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Daphne Reid Biography | Daphne Maxwell Reid
Daphne-Reid is an American actress, producer, and a comedian, also known as maxwell. She is best known for his role in replacing Janet Hubert-Whitten as Vivian Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1993 to 1996. She is a graduate of The Bronx High School of Science.
She proceeded to Northwestern University on a scholarship program where she received a degree in interior design and architecture and became the first African-American woman to be named homecoming queen
The comedian was born on July 13, 1948, in New York, USA. as Daphne Etta Maxwell-Reid. She is 70 years as of 2018
Daphne-Reid Reid Family
Reid was born in New York City, She is the daughter of Rosalee and Green Maxwell.
Daphne-Reid Husband | Tim Reid
Daphne is married to Timothy L. Reid, who is an actor, producer, director, and writer. She has one son Chris Tubbs and two stepchildren, Timothy born in 1968 and Tori Reid, born in 1971 with three grandchildren.
The actress has appeared in numerous television programs. Her best-known role was replacing Janet Hubert-Whitten as Vivian Banks on the NBC sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1993 to 1996. She joined the show right after the fictional character Nicky Banks was born toward the end of Season 3 when Hubert-Whitten was released from her contract after a contract violation and multiple problems working with the show’s star, Will Smith. She also has a recurring role as JT’s mother, Frances Hunter, on the UPN sitcom Eve, and then played Juanita Lawrence on the BET sitcom Let’s Stay Together. She is also an accomplished photographer.
During the 1980s and 1990s, the actress served on the advisory board of the National Student Film Institute. She was also a recipient of the Women of Vision Award from Women in Film & Video – DC.Daphne-Reid Image
Daphne Maxwell Reid Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air | Daphne Maxwell Reid Fresh Prince
She featured in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1993 to 1996 an American Sitcom that was being aired on NBC.
Daphne-Reid Net Worth
The American actress has a net worth of $2 million.
PUBLISHED: MARCH 5, 2018
You are a renowned actress, producer, writer, photographer, and more, and have excelled at them all! So, where did this passion to create come from? Did you know from a very young age that you wanted to create art and perform for a living?
Not at all. I was born graced with many gifts. I was encouraged to use my brain instead of my hands but was guided on a journey that allowed me to express myself using both.
A few years ago we spoke with your former television daughter, the great Karyn Parsons, and she had amazing things to say about being a part of a TV family. So, how was your experience playing a TV mom, the leader of the household if you will, for the seasons you portrayed the beloved Aunt Viv?
The experience of working with a cast that had so much talent and humanity was an awesome one. The relationships engendered were lifelong ones. Truly a wonderful blessing. I felt very much at home when in character or not.
I asked a fine young comedian that I am a huge fan of, David Gborie, who I know was a huge fan of Fresh Prince, what he would like to ask you, and he was curious to know what it was like working with Quincy Jones? Would he pop in onto the set every now and again?
We didn’t get to see him often on set, but he was always warm and proud of the production when we did see him.
And speaking of comedians, I have noticed in your credits that you were an Executive Producer for Paul Mooney’s special Analyzing White America. I am curious as to how you may have linked up with the legendary Mr. Mooney to help bring this project to the world? How did you come to work on this project?
My husband is Tim Reid, who began as a stand-up comedian and has known Paul Mooney since The Richard Pryor Show in the ‘70s. Tim and I built a studio in Virginia and Tim did a lot of independent productions there. he and Paul created the concept and shot the show. my credit was only because I co-owned the studio and did the paperwork involved with the production.
You have done some amazing work in the world of fine art photography, with 5 books and 5 calendars already published. How did you find yourself in this world? And what is it that you adore about the world of photography?
I have possessed a camera since I was 8 years old. My father was an amateur photographer and constantly photographed our growing up. I found that I have the gift of seeing details that others may miss and I found myself wanting to share my visions with close friends and relatives. At the age of 60, I was challenged by my friends to mount a gallery show of my work, and my professional journey began. It has grown into a little cottage industry that I have been proud to have created. I love the journeys of learning that come with taking a chance on a new venture. it has been fulfilling.
Another talent you have brought to the world comes in the form of fashion with your custom clothing line called Daphne Style. Where did this passion stem from? What sort of pieces have you been putting out there?
I have been sewing for myself since childhood and found peace and joy working with fabric. I was especially inspired by Chinese silk brocade and found a personal style of coat/jacket that people had a strong reaction to. my dear husband encouraged me to comply with folks wishes to make a coat for them. that is how my line of custom made wearable art came to be the journey that I am traveling now.
You have yet ANOTHER venture you have gotten into in publishing, with a cookbook entitled Grace + Soul Motherwit. Can you tell us a bit about this project? What inspired you to create a cookbook?
The cookbook is a “finally” published version of recipes I have gathered from friends and family over the years. when I finally decided to publish it, I felt it was a great vehicle for a memoir of my life. So, I combined the two ideas.
What else does the future hold for you? Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
I am anxious to find out!
What was the last thing that made you smile?
the kiss from my husband on his way out of the door.