BernNadette Stanis

About BernNadette Stanis

Who is it?: Actress, Soundtrack
Birth Day: December 22, 1953
Birth Place:  Brooklyn, New York, United States
Other names: BernNadette Stanis BernNadette Bern
Education: Erasmus Hall High School Juilliard School
Occupation: Actress, author
Years active: 1974–present
Known for: Thelma Evans – Good Times
Spouse(s): Thomas Fauntleroy (m. 1974; div. 1978) Darnell Johnson (m. 1979-?) (divorced) Terrence Redd (?– ?) (divorced) Kevin Fontana (m. ? –present)
Children: 2

BernNadette Stanis

BernNadette Stanis was born on December 22, 1953 in  Brooklyn, New York, United States, is Actress, Soundtrack. BernNadette Stanis is best known as Thelma from Good Times (1974), but there's much more to her than that. In the 1970s she was the personification of black beauty. As sophisticated and graceful as she was, she still became TV's first black sex symbol or "It" girl. Thelma/BernNadette and the Evans family also proved many stereotypes wrong about the ghetto and the young black girl, such as that all black girls and black families in the ghetto had no hopes, dreams, or class. Thelma showed that a "ghetto girl" had hopes and dreams, intelligence, respect, dignity and grace, and it wasn't just acting--BernNadette was that naturally. She introduced a new definitive image of the young black girl and woman.She was a wonderful, graceful dancer, which she displayed several times on the series. Everything BernNadette did was marked with delicacy, diminutive beauty, form, or grace. Her grace and beauty was a welcoming presence on TV in the 1970s, still is today and will be as long as there's a TV. Her dramatic, comedic charm, witty one-liners, daintiness, winsomeness, sexy but innocent image were versatile qualities that made her a great talent and great favorite who'll never be forgotten.
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Popular As BernNadette Stanis
Occupation Actress
Age 70 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born December 22, 1953 ( Brooklyn, New York, United States)
Birthday December 22
Town/City  Brooklyn, New York, United States
Nationality United States

🌙 Zodiac

BernNadette Stanis’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

BernNadette Stanis was born in the Year of the Snake. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.

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One of five children, Stanis was born and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, New York City; to Eula (1931–2011). and Gregory Stanislaus (1924–1991). Stanis attended Erasmus Hall High School and later attended the Juilliard School. As a teen Stanis entered Miss Black America pageants, and went on to become Miss Brooklyn, a title with which she became first runner-up in the Miss New York state pageant.


Stanis has been married four times. Her first marriage was to high-school sweetheart Thomas Fauntleroy from June 1974 until 1978, then to Brooklyn nightclub owner Darnell Johnson in January 1979. Stanis' third marriage was to mechanical Engineer Terrence Redd. Stanis gave birth to their daughter Dior Ravel circa April 1982. The couple later divorced. Her fourth husband is Kevin Fontana; an article in 2012 said they had been married 31 years, but other sources (cited above) state that Stanis was married to Redd circa 1981. Stanis also has a second child, daughter Brittany Rose.


Stanis played the role of Thelma Ann Evans on the CBS sitcom Good Times from February 1974 to August 1979. After the series ended, she made appearances on television shows including The Cosby Show and What's Happening Now!!. She and former co-star Jimmie Walker lent their voices to a radio spot for AT&T, and Stanis went on to do a Nationwide Insurance commercial. Stanis has been featured in promotions for the TV One network, and in a "Thelma" promotion that aired September 19, 2009, alongside Actress Anna Maria Horsford in the "Battle of the Thelmas" that aired their weddings from their respective TV series. (Horsford portrayed "Thelma Frye" in the TV series Amen.) During the "Way Black Then" promotions in February 2010 in honor of Black History Month, she and Walker appeared on the program Color TV to share their memories and thoughts on Good Times. She later appeared on the TV One show Life After. In July 2016, Stanis appeared on an episode of Centric's Being, discussing her life and career.

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