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Telma Hopkins


Telma Hopkins was born on October 28, 1948 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA as Telma Louise Hopkins. She is an actress, known for The Love Guru (2008), Half & Half (2002) and Family Matters (1989). She was previously married to Donald B. Alen. See full bio »

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Known For

The Love Guru
The Love Guru Lillian Roanoke
(2008)
Half & Half
Half & Half Phyllis Thorne
(2002-2006)
Family Matters
Family Matters Rachel Crawford
(1989-1997)
Trancers II
Trancers II Cmdr. Raines
(1991)

Filmography

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 2016 2 Broke Girls (TV Series)
Pilar
- And the Rom-Commie (2016) ... Pilar
 2015 Welcome to the Family (TV Movie)
Deborah
 2015 K.C. Undercover (TV Series)
Miss Holley
- Debutante Baller (2015) ... Miss Holley
 2015/I Mysterious Ways
Irma (as Telma Louise Hopkins)
 2012-2014 Lab Rats (TV Series)
Grandma Rose
- Merry Glitchmas (2014) ... Grandma Rose
- Prank You Very Much (2013) ... Grandma Rose
- Exoskeleton vs. Grandma (2012) ... Grandma Rose
 2014 Partners (TV Series)
Ruth Jackson
- Doug Day Afternoon (2014) ... Ruth Jackson
- How to Get a Head in Advertising (2014) ... Ruth Jackson
- The Law School Reunion (2014) ... Ruth Jackson
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Butt-Ugly (2014) ... Ruth Jackson
- Paralegal Activity (2014) ... Ruth Jackson
 2013 Getting On (TV Series)
Beverly Raymes
- Born on the Fourth of July (2013) ... Beverly Raymes
 2013 Trancers: City of Lost Angels (Short)
Raines
 2012 JD Lawrence's the Clean Up Woman (TV Movie)
Gale
 2010-2012 Are We There Yet? (TV Series)
Marilyn Persons
- The Good Day Seattle (2012) ... Marilyn Persons
- The Wrong Way Episode (2012) ... Marilyn Persons
- Black Friday (2012) ... Marilyn Persons
- The Thanksgiving Episode (2012) ... Marilyn Persons
- The Sex Symbol (2012) ... Marilyn Persons
 2010 The Clean Up Woman
Gale
 2008 The Love Guru
Lillian Roanoke
 2008 Psych (TV Series)
Phylis Gaffney
- There's Something About Mira (2008) ... Phylis Gaffney
 2002-2006 Half & Half (TV Series)
Phyllis Thorne
- The Big Who You Gonna Call Episode (2006) ... Phyllis Thorne
- The Big Hide & Sneak Episode (2006) ... Phyllis Thorne
- The Big Mother's What?! Episode (2006) ... Phyllis Thorne
- The Big Nervous Breakup Episode (2006) ... Phyllis Thorne
- The Big 'What Have We Done?' Episode (2006) ... Phyllis Thorne
 2000-2001 Any Day Now (TV Series)
Judge Wilma Evers
- Peace of Mind (2001) ... Judge Wilma Evers
- Children Are the Most Important Thing (2001) ... Judge Wilma Evers
- It's a Good Thing I'm Not Black (2000) ... Judge Wilma Evers
- Nope (2000) ... Judge Wilma Evers
 2001/II Rain (Short)
 1999-2001 The Hughleys (TV Series)
Paulette Williams
- Mother's Day (2001) ... Paulette Williams
- Oh Thank Heaven for Seven-Eleven (2000) ... Paulette Williams
- Body Double (2000) ... Paulette Williams
- I Do, I Do, Again: Part 2 (1999) ... Paulette Williams
- I Do, I Do, Again: Part 1 (1999) ... Paulette Williams
 2001 For Your Love (TV Series)
Miss Hope
- The Next Best Thing (2001) ... Miss Hope
 2001 Down to Earth
Woman in Audience (uncredited)
 2000 Suddenly Susan (TV Series)
Denise
- The Reversal (2000) ... Denise
 2000 Static Shock (TV Series)
Mrs. Barnett
- The Breed (2000) ... Mrs. Barnett (voice)
 2000 Good vs Evil (TV Series)
Judge Parks
- Portrait of Evil (2000) ... Judge Parks
 2000 Histeria! (TV Series)
Rosa Parks
- Heroes of Truth and Justice (2000) ... Rosa Parks (voice, as Telma Howard)
 1999 Batman Beyond (TV Series)
Max's Mom
