Ja'Net DuBois

Ja'Net DuBois

Date of Birth

Date of Birth: August 05, 1932
Date of Passing: February 17, 2020
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Obituary: Deadline

Ja'Net DuBois was an American actress and singer-songwriter.

DuBois is best known for her portrayal of Willona Woods on the sitcom Good Times. She appeared in 133 episodes of that series.

She also appeared in many other television series such as: Cold Case, Crossing Jordan, Boomtown, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Steve Harvey Show, Clueless, The Wayans Bros., Touched by an Angel, Moesha, ER, Martin, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Beverly Hills 90210, A Different World, Roots: The Next Generations, Kojak, The Blue Knight, Shaft, and Sanford and Son.

Ja'Net DuBois was an American actress and singer-songwriter.

DuBois is best known for her portrayal of Willona Woods on the sitcom Good Times. She appeared in 133 episodes of that series.

She also appeared in many other television series such as: Cold Case, Crossing Jordan, Boomtown, Everybody Loves Raymond, The Steve Harvey Show, Clueless, The Wayans Bros., Touched by an Angel, Moesha, ER, Martin, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper, Beverly Hills 90210, A Different World, Roots: The Next Generations, Kojak, The Blue Knight, Shaft, and Sanford and Son.

DuBois's big screen appearances include She's Got a Plan (2016), Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Waterproof (2000), I'm Gonna Git You Sucka (1988), A Piece of the Action (1977), and Five on the Black Hand Side (1973).

She is a two-time Primetime Emmy winner for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance in 1999 and 2001, both awarded for her work on the animated series The PJs.

DuBois died February 17, 2020, in Glendale, California. She was 87.

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Awards & Nominations

2 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Voice-Over Performance - 2001
  • Winner
  • Ja'Net DuBois, as Mrs. Avery
  • The PJs
  • WB
Outstanding Voice-Over Performance - 1999
  • Winner
  • Ja'Net DuBois, as Mrs. Avery
  • The PJs
  • FOX
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