Suzzanne Douglas biography, Career, Family, Networth, Marriage

Who is Suzzanne Douglas?

Suzzanne Douglas was an American actress. She is best known for her role as matriarch Jerri Peterson on The WB sitcom The Parent ‘Hood, starring Robert Townsend, which ran from 1995 to 1999,

Suzzanne Douglas

Douglas also portrayed Amy Simms in the 1989 dance/drama film Tap alongside Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr, for which she received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

In addition to Tap, Douglas starred in several other motion pictures, among them How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998), Jason’s Lyric (1994), The Inkwell (1994) as well as the 2003 Disney/ABC version of Sounder with Carl Lumbly.

Douglas is also well known for her portrayal as Cissy Houston in the Lifetime TV movie Whitney in 2015. In 2019, she appeared as the mother of one of the main characters in When They See Us (Netflix), directed by Ava DuVernay.

Suzzanne Douglas’s Career

Douglas has numerous television guest star appearances (most recently BullBones and The Good Wife). Douglas has also appeared on The Parkers, The Cosby ShowLaw & Order: Criminal IntentNYPD Blue,[9] and Touched by an Angel.

On stage, Douglas performed the role of Jenny Diver in The Threepenny Opera starring Sting and Dr. Bearing in Wit, where she was the first African American to perform the role. Douglas was a two-time Image Award winner, and also won a Black Oscar, a Reel Award, and the Mary Martin Award. Douglas appears in the Rel Dowdell film, Changing the Game in 2011.


Douglas was an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority where she served on its board as the honorary co-chair of the Commission on Arts and Letters for thirteen years.

In the community, she was a lifetime member of Girl Scouts of the USA, The National Council of Negro Women, Sigma Alpha Lambda (a national leadership and honors organization), and Jack and Jill of America.

How Old was Suzzanne Douglas at Death?

Douglas was born on April 12, 1957, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. She died on July 6, 2021, at Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, the U.S at 64 years old.

Suzzanne Douglas

Suzzanne Douglas‘s Family

Who are Suzzanne Douglas’s parents?

Douglas’ parents were Lois Mae Thompson and Donald Douglas Sr. However, her mother raised her solo.

Does Suzzanne Douglas have siblings?

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Douglas was born in a family of four children but the names of her siblings are unavailable at the moment.

Suzzanne Douglas‘s Education

Douglas attended Thornton Township High School, graduating in 1975. After high school, she studied at Illinois State University; graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She later became a student in the Master’s Program in Jazz Vocals at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music and earned a Master’s degree in music.

Suzzanne Douglas‘s Husband

Douglas married neuro-radiologist Roy Jonathan Cobb in February 1989, to whom she was still married at the time of her death

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Suzzanne Douglas‘s Children – Kids

Douglas had a daughter whose name is unavailable considering her private lifestyle.

Suzzanne Douglas’s Net Worth

Douglas had an estimated net worth of about $1 million.


Douglas had a height of 5 ft 4 in.

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