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Occupation
  
Actress

Role
  
Television actress

Name
  
Mariann Aalda

Website
  
www.mariannaalda.com

Years active
  
1978–present


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Born
  
May 7, 1948 (age 75) (
1948-05-07
)

Movies and TV shows
  
Class Act, The Royal Family, The Wiz, Pretty Woman, Beaches


Similar
  
Betty Aberlin, Iona Morris, Amy Acker

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Mariann Aalda (born May 7, 1948) is an American television, stage, film actress, performance artist and standup comic.

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Career

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She is best known for her work in television as DiDi Bannister on ABC's Edge of Night, the distaff half of Calvin & DiDi, one of the first African-American soap opera super couples (1981-84). She also had regular roles on the CBS sitcom The Royal Family, as the daughter of Redd Foxx and Della Reese, and the HBO series 1st & Ten, as the wife of O.J. Simpson's character.

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Aalda also achieved notoriety recurring on the CBS sitcom, Designing Women, as Anthony's yuppie-from-hell girlfriend, Lita Ford, and on the NBC soap opera Sunset Beach as the tragically disfigured Lena Hart. Additionally, she co-hosted the lifestyle show Designs for Living on the USA Network and was a reporter for the magazine show NOW! on WNBC in New York. Her numerous guest-star roles are mostly sitcom.

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Aalda has also appeared in movies, co-starring in the urban cult film Class Act as rapper Kid's clueless mom, and as Coach Harrison in Nobody's Perfect. She was also a featured player in Beaches and Pretty Woman, directed by Garry Marshall

An avowed Age Disruptor, she is passionate about changing the paradigm of women and aging and outdated stereotypes. After more than 30 years in network television, she countered ageism and diminishing TV roles with a return to the stage and her theater roots as a standup comic and with her performance art character, Adult Sex-Ed Evangelist & Mojo Motivator Ginger Peechee-Keane. She also produced and stars in the improv comedy web series, Talk To Me, Ginger! based on that character.

A uterine cancer survivor, Aalda is also an activist for greater awareness in the silent symptoms of gynecological cancer, addressing her own experience in her comedy.

Filmography

Actress
2022
Ben & Tony (TV Movie) as
Lori
2022
GUMBO (Short) as
Nadine
2015
Talk to Me, Ginger! (TV Series) as
Ginger Peechee-Keane
2013
The Blacklist (TV Series) as
Mrs. Wempon / Risa Peña
- The Alchemist (No. 101) (2014) - Mrs. Wempon
- The Stewmaker (No. 161) (2013) - Risa Peña
2006
All of Us (TV Series) as
Muriel
- He's Gotta Have It (2006) - Muriel
2003
Diary of a Clippers Fan (Video short) as
Susan
2003
The Parkers (TV Series) as
Hanna Foster
- Join the Club (2003) - Hanna Foster
2000
Veronica's Closet (TV Series) as
Brian's Mother
- Veronica Checks Out (2000) - Brian's Mother
1998
Sunset Beach (TV Series) as
Lena Hart
1998
Chicago Hope (TV Series) as
Woman
- The Other Cheek (1998) - Woman
1998
The Wayans Bros. (TV Series) as
Casting Director
- Help a Brother Out (1998) - Casting Director
1996
Captain Planet and the Planeteers (TV Series) as
Salesgirl
- 101 Mutations (1996) - Salesgirl (voice)
1996
Grace Under Fire (TV Series) as
Student
- Broads for Broader Horizons (1996) - Student (uncredited)
1995
The O.J. Simpson Story (TV Movie) as
Eunice Simpson
1995
Family Matters (TV Series) as
Lois
- Midterm Crisis (1995) - Lois
1994
Models Inc. (TV Series) as
Janet Johnson
- Love and War (1994) - Janet Johnson
1991
The Royal Family (TV Series) as
Elizabeth Royal Winston
- The Big Stink (1992) - Elizabeth Royal Winston
- Cocoa in Charge (1992) - Elizabeth Royal Winston
- Mo' Money (1992) - Elizabeth Royal Winston
- The Fame Game (1992) - Elizabeth Royal Winston
- Hello, I Must Be Going (1992) - Elizabeth Royal Winston
- Status, Bro (1992) - Elizabeth Royal Winston
- The Sneakin' Deacon (1992) - Elizabeth Royal Winston
- New Beginnings (1991) - Elizabeth Royal Winston
- Educating Al (1991) - Elizabeth Royal Winston
- What's Love Got to Do with It? (1991) - Elizabeth Royal Winston
- A Mid-Summer Night's Barbecue (1991) - Elizabeth Royal Winston
- Talkin' Baseball (1991) - Elizabeth Royal Winston
- Me and My Stuff (1991) - Elizabeth Royal Winston
- Homework Bound (1991) - Elizabeth Royal Winston
- Pilot (1991) - Elizabeth Royal Winston
1992
Class Act as
Duncan's Mom
1990
Pretty Woman as
Saleswoman
1989
Designing Women (TV Series) as
Lita Ford
- Anthony and Vanessa (1990) - Lita Ford
- The Girlfriend (1989) - Lita Ford
1989
Nobody's Perfect as
Coach Harrison
1989
The Robert Guillaume Show (TV Series) as
Mrs. Peterson
- Guaranteed Not to Shrink (1989) - Mrs. Peterson
1988
Beaches as
Ticket Seller
1988
Hooperman (TV Series) as
McNeil's Date
- Surprise Party (1988) - McNeil's Date
1986
1st & Ten (TV Series) as
Ellen Parker
- Call for the Hall (1987) - Ellen Parker
- Land of the Free (1987) - Ellen Parker
- The Bulls Change Hands (1987) - Ellen Parker
- Illegal Use of Love (1987) - Ellen Parker
- A Loaded Gun (1987) - Ellen Parker
- A Second Chance Once Removed (1987) - Ellen Parker
- Ernie's Last Quarter (1987) - Ellen Parker
- The Rookies (1986) - Ellen Parker
- A Family Affair - Ellen Parker
1986
Melba (TV Series) as
Valerie Hughes
- Mothers and Other Strangers (1986) - Valerie Hughes
1986
The Last Precinct (TV Series) as
Angela Beauchamp
- Pilot (1986) - Angela Beauchamp
1985
What's Happening Now! (TV Series) as
Theresa
- Dwayne's Crush (1985) - Theresa
1981
The Edge of Night (TV Series) as
Didi Bannister
1978
The Wiz as
Aunt Em's Party
1952
Guiding Light (TV Series) as
Grace Battles (1990-1991)
Producer
2022
GUMBO (Short) (associate producer)
2015
Talk to Me, Ginger! (TV Series) (executive producer)
Director
2015
Talk to Me, Ginger! (TV Series)
Thanks
2022
Ben & Tony (TV Movie) (special thanks)
Self
2020
Hollywood and Beyond with Steven Brittingham (Podcast Series) as
Self - Guest
- Mariann Aalda: Career Memories and The Edge Of Night (2020) - Self - Guest

References

Mariann Aalda Wikipedia