Janet Hubert-Whitten

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Janet Hubert-Whitten

Born

1/13/1956, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Birth Name

Janet Louise Hubert

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Janet Hubert, Janet L. Hubert-Whitten, JHW, Janet Louise Hubert, JHK, Janet Hubert-Kraft, JLHW, JH, Janet L. Hubert, Janet Louise Hubert-Whitten, JLH
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Biography

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Janet Hubert-Whitten is best known for her role as Vivian Banks on the NBC sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. As a child she grew up in the South Side of Chicago. Later, she won a scholarship to the prestigous Julliard Elementary. She then graduated from Momence High…more

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Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Janet performed a one-woman show at the Sports Club in Monte Carlo. She did the show to commemorate Joesphine Baker.

    • Janet's feature film debut was in Sidney Poitier's "A Piece of the Action", which was made in 1977. Her theatre debut was in the musical production, "Dancin'".

    • Janet's brother, Donald Hubert, is a Chicago trial lawyer, and assisted her with her suit of NBC.

    • In January 1994, Janet sued NBC, claiming that comments made by Will Smith damaged her marketability.

    • In the 1980s, Janet was an understudy for the well known theatre actress, Betty Buckley, in the famous musical, Cats.

    • Janet Hubert-Whitten has the bone disease osteoporosis, and is an ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

    • Janet Hubert is currently a resident of Montclair, New Jersey.

    • She left "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" after its third season because of contract issues. She was pregnant at the time. Her role of Vivian Banks went to Daphne Maxwell Reid.

  • Quotes

    • Janet: Kids who weren't even born when the show (The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air) started ask me when I'm going back, and I say, "Hello! It's been off the air for years!"

    • Janet: He (Will Smith) probably is responsible for my firing. He has a lot of clout. It's too bad that it's a black-on-black attack. I tried not to name names. I have more class than that. I wish Will would tell the truth.

    • Janet: (On Will Smith) If you're going to talk, tell the truth. He has gotten me fired from the show and now he is trying to snatch my career away from me (with his recent comments). I have not slandered him in any way. Anyone who stands up to Mr. Smith on "Fresh Prince" is gone. I reprimanded him constantly for being rude to problem and locking himself up in his room....

    • Janet: (On Will Smith) I hope Will will become a stronger, kinder black man than he has demonstrated.

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