Ja’Net DuBois Wiki, Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Boyfriend, Family & More

Biography / Wiki

The statement “Beauty may attract the eye, but talent captures the heart” is exemplified by the remarkable career of Jeannette Dubois, widely recognized as ‘Ja’Net DuBois.’ She was an esteemed American actress, singer-songwriter, and dancer, renowned for her unforgettable roles in the beloved sitcom Good Times, which aired from 1974 to 1979. DuBois beautifully portrayed a close friend of the Evans family and Willona Woods, the neighborhood’s captivating gossip maven.

Additionally, she was not only a talented singer but also contributed as a co-writer for the theme song “Movin’ on Up” for The Jeffersons. Tragically, she unexpectedly passed away in her sleep on February 18, 2020.

Height / Weight / Age

This beautiful lady, who was born on August 5, 1945, sadly passed away on February 18, 2020 at the age of 74. Standing at a height of 168 centimeters (5’6″ in feet and inches), she possessed an enchanting charm with her black eyes and glossy brown hair.

She has a weight of 59 kilograms (130 lbs) and possesses a fit physique. Her measurements include a 34-inch bust, a 27-inch waist, and 35-inch hips. She wears a shoe size 6 in the UK.

Net Worth

She garnered a substantial income and gained widespread recognition due to her successful career as a television and film actress. By the time of her passing, her approximate net worth amounted to $2 million.

Education / Family

DuBois, a member of the Afro-American ethnicity, was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She comes from a family consisting of her father Gordon DuBois, mother Lillian Gouedy, and her sister Lilian DuBois. While her educational background and qualifications remain undisclosed.


Ja’Net DuBois

Real Name Jeannette Dubois
Nickname Ja’Net DuBois
Birth Place Brooklyn, New York, the U.S
Date Of Birth 5 August 1945
Age 74 years old (at the time of her death)
Height In centimeters – 168 cmIn feet inches – 5’6”
Weight In Kilograms – 59 kgIn Pounds – 130 lbs
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Brown
Profession Actress, Dancer, Singer, and Songwriter
Sexual Orientation Straight
School Not Known
College Not Known
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Home Town Brooklyn, New York, the U.S
Zodiac Sign Leo
Fathers Name Gordon Dubois
Mothers Name Lillian Gouedy
Brothers Not Known
Sister Lilian DuBois

Career / Fashion And Style

She embarked on her career during the 1960s in the realm of theater, making her debut in Broadway’s production of “Golden Boy” alongside Sammy Davis Jr. and Louis Gossett Jr. In 1969, she graced the silver screen with her presence in the film “J.T.” The year 1970 saw her assuming the role of Vera in “Diary of a Mad Housewife.” Throughout the 1980s, she dedicated her efforts to running the Ja’net DuBois Academy of Theater Arts and Sciences.

In 1992, she shared the screen with Clifton Davis in the movie “And I Still Rise.” Four years earlier, she appeared in the film “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka,” and in 2003, she had a role in “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle.” Additionally, she made notable television appearances on shows including “The Steve Harvey Show,” “A Different World,” “Moesha,” and “The Wayans Bros.”

She was honored at the 2006 TV Land Awards, where she and the Good Times cast received The Impact Icon Award. Her voice-over work on the animated show The PJs earned her Emmy Awards in 1999 and 2001. Additionally, she served as the Grand Marshal for the North Amityville Community Parade and Festival Day in 2000, held in Amityville, New York.

Boyfriends, Affairs, Husband, and More

She entered into matrimony with Sajit Krishna Gupta in 1950, but their union concluded in 1959. During their marriage, they were blessed with children named Provat Gupta, Rani Gupta, Kesha Gupta-Fields, and Raj Kristo Gupta. Rumors circulated in 1959 regarding her involvement with actor Brock Peters.

Boyfriends Brock Peters
Marital Status Divorced
Husband Sajit Krishna Gupta
Children Provat Gupta, Rani Gupta, Kesha Gupta-Fields, and Raj Kristo Gupta

JaNet DuBois with her daughters
Ja’Net DuBois with her daughters

Favorite Things

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Favorite Actors Not Known
Favorite Actress Not Known
Favorite Musical Instrument Not Known
Favorite Singer(s) Not Known
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Some Interesting Facts About Ja’Net DuBois

  • DuBois’s first assignment as a professional model was the cover of 1959 “Porgy and Bess” LP.
  • DuBois is considered as the first African-American lady who appears daily on a daytime show, Love of Life.
  • At the 2006 TV Land Awards, she received The Impact Icon Award along with the cast of Good Times.
  • For her role in the Lifetime movie Other Women’s Children, she won a CableACE award for Best Supporting Actress in 1995.
  • She operated the Ja’net DuBois Academy of Theater Arts and Sciences during the 1980s.
  • According to her family, she died unexpectedly in her sleep.
  • She lent her voice for the character of Mrs. Avery in claymation comedy The P.J.s and Mrs. Patterson in animated As Told by Ginger.
  • She co-founded the non-profit event, Pan African Film & Arts Festival in 1992.

Social Media Profile(s)

  1. Instagram – Not Known
  2. Twitter – @janetdubois106
  3. Facebook – Not Known

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