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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... See full bio »
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The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V Aunt Denise
Tales from the Crypt
New Eden
New Eden Ashtarte


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 2016-2017 If Loving You Is Wrong (TV Series)
- Don't Lose Your Deposit (2017) ... Diane
- The Party Just Arrived (2017) ... Diane
- The Mailman (2017) ... Diane
- The Missing Person (2017) ... Diane
- Boiling Point (2016) ... Diane
 2016 Not Another Black Movie
Aunt Gloria
 2016 Ward of the State (TV Movie)
Diana Ward
 2015 No Letting Go
Dr. Stacey Slater
 2015 Life Twirls On (TV Series)
Aunt Lorraine
 2013 Grand Theft Auto V (Video Game)
Aunt Denise (voice)
 2013/I Mom
Judy Curtains
 2011 House of Payne (TV Series)
- A Mother's Payne (2011) ... Evelyn
 2005-2010 One Life to Live (TV Series)
Lisa Williamson
- Episode #1.10739 (2010) ... Lisa Williamson
- Episode #1.10738 (2010) ... Lisa Williamson
- Episode #1.10735 (2010) ... Lisa Williamson
- Episode #1.10734 (2010) ... Lisa Williamson
- Episode #1.10733 (2010) ... Lisa Williamson
 2004 Neurotica
The Neighbor (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
 2004 Christmas at Water's Edge (TV Movie)
Mrs. Turner
 2004 Proud
Larry's Mother (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
 2003-2004 The Bernie Mac Show (TV Series)
- Make Room for Caddy (2004) ... Leora
- Meet the Grandparents (2003) ... Leora
 2002 Friends (TV Series)
Ms. McKenna
- The One Where Emma Cries (2002) ... Ms. McKenna (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
 2002 Gilmore Girls (TV Series)
Gisele Gerard
- Back in the Saddle Again (2002) ... Gisele Gerard
 2001-2002 The Job (TV Series)
Adina Phillips
- Barbecue (2002) ... Adina Phillips
- Gina (2002) ... Adina Phillips
- Massage (2001) ... Adina Phillips
- Elizabeth (2001) ... Adina Phillips
 2001 30 Years to Life
Joy's Mom
 1999 All My Children (TV Series)
Alice Dawson
- Episode dated 20 May 1999 (1999) ... Alice Dawson
 1999 California Myth
Lysistrata (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
 1998 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Hiruut Kebede
- Weaver of Hate (1998) ... Hiruut Kebede
 1997 Lawless (TV Series)
Esther Hayes
- Pilot (1997) ... Esther Hayes
 1997 Goode Behavior (TV Series)
Dr. Pamela Fordham
- Goode Lovin' (1997) ... Dr. Pamela Fordham
 1997 The Jamie Foxx Show (TV Series)
Edwina Dubois
- Act Like You Love Me (1997) ... Edwina Dubois
 1996 The Pretender (TV Series)
Madam Director
- The Paper Clock (1996) ... Madam Director
 1996 The Faculty (TV Series)
Annette Freeman
- Somewhere There's Music (1996) ... Annette Freeman (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
 1995 White Man's Burden
Dinner Guest (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
 1995 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Elaine Baham
- What About Your Friends (1995) ... Elaine Baham (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
 1994 New Eden (TV Movie)
Ashtarte (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
 1994 Coach (TV Series)
Karen Williams
- Blue Chip Blues (1994) ... Karen Williams
 1994 Dave's World (TV Series)
- Shel in Love (1994) ... Elise (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
 1990-1993 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
Vivian Banks
- Six Degrees of Graduation (1993) ... Vivian Banks (as Janet Hubert-Whitten, credit only)
- The Way We Were (1993) ... Vivian Banks (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
- Ain't No Business Like Show Business (1993) ... Vivian Banks (as Janet Hubert-Whitten, credit only)
- You Bet Your Life (1993) ... Vivian Banks (as Janet Hubert-Whitten, credit only)
- The Baby Comes Out (1993) ... Vivian Banks (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
 1992-1993 Reasonable Doubts (TV Series)
Judge Mary Sims
- Legacy (1993) ... Judge Mary Sims (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
- Brother's Keeper (1992) ... Judge Mary Sims (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
 1990 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
- 'Til Death (1990) ... Psyche
 1989 A Man Called Hawk (TV Series)
- Poison (1989) ... Serita
 1989 Hooperman (TV Series)
Loretta Todd
- Look Homeward, Dirtbag (1989) ... Loretta Todd
 1988 21 Jump Street (TV Series)
Councilwoman Travers
- Fun with Animals (1988) ... Councilwoman Travers
 1988 Hunter (TV Series)
Vanessa Riley
- The Fourth Man (1988) ... Vanessa Riley
 1986 Agent on Ice
Lola (as Janet Hubert-Whitten)
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Self-published an autobiography titled "Perfection is Not a Sitcom Mom" in 2009. The book details life before The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990), with juicy details of life on the set of one one of the most beloved sitcoms from the 1990s, such as her much written and talked about departures, orchestrated by Will Smith according to Hubert and now validated in the biography series Life After (2009). See more »

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