Fast Facts

  • Entered Miss Black America pageants as a teen, and as Miss Brooklyn eventually won first runner-up in the Miss New York State contest.  
  • Auditioned for role of Thelma Evans on the CBS comedy series Good Times while still in college. Won the part and made her TV-series debut when it premiered in 1974.
  • In the late 1990s, appeared in a hip-hop music video for Camp Lo with former Good Times costar Jimmie Walker.
  • Produced several plays, including Whatever Happened to Black Love.  
  • In 2006 released first book, Situations 101: Relationships The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.


  • Dior Ravel — Daughter
  • Thomas Fauntleroy — Ex-husband
  • Eula Stanislaus — Mother
  • Brittany Rose — Daughter
  • Kevin Fontana — Husband


  • Attended The Juilliard School, New York, NY


  • Birth Name: Bernadette Stanislaus
  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Profession: Actor, Dancer, Author

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