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Being Mary Jane 

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

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Mara Brock Akil
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

After learning she has a say in who replaces Garrett,Kara or Justin, Mary Jane questions whether Justin's overtures are motivated....


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Cast

Series cast summary:
Gabrielle Union ...  Mary Jane Paul 52 episodes, 2013-2018
Lisa Vidal ...  Kara / ... 51 episodes, 2013-2018
Raven Goodwin ...  Niecy 35 episodes, 2013-2018
Margaret Avery ...  Helen Patterson 34 episodes, 2013-2018
Richard Brooks ...  Patrick Patterson 34 episodes, 2013-2018
Richard Roundtree ...  Paul Patterson, Sr. 33 episodes, 2013-2018
B.J. Britt ...  Paul Patterson, Jr. 24 episodes, 2013-2018
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The life of a young black woman, her work, her family, and the popular talk show which she hosts.

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Certificate:

TV-14

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Быть Мэри Джейн See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Michael Ealy accepted the role of Justin after being convinced by her friend Gabrielle Union. See more »

Connections

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

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So Disappointed
7 July 2013 | by Kml37See all my reviews

This show was so disappointing on so many levels: Jumping out of your car to confess to someone that you are sleeping with their spouse, REALLY. Who does that! Then the scene were the Dad says he wishes the mother would DIE. How is the daughter (Mary Jane) suppose to react to that? Where are the STRONG MALE figures along with an accomplished WOMAN? You don't have to sacrifice one for the other, they can co- exist together. It seemed like most of the men in the show were cheating or addicted to drugs, or weak or lazy and unemployed or just after one thing... Sex. Now this portrayal of our black men was the most disappointing aspect of the show to me. Life is real and we humans can make some bad choices that reap some bad results, but let's have episodes that try to bring some positive resolve to the issues of life that Mary Jane and the other cast members face. If the Black Male cannot be uplifted in a show that is written by a black woman SHAME ON US!!!


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