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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AMERICAN ACTRESS " BERN NADETTE STANIS " IS AN ACTRESS AND AUTHOR AND BEST KNOWN FOR HER ROLE IN THE SITCOM GOOD TIMES : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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Bern Nadette Stanis



BernNadette Stanis
BornBernadette Stanislaus
December 22, 1953 (age 61)
BrooklynNew York, U.S.
Other namesBernNadette Stanis
BernNadette
Bern
EducationJuilliard School
OccupationActressAuthor
Years active1974–present
Spouse(s)Kevin Fontana (m. 1981) (2 children)[1]
Website
http://thelmaofgoodtimes.com/
Bern Nadette Stanis (born Bernadette Stanislaus, December 22, 1953) is an American actress and author. She is best known for her role as Thelma Ann Evans-Anderson, the middle child and only daughter of Florida and James Evans Sr. on the CBS sitcomGood Times (1974–1979). She is the author of two books, Situations 101: Relationships, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, "Situations 101: FINANCES, The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" and a collection of her poetry For Men Only. Her latest appeararance was onTV One's show Life After.

Early life

Bernadette Stanislaus was born in BrooklynNew YorkNew York, to Eula and Gregory Stanislaus. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School.[2][3]

Career

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 Insurancecommercial. 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 prospective 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 a 30 minute PROGRAM Color TV to SHARE their memories and thoughts on Good Times.

Personal life

Stanis has been married to Kevin Fontana since 1981. They have two children, Dior Ravel and Brittany Rose.[4]

Filmography

Television

YearShowRoleNotes
1974–1979Good TimesThelma Evans Anderson133 episodes
1980The Love BoatJane ReevesEpisode: "Invisible Maniac/September Song/Peekaboo"
1985What's Happening Now!!MarcieEpisode: "Married or Not"
1987Bustin' LooseMs. FisherEpisode: "I Paint What I See"
1991The Cosby ShowCarolyn ThompsonEpisode: "Adventures in Babysitting"
1997The Good NewsAudreyEpisode: "The Baby on the Door Step"
The Wayans Bros.Thelma EvansEpisode: "Unspoken Token"
1999The Parent 'HoodL'TonyaEpisode: "Mommy Dearest"
2003Girlfriendsas Herself

Film

YearFilmRoleNotes
2000Hidden BlessingsJackson's Lawyer
2004Land of the Free?Psychiatrist
Still 'Bout ItAunt Tee Dee
2006The Engagement: My Phamily BBQ 2Mrs. Clark
2009CAUTION! Heartache AheadVera
The Adventures of UmbwekiUsahnisa
In the Midnight HoursCheryl
2010N-SecureDr. Heather