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7 Things To Know About Veronica Redd

Learn more about the woman who brings Mamie to life.

veronica redd the young and the restlessGet to know the actress Veronica Redd better with these seven facts.

Veronica Redd, who first stepped into the role of Mamie Johnson on The Young and the Restless in 1990, is returning for another stint as the Abbott family’s housekeeper and Lily Winters’s and Nate Hastings’s beloved great aunt.

Although Redd’s character was written off in 1995, she returned in 1999 and remained with the soap until 2004. That is, before briefly returning for Y&R’s 50th-anniversary celebration in March 2023. Now she’s slated for a follow-up run this fall.

Want to learn more about the actress? Here are seven things to know about Veronica Redd.

1. Redd was born in Washington, D.C. on August 8, 1948, which makes her a Leo.

2. Her first Hollywood acting role and television appearance were memorable on Season 4 of The Jeffersons. In the episode titled “Once a Friend,” she played Edith “Edie” Stokes. The character was George’s old pal and former Navy buddy, who, to his disbelief, had become a woman.

3. Redd’s TV career includes appearances on numerous sitcoms and dramas including Diff’rent Strokes, Eight Is Enough, ER, Good Times, Hill Street Blues, Living Single, Lou Grant, and WKRP in Cincinnati. She was also featured in the television mini-series The Women of Brewster Place.

4. The actress has done her share of film work, too. She appeared in Clean and Sober, The Five Heartbeats, and Blue Hill Avenue.

5. Over the years when she hasn’t had an acting gig, Redd has often worked as an acting coach. In fact, Dwayne Winstead was one of her many students at the Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA.

6. Redd was actually friendly with Marguerite Ray, the actress she replaced as Y&R’s Mamie Johnson. In fact, Ray often came to see her work in theater and was a great supporter of Redd’s career. Unfortunately, that made the recast situation a bit awkward, but the two women eventually spoke and came to terms with what had transpired.

7. Redd was 17 years younger than the late Ray. So taking over the role of the older, more mature Mamie was a challenge. She had to learn to carry herself differently and adjust her demeanor, but thanks to her training, she was able to achieve it.

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