The ‘Raising Miranda’ actress was 47 years old – Deadline

Royana Black, an actress who made her Broadway debut at age 10 in Neil Simon Brighton Beach Memories and, five years later, he took the lead role in the 1988 sitcom Raising Miranda, died on July 14 in Los Angeles of acute myeloid leukemia. She was 47 years old.

His death was announced by his family. Black was the wife of actor JP Hubbell, who survives her.

Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Black was just 10 years old when she was chosen as a replacement in 1983. Brighton Beach Memories as Laurie, cousin of the main character Eugene (the role created by Matthew Broderick).

Black, James Naughton, ‘Raising Miranda’

In 1988, she was cast in the lead role in the CBS short nine-episode comedy. Raising Miranda, playing the teenage daughter of a single father, played by James Naughton. Bryan Cranston played his uncle.

Subsequently, Black made special appearances in television series such as The Cosby Show, Touched By An Angel, Hold, Please, and Medium, among others. In later years, Black was Artistic Director and President of the Alliance Repertory Company, a non-profit theater company in Los Angeles.

Black married actor John Paul Hubbell in 2009. Hubbell played paramedic Lars Audia for three NBC seasons. ER. The actor, who uses the name JP Hubbell professionally, has also appeared on NCIS, cheeky and American crime

In addition to her husband, Black is survived by her mother Gloria Black and her brother Robert J. Pereira Black.