Ja'net DuBois

Actress | Music Department | Soundtrack
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KNOWN FOR 
Good Times (1974-1979) | Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003) | Tropic Thunder (2008)
AWARDS 
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination More »
AKA 
Ja'Net Du Bois | Ja'net Du Bois | Jeannette Du Bois | Jeanette DuBois | Jánet DuBois | Ja'net DuBoise | Ja'net Dubois | Jeanette Dubois | Ja'net du Bois  Less
BORN 
Aug 5, 1945 (age 72)
HEIGHT 
5' 5½" (1.66m)

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Past Film & Video (26 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for She's Got a PlanShe's Got a Plan Betty Angelo  Less 2016 $200K
  • Primary photo for Norman Lear: Just Another Version of YouNorman Lear: Just Another Version of You Performer ("Movin' On Up (Theme for The Jeffersons)" written by nm0058033 & nm0238840)  Less 2016 $70K / —
  • Primary photo for Lottery TicketLottery Ticket Performer ("Whoa Now") (as Ja'net Du Bois), Writer ("Whoa Now") (as Janet Dubois)  Less 2010 $25MM / —
  • Primary photo for Tropic ThunderTropic Thunder Performer ("Movin' On Up" (1975)) (as Janet Dubois), Writer ("Movin' On Up" (1975)) (as Janet Dubois)  Less 2008 $92MM $111MM / $188MM
  • Primary photo for The X Files: I Want to BelieveThe X Files: I Want to Believe Performer ("Movin' On Up" (1975)) (as Ja'Net DuBois), Writer ("Movin' On Up" (1975)) (as Jeannette DuBois)  Less 2008 $30MM $21MM / $68MM
  • Primary photo for LittlemanLittleman Writer ("Movin' on Up") (as Janet Dubois)  Less 2006 $64MM $59MM / $102MM
  • Primary photo for Garfield 2Garfield 2 Writer ("Movin' on Up") (as Janet Dubois)  Less 2006 $60MM $28MM / $142MM
  • Primary photo for Shark TaleShark Tale Writer ("Movin' on up") (as Janet Dubois)  Less 2004 $75MM $161MM / $367MM
  • Primary photo for The CookoutThe Cookout Performer ("Whoa Now"), Writer ("Whoa Now")  Less 2004 $12MM / —
  • Primary photo for Charlie's Angels: Full ThrottleCharlie's Angels: Full Throttle Momma Bosley  Less 2003 $120MM $101MM / $158MM
  • Primary photo for WaterproofWaterproof Viola Battle  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for The Original Kings of ComedyThe Original Kings of Comedy Writer ("Movin' On Up") (as Janet Dubois)  Less 2000 $13MM $38MM / $38MM
  • Primary photo for Hanging UpHanging Up Performer ("Movin' On Up"), Writer ("Movin' On Up")  Less 2000 $60MM $36MM / $16MM
  • Primary photo for Next FridayNext Friday Writer ("Movin' On Up") (as Janet DuBois)  Less 2000 $11MM $57MM / $60MM
  • Primary photo for SenselessSenseless Performer ("Movin' on Up") (as Janet' DuBois), Writer ("Movin' on Up") (as Janet' DuBois)  Less 1998 $15MM $13MM / —
  • Primary photo for Magic IslandMagic Island (Video) Lucretia  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Who's the Man?Who's the Man? Writer ("Movin' on Up") (as Janet DuBois)  Less 1993 $11MM / —
  • Primary photo for Basic InstinctBasic Instinct Writer ("Movin' On Up") (as Janet DuBois)  Less 1992 $49MM $118MM / $353MM
  • Primary photo for Heart ConditionHeart Condition Mrs. Stone  Less 1990 $4.1MM / —
  • Primary photo for Penny Ante: The Motion PicturePenny Ante: The Motion Picture Aunt  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for I'm Gonna Git You SuckaI'm Gonna Git You Sucka Ma Bell  Less 1988 $3MM $13MM / —
  • Primary photo for Janet Jackson: ControlJanet Jackson: Control (Video) Mother  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for A Piece of the ActionA Piece of the Action Nellie Bond  Less 1977
  • Primary photo for Five on the Black Hand SideFive on the Black Hand Side Stormy Monday  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Diary of a Mad HousewifeDiary of a Mad Housewife Vera  Less 1970
  • Primary photo for A Man Called AdamA Man Called Adam Martha (as Jeanette DuBois)  Less 1966
Past Television (70 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonThe Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Writer ("Movin' On Up") (1 episode, 2018)  Less 2018 1
  • Primary photo for Mystery Science Theater 3000: The ReturnMystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (TV Series) Writer ("Movin' On Up") (1 episode, 2017)  Less 2017 1
