Marla Gibbs Biography & Net Worth

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Marla Gibbs Biography

Marla Gibbs is an American actress, television producer, singer, comedian and writer. She was born Margaret Theresa Bradley on the 14th of June, 1931. She is best known for playing the role of George Jefferson’s maid, Florence Johnston, in The Jeffersons (1975 – 1985), the popular CBS sitcom.

She also featured in the show’s spin-off Checking In (1981) and the NBC sitcom, 227 (1985-1990). She played supporting roles in films The Brothers (2001),  Lost & Found (1999), The Visit (2000), Madea’s Witness Protection (2012), Grantham & Rose (2015), Lemon (2017) and The Meteor Man (1993), and the TV show Station 19 (2018).

Early Life and Career

Marla Gibbs was born to Douglas Bradley and Ophelia Birdie at cook county hospital, Chicago, Illinois. She graduated in 1949 from Wendell Phillips Academy High School. Not too long after her graduation from high school, she moved to attend Peters Business School in Detroit, Michigan.

Marla Gibbs got her chance to act for the first time in the early 1970s. She got her first job in the blaxploitation films Preacher Man, Sweet Jesus, and Black Belt Jones. In The Jeffersons, a CBS comedy series, Marla was cast as Florence Johnston, the maid of the family.

Marla Gibbs biography
Marla Gibbs on set of The Jeffersons

For her outstanding  heart winning performance on the series, Gibbs was nominated once for a Golden Globe Award and five times for a Primetime Emmy Award. When The Jeffersons was cancelled in 1985 after 11 seasons, Gibbs appeared in the NBC sitcom, 227 as the lead actress.

Marla Gibbs has had a number of supporting film roles. She guest starred on Touched by an Angel, Judging Amy, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Southland and ER. Between 1998 to 2002, she appeared on The Hughleys. She appeared in Madea’s Witness Protection, a Tyler Perry film in 2012. 

In 2015, she appeared twice in Scandal, Shonda Rhimes‘ drama series, followed by a guest star appearance on This is Us, American Horror Story: Hotel and Hot in Cleveland. She appeared in Station 19 in 2018.

Marla Gibbs is not just an actress and TV show host. She is also a television producer, writer, comedian and singer who has released numerous albums over her 50-year presence in the entertainment industry.

Marla Gibbs Filmography

Marla Gibbs has been active in the entertainment business since 1973. Her professional career has spun for over five decades. She is a best known as an actress, but she is also a comedian and a singer.

Marla Gibbs biography
Marla Gibbs biography

The following are movies Marla Gibbs featured in:

  • The Visit
  • Stanley’s Gig
  • The Brothers
  •  Love on Layaway
  • The Ties That Bind
  • The Heart Specialist
  • The What Goes Around
  • Afro Ninja
  • Just Like Family
  • Devil’s Land
  • Sunnyview
  • Who Killed Soul Glow?
  • C’mon Man
  • Madea’s Witness Protection
  • Forbidden Woman
  • Grantham & Rose
  • The Man in 3B
  • Second Sight
  • Lemon
  •  The Last Revolutionary
  • You Can’t Fight Christmas
  • Please Stand By
  • Love Jacked

Marla Gibbs also starred in these TV Shows:

  • The Neighborhood
  • Live in Front of a Studio Audience
  • Beyond
  • The Thundermans
  •  Station 19
  • Rel
  • Black-ish
  • Jalen Vs. Everybody
  • This Is Us
  • Teachers
  • Trial & Error
  • The Carmichael Show
  • Childrens Hospital
  • Scandal
  • Hot in Cleveland
  • American Horror Story: Hotel

Marla Gibbs Age

Marla Gibbs is 88 years old.

Marriage, Husband and Children

Marla married Jordan Gibbs in 1955. The pair were lovers in high school. They divorced after 18 years of marriage in 1973.

The couple have three children together – Dorian, Joseph and Angela Gibbs.

Marla Gibbs Net Worth

The 88 years old actress has an estimated net worth of $2,000,000. She made this wealth from her years of acting and appearing on television.


Marla Gibbs as a very successful American actress and singer has done well in her over 50-years long career. She has done well both on and off the screen to earn her place in the hearts of her supporters, and also in the records as one of the greatest and most successful entertainers alive. We will keep this page updated regularly with the latest information as it has to do with Marla Gibbs.



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