Michelle Thomas

Michelle Thomas

Date Of Birth23 September 1968
Age30 years 3 months 0 days
Day of BirthMonday
Place Of BirthBoston, Massachusetts, United States
Date Of Death23 December 1998
Place Of DeathNew York City, New York, United States
Zodiac SignLibra
Professions Comedian , Actress

Personal Information
Mother Tongue English
Religions Christianity , Islam
Language English
Star SignLibra
Nationality American
Ethnicity African American
Complexion Black
Sexual Orientation Straight
Famous For The Cosby Show , Family Matters
Body Features & Measurements
Height152 CM
4 Feet 12 Inches
Eye color Black
Hair color Black
Figure Type Hourglass
Family Information
Father Dennis Thomas (Musician/ saxophonist)
Mother Phynjuar Thomas (Actress)
Brother David Thomas
Uncle Paul T. Goodnight
Grandfather Cecil G. Saunders, Sr
Aunt Eleanor Johnson
Education Qualifications
Education (High School) West Essex High School, North Caldwell, N.J
Alma MaterMontclair School of the Arts and the Broadway Dance Center
Love, Romance, Marriage
Boyfriend Malcolm-Jamal Warner (Ex)
Career Information
Debut (Movie) Dream Date(1989)
Years Active 1985–1998
Debut (TV) The Cosby Show(1988-1990)
Social Networks, Web links
Wiki PageWiki Page
More Information
Friend Jon B. (Singer)


Michelle Thomas is an American TV & Movie Actress & Comedian. She made her debut with Dream Date(1989) as Sally Palmer. She is popular for her roles of Justine Phillips [The Cosby Show (1988–90), and Myra Monkhouse [Family Matters(1993–98)]

Michelle Thomas on The Cosby Show: Michelle played the role of Justine Phillips on The Cosby Show.

Michelle Thomas on Family Matters: she played the role of Myra Monkhouse in Family Matters, She had a recurring role, she had a main role 6th season onwards. She starred in a total of 55 Episodes.

Some of the TV series Michelle has appeared in are: A Man Called Hawk(1989), Dream Date(1989), Hangin' with the Homeboys (1991), Thea(1993)

She has been part of Music videos of: Boyz II Men, Chubb Rock, Dru Hill, Mint Condition

Michelle Thomas- Cancer & Death: She was diagnosed with Stomach Cancer in 1997, She had a tumor (intra-abdominal desmoplastic small-round-cell tumor), she underwent surgery twice. She died at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. She is buried at the Rosedale Cemetery, Orange, New Jersey

Michelle Thomas-Funeral service: She died with her family & friends surrounding her, a funeral service according to Muslim rites was conducted as she had requested.

Michelle Thomas with boyfriend Malcolm-Jamal Warner

[Michelle Thomas with boyfriend Malcolm-Jamal Warner]

Michelle Thomas- Trivia & Interesting Facts

  • Michelle was a vegetarian
  • She never smoked or drunk alcohol.
  • She died at the young age of 30 because of Cancer.
  • She was trained by her mother in acting, who worked as a acting coach.
  • Her father Dennis Thomas was member of the music group Kool & the Gang.
  • Her mother Phynjuar Thomas was a stage artist. Phynjuar was only 17 years elder to Michelle.
  • Miss Talented Teen New Jersey: In 1984, Michelle was adjudged Miss Talented Teen at the Hal Jackson's Talent Competition.
  • She was a guest host at the music series Soul Train.
  • Malcolm & Eddie(1997) was her last TV series, Unbowed(1999) was her last movie.
  • Michelle Thomas played "Betsy Brown" on stage.
  • She did not want to chemically treat her illness, she feared it would reduce her chance of becoming a mother, she unfortunately died before conceiving a baby.
  • Michelle was nominated for an N.A.A.C.P. Image Award
  • Michelle studied acting with Flo Greenberg & Tony Abeson.
  • She had studied Jazz, Modern, Hip-hop forms of Music.
  • Kahdijah Bell was her publicist till her death.
  • She wanted to build her career all by herself, she did not tell anyone about her famous father.


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