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A Different World

A Different World is an American television sitcom which aired for six seasons on NBC. It is a spin-off series from The Cosby Show and originally centered on Denise Huxtable and the life of students at Hillman College, a fictional mixed but historically black college in the state of Virginia. After Bonet's departure in the first season, the remainder of the series primarily focused more on Southern belle Whitley Gilbert and mathematics whiz Dwayne Wayne. The series frequently depicted members of the major historically black fraternities and sororities. While it was a spin-off from The Cosby Show, A Different World would typically address issues that were avoided by The Cosby Show writers. One episode that aired in 1990 was one of the first American network television episodes to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Credits

Marisa Tomei
Marisa Tomei

Maggie Lauten

Kadeem Hardison
Kadeem Hardison

Dwayne Cleophus Wayne

Vernee Watson-Johnson
Vernee Watson-Johnson

Carla Meyers

Cast

Name Character
Marisa Tomei She was 22 , now 57 years old as Maggie Lauten
Rosalind Cash She was 48 , 56 years old when she died
Orlando Jones He was 19 , now 54 years old
Kadeem Hardison He was 22 , now 57 years old as Dwayne Cleophus Wayne
Vernee Watson-Johnson She was 33 , now 68 years old as Carla Meyers
Rif Hutton He was 24 , now 59 years old
Eriq La Salle He was 25 , now 60 years old
David Alan Grier He was 31 , now 66 years old
Keshia Knight Pulliam She was 8 , now 43 years old
Nigel Gibbs He was 21 , now 56 years old
Marcia Wallace She was 44 , 70 years old when she died
Raven-Symoné She was 1 , now 36 years old
Vanessa Bell Calloway She was 30 , now 65 years old
Halle Berry She was 21 , now 56 years old
Tamara Taylor She was 16 , now 52 years old
Gerrit Graham He was 37 , now 72 years old
Patti LaBelle She was 43 , now 78 years old
Loretta Devine She was 38 , now 73 years old as Stevie Rallen
Peter Jason He was 43 , now 78 years old
Diahann Carroll She was 52 , 84 years old when she died
Brad Johnson He was 27 , now 62 years old
Dawnn Lewis She was 26 , now 61 years old as Jaleesa Vinson-Taylor
Beverly Todd She was 41 , now 76 years old
Bill Cosby He was 50 , now 85 years old
T. K. Carter He was 30 , now 65 years old
Ernie Sabella He was 38 , now 73 years old
Dean Cain He was 21 , now 56 years old
Damon Wayans He was 27 , now 62 years old
Khandi Alexander She was 30 , now 65 years old
Phylicia Rashād She was 39 , now 74 years old
Marjean Holden She was 22 , now 57 years old
Alaina Reed Hall She was 40 , 63 years old when she died
Cree Summer She was 18 , now 53 years old as Winifred 'Freddie' Brooks
Marques Houston He was 6 , now 41 years old
Richard Roundtree He was 45 , now 80 years old
Wesley Jonathan He was 8 , now 43 years old
Lisa Bonet She was 19 , now 54 years old
Nestor Carbonell He was 19 , now 54 years old
Joe Morton He was 39 , now 74 years old
Malcolm-Jamal Warner He was 17 , now 52 years old
Alfonso Ribeiro He was 16 , now 51 years old
Michael Ensign He was 43 , now 78 years old
Clyde Kusatsu He was 39 , now 74 years old
Bridgid Coulter She was 19 , now 54 years old
Robert Hooks He was 50 , now 85 years old
Akosua Busia She was 20 , now 55 years old
Kim Wayans She was 25 , now 60 years old
Leslie Uggams She was 44 , now 79 years old
Gilbert Gottfried He was 32 , now 67 years old
Duane Davis

Crew

Name Job title
Joe Gannon Writing Writer
Tom Werner Production He was 37 , now 72 years old Producer
Matt Williams Writing He was 22 , now 57 years old Writer
Jay Sandrich Directing He was 55 , now 90 years old Director
John Whitesell Directing He was 26 , now 61 years old Director
Glynn Turman Directing He was 40 , now 75 years old Director
Matthew Diamond Directing He was 35 , now 70 years old Director
Kadeem Hardison Directing He was 22 , now 57 years old Director
Reggie Rock Bythewood Writing He was 22 , now 57 years old Writer
Gina Prince-Bythewood Writing She was 18 , now 53 years old Writer
Peter Werner Directing He was 40 , now 75 years old Director
Debbie Allen Directing She was 37 , now 72 years old Director
Debbie Allen Production She was 37 , now 72 years old Producer
Jasmine Guy Directing She was 25 , now 60 years old Director
Carmen Finestra Writing He was 40 , now 75 years old Writer
Michael Peters Directing He was 39 , 46 years old when he died Director
Christopher Hibler Directing He was 45 , 68 years old when he died Director
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A Different World (35 years)

Ended

  • First Air Date: 1987-09-24
  • Runtime: [30] minutes
  • Number of Episodes: 144