Her most notable roles are Lucinda Cavender, the vampire witch in the horror comedy film The Midnight Hour and the flamboyant and outspoken Doreen Jackson on the NBC soap opera, Generations.
“The thing with Generations, was that even before we aired people were saying we were cancelled! I went and talked to the NAACP to try and have them give us a special award or acknowledgement, because at that time the IMAGE Awards did not recognize daytime programming…
Kristoff St John and Jonelle Allen.
However, now Daytime TV is recognized by the IMAGE Awards (I believe) and I hope that Generations helped in making that change. I know that it gave larger story lines of color, as opposed to the three or four actors that were represented before. The wonderful late Judi Ann Mason and the award winning writer Michele Val Jean were a part of that creative team. Although in fairness All My Children had wonderful story lines for us before Generations.”
“The show was a trendsetter! We have to look at the full picture. I’m telling you all that the penchant to control our images, is great! I will forever remember that the only way that we got the movie Red Tails was because George Lucas had the 93 million dollars to personally fund it…in their faces! Generations was our Dallas… our All My Children, it was a fun show and the cast did good work.