She played Terri Angelou on the TV comedy series The Parkers and achieved massive fame upon marrying Denzel Washington.
She briefly appeared in the film Beloved, which was based off a book written by Toni Morrison.
She gave birth to twins when she was 39 years old.
She married actor Denzel Washington on June 25, 1983. They have four children named John, Olivia, Malcolm and Katia.
She has appeared as a guest on The Wendy Williams Show.