Who Knew These 2 Actresses Were Marla Gibbs Daughter & Sister?!!
Her daughter is Angela Gibbs. She’s been acting for decades and she’s also a director, producer, writer, and acting coach. She currently has a recurring role on the AdultSwim comedy series, Black Jesus, which stars comedic actor Charlie Murphy (Eddie Murphy’s brother who formerly starred on The Chapelle Show), and comedian, Corey Holcomb.
Angela is very well known for her work behind the scenes in entertainment as well. She has won two NAACP Image Awards for her theatrical productions which include the Broadway play, “Checkmates,” starring Denzel Washington, Ruby Dee, and Paul Winfield; and “The Meeting,” starring Dick Anthony Williams, Taurean Blacque and others.
For nine years Angela was also the senior writer for the Trumpet Awards. Angela has also taught at Spelman in the Drama Dept.
Here’s another Old School fun fact: The TV show 227 was actually an adaptation of a stage play that Marla Gibbs and her daughter Angela produced. It was so good that it caught the attention of Norman Lear producer of All in the Family, The Jeffersons, Sanford and Son, Good Times, and Maude, he teamed up with Marla to make the TV show concept a reality and the rest is history.
So as you can see, Marla Gibbs has a whole bunch of talent running through her fam.’
And there you have it family, like we always say: We learn something new everyday around these parts.
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