|Birth Name:||Vernee Christell Watson|
|Birth Date:||January 14, 1954|
|Birth Place:||Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Character(s) Portrayed:||Dana Blessing|
Vernee Watson-Johnson is an American actress, author, and acting coach. She is best known for her recurring roles as Vernajean Williams on Welcome Back, Kotter and as Viola "Vy" Smith on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, playing the mother of Will Smith's character. She voiced a minor character for Batman: The Animated Series.