- Hooked Up (1999) ... Max's Mom (voice)
 1999 The Wood
Slim's Mother
 1998 ER (TV Series)
Carlene
- Think Warm Thoughts (1998) ... Carlene
 1989-1997 Family Matters (TV Series)
Rachel Crawford
- Deck the Malls (1997) ... Rachel Crawford
- We're Going to Disney World: Part 2 (1995) ... Rachel Crawford
- We're Going to Disney World: Part 1 (1995) ... Rachel Crawford
- Miracle on Elm Street (1994) ... Rachel Crawford
- Paradise Bluff (1994) ... Rachel Crawford
 1997 The Nanny (TV Series)
Lila Baker
- Fran's Roots (1997) ... Lila Baker
 1996 Spider-Man (TV Series)
Mrs. Farrell
- Sins of the Fathers Chapter 5: The Rocket Racer (1996) ... Mrs. Farrell (voice)
 1995 Women of the House (TV Series)
Officer Rhoda
- The Conjugal Cottage (1995) ... Officer Rhoda
 1994 Count on Me (TV Movie)
Beverly English
 1993-1994 Getting By (TV Series)
Dolores Dixon
- My Brilliant Career (1994) ... Dolores Dixon
- Just Say No (1994) ... Dolores Dixon
- Teacher's Pest (1994) ... Dolores Dixon
- Three Days of the Condo (1994) ... Dolores Dixon
- The Rich Guy (1994) ... Dolores Dixon
 1992 Trancers III (Video)
Cmdr. Raines
 1991 Trancers II
Cmdr. Raines
 1990 How to Murder a Millionaire (TV Movie)
Teresa
 1990 Vital Signs
Dr. Kennan
 1990 ABC TGIF (TV Series)
Rachel
 1989 It's Garry Shandling's Show. (TV Series)
Dawn
- Save Mr. Peck's: Part 2 (1989) ... Dawn
 1988 Pulse Pounders
Raines (Trancers sequence)
 1988 Amen (TV Series)
Charlotte Holloway
- Wedding Bell Blues (1988) ... Charlotte Holloway
 1988 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Edda
- Rock 'n' Roll Mom (1988) ... Edda
 1983-1987 Gimme a Break! (TV Series)
Addy Wilson
- Mama's Date (1987) ... Addy Wilson
- Someday My Prince... (1987) ... Addy Wilson
- Parents' Week: Part 1 (1987) ... Addy Wilson
- Joey, the Gigolo (1987) ... Addy Wilson
- Joey's Hero (1987) ... Addy Wilson
 1984 Trancers
Engineer Raines
 1984 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Doris Wilson
- Bojangles and the Dancer/Deuces Are Wild (1984) ... Doris Wilson
 1982-1983 The New Odd Couple (TV Series)
Frances
- Oscar Dates Felix's Frances (1983) ... Frances
- Frances Moves In (1982) ... Frances
 1982 The Kid with the Broken Halo (TV Movie)
Gail Desautel
 1980-1982 Bosom Buddies (TV Series)
Isabelle Hammond
- Not the Last Picture Show (1982) ... Isabelle Hammond
- Not with My Sister, You Pig (1982) ... Isabelle Hammond
- Who's on Thirst? (1982) ... Isabelle Hammond
- The Way Kip and Henry Were (1982) ... Isabelle Hammond
- Hildy's Dirt Nap (1982) ... Isabelle Hammond
 1979 A New Kind of Family (TV Series)
Jess Ashton
- Fair Weather Friend (1979) ... Jess Ashton
- Is There a Gun in the House? (1979) ... Jess Ashton
- Thank You for a Lovely Evening (1979) ... Jess Ashton
 1979 Marie (TV Movie)
K.C. Jones
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-Series)
Daisy
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... Daisy (as Thelma Hopkins)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Sang background vocals on the Isaac Hayes song "Shaft" (she is the woman who shouts "Shut your mouth!"). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Dawn | Telma L. Hopkins | Telma Louise Hopkins | Thelma Hopkins | Telma Howard

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Trivia:

Before joining Tony Orlando & Dawn, she was a top background singer in the Detroit area, singing background vocals on records for such artists as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, Isaac Hayes, Dionne Warwick and The Four Tops. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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