Vernee Watson-Johnson





1/14/1954 , North Trenton, New Jersey

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Vernée Watson-Johnson began her acting career at the age of 19 by doing television commercials. She has been in over 200 commercials since then.

Johnson is probably most well known for her role as the Mother of Will Smith in "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air," but she has also guest starred on many TV shows such as LA Law, Murphy Brown, Welcome Back Kotter, What's Happening, Carter Country, Love Boat, Fantasy Island, Benson, Hill Street Blues, The Jeffersons, Vegas, A Different World, Married with Children, Malcolm in the Middle, and more. Johnson has also co-starred in several movies such as Norman, Is That You?, The Violation of Sara McDavid, Death by Reason of Insanity, Boy in the Plastic Bubble, All Night Long, Showdown in Little Tokyo and the docu-drama Angel Dust - The Wack Attack for which she won an Emmy Award, and Antwone Fisher. Denzel Washington's directorial debut.

If you haven't seen her, you have bound to of heard her in many voice-overs in various animated cartoon series including Captain Caveman, Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones, Batman, Superman and the voice of "Danielle" on Baby Talk.

Johnson has also owned her own acting school for children. She continues to guide aspiring actors and actresses of all ages by sharing her 27 years of experience through workshops, seminars and private coaching. Johnson also offers books and videos to young talents who want to break in to the TV acting movie business on her official website.