Berlinda Tolbert

Berlinda Tolbert Biography

Berlinda Tolbert, is an American television and film actress who became famous for playing the role of Jenny Willis Jefferson in the sitcom “The Jeffersons” that aired on CBS from 1975 to 1985. She has also appeared in various movies, including “Goodfellas”, “Harlem Nights”, and “Patriot Games.

Berlinda Tolbert Age

Berlinda Tolbert was born on the 4th of November 1949, She is 70 years as of 2019

Berlinda Tolbert Husband

Tolbert is married to Bob Reid, a journalist. The two had a whirlwind romance, getting married just 11 days after they first met in Atlant,a where  Berlinda Tolbert was filming a television show while Reid was working as a producer for NBC. They spent a couple of days together, and decided to tie the knot less than a couple of weeks later in Providence, Rhode Island on Valentine’s Day 1979.

Berlinda Tolbert Early life and education

Tolbert was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and has always been in love with acting. She attended the University of North Carolina, School of the Arts in Winston-Salem to hone her acting skills, and even went to London to study drama

Berlinda Tolbert Career

Tolbert’s career started in the ‘70s as soon as she graduated. Her first job as an actress was in 1974 when she appeared in the series “Sanford and Son,” followed by television appearances in several other series, including “The Streets of San Francisco”, “All in the Family”, and “Mannix.” Her early years as an actress certainly helped establish her career as well as her net worth.

After playing these support roles in television shows, Tolbert got her career break in 1975 when she became part of the sitcom “The Jeffersons.” The show revolves around the family of George and Louise Jefferson, a wealthy African-American couple who moved from Queens to Manhattan thanks to the success of their dry-cleaner chain. Berlinda Tolbert character came in the form of Jenny Willis Jefferson, daughter of Tom and Helen Willis, an interracial couple, with her character proving to be one of the most interesting in the show, as she was bi-racial, but her chemistry with her love interest, Lionel Jefferson, and the challenges they went through as a married couple, resonated with the fans of the show the most.

“The Jeffersons” became a huge hit on CBS, and broke ground as one of the longest-running sitcoms in the US that featured an African-American family, actually one of the earliest shows that featured an interracial couple. Tolbert portrayed the role of Jenny through its entire run from 1975 to 1985, and the success of the show helped catapult her career as well as her net worth.

Berlinda Tolbert’s after The Jeffersons

After appearing for over a decade in “The Jeffersons”, Tolbert continued to working and appeared in a number of other television series, including “The Love Boat”, “Hotel” and “Amen.” She also ventured into the world of films. Being cast movies such as “Harlem Nights”, “Goodfellas”, and “Patriot Games.” She also appeared on stage, starring in the Maya Angelou play, “On a Southern Journey.”

By the ‘90s,Berlinda Tolbert  had become a staple on the small screen, and appeared in several more television series, including “Gabriel’s Fire”, “FBI: The Untold Stories”, “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch”, and “7th Heaven.” She continued working in the 2000s in more series, including “Dead Last”, “ER”, “Six Feet Under”, and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” She was also cast in the movies “Strange Fruit”, “Live!” and “Last Ride on the Midwest Pacific, with these years and consistent work helping tremendously in increasing her wealth.


Berlinda Tolbert

Berlinda Tolbert’s Net Worth

Having been retired for five years, as of late 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Tolbert’s net worth is reported to still be close to $1 million, acquire from her four decades working as an actress in both films and on television.

Berlinda Tolbert Film

  1. Airport 1975
  2. Beverly Hills Brats
  3. Harlem Nights
  4. Goodfellas
  5. Patriot Games
  6. Dangerous Touch
  7. Strange Fruit
  8. Live!
  9. Last Ride on the Midwest Pacific

Berlinda Tolbert Television

  1. Sanford and Son
  2. The Streets of San Francisco
  3. All in the Family
  4. Mannix
  5. S.W.A.T
  6. Police Woman
  7. The Jeffersons
  8. Fantasy Island
  9. The Love Boat
  10. Airwolf
  11. Hotel
  12. Amen
  13. Gabriel’s Fire
  14. Fake and the Fatman
  15. FBI: The Untold Stories
  16. Sabrina, The Teenage Witch
  17. 7th Heaven
  18. The Army Show
  19. Home Improvement Noreen
  20. Dead Last
  21. Half & Half
  22. ER
  23. Six Feet Under
  24. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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Berlinda Tolbert News

Here’s Why Many Called “Jeffersons” Actress Crazy For Marrying Hubby So Fast
Posted On : October 3, 2018

Although on TV she was married to “Lionel,” but Real life actress, Berlinda Tolbert, shocked many when she married her husband/former CBS journalist, Bob Reid, at lightening speed…probably before they even knew each other’s favorite color, but their love is real. Wait ’til you see this…

Berlinda Tolbert and Bob got married after dating for only 11 DAYS! Nope, that is NOT a typo. They met in Atlanta in 1979, fell in love within a few days, and married a few days later in Rhode Island, NY, during Valentine’s Day weekend. The first 7 years of their marriage was long distance Berlinda Tolbert lived in L.A. and Bob couldn’t leave his job in N.Y. So they often commuted

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