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Suzzanne Douglas (April 12, 1957-July 6, 2021) was an American actor. Douglas is best known for her role as Jerri Peterson in the sitcom The Parent 'Hood and for her role as Amy Simms in Tap.

On July 6, 2021, she passed away after a two-year fight with pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her husband and daughter.


Selected Filmography

Film

  • Tap (1989) - Amy Simms
  • I'll Do Anything (1994) - Rainbow House Star
  • The Inkwell (1994) - Brenda Tate
  • Jason's Lyric (1994) - Gloria
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998) - Angela
  • Sounder (2003) - The Mother, television film
  • School of Rock (2003) - Tomika's Mother
  • Whitney (2015) - Cissy Houston, television film
  • Happy Yummy Chicken (2016) - Sarah Del Casserole

Live-Action Television

  • Against the Law (1990–1991) - Yvette Carruthers, 17 episodes
  • I'll Fly Away (1992) - Ruth, 3 episodes
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  • The Parent 'Hood (1995–1999) - Jerri Peterson, 90 episodes
  • Promised Land (1997–1998) - Dr. Rebecca Dixon, 4 episodes
  • The Parkers (1999–2000) - Constance McFarland, 2 episodes
  • When They See Us (2019) - Grace Cuffe

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