Jo Marie Payton

Jo Marie Payton

  • Born on
    • August 3rd, 1950
Jo Marie Payton is an American actress and singer who starred as Harriette Baines–Winslow, the matriarch of the Winslow family on the ABC/CBS sitcom Family Matters (1989–1998), a role she originated on its forerunner series Perfect Strangers. From 2001 to 2005, Payton provided the voice for Suga Mama Proud (Penny Proud's grandmother) on Disney Channel's animated series The Proud Family and Disney+’s upcoming revival The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder. The role earned her an NAACP Image Award nomination in 2005. Payton also had a recurring role as the personal assistant to Gregory Hines' character, Ben Doucette (Will Truman's boss), during season two of Will & Grace (1999–2000).


Acting (10 Credits)

2022Conundrum: Secrets Among Friends as Mrs. Dumas
2020A Very Charming Christmas Town as Estelle
2019The Beach Bum as Judge
2018The Little Mermaid as Lorene
2018Christmas Made to Order as Rachel
2015The Flight Before Christmas as Marie
2005The Proud Family Movie as Suga Mama (voice)
2001The Proud Family as Suga Mama Proud (voice)
1988Colors as 2nd Woman in Recreation Center
1986Perfect Strangers

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