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Ja'net DuBois


Ja'Net is a multi-talented and diverse performer. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY and began her career on Broadway. She has appeared in various plays, including "Golden Boy" with Sammy Davis Jr. and Louis Gossett Jr., and "A Raisin in the Sun". Ja'Net moved onto TV roles, receiving a Peabody Award for a 1969 CBS children's movie J.T. (1969). She then ... See full bio »
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 2011 G.I. Joe: Renegades (TV Series)
Grams Hinton
- Cousins (2011) ... Grams Hinton (voice)
 2000-2009 As Told by Ginger (TV Series)
Mrs. Patterson
- The Wedding Frame (2009) ... Mrs. Patterson (voice)
- Far from Home (2003) ... Mrs. Patterson
- Never Can Say Goodbye (2002) ... Mrs. Patterson (voice)
- The Even Steven Holiday Special (2001) ... Mrs. Patterson
- Hello Stranger (2000) ... Mrs. Patterson (voice)
 1999-2008 The PJs (TV Series)
Mrs. Avery
- Red Man's Burden (2008) ... Mrs. Avery (voice)
- Clip Show (2001) ... Mrs. Avery (voice)
- A Race to His Credit (2001) ... Mrs. Avery (voice)
- Let's Get Ready to Rumba (2001) ... Mrs. Avery (voice)
- Survival: In Tha Hood (2001) ... Mrs. Avery (voice)
 2007 Random! Cartoons (TV Series)
Mom
- SamSquatch (2007) ... Mom (voice)
 2003 One on One (TV Series)
Queen Esther
- Meet the Parents (2003) ... Queen Esther
 2003 Boomtown (TV Series)
Denise Smith
- Fearless (2003) ... Denise Smith
 2000 Waterproof
Viola Battle
 2000 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series)
Dottie
- Bully on the Bus (2000) ... Dottie
 2000 The Steve Harvey Show (TV Series)
Delores
- Going, Going, Gone (2000) ... Delores
 1999 Hard Time: Hostage Hotel (TV Movie)
Lefty, Logan's Assistant
 1999 Clueless (TV Series)
Aunt Liddy
- A Test of Character (1999) ... Aunt Liddy
 1998 Hard Time (TV Movie)
Lefty (as Ja'net Du Bois)
 1998 Best Friends for Life (TV Movie)
Katie Pegues
 1996-1997 The Wayans Bros. (TV Series)
Grandma Ellington / Grandma / Willona
- Unspoken Token (1997) ... Grandma / Willona
- Stand Up Guy (1997) ... Grandma
- Marlon Goes on the Road (1997) ... Grandma
- The Black Widower (1997) ... Grandma
- Life Without Marlon (1997) ... Grandma Ellington
 1997 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Esther Hamilton
- Smokescreen (1997) ... Esther Hamilton
 1997 Moesha (TV Series)
Mrs. Helen Moss
- Mentor (1997) ... Mrs. Helen Moss
 1996 Don't Look Back (TV Movie)
Mrs. Lawson
 1996 Sophie & the Moonhanger (TV Movie)
Agnes
 1995 Magic Island (Video)
Lucretia
 1995 ER (TV Series)
Macy Chamberlain
- A Miracle Happens Here (1995) ... Macy Chamberlain (as Ja'Net Du Bois)
 1991-1995 Home Improvement (TV Series)
Carol / Judith Potter
- Her Cheatin' Mind (1995) ... Carol
- Reach Out and Teach Someone (1991) ... Judith Potter
 1994 Sister, Sister (TV Series)
Mother O'Dantelle / Mom O'Danielle
- Wedding Bells & Box Boys (1994) ... Mother O'Dantelle
- Out Alone (1994) ... Mom O'Danielle
 1994 Hangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series)
Dorothy Cooper
- Hangin with Mrs. Cooper (1994) ... Dorothy Cooper
 1993 Other Women's Children (TV Movie)
Roberta (as Ja'Net Du Bois)
 1993 Harlan & Merleen (TV Movie)
Maxine
 1992-1993 The Golden Palace (TV Series)
Louise Wilson
- A New Leash on Life (1993) ... Louise Wilson
- Marriage on the Rocks with a Twist (1992) ... Louise Wilson
 1992 Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series)
Arlene
- Baby Makes Five (1992) ... Arlene
 1991 Dream On (TV Series)
June
- Toby or Not Toby (1991) ... June
 1991 True Colors (TV Series)
May Freeman
- Favorite Son (1991) ... May Freeman
 1991 A Different World (TV Series)
Brenda Hanes
- Love, Hillman-Style (1991) ... Brenda Hanes
 1990 Hammer, Slammer, & Slade (TV Movie)
Joanne Wilson
 1990 Doctor Doctor (TV Series)
Ella Wilkes
 1990 New Attitude (TV Series)
Irma
- Pilot (1990) ... Irma
 1989 Nearly Departed (TV Series)
Clerk
- Grant Meets Grandpa (1989) ... Clerk
 1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka
Ma Bell
 1988 Houston Knights (TV Series)
- Bad Paper (1988)
 1987 Kids Like These (TV Movie)
Mrs. Page (as Ja'net Dubois)
 1986 Stranded (TV Movie)
Bettina
 1985 Crazy Like a Fox (TV Series)
 1984 Spencer (TV Series)
- Pilot (1984)
 1983 The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour (TV Movie)
Mrs. Gorman
 1981 The Sophisticated Gents (TV Movie)
Onetha Wiggins
 1981 The Facts of Life (TV Series)
Ethel, Tootie's Grandmother
- Brian and Sylvia (1981) ... Ethel, Tootie's Grandmother
 1981 Hellinger's Law (TV Movie)
Dottie Singer
 1980 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Evelyn Hopkins
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Sally Harvey
- Episode #1.1 (1979) ... Sally Harvey
 1977 A Piece of the Action
Nellie Bond
 1975 Caribe (TV Series)
Melinda Jameson
- Flowers of Death (1975) ... Melinda Jameson
 1974 Kojak (TV Series)
Paula Thomas
- Loser Takes All (1974) ... Paula Thomas (as Ja'net Du Bois)
 1973 The Blue Knight (TV Movie)
Celia Louise
 1973 Shaft (TV Series)
Diana Richie
- The Killing (1973) ... Diana Richie
 1973 Five on the Black Hand Side
Stormy Monday
 1973 The Resolution of Mossie Wax (TV Movie)
Francelia (as Jeanette Dubois)
 1972 Sanford and Son (TV Series)
Juanita
 1969 J.T. (TV Movie)
Rodeen Gamble
 1966 A Man Called Adam
Martha (as Jeanette DuBois)
 1951 Love of Life (TV Series)
Loretta Allen (1970-1972)
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Other Works:

Sang the theme song "Movin' On Up" on the TV series The Jeffersons (1975). See more »

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Alternate Names:

Ja'Net Du Bois | Ja'net Du Bois | Jeanette DuBois | Ja'net Dubois | Jeanette Dubois | Ja'net du Bois

Height:

5' 5½" (1.66 m)
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Wrote and sang the theme song to the Jeffersons before she ever knew what the show was about See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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