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Michelle Thomas

Biography

NAACP Picture Award-winning celebrity who rose to fame for using the love interest of Steve Urkel over the 1990s sitcom Family members Issues. She was Miss Gifted Teen NJ and another year gained the worldwide competiton. She was also a normal on over the Cosby Present, playing Justine Phillips, the partner of Theo Huxtable. She wedded Cosby Display co-star Malcolm-Jamal Warner. Jaleel Light was the nerdy Steve Urkel as well as the star of Family members Matters.

Quick Facts


Full Name Michelle Thomas
Date Of Birth September 23, 1969
Died December 22, 1998, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Place Of Birth Boston, MA
Height 1.52 m
Profession TV Actress
Education West Essex High School
Nationality American
Parents Dennis D.T. Thomas, Phynjuar Thomas
Siblings David Thomas
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series
Movies Hangin' with the Homeboys, Dream Date
TV Shows Family Matters, The Young and the Restless
Star Sign Libra

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#Fact
1 During the last season of Family Matters (1989), her cancer grew worse, making it harder for her to do her scenes. Her screen time grew shorter and shorter, and she had to leave the show for good in 1998, shortly before it was canceled.
2 Daughter of Dennis D.T. Thomas.
3 Actor and former boyfriend Malcolm-Jamal Warner was at her bedside when she died on December 22, 1998.
4 Once diagnosed with cancer, she refused treatments for her condition because she was afraid that they would interfere with her chances of conceiving children. Ironically, she passed away before she had any children.
5 Miss Talented Teen New Jersey in Hal Jackson's Talented Teen Competition. She went on to compete in the international pageant in Jamaica and was crowned International Queen in 1985.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Unbowed 1999 Anna
The Young and the Restless 1998 TV Series Callie Rogers / Callie Rogers Stark
Family Matters 1993-1998 TV Series Myra Monkhouse
Malcolm & Eddie 1997 TV Series Brooke Bellamy
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man 1996 TV Series
Thea 1994 TV Series Kendea / Keanda
X-Men 1993 Video Game Storm (voice)
Hangin' with the Homeboys 1991 Telemarketing Operator
The Cosby Show 1988-1990 TV Series Justine Phillips
Dream Date 1989 TV Movie Sally Palmer
A Man Called Hawk 1989 TV Series Ruthie Carver

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Young and the Restless 1998 TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Family Matters 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Malcolm & Eddie 1999 TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards 1997 TV Special Herself
Soul Train 1984-1996 TV Series documentary Herself - Guest Host / Herself
Circus of the Stars Gives Kids the World 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself - Trapeze Artist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E! True Hollywood Story 2001 TV Series documentary Herself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999 Image Award Image Awards Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series The Young and the Restless (1973)


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