Grace Garland is an American singer-songwriter and actress. She rose to fame in the early 1980s playing Vera Vanderbilt on the TV series All My Children. She later went on to become a series regular on The Apollo Comedy Hour TV series filmed at the famous Harlem Apollo Theater. She has played a number of notable film roles, including Q's mother in Juice, and Dr. Love in 30 Years to Life. She also made a guest appearance on The Cosby Show playing Maxine. She was an original cast member in the off-Broadway hit musical The Last Session, playing Diva, and appears on the Original Cast Recording as this role.