Janet Louise Hubert (born January 13, 1956 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress. The Original Aunt Viv. She is best known for her role as the original Vivian Banks in the first three seasons of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Hubert is also noted for having a long-running feud with actor Will Smith who proclaimed her to be difficult to work with on set and Hubert has slammed Will and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith over the Oscars boycott fiasco. She also slammed Alfonso Ribeiro when he posted a reunion photo in Malibu which featured every main cast member minus Hubert, the late James Avery and Ross Bagley.
Hubert was credited as Janet Hubert-Whitten during her run on the show due to her marriage at the time to James Whitten. In November 2020, she would return for the Fresh Prince reunion which aired on HBO Max and appeared in a joint radio interview with Will where the two appeared to reconcile. 
Notes & Trivia
- Prior to the 2020 Reunion special, Janet is one of the cast members that doesn't return for the Fresh Prince reunion in Instagram streamed by Will Smith.