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Arnetia Walker

Arnetia began her career shortly after entering high school. Only 16 years old she landed a part on Broadway in "The Sign In Sidney Brustein's Window", starring Hal Linden. A few years after graduation she assumed her best known stage role in Michael Bennett's hit musical, "Dreamgirls". Arnetia holds the distinction of being the only actress ... See full bio »
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The Wizard of Speed and Time
The Wizard of Speed and Time Tina Dreem / Running Girl
For Love of the Game
For Love of the Game Airport Bartender
Nurses Nurse Annie Roland
Love Crimes
Love Crimes Maria Johnson


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 2017 Dynasty (TV Series)
Luella Culhane
- A Taste of Your Own Medicine (2017) ... Luella Culhane
 2008 College Road Trip
Grandma Porter
 2004 The Big House (TV Series)
Tina / Tina Cleveland
- The Anniversary Party (2004) ... Tina Cleveland
- A Friend in Need (2004) ... Tina
- Almost Touched by an Angel (2004) ... Tina
- Hart Transplant (2004) ... Tina
 2002 Everybody Loves Raymond (TV Series)
Friendly Mom
- Cookies (2002) ... Friendly Mom
 2001 Kate Brasher (TV Series)
Iris Rosemont
- Tracy (2001) ... Iris Rosemont
 2001 Some of My Best Friends (TV Series)
Champagne Jones
- Scenes from an Italian Party ... Champagne Jones
 1999-2000 Popular (TV Series)
Ms. Ross
- What Makes Sammy Run (2000) ... Ms. Ross
- All About Adam (2000) ... Ms. Ross
- Hope in a Jar (2000) ... Ms. Ross
- The Trial of Emory Dick (2000) ... Ms. Ross
 2000 The Wonderful World of Disney (TV Series)
- Geppetto (2000) ... Featured
 2000 Judging Amy (TV Series)
Laura Evans
- Human Touch (2000) ... Laura Evans
 2000 City of Angels (TV Series)
Etta Southerby
- Cry Me a Liver (2000) ... Etta Southerby
 2000 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
- A Perfect Game (2000) ... Sweeney
 1999 For Love of the Game
Airport Bartender
 1999 Balloon Farm (TV Movie)
 1998 The Steve Harvey Show (TV Series)
Judge Maxine Sharp
- And Injustice for All (1998) ... Judge Maxine Sharp
 1998 Just Shoot Me! (TV Series)
- Rescue Me (1998) ... Tisha
 1997-1998 Malcolm & Eddie (TV Series)
Sheila Sherman
- Mixed Nuts (1998) ... Sheila Sherman
- The Courtship of Eddie's Mother (1997) ... Sheila Sherman
 1996-1997 Living Single (TV Series)
Mrs. Taylor
- Oh, Solo Mio (1997) ... Mrs. Taylor
- Multiple Choice (1996) ... Mrs. Taylor
 1996 The Cherokee Kid (TV Movie)
 1996 NYPD Blue (TV Series)
Thelma Morris
- Ted and Carey's Bogus Adventure (1996) ... Thelma Morris
 1996 Mad About You (TV Series)
Jamie's Co-Worker
- The Grant (1996) ... Jamie's Co-Worker
 1996 Buddies (TV Series)
Sister Harris
- There Goes the Groom ... Sister Harris
 1995 Renegade (TV Series)
- An Uncle in the Business (1995) ... Carla
 1995 Bless This House (TV Series)
- Pilot (1995) ... Judy
 1995 The Cosby Mysteries (TV Series)
Clea Duprey
- The Medium Is the Message (1995) ... Clea Duprey (as Arnetia Walker-Francis)
 1995 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (TV Series)
- The Wedding Show (Psyche!) (1995) ... Samantha (as Arnetia Walker-Francis)
 1995 Love & War (TV Series)
- At the Pantheon: Part 2 (1995) ... Grace
 1994 The 5 Mrs. Buchanans (TV Series)
Shelly Austin
- Alex, Then and N.O.W. (1994) ... Shelly Austin
 1991-1994 Nurses (TV Series)
Nurse Annie Roland
- All the Pretty Caseys (1994) ... Nurse Annie Roland
- The Big Jack Attack (1994) ... Nurse Annie Roland
- The One After the Earthquake (1994) ... Nurse Annie Roland
- Silent Partner (1994) ... Nurse Annie Roland
- Nothin' Says Lovin (1994) ... Nurse Annie Roland
 1993 Triumph Over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story (TV Movie)
Paulette Rickles
 1992 Love Crimes
Maria Johnson
 1991 Cast a Deadly Spell (TV Movie)
Hypolite Kropotkin
 1991 The Whereabouts of Jenny (TV Movie)
 1990 New Attitude (TV Series)
- Not Your Average Date (1990) ... Abigail
 1990 Singer & Sons (TV Series)
Claudia James
- Our's Not to Reason Why Shmy (1990) ... Claudia James
- Once Bitten (1990) ... Claudia James
- The Boxer Rebellion (1990) ... Claudia James
- Two Sons for Singer (1990) ... Claudia James
 1990 Max Monroe (TV Series)
Loretta Ivers
- Flashback, Pt. 2 (1990) ... Loretta Ivers
 1990 227 (TV Series)
- Play Christy for Me (1990) ... Christy
 1989 Midnight Caller (TV Series)
Ruthie Hoover
- Take Back the Streets (1989) ... Ruthie Hoover
 1989 Amen (TV Series)
Maxine Varnay
- I Can't Help Loving That Man of Mine (1989) ... Maxine Varnay
 1989 Quantum Leap (TV Series)
- Disco Inferno - April 1, 1976 (1989) ... Traci
 1988 Heart and Soul (TV Movie)
Dawnelle Washington
 1988 The Wizard of Speed and Time
Tina Dreem / Running Girl
 1985 Handsome Harry's (TV Movie)
 1978 The Wiz (Video)
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Show Show Self (4 credits)

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Other Works:

Dreamgirls (1987). Musical (revival). Book by Tom Eyen. Lyrics by Tom Eyen; Music by Henry Krieger. Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler. Musical Director: Marc Falcone. Vocal arrangements by Cleavant Derricks. Choreographed by Michael Bennett. Directed by Michael Bennett. Ambassador Theatre: 28 Jun 1987- 29 Nov 1987 (177 ... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Arnetia Walker-Francis

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Personal Quote:

It's funny, When I came to L.A. after the success of "Dreamgirls, " everyone asked, 'we know she can sing, but can she act?' So, I had to show them I could act. Now they all say, 'yes she can act, but can she sing?'


Mother died when she was an infant. See more »



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