Juanita Jennings Bio, Age, Wiki, Husband, Movies, Net Worth

Juanita Jennings Biography

Juanita Jennings is a talented American actress renowned for her television roles, she embarked on her acting journey in the early 1980s, making notable appearances in TV series like St. Elsewhere, Hunter, and Matlock. Her early film role was a small part in the 1992 thriller Basic Instinct.

How Old is Juanita Jennings? – Age

Juanita was born on September 12, 1952, in Dallas, Texas. She is 64 years old as of 2023. 

How Tall is Juanita Jennings? – Height

She stands 5 feet 4 inches tall.

Juanita Jennings Mother, Father, Siblings – Family

Born in Dallas, Texas, Juanita Jennings hails from an educational background, with both her parents, Thomas and Dorothy Jennings, working in the field of education. Thomas served as a high school principal, while Dorothy dedicated herself to teaching.

In addition to Juanita’s accomplishments, her sister Carolyn is also an actress, making notable appearances in various films and television series, such as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and The Parkers. The Jennings family has seen success in both education and the entertainment industry.

Growing up in Dallas, she attended Booker T. Washington High School, where she actively participated in the drama club. After graduating, she pursued a theater degree at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, completing her studies in 1974.

Is Juanita Jennings Married? – Husband and Kids

Jennings was once married to actor Brent Jennings, whom she met in the early 1980s while working in theater. They tied the knot in 1989 and welcomed a son, Aaron Jennings, into the world in 1991. Unfortunately, the couple divorced in 2004, and Juanita has remained single, focusing on her flourishing career.

Actress Juanita Jennings Photo
Actress Juanita Jennings Photo

Juanita’s Career

Jennings embarked on her illustrious career in the world of theater, leaving an indelible mark on both off-Broadway and Broadway productions. Her journey into television commenced with the 1986 miniseries, “The Atlanta Child Murders,” marking a significant step in her acting repertoire.

Throughout her career, Jennings graced numerous television series with her talent, making notable guest appearances in shows like “St. Elsewhere,” “Hunter,” and “Matlock.” The breadth of her performances displayed her versatility and acting prowess, earning her recognition in the industry.

Post the conclusion of “Meet the Browns,” Juanita Jennings maintained her momentum, securing roles in impactful films like “The Help” (2011) and “Just Mercy” (2019). Her ability to bring depth and authenticity to her characters garnered critical acclaim.

Jennings seamlessly transitioned between the big screen and television, showcasing her versatility. Notable among her recent projects is her recurring role in the television series “Pearson” (2019) and her involvement in “David Makes Man” (2019-2020), where her performances continued to captivate audiences.

Juanita Jennings’s Net Worth

With an estimated net worth of $1 million, Juanita has amassed her wealth primarily through her successful acting career. Despite her financial success, she maintains a modest lifestyle, emphasizing her dedication to the art of acting.

Juanita Jennings Instagram

Follow Juanita on her Instagram @JuanitaJennings912


  • 2003 Runaway Jury Loreen Duke
  • 2004 Something for Nothing Mrs. Lassiter Short
  • 2005 Shackles Bella
  • 2006 Tootie Pie Auntie
  • 2007 Love… & Other 4 Letter Words Gigi
  • Daddy’s Little Girls Katheryn
  • 2008 Vacancy 2: The First Cut Doris (video)
  • 2009 Janky Promoters Momma
  • 2010 My Girlfriend’s Back Dr. Melinda
  • 2011 Midnight Son Liz
  • 2013 Side Effects Gladys
  • Khumba Zuki

TV Shows

  • Torchwood Bisme Katusi One Episode: Escape to L.A.
  • 2013 Shameless Mama Kamala Season 3, Episode 6: Cascading Failures, Season 3, Episode 7: A Long Way From Home
  • 2015 Major Crimes Amira’s Grandma One Episode: Snitch
  • 2017-2019 Star Ruby Recurring Role
  • 2018 Here and Now Gwendolyn Williams One Episode: Wake
  • 2018 Suits Lillian Cook Episode: “Good-Bye”
  • 2018 Detroiters Mrs. Duvet Two Episodes: Happy Birthday Mr. Duvet and Duvet Family Reunion
  • 2019 Pearson Lillian Cook Recurring role, 8 episodes
  • 2019 David Makes Man Mrs. Hertrude Recurring role, 8 episodes
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