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Maxwell Reid, Daphne 1948- (Daphne Maxwell, Daphne Maxwell Reed, Daphne Reid, Daphne Maxell Reid, Daphne Maxwell Reid)


Full name, Daphne Etta Maxwell-Reid; born July 13, 1948, in New York, NY; daughter of Green and Rosalee Maxwell; married second husband, Timothy L. Reid (an actor, producer, director, and writer), December 4, 1982; children: (first marriage) Christopher Tubbs; (second marriage; stepchildren) Timothy L., Jr. (an actor), Tori LeAnn (an actress). Education: Northwestern University, B.A., 1970; studied acting with Robert Hooks.


Office—New Millennium Studios, 1 New Millennium Dr., Petersburg, VA 23805.


Actress, executive, and writer. Timalove Enterprises, Inc., Encino, CA, vice president; New Millennium Studios, Petersburg, VA, cofounder; president of Daphne Maxwell, Inc. and Reidmont Productions. Clothing and costume designer, pattern maker, and seamstress. Governor's Alliance for a Drug-Free Virginia, chair of board of directors; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, member of board of directors. Worked as a fashion model in New York City; appeared in television commercials.


Screen Actors Guild (member of board of directors, 1974-76).

Awards, Honors:

Best New Product Award, Home Sewing and Crafts Association, 1993; Image Award nomination, outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1996, for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air; honorary degrees, Norfolk State University, 1996, and Virginia Commonwealth University, 1999.


Television Appearances; Series:

(As Daphne Maxwell) Temple Hill, a recurring role, Simon & Simon, CBS, between 1983 and 1987.

Cohost, CBS Summer Playhouse, CBS, 1987.

Micki Dennis, Snoops, CBS, 1989.

(As Daphne Maxwell Reid) Vivian Banks, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air (also known as The Fresh Prince Show), NBC, 1993-96.

Frances Hunter, a recurring role, Eve, UPN, between 2003 and 2006.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Joan Haines, The Long Journey Home, CBS, 1987.

Coach Dawson, "You Must Remember This" (also known as "The Family Business"), WonderWorks Family Movie, PBS, 1992.

(As Daphne Maxwell Reid) Cathy McLemore, Alley Cats Strike!, Disney Channel, 2000.

Judge Landers, Polly and Marie, 2007.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Harriet Jacobs, "Seeds of Destruction," Slavery and the Making of America, PBS, 2005.

Herself, State of the Black Union: Jamestown—The First 400 Years, 2007.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Host, The CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade, CBS, 1987.

The 57th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, syndicated, 1988.

Host, The 4th Annual CBS Easter Parade, CBS, 1988.

Host, The CBS Tournament of Roses Parade, CBS, 1988.

CBS team member, Battle of the Network Stars XIX, ABC, 1988.

Living the Dream: A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1988.

Judith Daniels, "The Cheats" (also known as "Lost Honor"), ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1989.

US Magazine—Live at the Emmys!, Fox, 1989.

CBS Premiere Preview Spectacular, CBS, 1989.

Host, The CBS All-American Thanksgiving Day Parade, CBS, 1989.

The American Red Cross Emergency Test, ABC, 1990.

Host, Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, TBS, 1990.

The All New Circus of the Stars & Side Show, CBS, 1991.

Will You Marry Me?, ABC, 1992.

Inside TV Land: African Americans in Television, TV Land, 2002.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

(As Daphne Maxwell) Premiere episode, The Duke, NBC, 1979.

(As Maxwell) "Long and Thin, Lorna Lynch," The Duke, NBC, 1979.

(As Maxwell) Dr. Karla Meredith, "The Shangri-La Syndrome," A Man Called Sloane, NBC, 1979.

(As Maxwell) Elaine Parker, "Real Families," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1980.

Sheila Roberts, "Chipped Beef," Hill Street Blues, 1981.

(As Maxwell) Jessica Langtree, "Circumstantial Evidence," WKRP in Cincinnati, CBS, 1982.

"Pal-I-Money-o-Mine/Does Father Know Best?/An 'A' for Gopher," The Love Boat, 1982.

(As Maxwell) "Once Again with Vigorish," Hardcastle and McCormick, ABC, 1983.

