Fast Facts

  • Best known for playing Vanessa on The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992.
  • Featured in the 1988 made-for-TV movie Dance 'til Dawn.
  • In 1992, made her off-Broadway debut in From The Mississippi Delta.
  • Hosted her own short-lived talk show, Tempestt, in 1995.
  • Was a contestant on the third season of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club in 2006.
  • Appeared on a reality show with long-time boyfriend, Darryl M. Bell, in 2009 called Househusbands of Hollywood.
  • Took over hosting duties of Clean House on the Style Network in 2011.

Relationships

  • Willa Bledsoe — Mother
  • Darryl M. Bell — Significant Other

College

  • New York University, New York, NY (BA in Finance, 1994)

Details

  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Birthday: August 1, 1973, Leo
  • Profession: Actor, Talk-show host
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