Daphne Reid

Daphne Reid

Jul. 13th, 1948
Born in
New York City, New York, USA

Daphne Reid's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air TV Show
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
Simon & Simon TV Show
Simon & Simon
Eve TV Show
Frank's Place TV Show
Frank's Place
CBS Summer Playhouse TV Show
CBS Summer Playhouse
Linc's TV Show
Snoops (1989) TV Show
Snoops (1989)
The Duck Factory TV Show
The Duck Factory

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


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.

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