Janet Hubert - Updated Feb 2024

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Janet Hubert

Janet Hubert is an American film and television actress from the United States of America. Janet Hubert is popular for her role as the original Vivian Banks in the popular television show titled “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.”

Early Life

Janet Hubert was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States on January 13, 1956. According to the astrological chart, she has a birth sign Capricorn and she is 67 years old as of 2023. Moreover, she has an African American ethnicity and holds American nationality. Her full name is Janet Louise Hubert.

She spent her early days on Chicago’s South Side but she moved with her family to rural Chicago when she was nine. However, she has not revealed her parent’s identity and their professions.

Aside from that, there is no further information about her early life and whether she has any siblings or not. We can assume that she had a beautiful childhood with her family due to her current success and popularity.

Janet Hubert – Education

Janet Hubert went to Momence High School for her education at first. Later, she enrolled at Juilliard School in New York City on a scholarship but she did not complete her studies. Besides that, there are no further details about whether she completed her education at another school or she did not study.

Professional Career

Janet made her Broadway debut in the ensemble of The First in 1981. She became part of this short-lived musical about Jackie Robinson after performing in the national tour of Dancin. In April 1983, she left Cats and went on the national tour of Sophisticated Ladies with Dee Dee Bridgewater and Gregg Burge.

She gained popularity after appearing as Aunt Viv in “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. However, the makers fired her and recast Daphne Maxwell Reid in the role of Aunt Viv. During the show, Will Smith said that she brought her problems to work and wanted to be the star of the show.

Caption: The poster of the television show, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (Source: Wallpaper Flare)

Moreover, the actress said that Will Smith got her fired from this popular show. She also appeared as Chandler’s boss in an episode of another popular show Friends in 2002. After that, she appeared as the mother of attorney Evangeline Williamson named Lisa Williamson on the show One Life to Live in 2005.

Moreover, she appeared as Michel Gerard’s mother in an episode of the show titled Gilmore Girls. Besides that, she appeared in several shows like NYPD Blue, The Bernie Mac Show, All My Children, and Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. She made her debut as Yvonne in the show “General Hospital” on December 7, 2018.

During The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunion on HBO Max, she appeared on the show in November 2020. She has a private conversation with Will Smith whom she spoke to for the first time since her departure from the show.

After that, she appeared as Pray Tell a family member of Billy Porter’s character on FX’s Pose season 3. She appeared as the title character’s mother-in-law Jewell on “The Ms. Pat Show” in 2022.

Apart from her acting roles, she has appeared in Sylvester’s 1986 music video “Someone Like You.” Additionally, she has provided her voice to the character Denise Clinton in the videogram “Grand Theft Auto V.”


Till now, this promising actress has not earned any kind of awards. But, she has been nominated for a couple of awards such as “The NAACP Image Awards” (1991), “Behind the Voice Actors Award” (2014), and “Daytime Emmy Awards” (2020).

Net Worth 2023

As per the Celebrity Net Worth website, Hubert has an estimated net worth of around $500 thousand while her annual salary and income are being under review.

She has been able to make such an amount of money through her acting roles in movies and TV series.

Relationship Status

Currently, Janet Hubert is married to Larry Kraft. The couple exchanged wedding vows in March 2005. However, there are not many more things available related to when they first met and when they started dating each other. Similarly, they have not shared whether they have any kids or not.

Previously, Janet was in a relationship with James Whitten and later married on September 3, 1990. They had their first kid in 1993, named Elijah Isaac Whitten. However, they divorced after a year of their child’s birth.

Meanwhile, this actress has kept herself away from scandals and controversy. Till now, she has maintained a clean image and is mainly focused on her personal and professional career.

Janet Hubert – Body Measurements

Caption: Janet Hubert posing for a photo (Source: The Montclair Dispatch)

This American actress stands 5 feet 8 inches tall (1.73 m) and weighs around 56 kg (123 lbs). In addition, she has a pair of beautiful brown eyes with brown hair colour and her body measurement is 36-26-35 inches.

Social Media

Officially, this actress is not active on any kind of social media platform. However, her fans and followers have created several fan pages on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.