    • Starcrash (Apr 14, 2017) Writer ("Movin' On Up") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Chelsea LatelyChelsea Lately (TV Series) Writer ("Movin' On Up") (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
    • Episode #6.149 (Oct 4, 2012) Writer ("Movin' On Up") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show with Jay LenoThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) Writer ("Movin' On Up") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • Episode #19.190 (Jul 29, 2011) Writer ("Movin' On Up") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for G.I. Joe: RenegadesG.I. Joe: Renegades (TV Series) Grams Hinton (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
    • Cousins (Jun 25, 2011) Grams Hinton (voice)  Less
  • Primary photo for Late Night with Jimmy FallonLate Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) Writer ("Movin' On Up") (1 episode, 2011)  Less 2011 1
  • Primary photo for The OfficeThe Office (TV Series) Writer ("Movin' On Up") (1 episode, 2010)  Less 2010 1
    • St. Patrick's Day (Mar 11, 2010) Writer ("Movin' On Up") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Cold CaseCold Case (TV Series) Edna Johnson '07 (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for Random! CartoonsRandom! Cartoons (TV Series) Mom (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007 1
  • Primary photo for Crossing JordanCrossing Jordan (TV Series) Mrs. Jones (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for Everybody Hates ChrisEverybody Hates Chris (TV Series) Performer ("Movin' On Up") (1 episode, 2005), Writer ("Movin' On Up") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
    • Everybody Hates Halloween (Oct 27, 2005) Performer ("Movin' On Up"), Writer ("Movin' On Up")  Less
  • Primary photo for The King of QueensThe King of Queens (TV Series) Writer ("Movin' On Up") (1 episode, 2005)  Less 2005 1
    • Black List (Mar 16, 2005) Writer ("Movin' On Up") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for As Told by GingerAs Told by Ginger (TV Series) Mrs. Patterson (5 episodes, 2000)  Less 2000–2004 5
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  • Primary photo for Chappelle's ShowChappelle's Show (TV Series) Writer ("Movin' On Up (The Jeffersons Theme Song)") (1 episode, 2004), Writer ("Movin' On Up") (1 episode, 2004), Performer ("Movin' On Up (The Jeffersons Theme Song)") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 2
    • Episode #2.9 (Mar 17, 2004) Performer ("Movin' On Up (The Jeffersons Theme Song)") (uncredited), Writer ("Movin' On Up (The Jeffersons Theme Song)") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode #2.3 (Feb 4, 2004) Writer ("Movin' On Up")  Less
  • Primary photo for The SimpsonsThe Simpsons (TV Series) Performer ("Movin' On Up") (1 episode, 2004), Writer ("Movin' On Up") (1 episode, 2004)  Less 2004 1
  • Primary photo for One on OneOne on One (TV Series) Queen Esther (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
  • Primary photo for BoomtownBoomtown (TV Series) Denise Smith (1 episode, 2003)  Less 2003 1
    • Fearless (Mar 30, 2003) Denise Smith  Less
  • Primary photo for ScrubsScrubs (TV Series) Performer ("Movin' On Up") (1 episode, 2002), Writer ("Movin' On Up") (1 episode, 2002)  Less 2002 1
    • My Monster (Dec 12, 2002) Performer ("Movin' On Up") (uncredited), Writer ("Movin' On Up") (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for The PJsThe PJs (TV Series) Mrs. Avery (43 episodes, 1999)  Less 1999–2001 43
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  • Primary photo for Everybody Loves RaymondEverybody Loves Raymond (TV Series) Dottie (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for The Steve Harvey ShowThe Steve Harvey Show (TV Series) Delores (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for Hard Time: Hostage HotelHard Time: Hostage Hotel (TV Movie) Lefty, Logan's Assistant  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for CluelessClueless (TV Series) Aunt Liddy (1 episode, 1999)  Less 1999 1
