Janet Hubert

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Janet Hubert
BornJanet Louise Hubert
(1956-01-13) January 13, 1956 (age 56)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1986–2005, 2010
SpouseLarry Kraft (2005–present)
James Whitten (1990–1994) (divorced) 1 Child
 
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Janet Hubert
BornJanet Louise Hubert
(1956-01-13) January 13, 1956 (age 56)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1986–2005, 2010
SpouseLarry Kraft (2005–present)
James Whitten (1990–1994) (divorced) 1 Child

Janet Louise Hubert (born January 13, 1956), also previously known as Janet Hubert-Whitten, is an American film and television actress. She is best known for playing her role of Vivian Banks on the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1990 to 1993.

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Biography

Hubert was born in Chicago, Illinois. She spent her early days growing up on Chicago's South Side. At the age of nine she moved with her family to Momence, Illinois. She won a scholarship to the Juilliard School in New York City but the transition from small town to big city proved to be too much for her and she went home for a year.

Her son Elijah Isaac Whitten was born in February 1993. She suffers from osteoporosis and is the ambassador of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. She currently resides in Montclair, New Jersey. She is now credited as "Janet Hubert" due to her divorce from James Whitten.

Career

Hubert was the original Tantomile in the first Broadway run of Cats.[1]

She reportedly left The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air due to a violation of contract that resulted when she became pregnant; the pregnancy and birth of her character Vivian's child, Nicky Banks, was worked into the plot to accommodate the situation.

After she was fired from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Hubert's character was played by Daphne Reid for the remainder of the show's run.

According to Will Smith, the show's star, he and Hubert had difficulties working together long before her pregnancy.[2]

Hubert was also featured in a 2002 episode of Friends as Chandler's boss. In 2005 she began playing the recurring role of Lisa Williamson, mother of attorney Evangeline Williamson, on the soap opera One Life to Live. Her character has made occasional appearances since then. She was also featured as Michel Gerard's mother in an episode of the CW show Gilmore Girls and also made an appearance in an episode of The Bernie Mac Show, playing Mac's overbearing mother-in-law. She has made an appearance in an episode of Tyler Perry's House of Payne.

Filmography

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