Suzzanne Douglas

Actor
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Suzzanne Douglas is an American actress. She is best known for her role as matriarch Jerri Peterson on The WB sitcom The Parent 'Hood, starring Robert Townsend which ran from 1995–1999. Douglas portrayed Amy Simms in the 1989 dance/drama film Tap alongside Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr; for which she received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding... read more

Suzzanne Douglas is an American actress. She is best known for her role as matriarch Jerri Peterson on The WB sitcom The Parent 'Hood, starring Robert Townsend which ran from 1995–1999. Douglas portrayed Amy Simms in the 1989 dance/drama film Tap alongside Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr; for which she received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. In addition to Tap, Douglas has starred in several other motion pictures, among them How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Jason's Lyric (1994), The Inkwell (1994) as well as the 2003 Disney/ABC version of Sounder with Carl Lumbly. Douglas is also best known for her portrayal as Cissy Houston in the Lifetime TV movie Whitney in 2015. In 2019 she appeared as the mother of one of the main characters in When They See Us (Netflix), directed by Ava Duvernay, produced by Oprah Winfrey and Robert De Niro.

Born

Friday, 12 April 1957

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Actress Filmography

Really Love Anne Richmond 2021
When They See Us Grace Cuffee 2019
Bull Betty Everton 2016
Happy Yummy Chicken Sarah Del Casserole 2016
Whitney Cissy Houston 2015
Changing the Game Mrs. Davis 2012
Are We There Yet? Melissa 2010
The Good Wife Judge Keely Farmer 2009
Bones Elizabeth Burkhart 2005
School of Rock Tomika's Mother 2003
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Actress Filmography

Really Love Anne Richmond 2021
When They See Us Grace Cuffee 2019
Bull Betty Everton 2016
Happy Yummy Chicken Sarah Del Casserole 2016
Whitney Cissy Houston 2015
Changing the Game Mrs. Davis 2012
Are We There Yet? Melissa 2010
The Good Wife Judge Keely Farmer 2009
Bones Elizabeth Burkhart 2005
School of Rock Tomika's Mother 2003
It's Black Entertainment Self 2002
Law & Order: Criminal Intent Karen Watkins 2001
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Principal 1999
The Parkers Constance McFarland 1999
How Stella Got Her Groove Back Angela 1998
The Wonderful World of Disney The Mother 1997
Promised Land Dr. Rebecca Dixon 1996
The Parent 'Hood Jerri Peterson 1995
Jason's Lyric Gloria 1994
Touched by an Angel Brianna Springbelt, Dr. Rebecca Dixon 1994
The Inkwell Brenda Tate 1994
I'll Do Anything Rainbow House Star 1994
NYPD Blue Mrs. Torrence 1993
Angel Street Etta 1992
Chain of Desire Angie 1992
I'll Fly Away Ruth 1991
Against the Law Yvette Carruthers 1990
Tap Amy Simms / Amy 1989
A Man Called Hawk Lorna Wells 1989
The Cosby Show Rebecca Shorter 1984
American Playhouse Eunice Perry 1982
ABC Afterschool Specials Sammy 1972
Great Performances Lady in Plaid / The Girl 1971
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