Jo Marie Payton (born August 3, 1950 in Albany, Georgia) is an American actress, who starred most notably as Harriette Winslow on the ABC sitcom, Family Matters and its parent series Perfect Strangers. She was also the voice of the character Suga Mama Proud on Bruce W. Smith’s The Proud Family.
Her other television credits include Desperate Housewives, Reba, Girlfriends, Wanda at Large, Judging Amy, The Parkers, One on One, The Hughleys, Will & Grace, 7th Heaven, Moesha, The Jamie Foxx Show, 227, Silver Spoons and Small Wonder
She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. In 1999, she released a jazz album titled ‘Southern Shadows’. She is married and has a daughter from a previous marriage.