If you’re a fanatic of ’80s shows, you would know that Olivia Brown made her debut on the classic crime drama, Miami Vice. Her character, Trudy Joplin, was essentially the reason she got cast on Designing Women.
After her time on the CBS sitcom, the actress appeared in handful more shows, one of which was 7th Heaven. The actress decided to withdraw temporarily from the TV biz and pursue family life. Most recently, she appeared in the 2017 film, Our Dream Christmas.
Sheryl Lee Ralph Today
She is one busy actress. It's no surprise that the also talented singer always manages to incorporate music into her work as seen on the hit Broadway-themed show, Smash. In the show, she stars along Jennifer Hudson. Those two know how to bring it.
Recently, Ralph has appeared in a string shows, including, Claws, MacGyver, and The Quad, and Ray Donovan. As expected, she is also in the new musical film Revival!
Olivia Brown As Vanessa Hargraves
If there ever was a serious match for Anthony, it was only Vanessa Hargraves, played by Olivia Brown. While they certainly spent a lot of time together, they weren't the only pair.
Vanessa spent a lot of time with one and only Suzanne Sugarbaker. In an effort to climb up that corporate ladder, Vanessa wouldn't leave her side. Sadly at the end of the fourth season, Vanessa said goodbye to the show for good.
Brian Lando As Quinton Shively
At just nine years old, Quinton Shively was the baby of the show. The young boy who was played by actor, Brian Lando was the cute and charming son of Mary Jo.
While he certainly was loveable, Quinton knew how to get into trouble. This stubborn little kid would often go galavanting around causing mischief. It was Anthony who sometimes had to step in and act as a positive male role model in his life.
Brian Lando Today
So often, kid stars fizzle the second they hit adulthood. This is not the case for Brian Lando though. While the then child actor took a good break from Hollywood and pursued a "normal life", he came back in an unexpected way.
After his time away, and even with some skepticism about Hollywood life, he came back, but this time, as a producer. He now has a successful career producing several TV shows.