Rani DuBois is an American actress who was present in Willona’s new role in the “Good Times” show and was among the Television industry’s popular cameo actors. Rani DuBois is also popular as the daughter of a singer, songwriter, and actress, Janet DuBois.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
The actress was born in 1976, in New York, United States. Her current age is 46 years old. Similarly, Rani holds an American nationality and follows the Christian religion. She is the daughter of her parents, father, Sajit Gupta, and mother, Ja’Net DuBois. Rani grew up together with his three siblings who are Provat Gupta, Kesha Gupta-Fields, and Raj Kristo Gupta.
Unfortunately, Raj Kristo Gupta passed away because of cancer in the year 1987. Also, he was just thirty-six years old at that time. Regarding the actress’s educational background, she went to a high school in New York and later attended a private college. Rani finished her Bachelor’s degree in acting and theatre.
Career and Professional Life
Rani DuBois’s career started in the year 1976 being present on several episodes of “Good Times”. Her mother was also present in this series. However, it was during her presentation on “What’s Happening” that she got an opportunity to show her acting skills. In the series, her role was of a student, cheerleader which went on from the year 1976 to 1979. In addition, Rani is most popular in “Shirley’s Date” episode as Maxine throws a cup of punch in Dwayne’s face for a day with her. However, she failed to get huge achievements from her career as an actress. Rani rose to fame just because of her popular singer and actress, Ja’Net DuBois who was his mother.
Besides her career and professional life, Rani’s favorite colors are green and black. Her favorite holiday destination is Germany and she loves reading books. Similarly, Rani loves eating pasta and cakes. Now talking about Rani’s mother’s career, Ja’Net DuBois is a professional actress, singer, and songwriter. She started her career as an actress on stage at the time the early 1960s. Ja’Net had her Broadway premiere with a small character in the short-term play “The Long Dream”, which was for 4 days in February 1960. Then, she was present in the drama “A Raisin in the Sun” together with Louis Gossett Jr. After being present in the play “The Blacks” in October 1963, she turned into a replacement for the housekeeper character.
It was featured by Gertrude Jeannette, in the comedy “Nobody Loves an Albatross”, which went through June 1964. Then, the actress was present in the Broadway musical “Golden Boy” together with Sammy Davis Jr., Billy Daniels, Lola Falana, and also Johnny Brown. The actress featured Anna who was the sister of Davis’ role, throughout the whole initial run from October 1964 to March 1966. The actress’s early TV acting appearance adds to the 1969 TV film “J.T.” and the long-running TV soap opera “Love of Life”. From the year 1970 to 1972, the actress was featured as Loretta Allen in the soap opera.
More about her mother’s career
Before this character, Ja’Net was present in her 1st movie, featuring Vera in “Diary of a Mad Housewife” which was out in the year 1970. Pursuing her 1st movie, the actress’s character was of Stormy Monday in the 1973 comedy “Five on the Black Hand Side” alongside Clarice Taylor, D’Urville Martin, and Glynn Turman. Ja’Net was present in Lanford Wilson’s play “The Hot l Baltimore” in the year 1973. At her time in the play, TV producer Norman Lear saw her performance at the “Mark Taper Forum”. Lear was being impressed with the actress’s work, then featured her in his CBS sitcom “Good Times”. Her role was as Wilona Woods, the Evans family’s friend and Florida Evans’s best friend and neighbor.
Ja’Net was present in the series from February 1974 to July 1979. Then, she started the series as a co–star, collaborating with Rolle and John Amos. The actress then was the series’ main role at the time of the starting of its 5th season receivable to the temporary departure of Rolle in the year 1977. Then, the actress went to her character once Rolle was back in the 6th and last season in the year 1978. After the ending of “Good Times” in the year 1979, she was filming the album Again, Ja’Net DuBois on her Peanuts and Caviar label in the year 1983. She then was present in Good Times colleague Janet Jackson’s 1987 “Control” music video as her mom.
She then was collaborating with Clifton Davis in “And I Still Rise” whose writer and director was Maya Angelou in the year 1992. Ja’Net again was present in the movie “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka” in the year 1988 and in “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” in the year 2003. Moreover, she was also present in various TV series like “Moesha”, “The Steve Harvey Show”, “A Different World”, and also in “The Wayans Bros”. While in the 1980s, the actress was working in the Ja’net DuBois Academy of Theater Arts and Sciences in Long Island, New York. Ja’Net, Danny Glover, and Ayuko Babu together founded the Pan African Film & Arts Festival in Los Angeles in the year 1992.
Then, in 1995, she was the winner of a CableACE award for Best Supporting Actress for her character in the Lifetime film “Other Women’s Children”. In addition, she also was the winner of the Emmy Awards for her voice acting on “The PJs” in the years 1999 and 2001. The actress together with the character of “Good Times” achieved The Impact Icon Award at the 2006 TV Land Awards. In the year 2000, Ja’Net was working as Grand Marshal for the North Amityville Community Parade and Festival Day in Amityville, New York. Then, she was an unofficial part of the Zeta Phi Beta association. Unfortunately, the actress passed away on February 17, 2020, of cardiac arrest at her home in Glendale, California.
As a talented actress, Rani DuBois has a net worth of around $500 thousand. Rani has been earning wealth from her career as a talented actress. Also, it was not hard for Rani to pursue an acting career as her mother was an actress as well. Unfortunately, she was not that successful in the entertainment industry. Apart from this, there is no information about the actress’s salary, assets, etc. However, it is for sure that Rani is having a good and luxurious life as of now.
Talking about Rani DuBois’s relationship status, there is no information about her previous as well as his present love life. However, it seems like she must be single as of now. Now coming to DuBois’s relationship status, she got married to Sajit Gupta in the year 1950. However, DuBois divorced Gupta in April 1959, but some source shows that she was still in a marital relationship in the year 1964.
Together the actress and Gupta have 4 kids. They are Privat Gupta, Rani Gupta, Kesha Gupta-Fields, and Raj Kristo Gupta. Moreover, the actress was romantically in a relationship with actor Brock Peters in the year 1959.
Regarding the actress’s body measurement, she has a height of 5 feet 6 inches or 168 cm. Similarly, DuBois has a bodyweight of around 59 kg or 130 lbs. Also, the actress wears a shoe size of 6. Moreover, Rani DuBois has a medium complexion with brown eyes and brown hair. Rani also has colored her hair light brown as well. Apart from this, there is no information about Rani’s body measurement.
Even though she is an actress, Rani DuBois has not been active on any of the social media platforms. The actress neither has an Instagram account nor on Twitter account. Also, she has not been active on Facebook as well. Moreover, Rani and her mother were not active on any social media. Both of them were definitely not attention seekers as well.