'90s TV stars: Where Are They Now?

Slideshow posted in Photos | Friday, March 11, 2011

33 of 108: Janet Hubert played Aunt Vivian, or Aunt Viv, on 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air' for three seasons until she left the show in 1993 amid a contract dispute and just months after she gave birth to her first and only child, her son Elijah. She said NBC wanted to reduce her salary and cut her out of several episodes. The network had said it was unable to reach an agreement on her contract.

In December 1993, Hubert sued NBC and co-star Will Smith for slander, negligence and emotional distress. She said the actor influenced NBC to cut her salary and air time, acted hostile towards her after she became pregnant with her son and accused him of slandering her in on-air interviews, which she said hurt her marketability. The lawsuit was unsuccessful.

In December 2011, Smith posted a photo on his Facebook page showing him standing next to James Avery, Tatiana Ali, Karyn Parsons and Alfonso Ribeiro, several of his former co-stars from 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.'

Hubert said she personally refuses to participate in a similar reunion unless Smith gives her an apology. She told OnTheRedCarpet.com on Dec. 28, 2011: 'I've kind of had enough and I'm a little tired and if he wants a real reunion, it's a very simple thing to do," she said. "I'm really not interested in starting World War III all over again with this.'

In her book, 'Perfection Is Not a Sitcom Mom,' released in August 2009, Hubert described her turbulent professional relationship with Smith behind the scenes.

Hubert continued to act following her departure from 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.'

She starred in episodes of shows such as 'Friends,' 'NYPD Blue,' 'Gilmore Girls' and 'All My Children' and also appeared in the off-Broadway play 'Crowns' in 2002.

Hubert began playing the recurring role of Mrs. Williamson on the soap opera 'One Life To Live' in 2005. She last appeared on the series in 2010. Also in 2010, .'

(Pictured: Janet Hubert appears alongside Will Smith in a scene from the 1990s series 'The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.' / Janet Hubert appears on ABC News in 2009. (NBC / ABC News)

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