Learn about BET+’s “The Ms. Pat Show,” including the latest information about its characters, organizations, locations, and more.


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Learn about BET+’s “The Ms. Pat Show,” including the latest information about its characters, organizations, locations, and more.

Please Note: This content contains pertinent spoilers, descriptions are updated as new information is presented, images changed as better ones are captured, and this is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, guest star, or reoccurring role.

General Information

Network(s) BET+
Created or Developed By Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams, Jordan E. Cooper
First Aired 8/12/2021

Groups & Organizations

  • PTA (1.2): The organization which gives meaning to Elizabeth’s life and a sense of power.

Notable Locations & Items

  • Plainfield, Indiana (1.1): Where the show takes place
  • Ridgewood High School (1.2): The name of Janelle and Junebug’s school
  • Flip’s (1.6): A local comedy club owned by William K

Other Noteworthy Information

  • How Long since Moving To Plainfield? (1.1): a month

Patricia “Ms. Pat” Carson (Patricia Williams and Aria Seymore)

Originally from Atlanta, where she dealt drugs to survive, what makes Ms. Pat, formerly known as “Rabbit,” money now is turning the sordid stories of her upbringing into comedy.

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You can’t change who they are, but you can always support who they become.
— Ms. Pat (1.3)


Ashley (Brittany Inge)

Ashley (Brittany Inge) acting as a therapist
Ashley (Brittany Inge)

Ms. Pat’s oldest child that she had at 13, who she hasn’t seen in a year due to her Ms. Pat’s politically incorrect language offending her. Specifically, language which deals with Ashley being lesbian.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 3 “Surprise!”
  • Age (1.4): Janelle is around 30 years of age.
  • Education (1.3): Ashley has a degree in psychology
    • Alma Matter (1.5): She went to Spelman

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Terry (J. Bernard Calloway)

Terry (J. Bernard Calloway) and Ashley (Brittany Inge) talking on the porch
Terry (J. Bernard Calloway) and Ashley (Brittany Inge)

Ms. Pat’s husband for over 19 years, who makes transmissions for a military contractor and is the reason the family moved out to Plainfield, Indiana, after the factory he used to work in got shut down.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 1 “Duck”
  • Salute (1.4): Is a military veteran
  • Does It Run In The Family? (1.8): Terry’s father had depression
  • Football (3.7): Dominique Wilkins inspired Terry to play football back in the day
  • Injury (3.7): Terry tore his meniscus
  • Origins (3.10): Columbus, Georgia

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Brandon (Vince Swann)

Brandon (Vince Swann) trying to think
Brandon (Vince Swann)

28-year-old Brandon isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed and by far isn’t one of Ms. Pat’s favorites since, rather than get a job or even show up to an interview, he mainly plays video games.

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Janelle (Briyana Guadalupe)

Janelle (Briyana Guadalupe) listening into the conversation
Janelle (Briyana Guadalupe)

While sometimes it seems Janelle is a rebel with very little cause, it is because she doesn’t have the same liberties as Junebug regarding her Blackness. She isn’t touted as cool and hip and can’t sidestep all the nonsense she sees. Plus, with aspirations to become a lawyer and then a judge, she can’t wait to change the system until she has a law degree. She minas well start now.

Additional Information

  • Introduced In Season 1/ Episode 1 “Duck”
  • Age (1.5): Janelle is 16 going on 17
  • Extracurricular Activities (3.1): At school, she is on the debate team, student government, and volunteers in the library

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Junebug (Theodore Barnes)

Junebug (Theodore Barnes) saying that Ms. Pat isn't funny
Junebug (Theodore Barnes)

Junebug is Ms. Pat and Terry’s youngest son, who is happiest about moving to Plainfield, Indiana. For with moving from Atlanta, he now has friends who think he is cool, and while those friends get him in trouble and get the side-eye from Ms. Pat, Terry, and Denise, Junebug defends them fiercely.

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Lloyd (Leland Jones)

Lloyd (Leland Jones) apologizing to Ms. Pat in a fantasy
Lloyd (Leland Jones)

Ashley and Brandon’s father is Lloyd, who was a fully grown, married man when he was with a 13-year-old Ms. Pat and made her life hell.

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Denise (Tami Roman)

Denise (Tami Roman) eating some grapes
Denise (Tami Roman)

By three years, Ms. Pat’s older sister, who has a record, formerly was a crack addict and struggles to hold down a job. However, if her sister ever needs backup, Denise is ready with Vaseline handy.

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You may not be broke, but you bending.
— Denise (1.1)

You know brown liquor get you ready for one of two things — either to fuck or to fight.
— Denise (1.3)

Principal Horner (Robert Curtis Brown)

Principal Horner (Robert Curtis Brown) talking to Ms. Pat about Janelle
Principal Horner (Robert Curtis Brown)

Principal Horner is the principal of Ridgewood High School who, at first, makes a terrible impression by thinking Ms. Pat is a stereotypical Black mom. However, with time, he comes around.

