• Berlinda Tolbert is an actress with a net worth of over $850,000
• She began her acting career when she was 13 and studied theatre at the North Carolina School of the Arts
• She is best known for her role in the sitcom “The Jeffersons”
• She has appeared in various films and television shows throughout her career
• She and her husband Bob Reid have no social media accounts.
Known for movies
|Fact||Born one day after actor Mike Evans, the man who played her boyfriend/husband in The Jeffersons (1975). They were both born in North Carolina.|
Who is Berlinda Tolbert?
Berlinda Tolbert was born on 4 November 1949, in Charlotte, North Carolina USA, and is an actress, best known for her work on television from the 1970s up to 2013. One of her most notable roles was in the sitcom “The Jeffersons” during the 1970s and ‘80s.
The Wealth of Berlinda Tolbert
Early Life and Acting
While very little information is known about Berlinda’s childhood, except that she grew up in a very close family. Growing up, she aspired early to become an actress, and appeared in her first play when she was 13 years old, and was encouraged by her father to try her hand at becoming an actress since she was apparently good at it.
She loved to tell stories, and was also very interested in human behavior. Eventually, she attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, where she completed a degree in theatre. She also took drama lessons in London, and it was during this time that she had her first film role, from director Martin Scorsese. She would go on to appear as a guest in numerous popular television shows, including “The Streets of San Francisco”, “Mannix” and “S.W.A.T”. She was also a part of “Sanford and Son”, and “All in the Family”.
The Jeffersons and Later Acting Career
After her run with “The Jeffersons”, she continued making guest appearances in various other shows, including “Fantasy Island”, “the Love Boat” and “Airwolf”. She would also appear in the film “Harlem Nights” in 1989, playing the role of Annie. In 1990, Scorsese then asked her to become a part of the film “Goodfellas”, in which she played the role of the girlfriend of Stacks. More film opportunities would come her way, including in “Patriot Games” and “Dangerous Touch”. Her film-acting work then took a back-seat, as she started doing more consistent television work, appearing in “7th Heaven” as well as “Sabrina, The Teenage Witch”.
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Later Acting Career and Hiatus
In the 2000s, Berlinda has had a few television guest appearances, including in “ER”, “Six Feet Under” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”. She’s also had a couple of film projects, such as “Strange Fruit” and “Love!” 2011 was her last noted film, when she starred in the independent project “Last Ride on the Midwest Pacific”, after which she took a break from acting, but has not returned since. According to an interview, she mentioned that she voluntarily went on a break from acting as she felt that she wanted to be with her parents who already needed care.
She also mentioned that she was not disillusioned with acting, as has been the reason for many actors who’ve since left the industry. Yet, she also mentions that she doesn’t miss acting right now, although she loved the work, but she realizes that she only has one mother and father who she’d love to spend more time with now that they are in the latter portion of their life. She hasn’t mentioned anything about a comeback nor has she thought about it. There are discussions of projects, but nothing has pushed through in recent years.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, it is known that Tolbert has been married to journalist Bob Reid since 1979. Unlike numerous people in the entertainment industry, she doesn’t have any strong online presence; she doesn’t have accounts associated with any of the major social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For this reason there has been very little in terms of updates from her life, or if she’s working on any acting projects or other areas of interest right now. Her husband also doesn’t have any social media accounts – the numerous people named Bob Reid online aren’t associated with him or her in any way.
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|1||According to the Chinese calendar, she was born in the Year of the Ox.|
|2||Born one day after actor Mike Evans, the man who played her boyfriend/husband in The Jeffersons (1975). They were both born in North Carolina.|
|Just Another Man's Story||2013||Short||Robert's Ex-Wife|
|Last Ride on the Midwest Pacific||2011||Angeline|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2007||TV Series||Barbara|
|Six Feet Under||2005||TV Series||Debra|
|Strange Fruit||2004||Emma Ayers|
|Strong Medicine||2004||TV Series|
|ER||2004||TV Series||Nancy Natarelli|
|Half & Half||2003||TV Series||Denise|
|Dead Last||2001||TV Series||Yolanda|
|After Diff'rent Strokes: When the Laughter Stopped||2000||TV Movie||Gary Coleman's Mother|
|Home Improvement||1999||TV Series||Noreen|
|The Army Show||1998||TV Series||Phyliss Henchy / Phyllis Henchy|
|7th Heaven||1998||TV Series||Ms. Hanover|
|Sabrina, the Teenage Witch||1997||TV Series||Mrs. Hecht|
|Dangerous Touch||1994||Sasha Taylor|
|Dream On||1993||TV Series||Sue|
|FBI: The Untold Stories||1993||TV Series||Mary Smith|
|Jake and the Fatman||1990||TV Series|
|Gabriel's Fire||1990||TV Series||Shelly|
|A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court||1989||TV Movie||Karen's Mother|
|Beverly Hills Brats||1989||TV Reporter|
|Hotel||1985||TV Series||Michelle Todd|
|International Airport||1985||TV Movie||Kathy Henderson|
|The Jeffersons||1975-1985||TV Series||Jenny Willis Jefferson Jenny Willis|
|The Love Boat||1981-1985||TV Series||Lynda Miles / Patty Phelps|
|Airwolf||1984||TV Series||Lea Logana|
|Fantasy Island||1981-1984||TV Series||Sandy Hoffman / Linda Bell / Billie Joe|
|Matt Houston||1983||TV Series||Janey Lennox|
|Police Woman||1975||TV Series||Lily Thomas|
|S.W.A.T.||1975||TV Series||Joanne Wyatt|
|Mannix||1975||TV Series||Jobina Rogell|
|All in the Family||1975||TV Series||Jenny Willis|
|The Streets of San Francisco||1974||TV Series||Chris Jackson|
|Sanford and Son||1974||TV Series||Delores|
|Airport 1975||1974||Passenger (uncredited)|
|That's My Mama||1974||TV Series||Polly Carstairs|
|Living in TV Land||2006||TV Series documentary||Herself|
|Battle of the Network Stars XI||1981||TV Special||Herself - CBS Team|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia