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Suzzanne Douglas  

Actress, Best Known for "The Parent 'Hood" & "When They See Us"

Suzzanne Douglas is an American actress, best known for her role as matriarch Jerri Peterson on The WB sitcom "The Parent 'Hood." Douglas portrayed Amy Simms in the 1989 dance drama film "Tap," alongside Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr, for which she received an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

In addition to "Tap," Douglas has starred in several other motion pictures, including "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," "Jason's Lyric," "The Inkwell," and the Disney/ABC version of "Sounder" with Carl Lumbly. Douglas is also known for her portrayal as Cissy Houston in the Lifetime TV movie "Whitney" in 2015. In 2019, she appeared as Grace Cuffe, mother of main character Kevin Richardson, in the Netflix crime series "When They See Us," directed by Ava Duvernay, produced by Oprah Winfrey and Robert De Niro.


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