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Vernee Watson-Johnson

Emerald Published On Mon Mar 22 2021   Modified On Mon Mar 22 2021
Vernee Watson-Johnson

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Full NameVernee Christell Watson-Johnson
First NameVernee
Middle NameChristell
Last NameWatson-Johnson
Birth NameVernee Watson-Johnson
ProfessionActress, Author, Voice Actor
Birth CityNew Jersey
Birth CountryUSA
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusSingle
SpouseJoe Duckett (divorced)
Relation WithVan Johnson (divorced)
No Of Children1
AwardsDaytime Emmy Awards
FilmographyBaby Talk,The Young and Restless,Days of Our Lives,Bob Hearts Abishola
EducationNew York University
Networth$3 M
Date of BirthJanuary 14,1954


    Body and Relation Status of Vernee Watson Johnson

    What is Vernee Watson Johnson marital status ?Single
    How many children does Vernee Watson Johnson have ?1
    Who is Vernee Watson Johnson married with?Joe Duckett (divorced)
    Who is Vernee Watson Johnson in Relation with?Van Johnson (divorced)

    Emmy Award winner Vernee Watson-Johnson is an American actress, author, voice artist, and acting coach best known for her role as Vernajean Williams on Welcome Back Kotter and Viola Smith on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Similarly, she is also known for Baby Talk, The Young and Restless, Days of Our Lives, and Bob Hearts Abishola

    Where Was Vernee Born In?

    Vernee Christell Watson was born on 28th September 1949 in New York City, USA. She is an American as per her nationality and has Afro-American ancestry. 

    Vernee Watson began her acting career at  young age of 17Image Source: Pinterest
    Vernee Watson began her acting career at  young age of 17

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    As of 2021, Watson-Johnson is 72 years old. Likewise, she went and graduated from Cathedral High School. She then enrolled at New York University majoring in drama. 

    How Much Is Her net worth?

    Baby Talk star began her professional career at the age of 17 with the Al Farm Theatrical Ensemble in Manhattan. 

    Throughout her professional career, she has appeared in dozens of films and TV shows. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Vernee's net worth is estimated at around $3 million as of early 2021. 

    Journey To Fame 

    Watson-Johnson made her film debut in the 1970 film Cotton Comes to Harlem starring Godfrey Cambridge, Raymond St. Jacques, and Calvin Lockhart. Two years later, she portrayed Blue's love interest Cleo Howard in Trick Baby

    She made her breakthrough when she was cast as Verna Jean Williams in American sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter. She appeared in the show from 1975 to 1976 for a total of 13 episodes alongside Gabe Kaplan, Marcia Strassman, and Robert Hegyes.

    Watson-Johnson as Lucille Banks in ABC sitcom Carter CountryImage Source: D Magazine
    Watson-Johnson as Lucille Banks in ABC sitcom Carter Country

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    In a similar way, from 1977 to 1979, Vernee played Lucille Banks in ABC sitcom Carter Country opposite Victor French, Kene Holliday, and Richard Paul

     In 1999, Watson was cast as Birdie in soap opera The Young and the Restless for a total 19 episodes. The show stars Sally McDonald, Owen Renfroe, and Conal O'Brien

    Moreover, she also starred in an American medial drama television series ER starring Anthony Edwards, Sherry Stringfield, George Clooney, and Noah Wyle. 

    Vernee stars as recurring role Stella Henry in ABC daytime soap opera General Hospital starring Carolyn Craig, Emily McLaughlin, Jana Taylor, and others. 

    In 2018 and 2019, she won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstandign Guest Performer and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. 

    Vernee won an Emmy Award for her role as Stella Henry in General HospitalImage Source: Pinterest
    Vernee won an Emmy Award for her role as Stella Henry in General Hospital

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    In 2019, she began appearing as Gloria in an American sitcom Bob Hearts Abishola starring Billy Gardell, Christine Ebersole, and Matt Jones. 

    After from this, some of her notable film works are Showdown in Little Tokyo, Antwone Fisher, Christmas with the Kranks, Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties, Home by Springs, Clemency, and The Mandela Effect. 

    Who Is She Married To?

    Emmy winning actress has been married twice. She was first married to actor Joe Duckett. They got married on 6th February 1976. Sadly the couple filed for divorce and went separate ways a year later in 1977. 

    She then married photographer Van Johnson in 1979. The couple shared a daughter names Sunde Jinia Johnson (b. 1983) while still married. They got divorced in 1991 after 12 years of marriage.