If you came up in the 1980s and 1990s, You were definitely a fan of the two iconic sitcoms ‘Punky Brewster‘ and ‘Family Matters.’ Actress Cherie Johnson played vital roles in both sitcoms and became a fan favorite. Last year Peacock Premiered a new reboot of the cult classic Punky Brewster.
When asked how she felt about being a part of the reboot of Punky Brewster, Cherie said “I found out about the reboot as everybody else did. Online. My uncle didn’t tell me because he thought I would tell everyone. The actress who plays Punky Brewster “Soleil Moon Frye” called me and confirmed it. Then my uncle finally called and said we need your agent’s name so we can call and negotiate your deal. It was the best experience of my life.”
In 2013 Cherie was racially profiled by a Sheriff’s Deputy in South Carolina “I was scared like every other Black Person when you get pulled over. I was already stopped and I was taking pictures of cotton. When I asked for a watch commander or supervisor, I was told by the deputy that he would arrest me for stealing cotton before he called a supervisor. He did a non consensual search. Luckily another officer pulled up and ended up being the nicest person.”
I asked Cherie how she felt when the Pandemic hit. “I was scared and confused. I didn’t really expect it to last that long. But I’m anti-social so my life didn’t really change. For the first time in my life, I got to sleep in my own bed and Covid helped me to reconnect with my family.” Cherie has done so many amazing things on her journey in life, she is the author of multiple books in addition to her most exciting novel ‘Peaches and Cream.’ Cherie has written and produced numerous projects including her first film ‘I Do…I Did.’ Cherie works with a Human Trafficking organization to combat and disrupt this terrifying evil that has plagued society. She works with numerous children’s charities and is also on the Alzheimer’s Association Board.
If you are looking for some amazing, fun dialogue, You can always catch Cherie on her podcast titled ‘Cherie’s World Podcast.’ When asked when it’s all said and done and she is long gone from this earth, What is it that she wants the people to know about her? “I hope that I made the people smile. I hope they look back to know that I loved them and I lived my life to bring joy.”
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