Jo Marie Payton

Jo Marie Payton

Born Aug 3, 1950

Jo Marie Payton is an American television actress, and singer, who starred most notably as Harriette Winslow on the ABC sitcom, Family Matters, and its parent series Perfect Strangers. From 2001 to 2005 Jo Marie Payton provided the voice for Suga Mama Proud on Bruce W. Smith's The Proud Family, which reunited her with her former co-star Orlando Brown. The role earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination in 2005.… Read More

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1950 Birth Jo Marie Payton was born on August 3, 1950, in Albany, Georgia. … Read More


1987 36 Years Old 1 More Event
Her character actually originated on the sitcom Perfect Strangers in a recurring role as an elevator operator from 1987 to 1989. … Read More
1989 38 Years Old Her performance was so well received by audiences that she was given her own sitcom, Family Matters, in 1989. … Read More


1997 46 Years Old Payton left Family Matters partway through its final season, appearing for the last time on December 19, 1997. … Read More


2002 51 Years Old In 2002, she appeared on the "TV Moms" episode of the Anne Robinson version of The Weakest Link, and was the third one voted off.
2003 52 Years Old In 2003, Payton and her daughter appeared on a Mother's Day episode of Lingo, playing against fellow TV mom Meredith Baxter and her daughter. … Read More
2005 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Jo Marie Payton provided the voice of Suga Mama in The Proud Family Movie. … Read More
2009 58 Years Old In August 2009, she appeared on Meet the Browns as Shirley Van Owen. … Read More


2012 61 Years Old In 2012 she was in the GMC TV movie special From This Day Forward. … Read More
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