Phynjuar Thomas-Everything You Need To Know About Dennis Tahomas’ Wife

By Arpan | Updated on May 26, 2022
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    Phynjuar Thomas is an actress, producer, and seasoned artist who appeared in the 1990’s sitcom Family Matters. She acted in a variety of TV shows in the mid-’70s and ’80s including Meet the Browns, Hood Tales, Blue Blood, steps, and many more.

    Prior to her professional endeavors, Thomas is widely recognized as the wife of Dennis Thomas, the late founding member of soul-funk band Kool & the Gang. The actress had four children with her late husband. Unfortunately, one of her daughters, Michelle Thomas died at an early age due to cancer.

    Here, in this article, we are going to discuss numerous unknown facts about Phynjuar including her life after her husband’s death and many more. So, let’s get started.

    Phynjuar Saunders Thomas Biography 

    Phynjuar Saunder Thomas was born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She celebrates her birthday on the 7th of June. But her birth year is yet to be revealed. She spent her childhood in Boston along with her siblings.

    Besides, Thomas has an American nationality and is Afro-American by her ethnicity.

    Her Passion For Acting Led Her To Join Art Schools

    Phynjuar was always destined to be an actress. Starting her acting career at an early age, Thomas attended numerous art schools. She attended The Alma Lewis School of Fine Arts in Boston as a full scholar. She further enrolled in the world-famous art institution Inner City Cultural Center.

    Other institutes and schools Phynjuar went to include The National Black Theatre, New England Conservatory, Berklee School of Music, and Emerson College. During her time at art school, her colleagues were Beah Richards, and George C. Wolfe, to name a few, who are great names in the Entertainment industry.

    Phynjuar Thomas Professional Career: Her TV Works

    Thomas started her career as a child artist in ‘Porgy and Bess,’ a 1959 American folk tale. She has 13 credits to her name as an actress. Along with acting, Phynjuar also has her heart for stand-up comedy.

    Some of her praiseworthy works include The Colored Museum, Summer Suns Tales of Night, and Piano Bar, Steps, Where’s the Love, and so on.

    Her other films and Television work include Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns, Blue Bloods on CBS, Yes Madam, and Hush. Also, the actress acted alongside her late daughter Michelle Thomas in the family sitcom Family Matters.

    Furthermore, Thomas is a two-time AUDELCO award winner and was nominated for best actress numerous times.

    Phynjuar Thomas’ Married Life With Her Late Husband Dennis Thomas

    Phynjuar was married to Dennis Thomas, an American actor, composer, and founder of the band Kool and The Gang. Although the details of their married life were always behind closed doors, the former couple shared a great bond together. Before Dennis’ demise, Phynjuar also made a couple of public appearances with her man.

    Phynjuar Thomas with her late spouse
    Phynjuar with her husband Dennis.

    The two were together until Dennis’s demise in 2021.

    Phynjuar Thomas is Living Single Life After Her Husband’s Demise

    The actor and composer Dennis passed away on August 7, 2021, in his sleep according to the band’s Facebook page. He was 70-year-old at the time of his demise. The reason for his death is not known.

    Dennis Thomas, founding member of Band Kool and the Gang
    Phynjuar Thomas’ late husband Dennis Thomas

    He is survived by his widow Phynjuar and three children. Talking about Phynjuar’s life after her hubby’s death, the former TV actress remains too private. Most probably, Thomas is busy with her kids and grandkids.

    Phynjuar Thomas is The Mother Of Four Children

    She and her husband Dennis had four kids together, one daughter named Tuesday Rankin and two sons David and Devin Thomas.

    Sadly, one of the couple’s daughters, Michelle Doris Thomas died due to cancer in 1998 at the age of 30.

    Thomas’s Daughter Michelle Thomas Died at 30

    As previously mentioned, their daughter Michelle died untimely on December 23, 1998, in New York City. She was 30 at the time of her death. The cause of her demise was cancer.

    Michelle was an American actress and comedian known for acting in family sitcoms like ‘Family Matters’. In fact, Phynjuar was a driving force behind her daughter’s illustrious career. Michelle’s mother was her first acting coach and was till her death.

    The mother-daughter duo also acted together on the sitcom Family Matters. Phjynjuar mentioned in an interview that she will never get out of the pain from her daughter’s death. She also told that her daughter was her best friend, buddy, and her confidant.

    We wish Michelle peace wherever she is and also may her mother can get over it.

    Phynjuar Sanders Thomas’s Net Worth

    Throughout her career, Phynjuar has acted in several notable TV shows. Courtesy of her acting career, she has made a handsome amount of money too. As of 2022, her net worth is $1 million.

    On the other hand, her late husband Dennis had also made a good amount of fortune through his musical and acting journey. He was worth around $1.7 million at the time of his death. Some of it surely has gone to Phynjuar, which will certainly add to her net worth.

    Phynjuar Thomas’s Social Media Presence

    Phynjuar is active on Instagram with the username #officialpenwah. As of 2022, she has over 7k Insta followers. She can be seen traveling a lot and having fun through her posts on Instagram.

    She also has a website that goes by the name ‘PENWAH’, where we can find her childhood details and her movie contributions.

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