American actress who starred in films and television such as School Daze and The Cosby Show. She was also in Spike Lee's film Jungle Fever.
She started learning piano at age nine before later beginning to act at the Friendly Inn Settlement.
She also had roles in many plays at the African-American theater the Karamu House.
She was born to Mincie and Taylor Watson and her great grandson is actor Terrence Howard.
She is the great grandmother of actor Terrence Howard.