(As Maxwell) Nurse Lewis, "There's Always a Catch," The A-Team, NBC, 1983.

Saleswoman, "Filling Buddy's Shoes," The Duck Factory, 1984.

Mrs. Richards, "Stolen," Matt Houston, 1984.

(As Maxwell) Nancy, Paper Dolls, 1984.

(As Maxwell) Noreen Adler, "The Clinic," Cagney & Lacey, 1985.

(As Maxwell) Kamora Kaboko, "Skins," The A-Team, NBC, 1985.

"Another Fine Mess," The Insiders, ABC, 1985.

News anchor, "Blues in the Night," Hill Street Blues, 1985.

Hanna Griffin, "Food Fight," Frank's Place, CBS, 1987.

Super Password, 1987.

(As Daphne Maxwell Reid) Nan Wynn, "The Body Politic," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1988.

(As Maxwell Reid) Panelist, The New Hollywood Squares, 1988.

Guest host, The Home Show, ABC, 1988.

Body by Jake, syndicated, 1988.

"The Myth about George Washington," American Treasury, CBS, 1989.

"The Circus," American Treasury, CBS, 1989.

"Famous Abolitionists," American Treasury, CBS, 1989.

"Foreign Lands," American Treasury, CBS, 1989.

Millicent, "Clair's Reunion," The Cosby Show, 1992.

"Shooting in Rome," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

(As Maxwell Reid) Herself, "I, Whoops, There It Is," The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, 1996.

(As Maxwell Reid) Charmagne, "Double Exposure," Sister, Sister, ABC, 1996.

(As Maxwell Reid) Cleo Stanton, "My Pest Friend's Wedding," In the House, UPN, 1998.

(As Maxwell Reid) Eartha, "Lovers and Other Traitors," Linc's, Showtime, 1998.

Eartha, "What I Did for Love," Linc's, Showtime, 1998.

Mrs. Avery, "Justice Delayed," Crossing Jordan, NBC, 2004.

(As Daphne Maxell Reid) Herself, "Changing Times and Trends," TV Land Confidential (also known as TV Land Confidential: The Untold Stories), TV Land, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The 9th Annual American Black Achievement Awards, ABC, 1988.

Presenter, The 21st NAACP Image Awards, NBC, 1989.

The 10th Annual American Black Achievement Awards, syndicated, 1989.

The 10th Annual ACE Awards (also known as The Golden ACE Awards), syndicated, 1989.

(As Daphne Reid) The 22nd Annual NAACP Image Awards, NBC, 1990.

Host, The Fourth Annual Trumpet Awards, TBS, 1996.

Television Appearances; Other:

(As Daphne Maxwell) Merissa Lane, Coach of the Year (pilot), NBC, 1980.

Memories Then and Now, 1988.

Film Appearances:

(As Daphne Maxwell) Helene, Protocol, Warner Bros., 1984.

(As Daphne Reid) Color Adjustment, 1991.

(As Daphne Maxwell Reid) Miss Maxey, Once upon a TimeWhen We Were Colored, Republic, 1996.

(As Daphne Maxwell Reid) Marty's wife, Asunder, New Millennium Releasing, 1998.

Film Work:

(As Daphne Maxwell Reid) Co-executive producer, Asunder, New Millennium Releasing, 1998.

(As Maxwell Reid) Executive producer, For Real, Obsidian Home Entertainment, 2003.

Radio Appearances; Series:

Cohost, The Tim and Daphne Show, syndicated, 1990-91.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in an off-Broadway production of The Skin of Our Teeth.



(As Daphne Maxwell Reid) Co-executive producer, Paul Mooney: Analyzing White America (also known as Paul Mooney Live! Analyzing White America and Paul Mooney's "Analyzing White America"), New Millennium Releasing, 2002.

(In archive footage), TV in Black: The First Fifty Years, Koch Vision, 2004.

Host, 14th Annual Inner City Destiny Awards, 2006.

Creator and producer of the video series Suddenly You're Sewing, McCall Pattern Co.



Author (with husband Timothy L. Reid) of In the Spirit of Food: Tim and Daphne's Cookin' Book.



Ebony, February, 1992, p. 90.

People Weekly, June 26, 2000, p. 87.


New Millennium Studios,, August 23, 2007.

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