Quick Facts of Vernee Christell Watson

  • Full NameVernee Christell Watson
  • Net Worth$3 million
  • Marital Status Divorce
  • BirthplaceNew York City, U.S.
  • Ethnicity African-American
  • ProfessionActress, author, voice actress, acting coach
  • Nationality American
  • Active Year1970–present
  • Eye colour Black
  • Hair colour Black
  • SpouseJoe Duckett, Van Johnson
  • Children1
Vernee Watson

Vernee Watson is an American actress, author, voice artist, and acting coach who is best known for her recurring roles as Vernajean Williams on Welcome Back, Kotter and as Viola Smith on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Also, she has voiced Dee Dee in an American animated mystery comedy series, Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels.

Furthermore, Watson has also appeared in an episode of American action police procedural television series, NCIS. She was also cast as Stella Henry on the soap opera General Hospital.

She is twice married whereas her both marital relation didn’t last for long. Who was her husband? In order to know further details regarding her marital relation, husband as well as net worth, stay on the article till the end.

Vernee Watson’s Bio, Wiki (Early Life, Education)

Vernee Watson was born as Vernee Christell Watson on September 28, 1949, in New York City, New York. She is currently 69 years old. She holds an American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity. Further, her star sign is Libra.

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There is no information about her parents and family. So far, she is a graduate from Cathedral High School and New York University with a major in drama.

Vernee Watson’s Career Highlights

Watson began her professional career at the age of 17 with the Al Fann Theatrical Ensemble in Manhattan. In the year 1972, she played Blue’s love interest in film Trick Baby. Also, she was a regular cast member of the 1985-86 situation comedy Foley Square as Denise Willums. Further, Watson portrayed as Birdie in an American television soap opera, The Young and the Restless. Additionally, she had a role in several other television series such as Hill Street Blues, The X-Files, Days of Our Lives, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Desperate Housewives, The Big Bang Theory, Criminal Minds and many more. She has collaborated with stars like Patrika Darbo and Daniel J. Travanti.

In addition to her career, she has also voiced in Hanna-Barbera Productions and Warner Bros. Animation with roles in shows such as Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels, A Pup Named Scooby-Doo, Batman: The Animated Series, Superman: The Animated Series, and many others.


Moreover, she is also a winner of Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Guest Performer in a Drama Series for the role in 2018.

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Vernee Watson’s Personal Life (Married, Husband)

Watson has been married twice in her life.

Vernee Watson’s First Marriage (m. 1976-1977)

Joe Duckett was her first husband with whom she married on 6th of February. He is an actor by profession who is known for the role in 1966 television series, That Girl. However, their marital relationship didn’t last for too long and the couple got divorced in the year 1977.

Vernee Watson’s Second Wife (m.1979-1991)

She then married Van Johnson in the year 1979. They had a child, a daughter, Sunde Jinia Johnson, born in 1983. Like her previous relationship, this relationship also ended on a sad note in the year 1991.

On the other hand, Watson also witnessed the late Michael Jackson‘s second case of child molestation in 2005. At the time, she trial testimonial for the defense of Michael.

Vernee Watson’s Net Worth

Being engaged in the profession since 1970, Vernee Watson has supposedly gathered a good amount of $3 million throughout her career in the entertainment industry.

Watson receives a salary amount of around $55K-$85K on average for her appearance in TV series and 150K from the portrayal in movies. Until now, she has appeared in numbers of film and tv series, therefore, the current assumption of her bank balance is probably authentic.

Vernee Watson’s Age and Body Measurement (Height, Weight)

Currently, Vernee Watson is 69 years old. Despite ageing, she has well maintained her health and is physically fit. The exact measurement of her body physics is not available. However, looking at her body features seems that she obtains an average height and weight. Further, her hair and eyes color are black.