What is the net worth of Bern Nadette Stanis?

Bern Nadette Stanis is an American actress and author with a net worth of $6 million best remembered for playing Thelma Evans on the CBS sitcom Good Times from 1974 to 1979. She has also written four books.

Quick Facts About Bern Nadette Stanis

Bern Nadette Stanis Net Worth $6 Million
Full Name Bernadette Stanislaus
Date of Birth December 22, 1953
Age 67
Gender Female
Nationality American
Profession Actress, Author
Relationship Status Married
Husband Kevin Fontana

Bern Nadette Stanis Earnings, Career, Wiki, and More

As of 2021, her net worth is expected around $6 million which she has mainly acquired from her successful acting career in the television world as well as in a few movies. She has also gained income through her appearances in various events as well as in interviews. Besides, she also had a short modeling career before she went on to acting.

Her acting career began on the CBS sitcom Good Times. On the sitcom, she played Thelma Ann Evans-Anderson, James and Florida Evans’ only daughter. She starred in 133 episodes of the sitcom, which ran for five years from 1974 to 1979.

She was the epitome of black beauty during the 1970s. Her fan-favorite attributes included her charisma, humorous timing, intelligence, dignity, and gorgeous but innocent appearance. Her beautiful and graceful dance was occasionally featured on the show.


In September 2009, she co-starred on Battle of the Thelmas, a Thelma promotion with Anna Maria Horsford, who played Thelma Frye in the TV sitcom Amen. The wedding scenes of Thelmas from their different TV programs were featured in Battle of the Thelmas.

She and her longtime co-star Jimmie Walker participated in a 30-minute program in Color TV in February 2010 to promote Way Back Then. In recognition of Black History Month, the duo was invited. They shared their experiences, memories, and thoughts while being on their hit sitcom Good Times.

In 1980, she participated in the TV show The Love Boat as Jane Reeves for only three episodes after establishing her impact on television with her performance as Thelma Ann Evans-Anderson in the Good Times. In the 14 years between 1985 and 1999, she appeared in a single episode of many TV shows, including What’s Happening Now!!, Bustin’ Loose, The Cosby Show, The Good News, The Wayans Bros., and The Parent ‘Hood.

In the year 2000, she made her film debut as Jackson’s lawyer in Hidden Blessings. After that, in 2004, she appeared in two films: Land of the Free? and Still ‘Bout It. She appeared in five films between 2006 and 2010, including The Engagement: My Phamily BBQ 2, CAUTION! Heartache Ahead, The Adventure of Umbweki, In the Midnight Hours, and N-Secure.

Along with acting, she is a writer as well. Her popular character Thelma Evans from the Good Times prompted her to write a book called ‘The Last Night,’ which chronicles Thelma Evans’ life. It also touches on a hard topic in her personal life: her mother’s Alzheimer’s disease. She went on to create three more books, ‘Situation 101: Relationships, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly’, ‘For Men Only’, and ‘Situation 101 Finances,’ after receiving such positive feedback for her first.

Her most recent film performance was as Nina’s Mother in 36 Hour Layover which was released in 2015. In July 2016, she made her most recent television appearance in an episode of Centric’s Being in which she discussed her life and career.

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Bern Nadette Stanis Relationship and Personal Life

She has been married four times in her life. Her first marriage was to Thomas Fauntleroy, her high school sweetheart, from June 1974 until 1978, followed by Darnell Johnson, a Brooklyn nightclub owner, in January 1979. Terrence Redd, a mechanical engineer, was her third husband. In April 1982, she gave birth to their daughter Dior Ravel. Later, the couple divorced.

Kevin Fontana is her fourth spouse; according to a 2012 article, they had been married for 31 years, but other sources claim she married Redd in 1981. Brittany Rose, her daughter, is her second child. She and her children currently reside in Atlanta, Georgia.

Bern Nadette Stanis Early Life, Family, and Education

She was born and raised in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, as one of five children. Her paternal grandparents were from the Grenadine Islands’ Carriacou.

Regarding her educational background, she went to Erasmus Hall High School before going on to the Juilliard School. She competed in Miss Black America pageants as a teenager, eventually becoming Miss Brooklyn and placing first runner-up in the Miss New York state pageant.

Interesting Facts About Bern Nadette Stanis

  • As of December 2021, she has around 121k followers on her Instagram account. (@thelmaofgoodtimes)
  • She has also appeared as a model in the 1993 song named Car Hoppers by Positive K.
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