Marla Gibbs Biography
Marla Gibbs an American actress and comedian a singer, writer, and television producer. She is known for her portrayals in Lemon, The Visit, The Brothers, Station 19, Lost & Found, Madea’s Witness Protection, and Grantham & Rose.
Marla Gibbs Age
Gibbs was born on 14 June 1931, in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
Marla Gibbs The Jeffersons
Gibbs starred in the role of Florence Johnston in The Jeffersons. Citing this, she received five nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award. Moreover, she co-produced and played the lead role of Mary Jenkins.
She is a vastly recognized actress, comedian, singer, writer, and television producer. She is known for her portrayals in Lemon, The Visit, The Brothers, Station 19, Lost & Found, Madea’s Witness Protection, and Grantham & Rose.
It is known that Gibbs was cast in The Meteor Man where she had supporting roles. She started her career in films such as Black Belt Jones, Sweet Jesus, and Preacher Man. Afterward, she was cast as the lead actress in 227.
Furthermore, Marla had a recurring role as Harry’s on Grandma Eddy. Likewise, she again worked with Harry in the film Forbidden Woman. She also guest-starred on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Marla Gibbs Actress
Gibbs has been featured in Touched by an Angel, ER, Southland, and Judging Amy. Afterward, she had a recurring role on The Hughleys and appeared in Madea’s Witness Protection. Likewise, she starred in Grantham & Rose and Hot in Cleveland.
Furthermore, Marla made appearances in the Scandal drama series. She also guest-starred American Horror Story: Hotel and This Is Us. She also had starring roles in both Old Soul and Jalen Vs. Everybody.
Most noteworthy, Gibbs co-starred in Lemon and Please Stand By. On the other hand, she owned a jazz club called Marla’s Memory Lane Jazz and Supper Club. As a singer, she has released a number of albums.
Most recently, Marla was cast as Florence on Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All in the Family and The Jeffersons. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. She also received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series five times.
Marla Gibbs Movies
- Sweet Jesus, Preacherman
- Black Belt Jones
- Passing Through
- Up Against the Wall
- Last Breeze of Summer
- The Meteor Man
- Lily in Winter
- Border to Border
- Lost & Found
- The Visit
- Stanley’s Gig
- The Brothers
- Love on Layaway
- The Ties That Bind
- The Heart Specialist
Marla Gibbs TV Shows
- The Jeffersons
- Barney Miller
- The Missing Are Deadly
- Arthur Hailey’s The Moneychangers
- You Can’t Take It with You
- Checking In
- The Love Boat
- Pryor’s Place
- Menu for Murder
- A Different World
Marla Gibbs Net Worth
Gibbs has an estimated Net Worth of $3 Million – $15 Million.
Marla Gibbs Height and Weight
Gibbs stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters). She as well weighs 132 lbs (60 kg).
Marla Gibbs Family
Gibbs was born to Douglas Bradley and Ophelia Kemp. Her father was a mechanic while her mother worked at a grocery store. Afterward, Ophelia worked in a restaurant and later on, a minister.
Her parents divorced when she was four. Citing this, her mother pursued her career as a popular radio evangelist in the Midwest. Unfortunately, her mother passed away in 1967 and was raised by her father who died in 1974.
Marla Gibbs Education
Gibbs joined Wendell Phillips Academy High School and graduated in 1949. Afterward, she joined Peters Business School where she likewise studied. Likewise, she received honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from Next Dimension University in 2019.
Marla Gibbs Husband
Gibbs was previously married to her high school sweetheart, Jordan Gibbs, in 1955. As a result of their marriage, the couple had three children, Angela, Dorian, and Joseph Gibbs.
The duo divorced and parted ways in 1973 after 18 years of marriage. Moreover, she disclosed that her marriage was turbulent. Therefore, she needed freedom which led her to the divorce.
Marla Gibbs Children
Gibbs and her ex-husband Jordan Gibbs has three children, Angela, Dorian, and Joseph Gibbs. However, there is no provided information regarding Dorian and Joseph since she has not disclosed it to the public yet. .
Marla Gibbs Daughter
Marla’s daughter Angela is also an actress. Moreover, she appeared on the TV show, Sanford and Son. She is well known for movies such as Think Like A Man Too, Together Brothers, and Drumline.
She as well has a recurring role in the AdultSwim comedy series, Black Jesus. Citing her career, she has won two NAACP Image Awards for ‘Checkmates’ and ‘The Meeting’. Furthermore, Gibbs’ daughter was a senior writer for the Trumpet Awards for nine years.
On the other hand, she has also taught at Spelman in the Drama Dept. She also produced an award-winning film “227” at Marla’s own local Crossroads Theatre.