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Cherie Johnson (born November 21, 1975 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA), is an American actress, author, columnist, executive producer, producer, and writer. She is of African American and Puerto Rican descent.

Johnson first rose to fame, at age six, when she appeared on Punky Brewster (1984) as the fictional character, "Cherie", and the show aired from 1984-1988 in first-run syndication on NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation). 


One of her most recognized acting roles is on Family Matters (1989), where she co-starred as the character, "Maxine", and the show aired from 1989-1997 on ABC (American Broadcasting Corporation) and on CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) from 1997-1998. With 215 episodes, "Family Matters" is the third longest-running U.S. sitcom with a predominantly African-American cast.

She has consistently acted, appeared, co-produced, produced, and sang on projects.

Johnson currently writes columns in publications including Dimez Magazine and Glam Couture Magazine. She has co-written, written, and self-published books, including "Around the World Twice", "Two Different Walks of Life", and "Peaches & Cream".


Johnson has been nominated and won several awards, including the Young Artist Award, Award of Excellence by the National Association of Youth in Entertainment, Opulece Humanitarian Award, and the Readers Choice Award by African American on The Move Book Club.


- IMDb Mini Biography By: Andre' Haynes


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In another one of my virtual coffee chats via recorded conversations I sat down with Cherie Johnson. She has a certain hospitality that makes you feel like your chatting with a homegirl.


Cherie has spent close to three decades in this business or literally her whole life in front of the camera. When not in front of the camera she is a certified nutritionist and part owner in a spa. She also is the author of several children’s books. You can check out her bio for a full list of credits. 

We touched on a lot of subjects including her 30, yes 30 goals for this year! She is an editor of a magazine and hosts her own Podcast “Cherie’s World Podcast” along with her blog “Advice for My Sistas”.  She has come full circle from her role in Punky Brewster at the age of 6. The series has been brought back and she has a starring role right alongside with series principle Soleil Moon Frye.

We spoke about her love hate relationship with Social Media. It’s a great way to keep in touch with your followers. However, things like the death of her long- time friend Kobe Bryant highlight the dehumanization of social media.   


Written By:  Renata Brown

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Cherie Johnson

Life has come a full 365 for this former childhood star

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Social media is @CherieJohnson75


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