
Known For
Poster of Not Another Black Movie
Poster of No Letting Go
Poster of Christmas at Water's Edge
Poster of A Man Called Hawk
Filmography
Movie Not Another Black Movie Aunt Gloria 2016-11-26
Movie No Letting Go Dr. Stacey Slater 2016-03-18
Movie Christmas at Water's Edge Mrs. Turner 2004-12-04
Movie 30 Years to Life Joy's Mom 2003-09-04
Series The Bernie Mac Show Unknown 2001-11-14
Series The Job Unknown 2001-03-14
Series Gilmore Girls Unknown 2000-10-05
Series Lawless 1997-03-22
Series The Faculty Unknown 1996-03-13
Series Goode Behavior Unknown 1996-08-26
Series The Jamie Foxx Show Unknown 1996-08-28
Series The Pretender Unknown 1996-09-19
Series Friends Ms. McKenna 1994-09-22
Series Dave's World Unknown 1993-09-20
Series Reasonable Doubts Unknown 1991-09-26
Series The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Vivian Banks 1990-09-10
Series Tales from the Crypt Psyche 1989-06-10
Series Coach Unknown 1989-02-28
Series A Man Called Hawk Unknown 1989-01-28
Series 21 Jump Street Councilwoman Travers 1987-04-12
Series Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18