Chicago-born actress Tempestt Bledsoe has successfully carved her name in show business since an early age, playing a childhood role for a character Vanessa Huxtable in long-running NBC show The Cosby Show from 1984 to 1992. Being one of the major cast members of new NBC series Guy With Kids, she portrayed a role of Marny for several months during 2012.
Tempestt Bledsoe Mini Bio
Bledsoe was born on 1st August 1973 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Sharing a familiarity with an on-screen camera from a very young age, she appeared in the commercial for Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes and Safeway grocery stores just at 4.
Afterward, following her passion for acting, she went on to audition for a new television series The Cosby Show at the age of 9. The sitcom was instant hit earning high ratings and the success continued to all seasons throughout seven years. She achieved widespread popularity with her role as Vanessa Huxtable, 4th of 5 children in a family from Brooklyn.
Growing up with her real-life siblings on a national television, Bledsoe attended a school in New York City and afterward pursued a degree majoring in Finance at New York University while the series was still in the cast.
After The Cosby Show ended in 1992 April, then 19-years-old television star teamed up with the show’s creator Bill Cosby and her co-stars to help fellow child stars to avoid struggles faced in their way into showbiz world.
Thereafter completing her degree at New York University, she headed to Los Angeles and started a self-titled show The Tempestt Bledsoe Show in 1995. Within the short airing time, the show earned good acclaims. Over the years, she made appearances on TV shows like The Practice and small movies like made-for-television movie Husband For Hire.
She continues to come up in popular culture from time to time. Once she appeared in VH1 reality program Celebrity Fit Club, where she tried to lose 30 pounds off her 181-pounds body. She appeared with her long-time boyfriend in The Cosby Show’s spin-off A Different World. The couple starred together also in the reality show named Househusbands of Hollywood.
Family and Personal Life
Speaking of her personal life, Tempestt has been a long-time sweetheart of Darryl M. Bell, an actor. It’s already over two decades the pair spent together since the date they began dating in 1993. The real-life lovebirds have also appeared together on-screen in various television productions.
The black-haired beauty possesses an enticing figure measuring 34-25-34 inches. She stands with a height of 5 ft 8 inches.
Haven’t involved in any major project at present, she is still well-recognized as Vanessa that she played in The Cosby Show.