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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
1During 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.
2Daughter of Dennis D.T. Thomas.
3Actor and former boyfriend Malcolm-Jamal Warner was at her bedside when she died on December 22, 1998.
4Once 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.
5Miss 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
Unbowed1999Anna
The Young and the Restless1998TV SeriesCallie Rogers / Callie Rogers Stark
Family Matters1993-1998TV SeriesMyra Monkhouse
Malcolm & Eddie1997TV SeriesBrooke Bellamy
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1996TV Series
Thea1994TV SeriesKendea / Keanda
X-Men1993Video GameStorm (voice)
Hangin' with the Homeboys1991Telemarketing Operator
The Cosby Show1988-1990TV SeriesJustine Phillips
Dream Date1989TV MovieSally Palmer
A Man Called Hawk1989TV SeriesRuthie Carver

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Young and the Restless1998TV Series performer - 4 episodes
Family Matters1997TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Malcolm & Eddie1999TV Series in memory of - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
3rd Annual Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards1997TV SpecialHerself
Soul Train1984-1996TV Series documentaryHerself - Guest Host / Herself
Circus of the Stars Gives Kids the World1993TV Movie documentaryHerself - Trapeze Artist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHerself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1999Image AwardImage AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama SeriesThe Young and the Restless (1973)


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