Janet Hubert returns to series television in the long running ABC soap opera One Life to Live". Hubert has a recurring role as Lisa Williamson the mother of Attorney Evangeline Williamson played by Renee Goldsberry.
Recognized by viewers throughout the world as the original Vivian Banks from the hit sitcom Fresh Prince of Bel Air, Hubert is excited to be a part of the One Life To Live" cast. Daytime television allows an actor to stretch their acting abilities. There are constant storyline changes and the range of emotions a character must display not only challenges but strengthens an actors skills" says Hubert. She describes her character as a proud woman with a quiet strength and conviction as well as a loving and supportive mother".
Hubert is a staunch activist for minority health issues and as the Celebrity Ambassador" for the National Osteoporosis Foundation she is spearheading an awareness campaign specifically targeted at the African American community. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to break. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks. These broken bones, also known as fractures, occur typically in the hip, spine, and wrist. Recently diagnosed with this debilitating disease, Hubert feels a strong obligation to get the word out. She explains, With osteoporosis there are no warning signs. You cant see it and you cant feel it but the effects can be devastating. Studies forecast seventy-five percent of African Americans are lactose intolerant which results in weak bone density. Between 80-90% of bone fractures in African American women is due to osteoporosis and the risk of hip fractures doubles every seven years. These statistics can be reduced dramatically with a simple Bone Density test and I am going to do everything I possibly can to inform and educate the public."
Hubert along with Joan Rivers was honored last month by the National Osteoporosis Foundation during a gala affair at the Pierre Hotel in New York. Later this year she will appear in Philadelphia with Richard Roundtree at the 2005 BIOTECH Minority Health Issues Conference which she hosted in 2004. Additionally Hubert and noted executive producer/writer Samm-Art Williams will begin production of his original screenplay A Woman From The Town" in the fall.
Trained at the Juilliard School, Hubert appeared on Broadway as an original cast member in the Tony Award winning musical Cats". Additional stage credits include Crowns", Vagina Monologues", Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, The First", Sophisticated Ladies" and the national company of Dancin". Huberts notable television guest appearances include The Bernie Mac Show", The Jamie Foxx Show", The Gilmore Girls", NYPD Blue", The Pretender", Coach", All My Children", Thirty Years To Life", Hunter" and Tales From The Crypt".
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