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Elizabeth (Reagan Pasternak)

Elizabeth (Reagan Pasternak) introducing herself
Elizabeth (Reagan Pasternak)

The PTA chair going through a divorce, and while she was contentious at first, she eventually became cool with Ms. Pat and Denise.

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Jesse (Josh Dunn)

Jesse (Josh Dunn) noting they are gender nonconforming
Jesse (Josh Dunn)

Jesse is Janelle’s non-binary friend who opens the door for Ms. Pat to realize why her fight against political correctness is a losing game which could mean the loss of life.

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William K (Shawn Harrison)

William K (Shawn Harrison) doing standup
William K (Shawn Harrison)

William K is the owner of a local comedy club, Flip’s, who butts heads with Ms. Pat because he feels her material is too urban.

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Cousin Marcus (Tommy Davidson)

Cousin Marcus (Tommy Davidson) and Denise in Ms. Pat's living room
Cousin Marcus (Tommy Davidson) and Denise

Cousin Marcus’ is everyone’s favorite weird cousin who usually stops by and goes with the wind, and while he is around, he usually pulls out all kinds of things from the giant trash bag he has.

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Dr. Cheryl Blake (JoNell Kennedy)

Dr. Cheryl Blake (JoNell Kennedy) in her office
Dr. Cheryl Blake (JoNell Kennedy)

Terry’s therapist, who he starts seeing after Ashley recommends her.

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Lee Grazer (Jonathan Horne)

Lee Grazer (Jonathan Horne) talking to Denise
Lee Grazer (Jonathan Horne)

Lee Grazer is Janelle’s debate teacher who starts dating Denise towards the end of the first season.

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Mildred Anne Ford

Played by: Ebony Marshall-Oliver

Pat's mom Mildred (Ebony Marshall-Oliver) in a casket
“Pat’s mom Mildred (Ebony Marshall-Oliver) in a casket,” The Ms. Pat Show: Season 2, 2022, (BET+)

Ms. Pat’s mom is the source of a lot of her comedy and trauma.

  • Introduced In: Season 2/ Episode 1

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Aunt Gwen

Played by: Phyllis Yvonne Stickney

Aunt Gwen (Phyllis Yvonne Stickney)
“Aunt Gwen (Phyllis Yvonne Stickney),” The Ms. Pat Show: Season 2, 2022, (BET+)

Ms. Pat and Denise’s aunt who shows up to their mother’s funeral.

  • Introduced In: Season 2/ Episode 1
  • The actor is also known for their role in “The Inkwell.”

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Tanika

Played by: Miya Golden

Tanika (Miya Golden) as Ashley's girlfriend and roommate
“Tanika (Miya Golden) as Ashley’s girlfriend and roommate,” The Ms. Pat Show: Season 2, 2022, (BET+)

Tanika is Ashley’s partner, whom she loves dearly, despite Tanika having ways about her.

  • Introduced In: Season 2/ Episode 1

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Major Carson

Played by: Richard Lawson

Terry's father Major Carson (Richard Lawson)
“Terry’s father Major Carson (Richard Lawson),” The Ms. Pat Show: Season 2, 2022, (BET+)

Major Carson is Terry’s dad

  • Introduced In: Season 2/ Episode 5
  • The actor is also known for their role in “A Holiday Chance.”

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Judge Miss Sophia

Played by: Joe E. Taylor

Judge Miss Sophia (Joe E. Taylor) presiding over a case between Pat and Denise
“Judge Miss Sophia (Joe E. Taylor) presiding over a case between Pat and Denise,” The Ms. Pat Show: Season 2, 2022, (BET+)

The judge over the case where Denise sues Ms. Pat.

  • Introduced In: Season 2/ Episode 2

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Jewel

Played by: Janet Hubert

Terry's mother Jewel (Janet Hubert)
“Terry’s mother Jewel (Janet Hubert),” The Ms. Pat Show: Season 2, 2022, (BET+)

Jewel is Terry’s mother.

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Treyq’uan

Played by: Kerby Collins

Ms. Pat and Treyq'uan (Kerby Collins) having a conversation about what he is not going to do with Janelle
“Ms. Pat and Treyq’uan (Kerby Collins) having a conversation about what he is not going to do with Janelle,” The Ms. Pat Show: Season 2, 2022, (BET+)

A boy who likes Janelle and who likes her back.

  • Introduced In: Season 2/ Episode 6

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Andie Stein

Played by: Cindy Hogan

Andie Stein (Cindy Hogan)
“Andie Stein (Cindy Hogan),” The Ms. Pat Show: Season 2, 2022, (BET+)

A notable agent in the industry who also has a drinking problem.

