Walker, Arnetia 1961–(Arnetia Walker–Francis)

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WALKER, Arnetia 1961(Arnetia WalkerFrancis)


Born 1961; married Elliot Francis (a correspondent for CNN). Education: Attended the School of Performing Arts and Bronx Community College.

Addresses: Agent Paul Kohner, 9300 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 555, Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Don Buchwald & Associates, 10 East 44th St., New York, NY 10017. Contact c/o 19551 Turtle Ridge Ln., Northridge, CA 91326.

Career: Actress. Previously worked in a musical revue at Disneyland for two years.

Awards, Honors: Fennecus Award nomination, actress in a supporting role, 1989, and Apex Award, actress in a supporting rolecomedy, 1989, both for Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills.


Film Appearances:

Chorus, The Wiz, Educational Audio Visual, Inc., 1978.

Dogette, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (also known as The Best Little Cathouse in Texas ), MCA/Universal, 1982.

ToBel, Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills, Virgin Vision, 1989.

Tina Dreem/Running Girl, The Wizard of Speed and Time, ShapiroGlickenhaus Entertainment, 1989.

Maria, Love Crimes, Millimeter Films, 1992.

Airport bartender, For Love of the Game, MCA/Universal, 1999.

Television Appearances; Series:

Claudia James, Singer & Sons, NBC, 1990.

Annie Roland, R.N., Nurses, NBC, 1991.

Ms. Ross, Popular, The WB, 19992000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Louise, The Whereabouts of Jenny, ABC, 1991.

Hypolite Kropotkin, Cast a Deadly Spell, HBO, 1991.

Paulette Rickles, Triumph over Disaster: The Hurricane Andrew Story, NBC, 1993.

Jenny, The Cherokee Kid, HBO, 1996.

Crystal, Balloon Farm, ABC, 1999.

Geppetto, ABC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Claudia, Handsome Harry's, NBC, 1986.

Dawnelle Washington, Heart and Soul, NBC, 1988.

Judy, Bless This House, CBS, 1995.

Tina, The Big House, ABC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Specials:

The 7th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, syndicated, 1992.

The 24th Annual NAACP Image Awards, NBC, 1992.

The 19th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, syndicated, 1992.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

"Take Back the Streets," Midnight Caller, NBC, 1989.

Traci, "Disco InfernoApril 1, 1976," Quantum Leap, NBC, 1989.

Maxine Varnay, "I Can't Help Loving That Man of Mine," Amen, NBC, 1989.

Christy, "Play Christy for Me," 227, NBC, 1990.

Shelly Austin, "Alex, Then and N.O.W.," The Five Mrs. Buchanans, CBS, 1994.

(As Arnetia WalkerFrancis) Samantha, "The Wedding Show (Psyche!)," The Fresh Prince of BelAir, NBC, 1995.

(As Arnetia WalkerFrancis) Clea Duprey, "The Medium Is the Message," The Cosby Mysteries, NBC, 1995.

Carla, "An Uncle in the Business," Renegade, USA Network and syndicated, 1995.

Grace, "At the Pantheon," Love & War, 1995.

Jamie's coworker, "The Grant," Mad about You, NBC, 1996.

Mrs. Taylor, "Multiple Choice," Living Single, Fox, 1996.

Thelma Morris, "Ted and Carey's Bogus Adventure," NYPD Blue, ABC, 1996.

Mrs. Taylor, "Oh, Solo Mio," Living Single, Fox, 1997.

Sheila Sherman, "The Courtship of Eddie's Mother," Malcolm & Eddie, UPN, 1997.

Sheila Sherman, "Mixed Nuts," Malcolm & Eddie, UPN, 1998.

Tisha, "Rescue Me," Just Shoot Me!, NBC, 1998.

Judge Maxine Sharp, "And Injustice for All," The Steve Harvey Show, The WB, 1998.

Sweeney, "The Perfect Game," Touched by an Angel, CBS, 2000.

Etta Southerby, "Cry Me a River," City of Angels, CBS, 2000.

Laura Evans, "Human Touch," Judging Amy, CBS, 2000.

Iris Rosemont, "Tracy," Kate Brasher, CBS, 2001.

Friendly mom, "Cookies," Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS, 2002.

Also appeared as Champagne Jones, "Scenes from an Italian Party," Some of My Best Friends; Sister Harris, "There Goes the Groom," Buddies.

Stage Appearances:

Singer, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Longacre Theatre, New York City, 1972.

Chorus, The Wiz, Majestic Theatre, New York City, 19751979.

Lorell Robinson and understudy for the role of Effie Melody White, Dreamgirls, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1987.

Also appeared in Raisin; Two Gentlemen from Verona.

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