Many remember Telma Hopkins as Laura and Eddieâ€™s Aunt Rachel, but two years after leaving Family Matters, the Louisville, Kentucky native showed up on the big screen as Slimâ€™s mother in the MTV flick, The Wood (1999). And while having several recurring cameos on shows such as The Hughleys and Any Day Now, Telma returned to her own television sitcom in the 2002 as Phyllis Thorne in the CWâ€™s Half & Half. She remained on the show for its entirety, which sadly came to an end in 2006.
Like the rest of the Family Matters cast, Hopkins took on a number of small TV roles in her down time but returned to the small screen in 2010 for the television adaptation of Ice Cubeâ€™s 2005 film, Are We There Yet? The show went off the air in 2012.