  • Introduced In: Season 2/ Episode 8

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Tyrese Porter

Played by: Bruce Blackshear

Mr. Porter is the representative of the Tubman scholarship program that interviews Janelle.

  • Introduced In: Season 3/ Episode 1″Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner”

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Tony Free

Played by: Don “DC” Curry

Tony Free is a legendary comedian who decides to take Ms. Pat under his wing. 

  • Introduced In: Season 3/ Episode 2 “Pat On Tour”

Additional Information

  • How Long In The Game (3.3): Since he was 19 years old

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Naomi Free

Played by: Syleena Johnson

Tony’s free wife.

  • Introduced In: Season 3/ Episode 2 “Pat On Tour”

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Mayor Jack Malinowski

Played by: David Alexander

Mayor Malinowski is a conservative mayor who is anti-trans, amongst other worrisome beliefs.

  • Introduced In: Season 3/ Episode 3 “Down with the King”

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Buzzy Da Host

Played by: Terrell Grice

Buzzy Da Host is a radio show host who is witness to Tony Free’s career blowing up in a bad way and Ms. Pat’s in a good way.

  • Introduced In: Season 3/ Episode 3 “Down with the King”

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Alison Malinowski

Played by: Sarah Borne

Alison is someone who was a fan of Junebug’s TikTok and became one of the first girls he hooked up with. 

  • Introduced In: Season 3/ Episode 3 “Down with the King”

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Max (Jaleel White)

Max (Jaleel White)
“Max (Jaleel White),” The Ms. Pat Show, “Ain’t No Party…,” directed by Mary Lou Belli, 2023, (BET+)

Max is Terry’s boss at the plant whose family is a touchy topic that can lead to a long venting session.

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Ramona (Carrie Bernans)

Brandon (Vince Swann) and Ramona (Carrie Bernans)
“Brandon (Vince Swann) and Ramona (Carrie Bernans),” The Ms. Pat Show, “Ain’t No Party…,” directed by Mary Lou Belli, 2023, (BET+)

Ramona was a girl who was interested in Brandon and Ashley. However, between Ashley feeling she could do better and Brandon not being up for an MFM threesome, she loses the desire of both.

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Trina (Inayah Shahid)

Trina (Inayah Shahid)
“Trina (Inayah Shahid),” The Ms. Pat Show, “Da Baddest Trip,” directed by Jordan E. Cooper, Kelly Park, 2023, (BET Plus)

Trina is a cousin who lives in Atlanta, who has a record, and has escaped Atlanta with hopes of having a better life for her and her kids.

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Jamarcus, aka Lil Cap (Eric B. Robinson Jr.)

Jamarcus aka Lil Clip (Eric B. Robinson Jr.)
“Jamarcus aka Lil Clip (Eric B. Robinson Jr.),” The Ms. Pat Show, “Da Baddest Trip,” directed by Jordan E. Cooper, Kelly Park, 2023, (BET Plus)

Jamarcus is a drug dealer whose street name is Lil Cap, and he is Trina’s ex, who she stole from.

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Michelle

Lisa Vidal as Michelle
“Lisa Vidal as Michelle,” The Ms. Pat Show, “Body Aches and Booty Shakes,” directed by Mary Lou Belli, 2023, (BET Plus)

Played by: Lisa Vidal

Michelle is the Human Resources officer at Terry’s job who, due to losing her husband to a massive heart attack a year ago, has been cooking for Terry lately out of worry for him.

  • Introduced In: Season 3/ Episode 7
  • The actor is also known for their role in “Victor.”

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Charnelle

Essence Atkins as Charnelle
“Essence Atkins as Charnelle,” The Ms. Pat Show | Season 3/ Episode 8 “Twenty-Seven Side Pieces” | Directed by Kelly Park | 2023 | Bet Plus

Played by: Essence Atkins

Charnelle is the manager of the newest hair salon, one of the few, if not only, Black ones, near Plainfield, Indiana. 

  • Introduced In: Season 3/ Episode 8 “Twenty-Seven Side Pieces” 
  • The actor is also known for their role in “My Other Mother” and their role in “Sister Code.”

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Miss Pearl

Marla Gibbs as Miss Pearl
“Marla Gibbs as Miss Pearl,” The Ms. Pat Show | Season 3/ Episode 8 “Twenty-Seven Side Pieces” | Directed by Kelly Park | 2023 | Bet Plus

Played by: Marla Gibbs

Miss Pearl is Charnelle’s mother, who owns the salon but has her run it. 

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Bernard

Played by: Michael Colyar

Bernard is an alcoholic thespian who might actually be Santa Claus.

  • Introduced In: Season 3/ Episode 10 “Father Christmas” 
  • The actor is also known for their role in “So Fly Christmas.”

Additional Information

  • Homeless (3.10): Bernard has been homeless since 2008 and living in his PT Cruiser.

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