Ja'net DuBois

Ja'net DuBois


8/5/1945, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

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Also Known As

Ja'Net Du Bois, Ja'net Du Bois
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Ja'Net is a multi-talented and diverse performer. She grew up in Brooklyn, NY and began her career on Broadway. She has appeared in various plays, including Golden Boy with Sammy Davis, Jr. and Lou Gossett and A Raisin in the Sun. Ja'Net moved onto TV roles, receiving a…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In 2001, Ja'net won another Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance playing Mrs. Avery on The PJs: Let's Get Ready To Rumba.

    • In 1999, Ja'net won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance playing Mrs. Avery on The PJs.

    • Ja'Net and Jeff Barry composed and sang Movin' On Up, the theme song for the TV series, The Jeffersons. The series premiere episode was made part of The Paley Center for Media (formerly Museum for Television & Radio) collection in honor of the two composers in 1994.

    • Ja'Net was the first African American woman to have a regular role in a serial; she appeared in Love of Life for two years.

    • Ja'Net received a 1970 Peabody Award for the 1969 CBS movie J.T. in which she played a struggling single mother living in Harlem. The movie was recognized for excellence in writing and children's programming.

    • Ja'Net is the co-founder of the Pan African Film and Arts Festival. She is the current first Vice President of the organization.

    • Ja'Net was inducted into the international Zeta Phi Beta Sorority as an honorary member in 1994. Zeti Phi Beta is one of nine historically black Greek lettered social and charitable service organizations.

  • Quotes

  • I love me some Ms.Dubois!!!!

    This woman is amazing and a brilliant actress. She's

    multi-talented and she's also a trendsetter. Ms. Ja'Net had fashion on lock back in the 70's on the hit series Good Times , which she co-starred playing a character name Willona Woods who was a sassy, Foxy, Fashion Diva Mama. Aside from Good Times Ms. Dubois wrote and sang one of the most unforgettable theme songs "Movin on up" for the long running season, "The Jeffersons". Ms. Ja'Net has guest starred on numerous shows such as: "Stanford and Son", "Martin", a recuiting role on "The Wayans Bros"., "Moesha", "Touched By An Angel", and etc. She has been in many movies such as: "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka", "Heart Condition", "Five On the Black Hand Side", "Alex Haley's Roots: Next Generation", and etc. Ms Ja'Net is my favorite actress and I love and admire her so much.She's the Best!!!!!moreless
  • Talented actress/singer who also sang the theme song of "The Jeffersons"

    Ja'net Dubois is best known as Willona Woods, the long time friend of the Evanses on the hit series Good Times.

    Dubois is a actress, underrated but high on talent. She is not only an accomplished and recognized actress, but her voice can also be heard singing the theme song of The Jeffersons.

    After Good Times, Dubois' appearances were far and few. She had a guest spot on The Steve Harvey Show and was a frequent guest on The Wayans Brothers sitcom.