Bern Nadette Stanis is a Brooklyn-based American actress who started her journey by competing in the pageant, Miss Black America. She is widely known for her role as Thelma Ann Evans in the series Good time (1974-1979).
Stanis is also popular for her relationships. Currently, the actress is married to Kevin Fovin Fontana. Find out if they share children together. By the way, did you know that BernNadette married three times before her current husband Kevin?
Stay with us to know all the details about BernNadette including her career, net worth, life partner, children, divorce and much more.
What is BernNadette Stanis’s real name?
BernNadette Stanis was born Bernadette Stanislaus on December 22, 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, in the zodiac sign Capricorn. She is also known by the nickname Bern.
Her nationality is American while she belongs to the African American ethnic group. As of 2022, she will be 69 years old.
Parents and siblings
Stanis was born to father Gregory Stanislaus (1924-1991) and mother Eula Stanislaus (1931-2011). She spent her childhood with her four siblings in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Despite being one of her parents’ five children, no information about her siblings is available at this time. Speaking of her family: her paternal grandparents were originally from Carriacou in the Grenadine Islands
En route to Bern’s academics, she completed her primary education at Julliard School. Later, BernNadette Stanis graduated from Erasmus Hall High School and obtained a BA degree in drama.
What prompted BernNadette Stanis to act? career highlights
Bren was in her teens when she competed in the Miss Black America beauty pageant as Miss Brooklyn. She ended up taking first place in the Miss New York State pageant. The personification of black beauty with her natural acting and graceful dance got opportunities to enter the industry.
Famous for her role in ‘Good Times’
The 69-year-old was still in college when she auditioned for the role of Thelma Ann Evans in the series Good time. Luckily, she earned the part and appeared on the CBS comedy show for a total of 133 episodes.
After gaining fame for her debut appearance, she appeared in other television series the love boat, What happens now!, Bustin’ Looseand The Cosby Show. Again, in 2000 she appeared in the TV movie Hidden Blessings with Cynda Williams, Marc Gomes and Kim Fields.
In addition, her other notable credits include: The Engagement: My Phamily BBQ 2, The Adventures of Umbweki, Black Jesus, No regretsand The family business. In addition, the actress gained more appreciation for her portrayal of Dr. Heather on the big screen N-Secure.
From now on BrennNadette is all set for her post-production film chaaw. In her upcoming project, she would appear as Aunt Thelma sharing the screen with Biz Markie, Richard Lawson and Jimmie Walker.
What is BernNadette Stanis Fortune in 2022?
Professional since her teens, the Brooklyn native has 26 credits to her name to date. She mainly earns from her films, series and modeling contracts.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, BrenNadette Stains will have a net worth of $6 million in 2022. She reportedly earns thousands of salaries for her performance.
Who is BernNadette Stanis’s husband? Their wedding details
BrenNadette is currently married to her husband Kevin Fovin Fontana for over four decades. However, no exact details of their marriage are available at this time. According to The Chocolate Voice, the couple married in 1981.
As IMDb mentioned, ‘The Good Times’ star and her husband Kevin share two children: Dior Ravel Fontana and Brittany Rose Fontana together. But the real father of her first child turns out to be Dior Bren’s ex-husband named Overton Bill.
Her family often appears at her SNS, movie premieres, and other events. As of now, she lives between California and New York with her husband and children.
BernNadette’s Relationship History: Three Failed Marriages
Stains has been married four times in her life. Prior to Kevin, she had three failed weddings. First of all, she married her first husband Thomas Fauntleroy in June 1974. Unfortunately, they divorced in the year 1978.
After that, Bren Nadette met her second husband, Kerwin Darnell Johnson, the owner of Darnell’s nightclub in Brooklyn. She exchanged rings with her husband at his home in January 1979.
At the wedding of Rev. Walter DeLoatch, Bern’s sister was a bridesmaid Debbie Stanislaus. And Edward Swogea was the best man of the event. Not wanting to be in a long-distance relationship, Darnell decided to move to California with his wife. Unfortunately, the duo’s relationship didn’t work out and they broke up in 1981.
Likewise, her third marriage was to a mechanical engineer Terrence Redd. They married on December 27, 1981 and later separated. Together they have a son named Terrence II (born 1990).
Social Media Platforms
N-Secure star is active on several social networking sites. She is available on Twitter with 585 followers and her verified Facebook has 79,966 followers.
Likewise, Bern is verified on Instagram. Her Insta profile has 139k followers as of July 2022. She is also available on MySpace with 26k connections.