- 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.
- Willa Bledsoe — Mother
- Darryl M. Bell — Significant Other
- New York University, New York, New York, United States (BA in Finance, 1994)
- Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Profession: Actor, Talk-show host
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