  • Primary photo for Hard TimeHard Time (TV Movie) Lefty (as Ja'net Du Bois)  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for Best Friends for LifeBest Friends for Life (TV Movie) Katie Pegues  Less 1998
  • Primary photo for The Wayans Bros.The Wayans Bros. (TV Series) Grandma Ellington / Willona Woods (10 episodes, 1996)  Less 1996–1997 10
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  • Primary photo for Touched by an AngelTouched by an Angel (TV Series) Esther Hamilton (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
  • Primary photo for MoeshaMoesha (TV Series) Mrs. Moss (1 episode, 1997)  Less 1997 1
    • Mentor (Jan 14, 1997) Mrs. Moss (as Ja'net Du Bois)  Less
  • Primary photo for Don't Look BackDon't Look Back (TV Movie) Mrs. Lawson  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for Sophie & the MoonhangerSophie & the Moonhanger (TV Movie) Agnes  Less 1996
  • Primary photo for ERER (TV Series) Macy Chamberlain (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995 1
  • Primary photo for Home ImprovementHome Improvement (TV Series) Carol / Judith Potter (2 episodes, 1991)  Less 1991–1995 2
  • Primary photo for Mystery Science Theater 3000Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) Writer ("Movin' On Up") (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Hangin' with Mr. CooperHangin' with Mr. Cooper (TV Series) Dorothy Cooper (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
  • Primary photo for Sister, SisterSister, Sister (TV Series) Mom O'Danielle (1 episode, 1994)  Less 1994 1
    • Out Alone (Apr 22, 1994) Mom O'Danielle  Less
  • Primary photo for Married with ChildrenMarried with Children (TV Series) Writer ("Movin' on Up") (1 episode, 1993)  Less 1993 1
  • Primary photo for Other Women's ChildrenOther Women's Children (TV Movie) Roberta (as Ja'net Du Bois)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Harlan & MerleenHarlan & Merleen (TV Movie) Maxine  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for The Golden PalaceThe Golden Palace (TV Series) Louise Wilson (2 episodes, 1992)  Less 1992–1993 2
  • Primary photo for The Ben Stiller ShowThe Ben Stiller Show (TV Series) Writer ("Movin' On Up") (1 episode)  Less 1992–1993 1
    • ZooTV at Night Writer ("Movin' On Up") (as Janet Du Bois) (uncredited)  Less
  • Primary photo for Beverly Hills, 90210Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) Arlene (1 episode, 1992)  Less 1992 1
  • Primary photo for Dream OnDream On (TV Series) June (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for True ColorsTrue Colors (TV Series) May Freeman (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for A Different WorldA Different World (TV Series) Brenda Hanes (1 episode, 1991)  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for Hammer, Slammer, & SladeHammer, Slammer, & Slade (TV Movie) Joanne Wilson  Less 1990
  • Primary photo for Doctor DoctorDoctor Doctor (TV Series) Ella Wilkes (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for New AttitudeNew Attitude (TV Series) Irma (1 episode, 1990)  Less 1990 1
  • Primary photo for Nearly DepartedNearly Departed (TV Series) Leona (1 episode, 1989)  Less 1989 1
  • Primary photo for Houston KnightsHouston Knights (TV Series) Actress (1 episode, 1988)  Less 1988 1
  • Primary photo for Kids Like TheseKids Like These (TV Movie) Mrs. Page (as Ja'net Dubois)  Less 1987
  • Primary photo for StrandedStranded (TV Movie) Bettina  Less 1986
  • Primary photo for Crazy Like a FoxCrazy Like a Fox (TV Series) Idee (1 episode, 1985)  Less 1985 1
  • Primary photo for The JeffersonsThe Jeffersons (TV Series) Composer (theme music) (253 episodes, 1975)  Less 1975–1985 253
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  • Primary photo for SpencerSpencer (TV Series) School Secretary (1 episode, 1984)  Less 1984 1
    • Pilot (Dec 1, 1984) School Secretary  Less
  • Primary photo for The Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery HourThe Tom Swift and Linda Craig Mystery Hour (TV Movie) Mrs. Gorman  Less 1983
  • Primary photo for Saturday Night LiveSaturday Night Live (TV Series) Writer ("Movin' On Up") (1 episode, 1982)  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for The Facts of LifeThe Facts of Life (TV Series) Ethel (1 episode, 1981)  Less 1981 1
