As an actress, a voice for animated characters, and a composer, Ja’Net DuBois has established herself as an award winning talent in the world of film and television. Though her most memorable role may be as the wisecracking Willona Woods on GOOD TIMES, DuBois has many more television roles to her credit, including series regular spots on “Love of Life” and “The Wayans Brothers,” and as the voice of Mrs. Avery on “The PJs.”
As a guest star, DuBois has been seen on the TV series Sanford and Son, Shaft, Kojak, The Love Boat, Facts of Life, Crazy Like a Fox, A Different World, Dream On, Home Improvement, Beverly Hills 90210, Sister, Sister, Martin, E.R., Moesha, The Steve Harvey Show, and Everybody Loves Raymond. Her tele-film and miniseries credits include Roots: The Next Generation, The Sophisticated Gents, Stranded, Hellinger’s Law, Don’t Look Back, and Hard Time.
On the big screen, DuBois has acted in films ranging from “Five on the Black Hand Side” and “A Piece of the Action,” to “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” “Heart Condition,” “Magic Island,” and “Waterproof.”
As a lyricist and composer, DuBois provided the title song for the hit series, “The Jeffersons.” She has won an Emmy and Image Awards for her voice-over performance in “The PJs,” and was nominated for another Image Award for her acting talents in the series “Touched by an Angel.”