Rolonda Watts Biography
Rolonda Watts is an American actress, producer, voice actress, writer, motivational speaker, and host of talk shows on radio and television. She became famous for anchoring the worldwide syndicated chat program of the same name, Rolonda, which ran from 1994 to 1997.
Rolonda Watts Age|Birthday
Watts is 63 years old as of 2022. He was born July 12, 195 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She celebrates her birthday on July 12 every year.
Rolonda Watts Height and Weight
Evans stands at a height of 1.65 meters inches tall and has a weight of 55 kgs.
Rolonda Watts Family
Watts is the daughter of Dr. Velma Gibson Watts, an associate dean at Wake Forest University and Roland Watts, a former chairman of Winston-Salem State University’s Fine Arts Department.
Rolonda Watts Husband
Evans is happily married to the love of her life Joe Eddings. However, not much is known about him as he leads a very private life.
Rolonda Watts Education
Watts attended Salem Academy in Winston-Salem, North Carolina as a teenager. She is a graduate of Spelman College in Atlanta, where she was editor-in-chief of the school newspaper and graduated magna cum laude. In 1981, she earned a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Rolonda Watts Career
Watts returned to North Carolina after receiving her degree from Columbia and started working as a general assignment reporter at WFMY-TV in Greensboro. Later, she served as a reporter and anchor for a weekly political debate at WABC-TV in New York and WNBC, where she was nominated for an Emmy. She started her job hosting Attitudes, a conversation show on Lifetime Television, in 1987. The next year, she started working as a senior correspondent, weekend anchor, and producer for the newsmagazine Inside Edition. She was subsequently approached to launch her own talk program by King World Productions, the syndicator of Inside Edition and The Oprah Winfrey Show. From January 17, 1994, through September 1997, Rolonda was shown for almost four seasons.
Watts was one of the show’s proprietors as well as its supervising producer. Watts stated that she canceled the show rather than compromise her morals in a 2003 interview with Soap Opera Digest. “People in the crowd were commenting, “Wow, that was really kind of you to be so respectful, but where’s Jerry [Springer]?” Either we pursue that option or we find another course of action, we have to make a difficult decision.”
Watts left her talk program and moved to Hollywood, California to pursue an acting career. The character of Vivica Shaw in Sister, Sister, which she portrayed for six episodes, gave her her big break in 1997. Since then, Watts has appeared in other television programs as a guest star, such as The West Wing, JAG, The District Yes, Dear, and the serial operas Days of Our Lives and The Bold and the Beautiful. For her portrayal of the ruthless Attorney Cameron Reese on Days of our Lives, she was named “Scene Stealer of the Week” by Soap Opera Digest in 2002.
Watts Works Productions
Additionally, Watts serves as the CEO and president of Watts Works Productions, which also produced her talk show Rolonda. She served as the anchor of PAX-reality TV’s series Lie Detector in 2005. She took over as Judge Joe Brown’s announcer in the same year. As a judge for the program’s “Great American Co-Host Search,” she also made an appearance on Live With Regis and Kelly, where she traveled the nation.
Watts went back to her origins in talk shows in October 2006. She agreed to conduct an afternoon radio show for GreenStone Media, a station founded by feminists Jane Fonda and Gloria Steinem. She served as the program’s host until the network’s demise in August 2007. The game show Temptation, which ran from September 2007 to May 2008, hired Watts as its announcer after that. As of 2011, Watts also provides the voice of “Gladys” in the Nickelodeon series The Penguins of Madagascar and Professor Wiseman in the animated PBS Kids program Curious George.
In addition to her first big role in A Mother’s Love, Watts is currently[when?] filming two additional movies, with five more waiting for release. She also has leading roles in Christmas Mail, House Arrest, Soul Ties, Broken Roads, and 25 Hill, a movie written and directed by Corbin Bernsen. Watts portrays Josephine Baker in the short film Return to Babylon, and in Defying the Stars, she plays Dorothy Dandridge. In Tyler Perry’s debut animated picture Madea’s Tough Love, she most recently portrayed Betsy Holiday.
Rolonda started her stand-up career during the months of June and August 2017 and was given the opportunity to host a radio show for CBS Radio called Sundays with Rolonda. Rolonda started her own web series called ROmance on YouTube. She also played the choir director in the major casting of the sitcom Mann & Wife on Bounce TV.
Rolonda Watts Movies
- Girl 6
- The Stupids
- Meet Wally Sparks
- Christmas Mail
- Tim Alexander’s A Mother’s Love
- 25 Hill
- House Arrest
- I Will Follow You Into The Dark
- Broken Roads
- Return to Babylon
- House Party: Tonight’s the Night
- Madea’s Tough Love
Rolonda Watts Net Worth
Evans has an estimated net worth of $4 Million which she has earned through her career as an actress.