  • Primary photo for Hellinger's LawHellinger's Law (TV Movie) Dottie Singer  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Sophisticated GentsThe Sophisticated Gents (TV Series) Onetha Wiggins (3 episodes, 1981)  Less 1981 3
  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Evelyn Hopkins (1 episode, 1980)  Less 1980 1
  • Primary photo for Love of LifeLove of Life (TV Series) Loretta Allen (1970-1972)  Less 1951–1980
  • Primary photo for Good TimesGood Times (TV Series) Willona Woods (133 episodes, 1974), Writer ("Just Let Me Love You") (1 episode, 1976), Music ("Just Let Me Love You") (1 episode, 1976), Performer ("Steam Heat") (1 episode, 1978), Performer ("As Long As He Needs Me", "For Once In My Life") (1 episode, 1978), Lyrics ("Just Let Me Love You") (1 episode, 1976), Performer ("Stop! In the Name of Love") (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1974–1979 133
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  • Primary photo for Roots: The Next GenerationsRoots: The Next Generations (TV Mini-series) Sally Harvey (1 episode, 1979)  Less 1979 1
  • Primary photo for CaribeCaribe (TV Series) Melinda Jameson (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975 1
  • Primary photo for KojakKojak (TV Series) Paula Thomas (1 episode, 1974)  Less 1974 1
    • Loser Takes All (Dec 22, 1974) Paula Thomas (as Ja'net Du Bois)  Less
  • Primary photo for The Blue KnightThe Blue Knight (TV Movie) Celia Louise  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for ShaftShaft (TV Series) Diana Richie (1 episode, 1973)  Less 1973 1
  • Primary photo for The Resolution of Mossie WaxThe Resolution of Mossie Wax (TV Movie) Francelia (as Jeanette Dubois)  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for Sanford and SonSanford and Son (TV Series) Juanita Grismore (1 episode, 1972)  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for J.T.J.T. (TV Movie) Rodeen Gamble (as Jeannette Du Bois)  Less 1969
Self (13 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Steve HarveySteve Harvey (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2016)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for TV Land ConfidentialTV Land Confidential (TV Series) Herself - Interviewee (1 episode, 2007)  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for The 4th Annual TV Land AwardsThe 4th Annual TV Land Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for BET Comedy AwardsBET Comedy Awards (TV Special) Herself  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for TV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TVTV Land Awards: A Celebration of Classic TV (TV Special) Herself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for E! True Hollywood StoryE! True Hollywood Story (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 2000)  Less 2000
  • Primary photo for MartinMartin (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1995)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Good Evening, CaptainGood Evening, Captain (TV Special) Herself  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood Squares (Daytime)The Hollywood Squares (Daytime) (TV Series) Herself - Panelist (2 episodes, 1977)  Less 1977–1978
  • Primary photo for Celebrity SweepstakesCelebrity Sweepstakes (TV Series) Herself (2 episodes, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Celebrity BowlingCelebrity Bowling (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1976)  Less 1976
  • Primary photo for Sammy and CompanySammy and Company (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975
  • Primary photo for Dinah!Dinah! (TV Series) Herself (1 episode, 1975)  Less 1975
Archive Footage (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for ExtraExtra (TV Series) Herself - Good Times (1 episode, 2015)  Less 2015
    • Episode #21.85 (Jan 2, 2015) Herself - Good Times (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for TV's Illest Minority Moments Presented by Ego TripTV's Illest Minority Moments Presented by Ego Trip (TV Movie) Willona Woods (archive footage)  Less 2004

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