ⓘ Mariann Aalda

                                     

ⓘ Mariann Aalda

She is best known for her work in television as DiDi Bannister-Stoner on ABCs The Edge of Night from 1981 until the shows cancellation in 1984. For many years before that she was a writer-performer with the sketch comedy troupe Off Center Theatre in New York. Later, she appeared on the CBS show Guiding Light. She also had regular roles on the CBS sitcom The Royal Family, as the daughter of Redd Foxx and Della Reese, and the HBO series 1st & Ten, as the wife of O.J. Simpsons character.

Aalda also achieved notoriety recurring on the CBS sitcom, Designing Women, as Anthonys yuppie-from-hell girlfriend, Lita Ford, and on the NBC soap opera Sunset Beach as the tragically disfigured Lena Hart. Additionally, she co-hosted the lifestyle show Designs for Living on the USA Network and was a reporter for the magazine show NOW! on WNBC in New York. Her numerous guest-star roles are mostly sitcom.

Aalda has also appeared in movies, co-starring in the urban cult film Class Act as rapper Kids clueless mom, and as Coach Harrison in Nobodys Perfect. She was also a featured player in Beaches and Pretty Woman, directed by Garry Marshall.