Millicent "Penny" Gordon Woods

Good times penny

Millicent "Penny" Gordon Woods
10 - 13
Other Names:
Penny, Millicent Gordon
Willona Woods (Adoptive mother)
Lenela Gordon (Biological mother)
Unnamed Father
Portrayed By:

Penny Gordon Woods is a character who appears on the CBS-TV series Good Times in Season 5 in Episodes 86, 87, 88 and 89 as well as Season 6 in episode 130 titled A Matter of Mothers. The part of Penny is played by actress/singer/recording artist and entertainer Janet Jackson.

About PennyEdit

Born Millicent Gordon on August 16, 1966 in Chicago, Penny's mother, Lenela Gordon (played by Chip Fields) was 16 when she was pregnant, and her father left before Penny was born. Penny's biological mother was abusive to her, she would often have many bandages to cover her wounds. One day Penny tried to get on the bus with no money, J.J. saw this and convinced everyone to donate, including the bus driver. She came to the Evans' apartment in search for J.J. and didn't want to leave. She gradually falls in love with J.J. telling him she would love to marry him someday.  

Soon after, it was later found out that she was abused by her own mother. It took a long ordeal to get Penny adopted. Soon she became the adopted daughter of their good neighbor friend Willona Woods and Penny lived a better life. Later, when her mother married into wealth, she tried to get Penny back, but failed.