Fast Facts

  • Born in New Orleans but raised in Los Angeles.
  • Was a classmate of Angela Bassett's at Yale University's School of Drama. 
  • Trained in Shakespearean theater; first professional acting gig was in a play in New York City. 
  • Her big break came in 1984 when she auditioned for and won the role of Sondra Huxtable on The Cosby Show; Whitney Houston had also tried out for the part. 
  • Enrolled in UCLA's interior-design program in 1993; has her own interior-design business.  
  • In 2000, appeared in The Diva Daughters DuPree at the Robey Theatre Company in Los Angeles.


  • Michael Reynolds — Ex-husband


  • University of California, Los Angeles, CA (BA in Theater, 1980); Yale University, School of Drama, New Haven, CT (MFA in Acting, 1983)


  • Birth Place: New Orleans, LA
  • Birthday: March 21, 1958, Aries
  • Profession: Actor, Interior designer
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