The American actress and singer, Telma Hopkins rise to prominence as a member of 1970’s pop music group Tony Orlando and Dawn. From 1974 to 1976, she has performed in the CBS variety show Tony Orlando and Dawn. She started her acting career since 1970 and appeared in various series including ‘Bosom Buddies’ and ‘Family Matters’, starred Jamie Foxworth and Darius McCrary.
Moreover, for her unusual comic timing, she went on to perform in several movies and dramas. It includes her notable role ‘Ruth Raines’ in sci-fi film series ‘Trancers’ and many others. Further, she has also worked with many notable theatre productions for three years. In addition, she has received four NAACP Image Award nominations and acknowledged by critics and other awards as well. Keep on reading to know more information on her topics like personal life, career, marital status, and net worth.
Caption: Telma Hopkins attending 8th Annual TV Land Awards in 2010
Telma Hopkins: Bio, Family, Education, Career
Telma Louise Hopkins was born on 28 October 1948 which makes her age 70 as of now. She was born in Louisville, Kentucky but grew up in Park, Michigan along with her grandmother. She has not revealed information on her parents or siblings. From a young age, she had built an interest in singing and music. So, this passion of her’s has made Hopkins involve in music from a small age.
At the age of fourteen, she already has made her career in singing. Initially, she started out as a backup singer and performed for highly successful music acts like Marvin Gaye and The Four Tops. Then in 1971, at the age of 23, she joined the three-piece music group ‘Dawn’, formed by Tony Orlando and Joyce Vincent Wilson. After having many tours and recordings, the group has amassed a huge success releasing 16 top 40 singles including 3 number one hits. The band has also created their own TV show ‘Tony Orlando and Dawn’, aired on ABC from 1974-76. However, getting all the success and huge fan-following, the band went on and lastly disbanded in 1977, when Tony and Dawn announced their’s retirement.
She has accomplished her career as a singer, likewise, she also has established her career as an actress too. Telma has worked in several movies and most in television dramas and series. She debuted with performing as ‘Daisy’ in the ABC miniseries ‘Roots: The Next Generations’. After that, she worked in short-lived ABC sitcom ‘A New Kind of Family’. She has also appeared as a guest role in several series and dramas. It includes ‘The Love Boat’, where actress like Markie Post and Jayne Kennedy has appeared. Other series includes ‘Marie’, ‘Amen’, ‘ER’, ‘Batman Beyond’, ‘For Your Love’, ‘Psych’, ‘2 Broke Girls’, and ‘The Loud House’, among others.
She got her first regular series ‘Bossom Buddies’ where she appeared as ‘Isabelle Hammond’ for 37 episodes. After that, she appeared as ‘Addy Wilson’ in the 68 episodes of NBC sitcom ‘Gimme a Break!’. In 2002, she become a regular for the series ‘Half & Half’ and as ‘Marilyn Persons’ in 2010 ‘Are We There Yet?’. In 2014, she appeared in the role of Martin Lawrence’s mother on the FX sitcom ‘Partners’.
She debuted her film in 1982 as ‘Gail Desautel’ in the television film ‘The Kid with the Broken Halo’. She has appeared as ‘Ruth Raines’ in American science fiction film ‘Trancers’ series. In 2001, she did a cameo role in the film ‘The Wood’ in 2001 and appeared in the short film ‘Rain’ in the same year. She also featured in the movies like ‘The Love Guru (2008)’, Welcome to the Family (2015)’, and ‘Running out of Time(2018)’.
Telma Hopkins: Personal Life & Husband
Telma seems a bit of secretive when it comes to speaking about her personal life. Her fans may be wondering whether their favorite actress has married or not, divorced or not. Well, the 70-years-old singer was once married during the ’70s. She married Donald B. Alen in 1970 and together they had produced one child, son JD. Unfortunately, her relationship didn’t last long and ended their marriage in 1977. After that, she has not been heard in involving with any guy in a romantic way. Additionally, if she was also in a relationship then there is no hinted information on it.
Further, she also has a good friendly relationship with Wilbert Smith and extends over 25 years of period. Smith was the one who introduced Telma to the story of the documentary ‘Hole In The Head: A Life Revealed’ in 2006. Further, she has not been involved in any sorts of controversy or rumors, even no information heard of involving in a relationship.
Telma Hopkins: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Coming over to her net worth, she has accumulated a good mount form her acting career. She has been around the industry since her teen days like mostly be over three decades. Therefore, she has a net worth estimated around $3 million.
It seems that Hopkins would prefer to live a low-key private life. As she has only interacted with her fans and followers through her performance. Other than this. she prefers to live along by herself away from the media. So, she does not possess any sorts of accounts on today’s social networking sites like Instagram and Twitter.
Telma Hopkins: Body Measurements
The 70 years-old actress has an average height of 5 feet 6 inches of 1.67 meters and weight is unknown. Also, there is no information on her body measurements ike waist and hips. She has dark brown eyes with dark brown hair as well.