Hubert, Janet 1956- (Janet L. Hubert, Janet Hubert-Whitten)

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Hubert, Janet 1956- (Janet L. Hubert, Janet Hubert-Whitten)


Born January 13, 1956, in New York, NY (some sources say Momence, IL); married James Whitten (a screenwriter), September 3, 1990 (divorced); married Larry Kraft, March, 2005; children: (first marriage) Elijah Isaac. Education: Attended Loyola University and the Juilliard School of Drama; studied acting with Peggy Freeman, Gene Lesser, and Stephen Aaron; studied voice with Edith Skinner, Liz Smith, and Robert Williams; and studied dance with Douglas Wassell, Phil Black, Luigi, and Miguel Gidrioux.


Manager—Billy Miller Management, 8322 Ridpath Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90046.


Actress, dancer, and singer. Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, dancer, 1977-79; performer of a solo show at the Sporting Club, Monte Carlo, Monaco; appeared in television commercials, including Merrill Lynch financial services, 2004, and Microsoft Windows XP computer software, 2005.


Actors Equity Association, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild.


Stage Appearances:

Opal, The First, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1981.

(As Janet L. Hubert) Tantomile and understudy for the role of Grizabella, Cats, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1982-83.

Joy, Anteroom, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, New York City, 1985.

Irina, Lost in the Stars, Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT, 1985-86.

Sophie, Camille, Long Wharf Theatre, 1986-87.

Wanda, Crowns, McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, NJ, 2002.

Also appeared as Carameen, Sleeping Beauty, Municipal Opera House, St. Louis, MO; first woman, Home, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Indianapolis, IN; member of the company, Sophisticated Ladies, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, New York City; in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, John Golden Theatre, New York City; The Vagina Monologues, Westside Theatre (Downstairs), New York City; For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Center Stage, Baltimore, MD.

Major Tours:

Appeared as Afrique, Sophisticated Ladies, international tour, including Tokyo, Japan and Paris, France; a principal dancer, Dancin', U.S. cities.

Film Appearances:

Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Paramount, 1977.

A Piece of the Action, Warner Bros., 1977.

The Fury, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1978.

(As Janet Hubert-Whitten) Lola, Agent on Ice, 1986.

Ashtarte, New Eden, 1994.

(As Janet Hubert-Whitten) Dinner guest, White Man's Burden (also known as White Man), Savoy Pictures, 1995.

(As Janet Hubert-Whitten) Lysistrata, California Myth, 1999.

Joy's mother, 30 Years to Life, Oasis Entertainment, 2001.

(As Janet Hubert-Whitten) The neighbor, Neurotica, 2004.

(As Janet Hubert-Whitten) Larry's mother, Proud (also known as Proudly We Served), Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment, 2004.

Television Appearances; Series:

(As Janet Hubert-Whitten) Vivian Banks, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, NBC, 1990-93.

Esther Hayes, Lawless, Fox, 1996-97.

Alice Dawson, All My Children, ABC, 1999.

Lisa Williams, One Life to Live, ABC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Janet Hubert-Whitten) Ashtarte, New Eden, Sci-Fi Channel, 1994.

Mrs. Turner, Christmas at Water's Edge, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Song performer, The All Night Strut!, PBS, 1988.

Judge, The 1991 Miss Universe Pageant, CBS, 1991.

(As Janet Hubert-Whitten) Elaine Baham, "What about Your Friends?," CBS Schoolbreak Special, CBS, 1995.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Vanessa Riley, "The Fourth," Hunter, NBC, 1988.

Councilwoman Travers, "Run with Animals," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1989.

"Look Homeward, Dirtbag," Hooperman, ABC, 1989.

Serita, "Poison," A Man Called Hawk, 1989.

Psyche, "'Til Death," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's "Tales from the Crypt"), HBO, 1990.

(As Janet Hubert-Whitten) Judge Mary Sims, "Brother's Keeper," Reasonable Doubts, NBC, 1992.

(As Janet Hubert-Whitten) Elise, "Ethel in Love," Dave's World, CBS, 1994.

Karen Williams, "Blue Chip Blues," Coach, ABC, 1994.

Storytime, PBS, 1994.

(As Janet Hubert-Whitten) Annette Freeman, "Somewhere There's Music," The Faculty, ABC, 1996.

Dr. Pamela Fordham, "Goode Lovin'," Goode Behavior, UPN, 1996.

(As Janet Hubert-Whitten) Edwina Dubois, "Act Like You Like Me," The Jamie Foxx Show (also known as Good to Go), The WB, 1996.

Madam Director, "The Paper Clock," The Pretender, NBC, 1996.

(As Janet Hubert-Whitten) Hiruut Kebede, "Weaver of Hate," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1998.

Adina Phillips, "Elizabeth," The Job, ABC, 2001.

Adina Phillips, "Passage," The Job, ABC, 2001.

Adina Phillips, "Gina," The Job, ABC, 2002.

Adina Phillips, "Barbecue," The Job, ABC, 2002.

(As Janet Hubert-Whitten) Herself, "TV Moms Edition," Weakest Link (also known as The Weakest Link), NBC, 2002.

Gisele Gerard, "Back in the Saddle Again," Gilmore Girls, The WB, 2002.

(As Janet Hubert-Whitten) Ms. McKenna, "The One Where Emma Cries," Friends, NBC, 2002.

Leora, "Meet the Grandparents," The Bernie Mac Show, Fox, 2003.

(As Janet Hubert-Whitten) Leora, "Make Room for Caddy," The Bernie Mac Show, Fox, 2004.



Ebony, June, 1993, pp. 30-32.

Jet, August 9, 1993, pp. 17-18.

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