*Actress Cherie Johnson, who played Laura Winslow’s best friend Maxine on “Family Matters,” was the subject of a semi-nude photo shoot on a Southern California beach last week and hopes the photos will lead to a spread in Playboy.

Johnson, who also starred in “Punky Brewster,” told TMZ: “I have been threatening my family that I was going to do ‘Playboy’ since I was 18 years old.”

Cherie, 35, adds, “When my mom said ‘Okay’ … and my grandma said, ‘Bring me a autographed copy,’ I figured I’d make it a goal.”