The life of a young black woman, her work, her family, and the popular talk show which she hosts.


Mara Brock Akil
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Series cast summary:
Gabrielle Union ...  Mary Jane Paul 52 episodes, 2013-2019
Lisa Vidal ...  Kara / ... 51 episodes, 2013-2019
Raven Goodwin ...  Niecy 34 episodes, 2013-2019
Margaret Avery ...  Helen Patterson 34 episodes, 2013-2019
Richard Brooks ...  Patrick Patterson 34 episodes, 2013-2019
Richard Roundtree ...  Paul Patterson, Sr. 33 episodes, 2013-2019
B.J. Britt ...  Paul Patterson, Jr. 24 episodes, 2013-2019


The life of a young black woman, her work, her family, and the popular talk show which she hosts.

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beautifully flawed



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When the network informed the actors that the 20-episode season 4 was going to be shot in a row, Gabrielle Union sued BET because her contract stipulates that she won't film more than 13 episodes in a row without a proper break. Two months after the law suit, an agreement was reached between the parties. See more »


Referenced in I Be Geniusen Stuff: Being Mary Jane S4.5 (2018) See more »

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I loved the show! Something refreshing!!
12 July 2013 | by TeyanwilsonSee all my reviews

I loved the show!! I thought it depicted Black women family life and work life and sex life very well. Yes we try to keep everything together thats what makes Mary Jane so normal. And the above comments about no good black men being depicted. I saw her father as a loving, caring husband who instead of seeing his wife suffer by a disease he would rather her be in peace. If you have ever truly loved someone you understood his point and that is why Mary Jane is searching for love like that. Now the next good depiction of black men was the gay bi racial couple Mary Jane best friend and co anchor. He was successful and obviously happy and living his life. This show showed to me what is and can be attained. She may have sacrificed love and kids but she has everything else together. I mean as the show goes on you will see her evolve and add the other things she craved and wanted. Every woman has had a vulnerable side and done foolish things no one to judge but to put that and show it on display shows that yes we have flaws but its a working progress. This show shows every aspect of black woman from vulnerability, to strong. You cant find that on TV anywhere now . A black woman showed in a positive light without fighting and cursing. This show was brilliant and Gabrielle Union was made to be Mary Jane. Mara Brock Akil has brought back something that was missed since Girlfriends!

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Release Date:

2 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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Being Mary Jane See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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16:9 HD
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