|Full Name||Vernee Christell Watson-Johnson|
|Birth Name||Vernee Watson-Johnson|
|Profession||Actress, Author, Voice Actor|
|Birth City||New Jersey|
|Spouse||Joe Duckett (divorced)|
|Relation With||Van Johnson (divorced)|
|No Of Children||1|
|Awards||Daytime Emmy Awards|
|Filmography||Baby Talk,The Young and Restless,Days of Our Lives,Bob Hearts Abishola|
|Education||New York University|
|Date of Birth||January 14,1954|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.