Who is Suzzanne Douglas’ husband? NJ neuroradiologist Roy Cobb was married to star for 32 years

Douglas and her husband Dr Roy Jonathan Cobb met on a blind date in 1987 and the neuroradiologist popped the question six months after they began dating

                            Who is Suzzanne Douglas’ husband? NJ neuroradiologist Roy Cobb was married to star for 32 years
Suzzanne Douglas and Roy Cobb attend The Andy Warhol Museum's Annual NYC Dinner at Indochine on November 12, 2018, in New York (Photo by Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Actress Suzzanne Douglas of 'The Parent ‘Hood' fame died at the age of 64 on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. A cause of death was yet to be established at the time of writing, as fans inundated social media to mourn the star, who was married to a New Jersey neuroradiologist for over three decades.

The Hollywood star was also known for her roles in 'The Parkers', 'The Cosby Show', 'When They See Us' and 'Touched by an Angel'. The tragic news was broken on social media by journalist Roland Martin, who said several of the actress's family members and friends had confirmed her demise online.


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Who was Suzzanne Douglas's husband?

Douglas, best known for her role in the sitcom 'The Parent 'Hood', was married to neuroradiologist Dr Roy Jonathan Cobb for 32 years since 1989. They reportedly share a daughter named Jordan.

Cobb is a New Jersey native and graduated from Cornell University’s Medical college in 1983. He currently serves as the Adjunct Instructor of the Biology Department at New Jerseys William Paterson University, according to his LinkedIn profile. However, he does not appear to have any other social media handles thus far, HITC reported.


Douglas and her husband met on a blind date in 1987, according to a 1995 issue of Ebony Magazine. The radiologist reportedly popped the question six months after they began dating. The Hollywood star detailed the proposal during the interview, noting how it was Christmas time and she was starring on Broadway in those days. She had won an NAACP Image Award for her lead role in 'Tap'. Upon returning home from the event, she noticed a bag hanging by the mistletoe. It contained the engagement ring Cobb had purchased for her. The pair took their vows on February 11, 1989, and have since remained private about their marriage and personal life.

Suzzanne garnered national and international attention for her roles in various TV shows, the most recent being 'The Good Wife'. Some of her best performances were in 'Law and Order: Criminal Intent', and 'Touched by an Angel'.

Actress Suzzanne Douglas arrives at the Premiere Of Lifetime's "Whitney" at The Paley Center for Media on January 6, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Social media was flooded with an outpouring of love and condolences mourning the actress's demise, with fans labeling her a "regal beauty."

"R.I.P Actress Suzanne Douglas. For over four decades, she graced black films with her holy and timeless gifts. From the WB hit 90's show "Parent Hood", the 90's movie "Jason's Lyric", and other films such as “Inkwell” and “Tap” and more, she embodied her blackness. Rest on," one Twitter user commented.

"Rest well regal beauty Suzzanne Douglas," another added. "A source of inspiration and motivation for so many of us. I will forever be grateful to you @suzzannedouglas for your love and support as a collegiate leader in DST. Heaven truly got richer… Rest In Peace my dear Soror," a friend wrote.

"Looooove Suzzanne Douglas!!! It was so important for me to see her in a lead role. Such a beautiful woman and talented. So many reasons she was vital. A Queen!" one fan added.

"We’ve lost one of our Queens in Hollywood royalty. She was either your favorite TV mom, TV sister, or TV cousin. She has graced us with her presence for decades. Definitely one of the underdogs in Black Hollywood. Rest in Heaven, Miss Suzanne Douglas," another chimed in.