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Bern Nadette Stanis

BernNadette Stanis is best known as Thelma from Good Times (1974), but there's much more to her than that. In the 1970s she was the personification of black beauty. As sophisticated and graceful as she was, she still became TV's first black sex symbol or "It" girl. Thelma/BernNadette and the Evans family also proved many stereotypes wrong about the ghetto and the young black girl, such as that all black girls and black families in the ghetto had no hopes, dreams, or class. Thelma showed that a "ghetto girl" had hopes and dreams, intelligence, respect, dignity and grace, and it wasn't just acting--BernNadette was that naturally. She introduced a new definitive image of the young black girl and woman.

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Dec 22, 1953 In Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Therapy Sessions
Latest Project:
Movie Live in Front of a Studio Audience: "All in the Family" and "Good Times" 2019-12-18
Known For
Poster of The Engagement: My Phamily BBQ 2
Poster of Girlfriends
Poster of The Cosby Show
Poster of Good Times
Movie The Therapy Sessions 2022
Movie Live in Front of a Studio Audience: "All in the Family" and "Good Times" Herself 2019-12-18
Movie No Regrets Nina's Mother 2016-09-24
Movie N-Secure Dr. Heather 2010-10-15
Movie The Engagement: My Phamily BBQ 2 2006-01-01
Movie Hidden Blessings Jackson's lawyer 2000-04-07
Series Girlfriends Unknown 2000-09-11
Series The Parent 'Hood Unknown 1995-01-18
Series The Wayans Bros. Unknown 1995-01-11
Series The Cosby Show Unknown 1984-09-20
Series The Love Boat Janet Reeves 1977-09-24
Series Good Times Thelma Evans 1974-02-08