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BernNadette Stanis Biography

Birth Name:
Bernadette Stanislaus
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Actor, dancer, author

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


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