Telma Hopkins

Telma Hopkins: Early Life and Career

Telma Louise Hopkins was born on October 28, 1948, in Louisville, Kentucky. She started her career as a singer and performed with various groups, including Tony Orlando and Dawn. In the 1970s, she transitioned to acting and landed her first role in the TV series “Bosom Buddies”. She also appeared in several movies, including “The Wood” and “The Love Guru”.

However, Hopkins is best known for her role as Rachel Crawford in the hit TV series “Family Matters”. She played the mother of Harriette Winslow, the main character’s wife. The show aired from 1989 to 1998 and was one of the most popular sitcoms of the 90s.

Telma Hopkins: Height and Personal Life

Telma Hopkins

Hopkins stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (173 cm). She has been married twice and has one son. Her first marriage was to Donald B. Allen, a musician, and they divorced in 1977. In 1993, she married a man named Mark Holland.

Aside from acting, Hopkins is also an advocate for mental health awareness. She has spoken publicly about her struggles with depression and anxiety and has encouraged others to seek help if they are struggling with similar issues.

Telma Hopkins: TV Shows and Movies

After “Family Matters” ended, Hopkins continued to work in TV and movies. She appeared in the TV series “Half & Half” and “Are We There Yet?” and had a recurring role in the series “The Hughleys”. She also had a small role in the movie “The Love Guru”.

In recent years, Hopkins has appeared in several TV movies, including “The Christmas Pact” and “Christmas Hotel”. She also had a guest role in the TV series “Dead to Me” in 2020.

Telma Hopkins: Dawn and Tony Orlando

Before she became an actress, Hopkins was a singer and performed with the group Tony Orlando and Dawn. The group was formed in 1970 and had several hit songs, including “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree” and “Knock Three Times”. Hopkins left the group in 1976 to pursue an acting career.

Despite leaving the group, Hopkins has remained close with Tony Orlando over the years. In 2013, they reunited for a performance on “The Wendy Williams Show”.

Telma Hopkins: Now and Future Projects

As of 2021, Hopkins is still active in the entertainment industry. She recently appeared in the TV movie “The Christmas Sitters” and is set to star in the upcoming movie “The Waiting Room”. She also has a role in the TV series “The Ms. Pat Show”, which is set to premiere in 2021.

Aside from her acting work, Hopkins is also involved in various charitable organizations. She has worked with the National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Alzheimer’s Association, among others.

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