Vernee Watson-Johnson (Stella, General Hospital) celebrates her birthday. Learn more about her here--->>
Vernee Watson-Johnson is celebrating her 73rd birthday today.
She was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Cathedral High School and New York University with a major in drama. Johnson began her professional career at age 17 with the Al Fann Theatrical Ensemble in Manhattan and would tour with the group for 5 years.
Watson-Johnson has been married twice. Her first marriage was to Joe Duckett from 1976 until 1977 and was last married to photographer Van Johnson from 1979 to 1991. Watson-Johnson has a daughter named Sunde Jinia Johnson (b. 1983) and a son named Josh with Johnson.
Vernee Christell Watson-Johnson was born September 28, 1949, and is an American actress, author, voice artist, and acting coach. Watson-Johnson is best known for her recurring roles as Vernajean Williams on Welcome Back, Kotter (1975–1979) and as Viola "Vy" Smith on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996), She is now well known for playing Stella Henry on General Hospital and roles on Young Sheldon and Bob Hearts Abishola!