Janet Hubert

Inside Biography


Janet Hubert is an American film, stage, and television actress best known for her major character Vivian Banks on the TV sitcom ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.’ She portrayed the character of Vivian Banks since the series' first season from 1990 to the end of its third season in 1993. She also made appearances on several other TV shows, including ‘Gilmore Girls’ and ‘Friends.’

Early Life and Education

Born on January 16, 1956, in New York City, actress Janet Hubert spent her early days growing up on Chicago’s South Side. She moved to a rural area of Illinois town with her family when she was 9.

At the time, Hubert also won a scholarship to the Juilliard School in NYC. However, she didn’t accomplish her studies and she went home after a year. She also studied all dance forms in Alvin Ailey Dance Company with some of the best tutors like Alvin Ailey and David Howard.

Hubert belongs to American nationality and regarding her ethnicity, Hubert is an Afro-American.

Professional Career

Janet Hubert began her acting career on Broadway, ‘The First.’ She later went on to do shows like ‘Dancin’ and ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.’

After doing several plays and theatre works, Hubert landed the role of Vivian Banks on the hit comedy series ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ alongside Will Smith, Alfonso Ribeiro, and Karyn Parsons. She portrayed the character of Vivian Banks for the first three years of the series from 1990 to 1993, on breakout television series ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.’

After leaving the series in 1993, Hubert featured on several shows such as ‘Friends,’ ‘Gilmore Girls,’ and ‘The Bernie Mac Show.’ She also appeared as Tantomile in the original Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats.

Personal Life

‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ star, Janet Hubert, 61, has been married twice. Hubert was married to her boyfriend, James Whitten in 1990. The couple welcomed their first child, a son named Elijah Isaac Whitten in 1993.

Nonetheless, the couple divorced after four years of their marriage. The reason behind their divorce has not been revealed. Currently, Hubert is married to Larry Kraft. The couple tied their knots in 2005 in an intimate ceremony in the presence of the family members, close friends, and relatives.

The pair is living happily together for more than 12 years with no rumors about their divorce and extra-marital affairs. Hubert revealed in an interview with a testimonial on Empowher that she was first diagnosed with osteoporosis when she was 46.

Net Worth and Body Measurement

The American film and TV actress, Janet Hubert is best known for portraying the upper-cla s s Aunt Viv on the television sitcom ‘French Prince of Bel-Air.’ IMDb and TV.com rated 7.9 and 8.8 out of 10 to the series respectively.  

The actress has also earned a good amount of money from her acting career. As of 2017, Hubert has an estimated net worth of $0.5 million, according to the Celebrity Net Worth. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall (1.7m).

by admin, 11 Dec, 2017

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