Bernadette Stanis was born Bernadette Stanislaus in Brooklyn, NY on December 22, 1953. After her role as Thelma Evans Anderson on Good Times (1974-1979) she attended Julliard and performed in off-Broadway plays.
Stanis also made guest star appearances on shows like The Love Boat, What’s Happening Now!, Bustin’ Lose, The Cosby Show, The Good News, The Wayan Bros., and The Parent ‘Hood. She had one TV movie, Hidden Blessings, and starred in several feature and “straight-to-DVD” films. Her last was, N-Secure (2010).
Stanis recently told the press that she’d like a turn on Dancing with the Stars. She starred at the end of March 2012 in the gospel stageplay, Behind the Pulpit, at the Bayou Music Center in Houston, TX.