Remember “Laura Winslow” from Family Matters? She was “Urkel's” crush for years. Well we received some requests to find out what actress. Comedy · As Jane's (Brooke Elliott) lawsuit on behalf of a teenager who collapsed at a rave Family Matters Poster Episode cast overview, first billed only. Michelle Thomas was an American actress and comedian. She was best known for her roles as Justine Phillips on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show (–90), and Myra Monkhouse, Steve Urkel (Jaleel White)'s girlfriend on the ABC/CBS sitcom Family Matters (–98). On December 22, , Thomas died surrounded by her family and friends Cause of death : Cancer.