Anne-Marie Johnson

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Anne-Marie Johnson
File:Anne-Marie Johnson.jpg
Anne-Marie Johnson in 2006
Born (1960-07-18) July 18, 1960 (age 58)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation Actress, impressionist
Years active 1976–present
Spouse(s) Martin Grey (1996–present)

Anne-Marie Johnson (born July 18, 1960) is an American actress and impressionist who has starred in film and on television.[1]

Anne-Marie Johnson is perhaps best known for her roles as Nadine Hudson Thomas on What's Happening Now!!, Aileen Lewis on "Double Trouble", Althea Tibbs on In the Heat of the Night, and as a cast member on In Living Color during its final season. Anne-Marie is the former First Vice-President of the Screen Actor's Guild. She ran for president of the actors' union in 2009 on the Membership First ticket, but lost to eventual winner Ken Howard.[2]

Johnson has been married to Martin Grey since 1996.


Johnson was born in Los Angeles, California. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Acting and Theater.[3] Her first role was as Aileen Lewis in on the 1984 NBC comedy series Double Trouble. After the 1985 syndicated series What's Happening Now!! (as Raj's wife Nadine Hudson Thomas), she became well known for portraying Althea Tibbs on the NBC/CBS television series In the Heat of the Night from 1988–1993.

While appearing on In the Heat of the Night, she recorded the song "Little Drummer Boy" for the 1991 cast Christmas CD "Christmas Time's A Comin'." Providing vocals behind her were country gospel legends The Marksmen Quartet and Nashville drummer Monty Hall. The song was produced by co-stars Randall Franks and Alan Autry.


She joined the cast of the Fox Network sketch comedy series In Living Color in its last season (1993–1994); afterwards she portrayed Alycia Barnett in one season of the Fox series Melrose Place (1995–1996). She had a recurring role on the CBS television series JAG as Representative Bobbi Latham.

She has made guest appearances on other television series, including Diff'rent Strokes, Hill Street Blues, Hunter, Babylon 5, Living Single, That's So Raven, Leverage, Girlfriends, The Parkers and Rock Me Baby. Other appearances include playing fashion designer Donna Cabonna on That's So Raven and television reporter Janet King on I'm in the Band.

She appeared on the game show Card Sharks, where her name was listed as "Anne Johnson". She later appeared on the game show Child's Play under her full name, as well as a very early episode of the game show "Body Language," as Anne Marie Johnson, where she described herself as a "struggling actress." She was elected First National Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild in 2005. In 2010, she was succeeded by Ned Vaughn. She is currently appearing in the new police procedural series Murder in the First on TNT. She plays the dying wife of homicide detective, Terry English.

Celebrity Impressions on In Living Color



Year Title Role Notes
1972-1976 Matlock Police Rebecca Grant / Linda Watson / Jenny Martin / Debbie appeared in 4 episodes during 1972-1976 series
1973 Division 4 Susan Marshall Episode: "Three Mouths to Feed "
1974 Homicide Deborah Price Episode: "Penelope"
1976 Solo One Bonnie Pickett Episode: "My Bonnie"
1983 High School U.S.A. Beth Franklin TV Movie
1984 Diff'rent Strokes Denise Episode: "Undercover Lover"
1984 His Mistress TV Movie
1984-1985 Double Trouble Aileen Lewis 3 episodes
1984-1985 Hill Street Blues Lynn Williams 4 episodes
1985-1988 What's Happening Now!! Nadine Hudson Thomas Series Regular, 66 episodes
1986 Hunter Isabel Teret / Nella Watkins Episode: "Saturday Night Special"
1988-1993 In the Heat of the Night Althea Tibbs Series Regular, 118 episodes
1992 The Larry Sanders Show Barbara Kirsh Episode: "The Guest Host"
1994 Babylon 5 Mariah Cirrus Episode: "The Long Dark"
1994 Spider-Man Mouise (voice) 3 episodes
1995-1996 Melrose Place Alycia Barnett 14 episodes
1997 Asteroid Karen Dodd TV Movie
1997 Smart Guy Ms. Williams Episode: "Pilot"
2000 The X-Files Vicky Wells Episode: "Redrum"
2001 The Parkers Lady Egyptian Episode: "Nobody's Fool"
1997-2002 JAG Congresswoman Bobbie Latham recurring role
2002 Through the Fire TV Movie
2003 Girlfriends Sharon Upton Farley recurring role
2006 That's So Raven Donna Cabonna recurring role
2007 Bones
2007 Tyler Perry's House of Payne Liz Shelton recurring role
2007 NCIS Marine Col. Stacey Radcliffe Episode: Requiem
2009 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Donna Cabonna Episode: "Maybe Baby"
2010 I'm in the Band Janet King Episode: Slap Goes the Weasel
2011 Leverage Darlene Wickett Episode: "The Grave Danger Job"
2012 Days of Our Lives Dr. Patel
2014 Murder in the First Emily English Episode: "Pilot"
2014 Chasing Life Arianna Episode: "Blood Cancer Sex Carrots"
2014 See Dad Run Principal Harris Episode: "See Dad Live at Five
2015 Pretty Little Liars Claire Episode: "Bloody Hell"
2016 Childrens Hospital Dr. Parker Episodes: The Grid Parts 1 & 2
2016 Days Of Our Lives Dr. Robinson Recurring Role


Year Title Role
1987 Hollywood Shuffle Lydia/Willie Mae/Hooker#5
1988 I'm Gonna Git You Sucka Cherry
1989 Robot Jox Athena
1990 Lucky Chances Carrie Jones/Carolyn Dimes
1991 The Five Heartbeats Kristi
1991 Strictly Business Diedre
1992 Why Colors
1998 Down in the Delta Monica
2001 Life/Drawing
2001 Pursuit of Happiness Devin Quinn
2001 Apartment 12 Yvette
2010 Suicide Dolls Maria
2011 About Fifty Erin
2012 Freeloaders Lydia
2014 Knock em Dead Alex Hart
2015 Sister Code Mama Layne


  1. "Anne-Marie Johnson". The New York Times.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Ken Howard Elected". September 24, 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Classnotes". UCLA. 1981.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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