Berlinda Tolbert first appeared in the part of Jenny Willis when the AITF episode "The Jeffersons Move Up" first aired in Season 5, which also served as the pilot episode of "The Jeffersons" spinoff series the very next week.
|Born:||November 4, 1949|
|Birthplace:||Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.|
|Television, film, actress|
|Episodes appeared in|
(and/or) involved with:
|65 episodes, from Seasons 1-11, 1975-1985|
|Character played:||Jenny Willis-Jefferson|
Berlinda Tolbert (born November 4, 1949) appears as Jenny Willis-Jefferson on The Jeffersons TV series, first appearing in the Season 5 All in the Family episode "The Jeffersons Move Up", which served as the series pilot for The Jeffersons spinoff series. She also appeared in the film Harlem Nights with co-stars Eddie Murphy, Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor. She was born one day after actor Mike Evans, the man who played her boyfriend/husband Lionel Jefferson in The Jeffersons. They were both born in North Carolina, he in Salisbury, and she in Charlotte; the two were both raised in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina. With the death of Sherman Hemsley in July 2012, Tolbert, Marla Gibbs (Florence), and Damon Evans (Lionel #2) are the last surviving members of the Jeffersons original main cast as of 2013.