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Bern Nadette Stanis
Bern Nadette Stanis played the part of Thelma Evans-Anderson on the series.
Personal Information
Gender: Female
Birth name: Bernadette Stanislaus
Born: (1953-12-22) December 22, 1953 (age 68)
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York
Career/Family Information
Years active: 1974-present
Spouse(s): Tom Fauntleroy (1977-1980)
Kevin Fontana (1981-present)
Children: Cheyenne Fauntleroy
Dior Ravel
Brittany Rose
Character information
Appeared on: Good Times from Season 1-6
Character played: Thelma Evans
All in series

Bern Nadette Stanis (born Bernadette Stanislaus; December 22, 1953) is an American actress and author. She played Thelma Evans, the middle child of Florida and James Evans on Good Times from 1974-1979.

Life and career[]

Born Bernadette Stanislaus in Brooklyn, New York to Eula and John Stanislaus . She is a graduate of the Juilliard School. She made other appearances on several television shows, including The Cosby Show and What's Happening Now!!. She and former co-star Jimmie Walker lent their voices to a radio spot for AT&T. Stanis was most recently seen in a Nationwide Insurance commercial.



  • Good Times (1974-1979) as Thelma Evans
  • The Love Boat (1980) as Jane Reeves
  • What's Happening Now!! (1985) as Marcie
  • Bustin' Loose (1987) as Ms. Fisher
  • The Cosby Show (1991) as Carolyn Thompson
  • The Good News (1997) as Audrey
  • The Wayans Bros. (1997)
  • The Parent 'Hood (1999) as L'Tonya
  • Girlfriends (2003) as herself


  • Hidden Blessings (2000) as Jackson's Lawyer
  • Land of the Free? (2004) as Psychiatrist
  • Still 'Bout It (2004) as Aunt Tee Dee
  • The Engagement: My Phamily BBQ 2 (2006) as Mrs. Clark
  • CAUTION! Heartache Ahead (2009) as Vera
  • The Adventures of Umbweki (2009) as Usahnisa
  • In the Midnight Hours (2009) as Cheryl
  • N-Secure (2010) as Dr. Heather


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