Jul. 13th, 1948
New York City, New York, USA
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Reid is a graduate of the Bronx High School of Science. She received a degree in interior design and architecture from Northwestern University, which she attended on a scholarship and where she became the first African-American woman to be named Homecoming Queen. While at Northwestern she began a modeling career, eventually signing with the Eileen Ford modeling agency. She was the first black woman to be on the cover of Glamour magazine.
- Her first TV work was a continuing role with 'Robert Conrad (I)' (qv) in his series _"The Duke" (1979)_ (qv).
- She and her husband, 'Tim Reid (I)' (qv), once had a syndicated talk show called "The Tim and Daphne Show" for King World in 1990-1991.
- A well-known cover model with the 'Eileen Ford' (qv) Agency, she was the first black woman to grace the cover of "Glamour" magazine.
- Also a costume designer and has frequently created her own TV wardrobe. Moreoever, she once guest-hosted ABC's _"The Home Show" (1988)_ (qv) where she showed off many of her designs, and subsequently put together a four video and pattern kit entitled "Suddenly You're Sewing".
- Lovely African-American leading lady best known for TV series work with her husband 'Tim Reid (I)' (qv) (_"Frank's Place" (1987)_ (qv), _"Snoops" (1989)_ (qv) and _"Linc's" (1998)_ (qv)) and her 90s role as 'Will Smith (I)' (qv) 's Aunt Vivian Banks on _"The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" (1990)_ (qv)).
- Stepmother of actor 'Tim Reid II' (qv).
- Went to Northwestern University where she pursued a degree in Interior Design and Architecture.
- Born on Manhattan's west side and graduated from Bronx High School of Science.