Suzzanne Douglas Biography, Wiki, Death, Cause Of Death, Family, Movies, Net worth

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Who was Suzzanne Douglas?

Suzzanne Douglas born on April 12, 1957, was an American actress. She is best known for her role as matriarch Jerri Peterson on The WB sitcom The Parent ‘Hood, starring Robert Townsend which ran from 1995–1999. Douglas portrayed Amy Simms in the 1989 dance/drama film Tap alongside Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr; for which she received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

In addition to Tap, Douglas has starred in several other motion pictures, among them How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Jason’s Lyric (1994), The Inkwell (1994) as well as the 2003 Disney/ABC version of Sounder with Carl Lumbly. Douglas is also best known for her portrayal as Cissy Houston in the Lifetime TV movie Whitney in 2015. In 2019, she appeared as the mother of one of the main characters in When They See Us (Netflix), directed by Ava DuVernay.

Suzzanne Douglas Death, Cause Of Death

The acting world is in mourning on Tuesday, as talented actress Suzzanne Douglas, best known for The Parent ‘Hood and When They See Us, has passed away.

The news was first reported by Roland Martin on Twitter, and confirmed by her friend Stephanie Perry Moore in a Facebook post.

No cause of death was revealed at this time, though Martin stated that ‘several family members’ confirmed her passing on Facebook.

What was Suzzanne Douglas cause of death?

The news of Suzzanne’s sad passing was revealed by Roland Martin in a tweet on Tuesday.

“Sad news…actress @suzzannedouglas has passed away. Several of her family members confirm on Facebook that the longtime actress has passed away at the age of 64.

“Many remember her as @larenztate‘s mom and @joethemorton‘s wife in The Inkwell,” it read.

Suzzanne Douglas Death, cause of death

When did Suzzanne Douglas’ pass away?

The news of Suzzanne’s sad passing was revealed by Roland Martin in a tweet on July 6, 20201.

“Sad news…actress @suzzannedouglas has passed away. Several of her family members confirm on Facebook that the longtime actress has passed away at the age of 64.

“Many remember her as @larenztate‘s mom and @joethemorton‘s wife in The Inkwell,” it read.

The news was also confirmed by her pal Stephanie Perry Moore on Facebook, who wrote: “I got to stand beside greatness. Suzanne Douglas Cobb, I love you dear lady.

Suzzanne Douglas Biography, Wiki

Born in Chicago, Illinois, Suzzanne Douglas was one of four children born to Lois Mae Thompson and Donald Douglas, Sr. Raised by a single mother, Douglas grew up in a public housing complex on the city’s south side. Douglas became interested in the arts as a child, citing 1965’s The Sound of Music as her inspiration for acting. Douglas attended Thornton Township High School, graduating in 1975. After high school, Douglas studied at Illinois State University; graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. During her adult life, Douglas was a student in the Master’s Program in Jazz Vocals at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music; later earning a Master in Music degree.

Douglas was married to neuro-radiologist Roy Jonathan Cobb since February 1989 and they have one daughter. Douglas was an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority where she served on its board as the Honorary Co-Chair of the Commission on Arts and Letters for thirteen years. In the community, she was a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of the USA, The National Council of Negro Women, Sigma Alpha Lambda (a national leadership and honors organization) and Jack and Jill of America.

Douglas died on July 6, 2021 at the age of 64.

BornApril 12, 1957
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
DiedJuly 6, 2021 (aged 64)
EducationManhattan School of Music
Alma materIllinois State University
OccupationActress
Years active1976–2021
Known forJerri Peterson – The Parent ‘Hood
Amy Simms – Tap
Spouse(s)Roy J. Cobb ​(m. 1989)​
Children1
AwardsNAACP Image Award – (1989) Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Tap)
Websitesuzzannedouglasmusic.com
Suzzanne Douglas Biography, Wiki

Suzzanne Douglas Career

Suzzanne Douglas has numerous television guest star appearances (most recently Bull, Bones, and The Good Wife). Douglas has also appeared on The Parkers, The Cosby Show, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, NYPD Blue, and Touched by an Angel. On stage, Douglas performed the role of Jenny Diver in The Threepenny Opera starring Sting and Dr. Bearing in Wit, where she was the first African American to perform the role. Douglas was an actress: a two-time Image Award winner, a Black Oscar, a Reel Award, and the Mary Martin Award which was awarded to Douglas by Mary Martin. Douglas appears in the Rel Dowdell film, Changing the Game in 2011.

When Did Suzzanne Douglas Marry?

Suzzanne has been wed for 32 years after marrying Dr Roy Jonthan Cobb in 1989. The couple tended to keep out of the spotlight, and enjoyed their privacy instead.

Who is Suzzanne Douglas‘ Husband?

During her life, Suzzanne was married to Dr Roy Jonthan Cobb. Roy hails from New Jersey and graduated from Cornell University’s Medical college in 1983.

He currently serves as the Adjunct Instructor of the Biology Department at New Jerseys William Paterson University. Suzanne meanwhile was best known for 90s sitcom The Parent ‘Hood.

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Suzzanne Douglas Movies/Filmography

YearTitle
1981Purlie
1989Tap
1990The Knife and Gun Club
1992Chain of Desire
1992Condition: Critical
1994I’ll Do Anything
1994The Inkwell
1994Search for Grace
1994Jason’s Lyric
1998The Last Weekend
1998How Stella Got Her Groove Back
1998Alyson’s Closet
1999Student Affairs
2003Sounder
2003School of Rock
2004Sunday on the Rocks
2012Changing the Game
2015Whitney
2016Happy Yummy Chicken

Suzzanne Douglas Television Work

YearTitle
1989A Man Called Hawk
1990The Cosby Show
1990–1991Against the Law
1991Great Performances
1991ABC Afterschool Specials
1992I’ll Fly Away
1993American Playhouse
1995–1999The Parent ‘Hood
1996-1999Touched by an Angel
1996NYPD Blue
1997–1998Promised Land
1999–2000The Parkers
2001Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
2004Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2010The Good Wife
2011Are We There Yet?
2016Bones
2016Bull
2019When They See Us

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