Suzzanne Douglas Biography

Suzzanne Douglas was a famous American actress who is no more and currently entertainment industry grieving her demise. Throughout her career, she spent about 3 decades in the industry and best known for the role of Jerri Peterson, the matriarch on the American WB sitcom The Parent Hood, which aired from 1995 to 1999 and starred Robert Townsend. Douglas was nominated for an NAACP image award for outstanding supporting actress in a Motion picture for her performances as Amy Simms in the 1989 dance/drama film Tap, which starred Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr.

Early life

Suzzanne was born on 12th April 1957. Suzzanne was one of the four children born to Lois Mae Thompson and Donald Douglas, Sr. in Chicago, Illinois. Douglas grew up in public housing complex on the city’s south side, raised by a single mother. Suzzanne became interested in arts as a kid, citing the Sound of Music, released in 1965, as her inspiration for acting. Douglas graduated from Thornton Township high school in the year 1975. Suzzanne attended Illinois state university after high school, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree. Douglas spent her entire life as a student in a master’s program in jazz vocals at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music, where she later earned a master’s degree.

Suzzanne Douglas Career

Suzzanne Douglas is an award-winning stage and screen actress whose work has taken her through all aspects of the creative process. She is motivated by her desire to improve as an artist on a regular basis. Suzanne’s vocal abilities have taken her from Broadway, where she starred opposite Sting in The Threepenny Opera, to Russia’s concert halls, where she collaborated with Jon Faddis.

Douglas has made numerous television appearances as a guest star (most recently Bull, Bones, and The Good Wife). Douglas has also appeared in episodes of the Parkers, The Cosby Show, Law and Order, criminal intent, NYPD Blue, Threepenny Opera, Starring Sting, and Dr. Bearing in Wit, where she was the first African American to play the role. Douglas was an actress who won two image awards, a black Oscar, a Reel award, and the Mary Martin award, which was given to her by Mary Martin.

Social media

Suzzanne owned an Instagram account with 6270 followers and 1478 following. She posted usually seldom on Instagram and has made 49 posts until now. The Instagram id is not verified so it’s tough to know the authenticity. She was a user of a Twitter account with 2170 followers and 377 following. She has 735 tweets until now.

Suzzanne Douglas Biography

Real Name Suzzanne Douglas
Birth Date 12 April 1957
Died Date 6 July 2021
Aged 64 Years
Birth Place Chicago, Illinois, United States
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Aries

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimeters – 170 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 65 kg  –  in Pounds –  143 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Average


Father Donald Douglas, Sr.
Mother Lois Mae Douglas,
Sister Not Known
Brother Not Known


School Thornton Township High School
College Illinois State University

Relationship Status

Marital Status Married
Husband Dr. Roy Jonathan Cobb
Children One

Personal life

Douglas was a married woman who had been hitched to Roy Jonathan. She tied the knot with the neuro- radiologist in February 1989. The couple has one daughter together. Suzzanne Douglas died on 6th July 2021 at the age of 64. However, the cause of death of the actress isn’t revealed yet publicly.

Suzzanne Douglas Net worth

Douglas’ net worth has been increasing significantly over many years. As of 2021, the total net worth of Douglas is estimated to be around $ 2 million. The main source of income would be her successful career as an actor and TV reality star.


  • She was an honorary member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority, where she served on its board for thirteen years as the Honorary Co-Chair of the Commission on Arts and Letters.
  • Douglas was a lifelong member of Girl Scouts of the United States of America, The National Council of Negro Women, Sigma Alpha Lambda (a national leadership and honors organization), and Jack and Jill of America.
  • Douglas was a co-producer on Julie White’s Love on the Rocks, directed by Theresa Rebeck.
  • Suzzanne won the award for Best Short Film as a producer for The Last Weekend at the Hollywood Black Film Festival.
  • She has created a canon of enigmatic and complex roles, and she hopes that younger artists will follow in her footsteps.
  • In 2011, Douglas appeared in Rel Dowdell’s film Changing the Game.

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