Jo Marie Payton

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Jo Marie Payton
Born August 3, 1950 in Albany, Georgia, USA
Sometimes credited as JoMarie Payton-France,
JoMarie Payton Noble,
JoMarie Payton,
Jomarie Payton
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes
Awards

Contents

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The New Odd Couple
(credited as Jo Marie Payton-France)
Mona 1982–1983 1
Perfect Strangers
(credited as Jo Marie Payton-France)
Harriette Winslow 1987–1989 3 4
Family Matters Harriette Winslow 1989–1997 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
The Proud Family Suga Mama 2001–2005 1 2 3
Mann and Wife Lorraine Mann 2015–2017 1 2 3

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
Silver Spoons
(credited as Jo Marie Payton-France)
Marie 4x17 - One for the Road (1) February 2, 1986
Silver Spoons
(credited as Jo Marie Payton-France)
Marie 4x18 - One for the Road (2) February 9, 1986
227
(credited as Jo Marie Payton-France)
Mrs. Herman 2x11 - The Handwriting on the Wall January 10, 1987
The Jamie Foxx Show Jamie's Mother 3x07 - Just Don't Do It November 5, 1998
Moesha Valerie Shaw 2x09 - A Concerted Effort (1) November 5, 1996
Moesha
(credited as JoMarie Payton)
Bernetta Campbell 4x11 - Barking Up the Wrong Tree January 26, 1999
Moesha
(credited as Jomarie Payton)
Bernetta Campbell 4x22 - I Studied Twelve Years for This? May 25, 1999
Moesha
(credited as Jomarie Payton)
Bernetta Campbell 5x10 - Thanksgiving November 22, 1999
Will & Grace Mrs. Freeman 2x08 - Terms of Employment November 30, 1999
Will & Grace Mrs. Freeman 2x10 - Tea and a Total Lack of Sympathy January 11, 2000
Will & Grace Mrs. Freeman 2x14 - Acting Out February 22, 2000
Will & Grace Mrs. Freeman 2x15 - Advise & Resent February 29, 2000
7th Heaven Sharon Peacock 4x20 - Liar, Liar May 8, 2000
Will & Grace Mrs. Freeman 2x23/24 - Ben? Her? May 23, 2000
City of Angels Helen 2x08 - Saving Faces December 7, 2000
The Hughleys Satin Fontaine 4x16 - Bored of the Rings February 25, 2002
The Parkers Bernetta Campbell 3x21 - It's Showtime May 13, 2002
Judging Amy Mrs. Kahn 5x03 - Ex Parte of Five October 7, 2003
Wanda at Large Wanda's Mother 2x06 - Hurricane Hawkins October 31, 2003
Girlfriends Annette Miles 5x01 - L.A. Bound September 20, 2004
Girlfriends Annette Miles 5x09 - Who's Your Daddy? November 22, 2004
Reba Grandma Ruby 5x05 - No Good Deed October 14, 2005
Desperate Housewives Charlene 2x15 - Thank You So Much February 19, 2006
Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns Shirley 2x16 - Meet the Gold Digger August 12, 2009

Made-for-TV Movies

Title Role Airdate Series/Banner
The Rev Mama 2005
The Proud Family Movie Suga Mama August 19, 2005 The Proud Family
From This Day Forward Elena May 12, 2012
Dangerous Lessions Linda November 1, 2015
The Flight Before Christmas Marie December 1, 2015 Lifetime Original

Game Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
The Weakest Link (USA) April 28, 2002

Awards and Accolades

NAACP Image Awards

  • Nominated: Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special:
for: The Proud Family (2003, 2005)
  • Nominated: Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special:
for: The Proud Family Movie (2006)

Trivia

  • Her mother, Frankie was a maid and her father, Driscoll was a construction worker
  • Is the second of 9 children in her family
  • Moved to Opa-locka, Florida with her family in 1950
  • Made her first performance on stage when she was 6 years old
  • Graduated from Miami Carol City Senior High School in 1968
  • Graduated from Albany State University in Albany, Georgia
  • Is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc
  • Has a daughter, Chantale (born in 1984) from her first marriage to Marc France
  • Married to Leonard Downs since 2007
  • Released a jazz music album, "Southern Shadows" in 1999