Who is Anne Marie Johnson?
Anne-Marie Johnson is an American actress and impressionist, who is perhaps still best known to the world for her role of Nadine Hudson Thomas in the TV comedy series “What’s Happening Now!!” (1985-1988), as well as Althea Tibbs in the TV series “In the Heat of the Night” (1988-1993), among other projects she has worked on throughout her five-decade career.
Biography – Age, family and education
Anne-Marie Johnson was born on July 18, 1960 in Los Angeles, California, USA, of African American descent from her father’s side while she was of mixed ethnicity from her mother’s side. Her father’s name is Joseph P. but she has not shared any details about her mother.
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She attended John Marshall High School, graduating in the mid-1970s, then enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), graduating in 1978 with a degree in theater and acting. earned a master’s degree from UCLA four years later.
Started as a child
Anne-Marie’s career began when she was 11 years old, when she appeared in the TV crime drama series “Homicide” in 1971. Two years later, Anne-Marie secured her next appearance, as Susan Marshall in another crime drama series “Division 4”. She continued with small roles throughout the 1970s, and in 1986 she co-starred in the television comedy film ‘High School USA’.
Become a star
In 1985, she was selected for one of the most popular roles of her career, as Nadine Hudson Thomas in the TV comedy series “What’s Happening Now!”. The show became quite popular, which made young Anne-Marie famous. After the show ended, she landed another long-term role, this time in the crime drama series ‘In the Heat of the Night’ (1988-1993). Although the show won several awards and earned seven Golden Globe Award nominations, Anne-Marie was left without a single nomination. Nevertheless, the role of Althea Tibbs, a character she played on the show, has definitely further added to her popularity and also her net worth.
Anne-Marie continued with television roles in the 1990s, appearing in projects such as ‘In Living Color’ (1993-1994) and then Alycia Barnett in the TV series ‘Melrose Place’ (1995-1996). She guest-starred in the TV series “ER”, while in 1997 she appeared in the sci-fi thriller television movie “Asteroid”.
Before the ’90s ended, Anne-Marie secured the recurring role of Rep. Bobbi Latham in the crime drama series “JAG”, and in five years she appeared in 18 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award winning series. At the beginning of the new millennium, nothing changed for Anne-Marie, as she continued with television roles, and she waited until 2003 for the role of Sharon Upton Farley in the TV series “Girlfriends”, joining the popular cast who won numerous awards.
In 2007, she began playing Liz Shelton in Tyler Perry’s comedy-drama series “House of Payne” (2007-2010). After that, she acted in movies a few times, such as ‘Suicide Dolls’ (2010) and ‘About Fifty’ (2011), but did not make a significant appearance until 2016 when she played Doctor Adams in the TV series. “NCIS: Los Angeles”.
For a short time, Anne-Marie struggled to land a prominent role, but then in 2018 she was selected to play Gail in the TV series “Imposters” which kick-started her career. In the same year, she made a number of other popular appearances, including as Senator Fox in the TV series “For The People”, and as Suzanne in the television movie “I Was a Teenage Pillow Queen”.
The following year, she co-starred in the drama film “Adopt a Highway”, starring Ethan Hawke, and also played Lt. Swanstrom in the TV sci-fi drama series “The In-Between”, before it was cancelled after one season.
Most recently, Anne-Marie Dana starred in the romantic TV drama series “Cherish the Day” (2020), as well as Kendra Strauss in two episodes of the Golden Globe Award-nominated crime drama series “How to Get Away with Murder”. (2020), further increasing her popularity and wealth.
Net worth, height, weight, body measurements and appearance
Anne-Marie has appeared in exactly 99 movies and TV series, all of which have contributed to her popularity and wealth.
Although she has not won any awards to date, she has become a respected actress. According to sources, Anne-Marie Johnson’s net worth is a whopping $4 million in mid-2020.
Anne-Marie is known for her height as she stands at 5ft 11ins, while she weighs around 145lbs ~ 65kgs. Her vital stats are 31-24-33 inches while her bra size is 36A. She has dark brown hair and hazel eyes.
Personal life, marriage, husband, children
Anne-Marie Johnson is a married woman and her husband is Martin Gray. The couple have been married since January 1, 1996 – they have no children. Her husband Martin is also an actor, but he didn’t have much success except for the role of Mark Conover in the TV series “Life”, and as Adam in the movie “About Fifty”, which he also produced.
Facts, news, influence
Anne-Marie Johnson has also appeared on several game shows; in 1979 she starred in ‘Card Sharks’ and then in ‘Child’s Play’. In addition, Anne-Marie appeared in the pilot episode of “Body Language” in 1984 and spoke of herself as a struggling actress at the time.
In 2005, Anne-Marie became the first National Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild, serving in this position until 2010, when she was succeeded by Ned Vaughn. She also ran for the actors’ union in 2009 on the Membership First ticket. However, the union chose Ken Howard.
In 2016, Anne-Marie received the Ralph Morgan Award, presented by the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, for her contribution to the union as one of its board members. In addition, Anne-Marie served as National Chair of the Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee and a member of SAG’s Affirmative Action/Diversity Task Force.
Anne-Marie will now appear again in the second half of the final season of “How to get away with murder”