Beverly Johnson Model, Actress, Daughter, Husband, and Age

Beverly Johnson Biography

Beverly Johnson (Full Name: Beverly Ann Johnson) is a popular American model, singer, actress, and entrepreneur. She rose to prominence when she became the first black model in August 1974 to appear on the cover of American Vogue, after Donyale Luna appeared in 1966.

For the reality series Beverly’s Full House, Beverly was its star in 2012. In 2008, she was on the list of the 20th century’s most influential models in fashion by The New York Times. Besides modeling, Beverly is also the author of a book named: True Beauty. She has starred in guest spots on 7 television series, such as Law & Order, Martin (TV series), The Parent ‘Hood, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, and many more.

Quick Facts

Born October 13, 1952 (age 71)
Daughter Anansa Sims
Husband Brian Maillian
Education Northeastern University
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)

Beverly Johnson Age

Beverly was born on October 13, 1952, in Buffalo, New York, United States. She is 72 years old. Beverly celebrates her birthday on October 13, every year.

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Beverly’s photo

Early Life And Education

Beverly was born in Buffalo, New York, in a middle-class family. Her mother Gloria Johnson worked as a surgical technician. Her father was a machine operator. She has a younger sister named Sheilah. Beverly joined Bennett High School and graduated in 1969. Following high school, she studied criminal justice at Northeastern University.

Beverly Johnson Husband

Beverly is married to her husband Brian Maillian. Her husband Brian works as a financier. The two married in October 2023 in Las Vegas following 12 years of dating. Before, Beverly was married to Billy Potter from 1971 to 1975.  On May 8, 1977, she married businessman and music producer Danny Sims. On December 27, 1978, in New York City Beverly gave birth to their daughter, Anansa Sims. In 1979, Beverly and Sims divorced.

Her daughter Anansa works as a fashion model, reality star, and social media influencer. Anansa Sims first starred on television screens on the reality program Beverly’s Full House in 2012. She received a bachelor’s degree from Buffalo State College before going on to receive a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Trinity College.


From her daughter Anansa, Beverly has four grandchildren named Ava Brielle, David Bernard, Ashton Joseph, and Dean Danny Benjamin. Beverly’s grandson Ashton Joseph Barnes was born on December 8, 2018. Her granddaughter Ava Brielle Patterson was born on July 6, 2011.

Beverly Johnson Model

Beverly is a supermodel. During her time in college, she tried modeling while on summer break in 1971. Beverly quickly got an assignment with Glamour and started working steadily. She moved on to star on over 500 magazine covers, such as the August 1974 issue of Vogue. Beverly emerged as the magazine’s first African-American cover model for the US edition, following Donyale Luna’s 1966 British Vogue cover. Beverly’s appearance on the cover transformed the beauty ideal in US fashion, and by 1975, each major American fashion designer had started using African-American models.


Beverly is an actor whose acting consists of roles in the films:
– Ashanti in 1979 as Dr. Anansa Linderby
– The Meteor Man in 1993 as Woman Doctor
– Def Jam’s How to Be a Player in 1997 as Robin.
– Crossroads in 2002 as Sandra Collins.


She was born in Buffalo, New York. Beverly’s father, a machine operator, is part Blackfoot Indian while her mom, a surgical technician, is a Louisiana Creole. As a child, she always compared herself to her younger sister, whom she regarded to have inherited the beauty in the family.


Beverly rose to prominence when she became the first black model in August 1974 to appear on the cover of American Vogue.

Movies And Tv Shows


– Ashanti in 1979 as Dr. Anansa Linderby.
– Loaded Weapon 1 in 1993 as Doris Luger.
– Crossworlds in 1996 as The Queen.
– Sandra Collins in 2002 as Kit’s Mother.
– Good Deeds in 2012 as Brenda.

Tv Shows

– The American Sportsman in 1979 as herself.
– Law & Order in 1992 as Salamotu.
– Red Shoe Diaries in 1996 as Lorri.
– Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns in 2010 as Kate.
– Beverly’s Full House in 2012 as herself.


Beverly wrote an article for Vanity Fair in late 2014 in which she summoned Bill Cosby for drugging her in a meeting at his Manhattan home in the 1980s, although the occurrence did not result in a sexual assault.


Beverly is a woman of above-average stature who stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (approx. 1.73 m).

Net Worth

Beverly has been a model, actress, singer, and businesswoman for over four decades. Her net worth is $5 million.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Old Is Beverly Johnson?

Beverly is a 72-year-old who was born on October 13, 1952, in Buffalo, New York, in the United States.

Who Is Beverly Johnson Married To?

In October 2023, Beverly married her husband Brian Maillian a financier.

Who Was Beverly Johnson Married To?

She was formerly married to Billy Potter (1971-1975) and Danny Sims (1977-1979).

How Old Is Beverly Johnson Daughter?

Beverly’s daughter Anansa Sims is 45 years old. She was born on December 27, 1978, in New York City, NY, in the United States.

How Tall Is Beverly Johnson?

She stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (approx. 1.73 m) tall.

What Nationaliy Is Beverly Johnson?

Beverly holds American nationality.

Is Beverly Johnson Married?

Beverly is married to longtime partner Brian Maillian.

Where Is Beverly Johnson From?

Beverly hails from Buffalo, New York, in the United States.

Who Is Beverly Johnson?

Beverly is a supermodel who, in 1974, became recognized for being the first black woman to appear on the cover of American Vogue. She initially desired to be a lawyer but ended up modeling instead. At Oprah Winfrey’s 2006 Legends Ball Beverly was honored.

Social Media Account

Instagram – iambeverlyjohnson