Black supporting actress Ja'net DuBois first appeared onscreen in 1970.
Biography by Rovi
- Featured as a pin-up model in a 1960 issue of Jet magazine.
- Made her Broadway debut as part of the original cast of the 1964 production of Golden Boy.
- First African-American actress to have a regular role on a soap opera, the half-hour CBS daytime drama Love of Life.
- Penned theme songs to Good Times and The Jeffersons.
- Played mom to Janet Jackson on Good Times and in the music video for "Control."
- In 1992, co-founded the Pan African Film & Arts Festival, a non-profit event held in Los Angeles, CA.
- In 2007, released the album Hidden Treasures.